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Laser Dermatology – Focused Light to Treat the Skin

Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation is an acronym for the term laser. This simply means that the light source is precisely centered on a very intense beam and is generally coherent without being too technical, which means that it is reduced to a very specific wavelength of the light spectrum and controlled to “vibrate” in only one plane. The naked eye can see some laser light and some of it is in a part of the spectrum that can not be seen visually.Have a look at West Dermatology Palm Springs for more info on this.

So where and how, in the field of dermatology and more specifically, cosmetic dermatology, does this focused light technology come into play? When applied to the skin, all lasers, irrespective of type or wavelength, essentially cause some kind of localized heating to occur. The qualified laser dermatologist makes use of this heating effect of the epidermal or dermal to achieve the desired result. Some procedures may simply be designed to burn off a small portion of the skin layer, whereas other procedures may be designed to allow the skin layers to heat up and burn slightly in order to cause healing to take place, which in turn induces new skin growth and a tightening effect. Lasers are often used to burn unwanted growths such as tumors or moles away, as well as to remove objects such as tattoos or wounds. Mentioned below are some of the most common dermatological lasers and their common applications. Each laser has a specific light wavelength, a variety of beam focus and pulsing options, and a variety of intensities that enable major burning capacities to be heated slightly. The laser dermatologist’s expertise is the secret to a successful laser result, as the highly qualified doctor can understand how to administer the correct laser at the right intensity to produce the desired result.

Laser 1450 nm diode: This is a deeply penetrating laser which is very effective in the treatment of acne and wrinkles. Typically, after treatment, no recovery time is needed. The 1450 diode can also clear the face, back, and chest of the most stubborn cystic acne. Older and deeper acne scars will also be enhanced by this precise wavelength.