Laser Services   

Available Services

Laser technology is being used for an increasing number of cosmetic treatments. Examples include hair reduction, skin resurfacing for wrinkle reduction and/or treatment of acne scars, removal of pigmented blemishes (e.g., age spots and moles), and treatment of vascular lesions (e.g., port wine stains and spider veins). Lasers are also used to remove tattoos.

Lasers emit an intense beam of light or energy with a specific wavelength, which is targeted at a type of tissue in the part of the body being treated. When the beam of energy reaches its target, it is absorbed and converted into heat.

For hair reduction, the laser system targets the melanin (or dark colouring) in the hair follicle (or root). For wrinkle reduction and treatment of acne scars, the device targets and damages cells near the surface of the skin.

To treat vascular lesions, including spider veins, the light from the laser is directed at the blood vessels. The vessel wall is injured and is subsequently absorbed by the body. Treatments for surface blemishes and tattoos are based on a similar principle. (www.medicalnewstoday.com)