Whether it’s the wrinkles that are asking to be smoothened, redness of skin that needs taming, or pesky pigmentation that desperately needs lightening, many are turning to laser treatments for uplifting transformations. Here are the top FDA-approved lasers.
1. INFLAMMATION AND REDNESS
If your face is prone to blushing and flushing, and has tiny red pimple-like bumps, it might mean you have rosaccea. Characterised by dilatation of blood vessels and causing redness at the slightest irritation – cold, heat, alcohol, stress and even spicy food. Long suffering flushed faces may find relief from a pulsed dye laser called VBeam. This laser is the gold standard treatment for broken capillaries, redness and flushing, even some birthmarks.
2. PIGMENTATION AND DULL SKIN
Laser treatments have been shown to be effective for tough pigments such as melasma, but conventional lasers have higher risk of worsening pigmentation when there is too much heat. Pico Pigment is the latest laser that minimizes this risk.. Delivering laser energy in much more rapid bursts compared to the traditional Q-switched nanosecond laser, this treatment shatters stubborn pigmentation into a fine dust via a photoacoustic effect, which is then naturally cleared more efficiently by the body.
Dull skin can be due to the appearance of spots as well as rough skin texture. Try the thulium BB Aquatouch laser, which gives a photoshop retouching effect in a matter of days! This thulium laser treats the basal epidermal layer of the skin, scrubbing it free of irregular colour and also lightens stubborn pigments such as melasma, leaving your skin dewy with a definite party glow.
3. WRINKLES AND ACNE SCARS
Dull skin, fine lines or haunted by acne scars? One of the best treatments invented for these is the carbon dioxide laser, but skin refinements with these usually come at a price – downtime. The SmartX Lite laser however minimizes redness and swelling significantly and cuts the downtime easily by half! Thanks to its intelligent “dot therapy” which tracks and applies very fine laser columns first to areas of least heat, this treatment improves recovery and efficacy dramatically.