Laser treatments in skin aesthetics have grown in popularity over the past few decades and continue to bring innovations for various skin issues. With all of 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 the body.
Laser treatments work because of their ability to target different layers of the skin. Lasers 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 to the superficial layers of the epidermis. The heat causes trauma to the targeted skin area, and that is what causes our body systems to respond and rejuvenate those specific, laser-treated areas. The 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 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. As a result, many patients come back to explore the many other benefits of laser treatments.