Uses of Cosmetic Lasers
Laser treatment is a medical therapy that uses focused light that is the laser which stands for light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation. Powerful beams are used in order to focus laser light which is tuned to specific wavelengths. Shaping of diamonds or steel cutting can be done using laser light as the intensity is too high. Laser therapy has various uses in the medical field. Laser therapy has its uses in the medical field and functions are diverse and some of them include; removing kidney stones, improving vision, treating hair loss due to aging among others.
In terms of relieving symptoms of cancer, laser treatment is useful in the early stages of some cancers such as basal cell skin cancer, vulvar cancer, cervical cancer, penile cancer, vaginal cancer and non-small cell lung cancer. In addition to the uses of laser therapy include a sealing effect on some areas that require sealing. The use of laser treatment seals the following areas blood vessels, nerve endings and lymph vessels. Sealing of blood vessels is done to help prevent blood loss. Lymph vessels are sealed in order to reduce swelling and limit the spread of tumor cells. So as to reduce the pain after surgery then nerve endings are sealed.
In the cosmetic industry laser treatment is also applied. Removing tattoos, lessen the appearance of wrinkles among others are some of the uses of laser therapy in cosmetics. The main purpose of laser treatment in cosmetics is aesthetic appeal.
Not everyone can do laser treatment. People with skin conditions, poor health, age and cost are some of the factors that are checked before doing laser treatment. The area of interest determines the procedure to be used and the type of laser treatment. There are different types of laser surgeries and they include tooth whitening, cosmetic scar, tattoo or wrinkle removal, cataract or tumor removal and refractive eye surgery.
Aside from the benefits, laser therapy also has some risks in skin therapy and they include 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.
Areas in which laser treatment occurs are equipped with necessary tools and state of the art equipment for them to use. There are several learning programs that the hospitals can sponsor their laser surgeons to keep them updated with the current trends in their field of work and how to use the new upcoming technology.