Cosmetic laser removal procedures work by using lasers to destroy or vaporize unwanted hair, pigmentation, freckles, and other unwanted body parts. Cosmetic lasers are designed to target specific unwanted body parts, eliminating them with ease and effectively without scarring. This is a very popular procedure due to the low risk of scarring. These cosmetic laser treatment procedures are usually performed on patients who have multiple areas of unwanted body skin that need to be removed.
Laser created heat is used to evaporate or vaporize unwanted skin tissue such as a skin blemish. Heat can also be applied to stimulate new skin growth such as new collagen or new fat. Lasers used to eliminate unwanted skin usually have very small and focused beams of light that are used for short-term treatments. However, these treatments are more effective than laser treatments used for long-term applications such as facial lifts or body contouring procedures.
Because of the low risk of scarring, there is a growing demand for cosmetic laser removal procedures. These cosmetic laser removal treatments are also very popular for removing stretch marks or sun damaged skin on the face, neck, back, chest, or arms. While the success of removing acne scars is not known with certainty, some people have reported excellent results from their cosmetic laser removal procedures.
When undergoing these cosmetic laser removal procedures, your surgeon will discuss with you the risks and benefits of this procedure. It is very important to carefully discuss your medical history with your cosmetic surgeon before scheduling a cosmetic laser removal procedure. The more you know about your skin and your history of skin issues, the more likely you are to be able to ask questions that will help you make an informed decision about your cosmetic laser treatment. After a consultation with your cosmetic surgeon, you will then meet with a dermatologist for more information. Together, you will discuss your concerns and goals for your skin’s health.
You may need to have several laser treatments to get your skin completely treated. The length of the laser treatment will depend on the area of unwanted skin you have removed, the amount of damage done, and whether or not it is a minor or serious blemish. If your scar is severe, it may require multiple treatments to completely eradicate the scar. It is best to schedule at least two treatments to get optimal results. Cosmetic laser treatments may last anywhere from half an hour to two hours, although you may experience some scarring in between sessions.
Since cosmetic laser treatments are typically very safe, they are often covered by insurance, but it is important to let your insurance provider know if you are having laser treatment. Be sure to keep copies of any prescription or medical records. The insurance company may offer a reduction in your premium based on the fact that the surgery is cosmetic and usually the cost will be covered as well.