08 Apr The Use Of Lasers In Cosmetology
Each of us has small, sometimes merely invisible, but very annoying skin imperfections. Whether it is a vascular asterisk on the face, traces of post-acne, a wrinkle on the forehead or a small scar come from childhood, (or maybe not even from childhood) or is it a big rough postoperative or post-traumatic scar.
Dissatisfaction with appearance often causes complexes, psychological problems and low self-esteem. Therefore, the skills of a psychologist will be useful to the beautician so that the patient, having left the cosmetology clinic, becomes not only healthier, younger and more beautiful but also happier.
Aesthetic cosmetology hides the flaws and emphasizes the dignity of appearance, and therapeutic cosmetology fights against problematic skin that requires serious treatment. At the same time, treatment should be comprehensive, in order to eliminate not only the external manifestations of skin problems but also to level the factors causing them.
Cosmetic procedures are able to normalize the metabolic processes occurring in the skin in order to delay the ageing process maximally and minimize its signs.
Modern medicine and cosmetology in its arsenal have a large number of means of dealing with any defects. There’s one of the first places on the pedestal of these funds occupied by laser techniques.
In the economically developed countries of the world (USA, China, Germany, Korea, Japan, etc.) there are more than ten thousand enterprises producing laser equipment and more than one hundred thousand medical centres providing services based on laser technology. The global laser market totals about $ 70 billion and continues to grow dynamically, and this is an indicator of the success and effectiveness of laser and hardware techniques.
More and more patients began to trust laser procedures because they have established themselves as non-invasive, comfortable and painless. It’s a safe technology if in the hands of a specialist. Their successful application is not limited only to cosmetology, but also lasers are effectively used in the treatment of various dermatological diseases, rehabilitation treatment after plastic surgery, and much more.
The laser has an antibacterial effect inflammatory processes are stopped under its influence – the fact that allows it to be used in the treatment of acne with great success.
Due to the laser effect, the ageing of cells and intercellular connective tissue is slowed down, the formation of new collagen is stimulated, elasticity and firmness are increased – and after all, these processes give unsurpassed results in skin rejuvenation procedures.
The lasers are able to vaporize the tissue layer-by-layer, thereby making polishing, which allows you to gradually get rid of various irregularities in the form of scars, stretch marks, deal with traces of post-acne and even remove various skin neoplasms (moles, warts, papilloma’s, etc.)
Due to selective photothermolysis, we can selectively affect target cells we need. This allows us to remove unwanted hair, get rid of visible blood vessels from the skin surface and eliminate pigmentation without damaging the surrounding tissue and with a minimum rehabilitation period.
Hardware technologies are able to make the contours of the face and body delineated and effectively fight excess fat deposits under the skin.
A beauty industry uses many different types of lasers today. They differ in wavelength, impact power, penetration depth, frequency and duration of pulses, and other physical indicators.
For the same procedure, different types of lasers can be used. Conversely, a single laser can cover a variety of different procedures and effects.
• For epilation apply alexandrite, diode, neodymium laser, as well as their combination (one of the newest technologies). Choosing the right one depends on skin type and hair color.
• Neodymium laser (Nd: YAG) is effectively used in the removal of blood vessels and various vascular defects (asterisks, hemangiomas, telangiectasia’s, rosacea, etc.), removal of pigmentation, as well as removal of tattoos and permanent tattoo.
• Vascular defects can also be effectively removed with a diode laser with a wavelength of 980 nm.
• IPL (intensive pulse light) system also known as a photo rejuvenation procedure combats both the pigmentation and superficial facial vessels. Photosystems are used in the treatment of acne, due to its antibacterial effects. A certain spectrum of light rays can stimulate the production of new collagen, that makes the use of IPL in rejuvenation procedures one of the most effective its implementations.
• Erbium lasers are used both in ablative (consistently destroying the surface layer of the skin, solving the problems of wrinkles, post-acne, scars and pigmentation), and non-ablative mode of action aimed at the dermal layers, without damaging the skin.
CO2 lasers work along the ablation principle, as well as the latest fractional systems, which allow not only to evaporate skin irregularities, but also to stimulate the synthesis of collagen and elastin.
• Lifting equipment is not always lasers, but it can also effectively solve the problems of skin flabbiness. So for the “non-surgical tightening” of the face and body contours, the system of high-intensity focused ultrasound HIFU is used, which allows focusing on the SMAS layers, causing point heating of the tissues at different depths. There is a reduction in protein structures, which provides an immediate tightening of soft tissues.
And so we made sure that there are many tools that can help cosmetologists to achieve unsurpassed effects in the treatment and elimination of various defects that bring discomfort. Without these tools, it is difficult to imagine modern medicine and cosmetology. Technologies are developing, new, more advanced techniques are emerging, providing greater efficiency, but less rehabilitation and a lower risk of complications.
It remains only to determine the choice of technology to achieve the desired cosmetic effect.