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The laser treatment of spider angioma, facial telangiectasia, and spider veins, and varicose leg veins comprise a large majority of the patients seen in cosmetic dermatologic surgery practice. Some of laser devices for these treatments are 1064nm neodymium yttrium-aluminum- garnet laser (Nd:YAG). The mechanism of action is based on the theory of selective photothermolysis. For effective laser treatment with selective photothermolysis, the laser needs to penetrate to the depth of the target vessel. In addition, the laser exposure needs to be long enough to cause sufficient slow coagulation of the vessel.
The preferential absorption of photon energy by the target chromophore at specific wavelengths of light creates thermal energy, allowing for selective destruction of oxygenated and deoxygenated hemoglobin with only minimal damage to the surrounding tissues. This allows for selective destruction of superficial vascular lesions with minimal scarring.
What Is Laser Tattoo Removal? Laser therapy – also called laser surgery and laser rejuvenation – has become the preferred treatment for tattoo removal since it offers a low-risk option with minimal side effects. A physician removes the tattoo by using high-intensity laser beams to break up the pigment colors of the tattoo. Laser actually stands for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation. The type of laser used generally depends upon the pigment colors. Different lasers or different settings of the same laser are needed for different colors.
A Q-Switched laser is commonly used to remove tattoos. The laser selectively targets and removes the tattoo without damaging the surrounding tissue, which greatly decreases scarring. Most tattoos do require multiple treatments. The Ruby laser has a high absorbance compared to the Nd:YAG laser related to blue and black ink. Ruby laser also provides a more demanding range of ink color absorption vs other wavelengths.
Laser Hair Removal
Melanin, which is the main component of hair, absorbs laser of a specific wavelength. The laser has enough energy to selectively remove the target area before it produces heat, and thus does not burn surrounding tissues. This is the main principle of laser hair removal. For long-term hair removal, the epidermis should be preserved while the hair follicles within the dermis are destroyed. These areas are located deep in the skin, so it requires significant amount of energy to destroy these. For this, a laser with long wavelength and long pulse is required to deliver sufficient energy deep inside the skin. Long pulse laser has a long wavelength of 1064nm, and is used for the blood vessels and hair removal.
The 755nm long pulsed wavelength also allows penetration deep into the skin to destroy the hair follicles and hair matrix. Long pulse laser has minimal effect on the skin surface, so can safely be used to remove hair without causing burns, even in darker skinned people who are at higher risk of laser burns.
When categorizing the composition of skin, there are red colored blood, brown colored pigmented cells and melanin pigment, and other clear colored tissues. Prolonged exposure to UV light stimulates the skin pigmented cells to produce freckles and other skin imperfections. Pigmentation can also be a result of acne. These lesions that have different color to normal skin can be treated selectively using laser that is absorbed by a specific color, which can be applied to various skin conditions.
When the laser is applied, the light is absorbed by a substance called the chromophore within the tissues. The main chromophores of the skin include water, melanin pigment and hemoglobin. Depending on the type of the laser, the different wavelengths vary in their penetration and the area of damage.
Modern day advancements in aesthetic based treatments have allowed non-invasive skin rejuvenation procedures to roll back years off someones face. There are many specific conditions to address when talking about skin rejuvenation. Not just skin on the face but also throughout the body can benefit from skin rejuvenation procedures. Some skin conditions that can improve with a wide variety of treatments are large pores, wrinkles, stretch markets, uneven skin tones, fine lines, saggy facial skin and acne.