It is said that time and tide wait for no man and that nobody can stop the ravages of time. And nowhere is this more prominent than on our skin. Whether it is our age, environmental factors like sun, or even our hectic lifestyles and stress, our skin is one of the first places where the damage starts showing. Talking about which, the quality and texture of our skin is a pretty accurate barometer about our state of health – both physically and emotionally. Ageing can bring with it dark circles, wrinkles and sagging skin, and then, of course, there are other skin conditions like acne, scars, blemishes, pigmentation and more. Most of us will be familiar with the many cosmetic products and over-the-counter solutions that promise to take care of these issues. But in severe cases, these often fall short of expectations and this is when a lot of people look for a laser clinic for effective ways to treat their skin.
So, what is laser?
Laser is a fairly modern, yet popular technology in contemporary skin care. What has contributed to its popularity is the fact that laser treatments are relatively less risky, less painful and more effective as compared to the invasive surgical methods being used earlier. And this makes it a better proposition without a doubt, as can be seen by the number of laser clinics in Melbourne.
Put simply, lasers are sources of high-intensity light, which can precisely focus on specific areas of our skin, and bring about remarkable changes in our skin, with very low downtime. It actually works by re-organizing the collagen in the skin and triggering its production, so that the overall surface texture of the skin is improved. We can also say that lasers are a way to help normalize the skin across a host of conditions, be it too much hair or even too little hair, scars, sunspots, redness, pigmentation problems, broken capillaries and even conditions like rosacea and erythema.
What are the skin conditions that laser clinics in Melbourne help with?
There are different types of lasers, and each can treat a different type of skin condition. Here are some of the common issues that lasers can help with:
Laser Hair Removal
A laser is a wonderful way to achieve long-term hair removal. The lasers used in this procedure are highly attracted to the melanin present in the hair and work on it so that they are unable to regenerate.
Laser Photo Rejuvenation
If we are looking at skin that is sun damaged or aged, then we recommend a laser photo rejuvenation, to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by ‘resurfacing’ the skin. These lasers vaporize a fine layer of surface skin and deposit heat energy into the skin, to remodel the collagen and bring about a visible improvement in the overall skin texture.
Certain lasers are specifically attracted to dark pigments like melanin in our skin, and such lasers are used to treat melasma, sun spots, freckles and other types of skin pigmentation issues. The beauty here is that there is minimal impact on the surrounding normal skin.
Victorian Laser & Skin Clinic is one of Melbourne’s premier skin clinics, with deep experience and specialization when it comes to laser treatments for skin. We offer treatments using state-of-the-art lasers for our cosmetic procedures, to give our patients the best possible care.