TOP 5 SKIN LASERS FOR AMAZING SKIN
Our skin is the largest and the most visible part of our body. Any forms of damage and distraught caused – the skin shows it all, including but not limited to acne, wrinkles, blemishes. Aging gracefully is a romantic notion but for realists like myself, when I think aging, I think dark circles, sagging skin and unwelcomed lines.
Over the counter skincare products can only promise and do so much. If you’re looking for treatments that go beyond skin deep, you can count on lasers to treat address whatever skin concerns come your way.
But what is laser treatment?
In very basic terms, lasers are sources of high intensity light that accurately focuses on small spots with high energy.
The laser beam can help to treat wrinkles, scar and blemishes by gently vaporizing the skin tissues. All laser light treatments work by targeting various colours within the skin and the laser energy is meant to find these targets, super-heat them to create a very controlled ‘injury’, stimulating the body’s natural healing processes.
In today’s world of aesthetics, a myriad of laser treatments abound. Knowing your skin’s goals is just step one. Finding the right laser treatment is key to getting your skin to where it needs to be. This is where you’ll need to trust your face to the hands of a trained aesthetic doctor.
As we age, we can’t help but notice that our skin doesn’t appear as radiant as it once did. It’s not a coincidence either that children and teenagers glow more easily because their skin cells renew themselves every 28 days on average. It’s easy to regain a youthful glow with the right laser treatment.
To try: Full Bloom Program
What it does: Instead of IPL (Intense Pulsed Light), this treatment uses Broadband Light (BBL) to send light energy deep into the skin to boost the skin’s ability to fight ageing. Not only does skin look younger, it’s also ‘taught’ by this laser treatment to be younger. Skin appears brighter with an enviable glow.
For some, freckles are cute. For others, it’s the bane of our (skin’s) existence. In the East where clear, unspotted skin is deemed desirable and youthful, the quest for porcelain skin ends here with this laser treatment designed to treat pigmented skin.
To try: Porcelain Skin Program
What it does: This intensive program focuses on removing stubborn dark patches from your skin using Pico Pigment laser. Bolstered with LED Red Light therapy, signs of photo-damage can be erased too, for an overall enhancement in radiance and skin health.
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#3 CLOGGED PORES
If you notice whiteheads, blackheads or just a general dull complexion on your face, it’s likely that you have clogged pores. They occur as a result of dead skin cells getting trapped in your pores instead of being shed off.
To try: Laser Peel
What it does: This gentle laser energy works by exfoliating the tough and damaged outer layer of dead skin cells to reveal younger, softer skin. As a result, pores become smaller, acne is better controlled and skin appears brighter and fairer.
#4 DULL SKIN
Sometimes skin doesn’t get to achieve its glow potential due to pigmentation, the build-up of dead skin cells and even poor circulation getting in the way.
To try: Baby Skin Program
What it does: The highlight of this program uses BB Aquatouch laser to improve skin elasticity and reduce both pores and wrinkles while clearing pigmented lesions at the same time. Skin appears smoother and brighter, very much akin to a photoshopped effect.
#5 SAGGING SKIN
Sagging skin takes place no thanks to loss of collagen and elastin as you age, essential to your skin’s supportive connective tissue, and responsible for your soft, youthful look. In addition, facial muscles can weaken with age. Add on gravity and your skin inevitably succumbs to sagging.
To try: Neogen Plasma
What it does: This treatment uses plasma energery and delivers controlled pulses with great precision to regenerate new skin cells to stimulate neocollagenesis and neoelastogenesis. In other words, it helps to rebuild new stores to replace old damaged collagen and elastin. At lower energy levels, it can improve the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines and pore size.
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