Different from the facials you’re used to, laser facial treatments use laser technology to reduce the signs of aging. Rather than the typical facial that cleans out the pores to give the skin a youthful glow, laser facials use beams of light to penetrate the deep layers of the skin and eliminate any imperfections. Also known as laser facial rejuvenation, the laser sends short concentrated pulses of light into the layers of irregular skin, getting rid of any damaged skin cells that cause skin faults.
Often, doctors use laser facial treatments to get rid of existing skin conditions, such as acne marks, scars, freckles, sun spots, age spots, wrinkles and fine lines. However, these facial treatments can also be used to keep the skin looking healthy and to prevent acne, wrinkles, and signs of aging. People looking to simply prevent skin conditions that naturally form with age are able to get a laser treatment every few weeks.
Lasers use either a 532nm wavelength or a 1072nm wavelength, depending on what area of the body is being treated as well as what kind of imperfection needs to be eliminated. To treat imperfections that sit on the skin’s surface, doctors use a laser emitting wavelengths set at 532nm. This includes wrinkles, fine lines, acne marks, scars, and large pores. For issues that rest deeper in the layers of the skin, such as sun spots, freckles, and age spots, doctors use a laser emitting 1072nm wavelengths.