It’s up to you whether or not you leave your body natural or try different ways for hair removal… personally I like to treat my body as a temple and caring for it by doing my eyebrows, hair and keeping my skin smooth are ways of self-care and self-indulgence for me. I love it! Whatever your preference, this article will give you some more information surrounding treatments for hair removal.
I have tried ALL the things for hair removal… including waxing (which you can read about in this post HERE) and let me tell you, I haven’t found one I truly ENJOY doing. Waxing hurt A LOT, shaving is difficult to keep up and I don’t like buying too many razors or plastic handles because of the affect on the environment… So I’ve been looking into laser therapy treatment for lasting results and minimal affect on the environment.
Laser treatment therapy is often quick and easy, especially when compared to more invasive procedures like surgery. However, they can also be confusing. Before you sign up for a laser treatment, you need to know what you are in for. Let’s analyze how laser procedures work.
Lasers Defined and Laser Methods Explained
A laser is a device that produces a monochromatic light. In simple terms, that is a light of one color. The single wavelength of light is focused and also produces heat. In combination, they treat various skin issues. Those issues might include such skin concerns as wrinkles or dark spots.
The Need for Laser Wavelength Variations
Laser wavelength variations, or colors of lasers, are necessary in the skincare industry. Companies like Nylo Aesthetics take that into account and typically offer multiple laser procedures. It is important to select the device and procedure best designed to care for your particular skin condition. That is why such companies offer guidance to help you choose the right procedures.
The Two Main Categories of Laser Devices to Explore
The primary laser device categories in the skincare world are ablative and non-ablative. Ablative laser machines. Ablative lasers are often considered the stronger of the two. They are lasers that directly impact the top layers of your skin. In fact, they can remove dead skin cells on its surface to reveal healthier tissues below. Non-ablative lasers only treat deeper tissues while bypassing outer skin layers.
There are several differences between the two categories. One is that ablative treatment may involve some recovery time. It can also cause complications like an increased risk of infection during the healing process. However, the flip side is ablative treatment often shows far quicker positive results than non-ablative treatment. The subtlety of treatment that allows non-ablative procedures to be low-risk and not require downtime also means the treatments are milder.
Laser Subcategories and Variations for Specific Treatments
Although the terms “ablative” and “non-ablative” are used to categorize most laser treatments, there are many variations and subcategories available. The skincare industry is always changing and growing to include more treatments. For example a carbon dioxide (CO2) laser is capable of performing ablative resurfacing treatment. It can also help to tighten your skin by treating lower layers.
Some laser variations are best used to treat very specific skin problems. For example, fractional (Fraxel), Nd:YAG and pulsed dye devices are commonly used to treat sun spots. Nd:YAG lasers are also often best for hair removal, if your skin is dark. However, many other types of lasers are appropriate for lighter skin.
Light Treatments Other Than Laser Procedures
Lasers are not the only light treatments in the skincare industry. They are certainly commonly considered the strongest, but sometimes a gentler treatment is a better choice. Infrared (TITAN), LED and intense pulsed light (IPL) are all potential treatment choices. Treatment using IPL has proven to be particularly helpful for treating pigment-related issues like age spots or unwanted tattoos. However, non-laser light treatments typically require repetition before you can see results.
What it All Boils Down To
What the world of laser and light therapy all boils down to is choices. You have a lot of them, but that might not seem like a good thing. It is easy to quickly become overwhelmed by your options. The way to strip away the bad options and figure out which procedures you might benefit from is to talk to an expert. Your local clinic staff can provide advice and guidance so you can choose an appropriate light or laser treatment or combination of treatments.
What do you incorporate into your self-care routine?
Are you looking to incorporate laser treatments into your daily routine in 2020? Let me know in the comments below!
Sending you love + light,
*This is a contributed post to www.bohemianbythebay.com
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