Uses of Cosmetic Lasers
Laser treatment is a medical therapy that uses focused light that is the laser which stands for light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation. Specific wavelengths are tuned from lasers as they are allowed to focus into powerful beams. Shaping of diamonds or steel cutting can be done using laser light as the intensity is too high. Functions of laser treatment is vast in the medical field. Laser therapy has its uses in the medical field and functions are diverse and some of them include; removing kidney stones, improving vision, treating hair loss due to aging among others.
Basal cell skin cancer, vulvar cancer, cervical cancer, penile cancer, vaginal cancer and non-small cell lung cancer are the types of cancers that can be treated at early stages in way to relieve cancer symptoms. Treatment of laser can result to a sealing or cauterizing effect. The use of laser treatment seals the following areas blood vessels, nerve endings and lymph vessels. Blood vessels are sealed in order to prevent blood loss. Reducing of swelling and limiting the spread of tumor cells is resulted after sealing of lymph vessels. The use of laser treatment to seal nerve endings is done to reduce pain after surgery.
In the cosmetic industry laser treatment is also applied. In the cosmetics industry, laser treatment is used to; remove hair, remove tattoos, lessen the appearance of wrinkles and remove warts, birthmarks, moles and sunspots. Beauty and attractiveness is the sole reason for laser treatment in cosmetics.
Though laser treatment can be done by most people but some factors are restrictive. Factors such as age, cost and overall health decide on whether to do a laser treatment. Laser therapy is dependent on the procedure used and the area of interest. Cosmetic scar, tattoo or wrinkle removal, cataract or tumor removal among others are some of the types of laser surgeries.
Risks of laser therapy through skin therapy are bleeding, scarring, changes in skin color, pain and infection. In addition laser therapy accompanies some risks when performed under anaesthesia. Pneumonia, heart attack, stroke and confusion after waking from operation are some of the potential health risk of laser therapy. The cost resulted from laser treatments is quite high making it quite inaccessible to most people. Cosmetic lasers are of different types and they include; carbon dioxide lasers, erbium, ablative and non-ablative, fractional lasers, alexandrite and IPL.
The places of work provide their staff with the right kind of equipment to use in their line of work. There are several learning programs that the hospitals can sponsor their laser surgeons to keep them updated with the current trends in their field of work and how to use the new upcoming technology.