2 Cosmetic Procedures That Laser Treatment Is Used For

The term "laser" itself stands for light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation. Using a laser for different cosmetic procedures can be very effective method of treatment. This is due to the fact that the laser concentrates a great deal of light into a single beam by putting the light into the same wavelength, making it very strong and very effective. This article is going to discuss 2 cosmetic procedures that laser treatments are used for. 

Hair Removal 

If you have unwanted body hair that you are sick of shaving all of the time, then you may want to consider laser treatment used for hair removal. In this type of treatment, different hair growth cycles are going to be targeted with the laser. A focused beam of light from the laser is going to be used to actually burn and remove the hair follicles that are present. After each round of treatment, you are going to be able to eliminate more and more hair follicles, thus reducing the amount of hair growth over time. After you have gone through several rounds of treatment, all of your hair follicles will have been removed, and you won't have to worry about your hair growing in anymore. While laser treatment can be used to remove hair basically anywhere on your body, this hair generally needs to be dark and coarse in order for the laser to properly treat it.

Reduce Acne Scarring 

If you had acne when you were younger, and are now dealing with the repercussions of that in the form of scarring, this can be very frustrating for you. You likely don't like the appearance of your skin due to all of the scarring and you may feel that you have to wear excessive amounts of makeup to even make your skin look good. Thankfully, there is a laser treatment that can help to reduce the amount of acne scarring that you have. A laser is going to be used to penetrate deep into the layer of your skin where the scarring is located and will break down the pigment to help remove the scar. It is also going to cause your skin to form new collagen in this location. This is not only going to be great for reducing your acne scarring, but it can also reduce the appearance of any fine lines or wrinkles that you may have in these areas. 

To learn more, contact a professional such as Larson, Robert.