There always seems to be something in the way preventing us from achieving flawless skin. Lesions are just one kind of imperfection that can leave our skin damaged, ruining our complexions in the process.
Skin lesions come in so many shapes, sizes, and colors that they can be difficult to diagnose and treat, but fortunately laser treatments can help. If you think you have skin lesions that are affecting your appearance, keep reading.
What Are Skin Lesions?
A broad definition of skin lesions is that they are an abnormal growth or blemish on your skin. When you are born with one, or if the lesion has developed at some point over the course of your life, it’s considered a primary skin lesion. If you try to manipulate a primary skin lesion by picking at it or irritating it in any way that it starts bleeding, the scab or scar left behind is known as a secondary lesion.
Skin lesions can be caused by a large number of skin conditions, but are most often caused by an infection either on the skin or in the body’s system. Other causes are allergic reactions and your genetic makeup. Here are the most common skin conditions that you might be suffering from that can cause lesions:
- Cold Sores
- Contact Dermatitis
- Sebaceous Cysts
- Staph Infection
How to Treat Skin Lesions with Laser Treatments
While some skin lesions can be treated with topical ointments and medications, the only way to completely eliminate the marks they leave behind is with laser skin rejuvenation. Lasers can target the damaged skin cells and encourage new ones to grow in their place, completely eliminating any sign that a skin lesion was there. If you had a rash or an acne breakout that left behind scars that you’d rather do without, then lasers might just be your only option. A secondary lesion, however, will likely need to heal before it can be treated so try to fight the urge to pick at them.
How Laser Skin Rejuvenation Works
Laser skin rejuvenation works by targeting skin imperfections or the lesions that you no longer want on your body. Whether it’s a skin lesion you were born with like a mole or a birthmark, or one that formed from another skin condition like acne, the problem rests in the layers of the skin. It’s these damaged skin cells deep in the layers of your skin that are causing the unsightly marks that you want to get rid of.
A licensed medical laser technician can target these damaged skin cells, ultimately destroying them. This will encourage the growth of new skin cells by creating microscopic wounds in the area, which the body then naturally begins to heal. Using fractional lasers, this can all be done in the deepest layers of the skin without affecting the exterior. During our body’s natural healing process, our skin produces collagen that will leave it smooth and flawless once laser treatments have been completed.
Fractional lasers also have little or no side effects, so laser skin rejuvenation can be done without needing downtime. Depending on how severe your skin lesions are, you will likely need several laser treatments, but each one can be done in a matter of minutes. In fact, many people choose to schedule their appointments during their lunch breaks at work since it doesn’t take long at all.
What Laser Skin Rejuvenation Can Treat
Skin lesions often leave behind scars or skin discoloration, especially if they’re picked at or irritated. Skin discoloration can also be caused by genetics, too much time in the sun, and certain medications. If you’re considering laser skin rejuvenation, here are a few imperfections it can treat:
- Sun Marks
- Age Spots
Don’t let your skin lesions get in the way of your flawless complexion; have a medical laser professional eliminate them now. After just a few laser treatments, your skin will be completely rejuvenated. Watch the video below to see what the laser skin rejuvenation process is like as Love and Hip Hop’s Veronica Vega gets her first treatment: