Laser treatments in skin aesthetics has had a growing popularity in the last few decades and continues to make innovations for various skin treatments. With all the advancement in technology, laser treatments for the face have become an inevitable part of most people’s skincare routine. At Sovereign Skin, we offer a wide variety of facial lasers to treat areas of concern on the face and neck, as well as body.
Laser treatments work because of their ability to target different layers of the skin. Lasers treatments deliver heat via the wavelength of the light being emitted. Depending on the wavelength chosen, laser beams can target everything from hair follicles, to the collagen in the dermis as well as the superficial layers of the epidermis. The heat causes trauma to the targeted skin area and this is what causes our body systems to respond and rejuvenate those specific, laser treated areas. Cells affected by the intentional trauma will respond by repairing and healing, which then causes new skin cells to form. This results in new collagen and elastin production. With repeated treatments, the results are significant as the skin can become more taut, clear and smooth, depending on the goal of the laser treatment. In the case of the ever-popular laser hair removal, the laser would be set to reach the depth of the hair follicle, which would absorb all of the laser energy, and the subsequent heat would cause damage to the hair follicle. With repeated treatments, permanent hair reduction is achieved and many patients come back to explore the many other benefits of laser treatments.