Uses of Cosmetic Lasers
Treatment using laser is a medical treatment that uses light that is focused while on the other hand laser stands for light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation. The laser light is tuned to specific wavelengths that allows to be focused into powerful beams. Laser light intensity is too high that it can be used to shape diamonds or even cut steel. In the field of medics, laser treatment is used to for various functions. Some of the functions include; relieving symptoms of cancer, removing kidney stones, improving vision, treating hair loss due to aging, shrinking and destroying tumors and treating pain that include back and nerve pain.
Some cancer can be treated at its early stages and they include; vulvar cancer, cervical cancer, penile cancer, vaginal cancer, non-small cell lung cancer and basal cell skin cancer. Treatment of laser can result to a sealing or cauterizing effect. The use of laser treatment seals the following areas blood vessels, nerve endings and lymph vessels. Blood vessels are sealed in order to prevent blood loss. Laser treatments seal lymph vessels so that it can limit the spread of tumor cells and reduce swelling. Sealing of nerve endings by use of laser therapy is done so as to reduce pain after surgery.
Not only is laser treatment used in the medical field but also in the cosmetic industry. The functions of laser treatment cosmetically include; removing hair, removing tattoos, lessen the appearance of wrinkles and remove warts, birthmarks, moles and sunspots. The main purpose of laser treatment in cosmetics is aesthetic appeal.
Not everyone can do laser treatment. There are several factors like age, cost, skin conditions and overall health that determine whether to do laser therapy. The area of interest determines the procedure to be used and the type of laser treatment. Types of laser surgeries include; tooth whitening, cosmetic scar, tattoo or wrinkle removal, cataract or tumor removal and refractive eye surgery.
Risks of laser therapy through skin therapy are bleeding, scarring, changes in skin color, pain and infection. Treatment using laser under general anaesthesia has resulted to some potential health risks. Treatment of laser results to potential health risks such as heart attack, stroke, pneumonia and confusion after waking. Laser treatments are known to be expensive and thus not accessible to most individuals. The different types of cosmetic lasers include; carbon dioxide lasers, erbium, ablative and non-ablative, fractional lasers, alexandrite and IPL.
Work stations like hospitals are equipped with key tools and equipment for laser therapy to be successful. It is necessary for laser treatment companies and hospitals to take their staff for seminars so as to keep them updated on how to use new advanced technology.