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Is There Such A Thing As Too Much Laser?

Can frequent laser treatments damage your skin in the long run? Here’s a comprehensive guide on laser treatments to address all your queries.

Are you looking for a treatment that can address your skin concerns more quickly than your regular skincare products? You must try laser treatment. We all want that dewy, healthy skin but achieving it is not an easy feat. While sloughing off dead cells at home with masks, scrubs, chemical exfoliators and retinol can help, nothing can transform your skin as effectively as a laser treatment. But what is it exactly and can you overdo it with lasers?

What is a laser treatment?

Laser treatments target the skin irregularities with short, concentrated, pulsating light beams to stimulate collagen production and remove dead and damaged skin layers. A laser works by inflicting a controlled injury on the tissue that stimulates the body's healing response, making your skin appear better. Whether you are dealing with skin concerns like acne scars, hyperpigmentation, fine lines or wrinkles, laser treatment offers supercharged results.

What are the different types of laser treatments?

If you are considering a laser treatment, it is important to know the key categories.

  • Ablative laser

It is the most effective laser treatment. Ablative laser is a wounding laser that removes the thin outer layer of skin (epidermis) and heats the underlying skin (dermis), which stimulates the growth of new collagen fibers. Types of ablative treatments include:

  • CO2 laser
  • Erbium laser

What it targets: This laser treatment improves your skin tone and texture and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It is also effective in treating scars.

  • Nonablative laser

This non-wounding laser treatment is gentler and less invasive than the ablative laser. These lasers penetrate the epidermis in a fractionated pattern, resulting in significantly less downtime. Fractional lasers are a type of nonablative laser.

What it targets: Nonablative laser treatment targets discoloration of the skin, including melasma, dark spots and freckles, as well as various other types of hyperpigmentation.

  • Light therapy

Another popular nonablative laser treatment, intense pulsed light (IPL),  is used for skin rejuvenation. Light therapy achieves many of the same effects as other laser treatments, but in a more targeted and gentler manner. Instead of employing a single laser to target your skin, light therapy uses multiple wavelengths of light simultaneously. While they don’t give you dramatic results, these laser treatments are great for skin maintenance.

What it targets: This laser treatment reduces redness and hyperpigmentation and restores a youthful, radiant complexion.

Can you overdo laser treatments?

Lasers can help with a variety of skin concerns. And the results are so incredible and effective that you don’t want to stop. But can you overdo it? Yes, you can! But, only if they are performed too close together, or the wrong ones are combined on the same day. Another common question is whether getting multiple laser treatments causes long-term damage, thinning skin or other skin complications? Thankfully no, provided there are no complications. If you want to avoid complications, it is best to go to an expert, like a board-certified plastic surgeon or dermatologist or well-known aesthetic clinic who has extensive experience with laser treatments.

There is a popular misconception about laser treatments that these might cause skin thinning when performed regularly. In fact, these laser treatments have the opposite effect since they stimulate the production of your own collagen. As you build more collagen, the skin (dermis) thickens gradually with each treatment, thus improving your skin health. However, you may experience skin dehydration as laser treatment can disrupt your skin barrier. We recommend providing ample hydration to your skin after you undergo laser treatment.

Where to get a laser treatment?

If you want to get a laser treatment to address skin concerns like hyperpigmentation, acne scars, and fine lines and wrinkles, visit Biolite. To learn more about laser treatments, book a consultation with us now. You can speak to us on +97143466641, email on info@biolitedubai.com, or schedule an appointment here.

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