What Conditions Can Laser Skin Rejuvenation Treat?

Laser skin rejuvenation involves using an electrically powered laser beam to treat problem skin. These treatments are usually performed in a dermatologist's office, but some health and beauty spas also have licensed aestheticians that can also give them. The laser beam removes the very top layer of damaged skin and also promotes the growth of collagen in the skin. The side effects of laser skin rejuvenation are normally mild and include slight redness, swelling and tenderness of the treated area. These side effects usually subside within a few hours to a few days. Laser skin rejuvenation is often used to treat the following conditions.

Aging Skin 

Aging skin is one of the most common reasons that people have laser skin rejuvenation performed. Permanent wrinkles due to aging, sun exposure, and dynamic wrinkles due to constantly having certain expressions on the face, can be drastically reduced with laser skin rejuvenation. Tiny lines often disappear completely after having laser skin rejuvenation. 

Discolored Skin 

Over time, the skin may also become discolored in certain areas. This is commonly due to excessive exposure to the sun and may result in dark patches of the skin, freckles and whitened sun spots. By removing the top layer of the pigmented skin through laser skin rejuvenation, the natural skin color shows through.

Scars and Enlarged Pores 

Scars that are due to acne or other injuries to the skin can also be reduced with laser skin rejuvenation treatments. The light and heat created by the laser beams peel away the damaged area and makes scars less visible.

Those who have overly active oil glands often have enlarged pores.However, this too can be treated with laser skin rejuvenation. Treatments with laser beams encourages the growth of new collagen in the skin. This tightens the pores and reduces the amount of sebaceous oil that the pores hold. Enlarged pores begin to shrink and are noticeably smaller shortly after treatment.

Spider Veins 

Laser skin rejuvenation can also be used to treat varicose veins, also known as spider veins in the skin. The heat from the laser beam damages the varicose veins and causes scar tissue to form. The scar tissue closes the vein and causes it to die since it has lost its blood source. 

While it may take some time to see a noticeable difference, laser skin rejuvenation treatments can make spider veins disappear completely.

Most patients who have laser skin rejuvenation treatments performed say they have little discomfort during the process. Treatments for small areas of the skin often take only a few minutes to complete. However, if you need to have a large area of skin treated, this will take longer and may require more than one treatment to complete.

To learn more, contact a company like New Age Spa Institute, Inc.