Uses of Cosmetic Lasers
Light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation is what stands for laser, in which laser treatment uses focused light. The laser light is tuned to specific wavelengths that allows to be focused into powerful beams. 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. Some of the functions include; relieving symptoms of cancer, removing kidney stones, improving vision, treating hair loss due to aging, shrinking and destroying tumors and treating pain that include back and nerve pain.
Some cancer can be treated at its early stages and they include; vulvar cancer, cervical cancer, penile cancer, vaginal cancer, non-small cell lung cancer and basal cell skin cancer. Treatment of laser can result to a sealing or cauterizing effect. Lymph vessels, blood vessels and nerve endings are the areas that are sealed using laser therapy. Sealing of blood vessels is done to help prevent blood loss. Laser treatments seal lymph vessels so that it can limit the spread of tumor cells and reduce swelling. So as to reduce the pain after surgery then nerve endings are sealed.
Not only is laser treatment used in the medical field but also in the cosmetic industry. The functions of laser treatment cosmetically include; removing hair, removing tattoos, lessen the appearance of wrinkles and remove warts, birthmarks, moles and sunspots. Beauty and attractiveness is the sole reason for laser treatment in cosmetics.
Not everyone can do laser treatment. There are several factors like age, cost, skin conditions and overall health that determine whether to do laser therapy. 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.
Risks of laser therapy through skin therapy are bleeding, scarring, changes in skin color, pain and infection. Treatment using laser under general anaesthesia has resulted to some potential health risks. Pneumonia, heart attack, stroke and confusion after waking from operation are some of the potential health risk of laser therapy. The cost resulted from laser treatments is quite high making it quite inaccessible to most people. 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. Hospitals and companies dealing with laser treatment should also sponsor their workers and staff to training sessions so as to keep them up -dated with advancements in their line of work as well as the use of new technology.