Skin laser treatments, or photorejuvenation, work to eliminate the signs of aging and any other skin imperfections. Lasers target damaged skin cells on the face, neck, or any other part of the body, and create small wounds to get rid of them. Each type of laser creates a different kind of wound. Ablative lasers will create visible wounds that require several days or weeks of downtime to heal, while nonablative lasers create microscopic wounds and require no downtime. This difference means that those who seek ablative laser treatments will only have to get one treatment, while those who seek nonablative laser treatments need several treatments to achieve the best results.
These wounds then encourage the body to heal by creating new skin cells and tissue that doesn’t contain any damage. An increase in collagen production is also a result of the healing process, ensuring tighter skin with an increase in elasticity. People often use skin laser treatments to reduce wrinkles, fine lines, loose skin, age spots, acne marks, freckles, large pores, and sun spots. While doctors can perform treatments on any area of the body, they are most commonly used to treat the face, hands, neck, and chest.