If you have heard that laser treatments are a great way to improve the quality of your skin you might be right. But there are also many other ways to do so, depending on how much improvement your skin quality requires. The earlier you treat skin problems, the more likely mild treatments are to reverse or prevent damage. Below are brief descriptions of a few common treatment methods, including lasers.
Types of Laser Treatments to Try for Healthier Skin
There are several types of laser treatments you can try for healthier skin, but you must understand that they all work in varying ways and some are stronger than others. For example, cosmetic medical equipment that uses ablative lasers to treat the skin is often used for peel procedures. Such procedures strip away dead skin cells and other material from the surface of the skin. They can help you if your skin concerns are localized and surface-based. Ablative lasers can also be used for treatment of multiple skin layers in many instances.
Non-ablative lasers work quite differently. They have no visible impact on the top layer of the skin immediately. Therefore, you won’t see any difference in your skin quality right after treatment. What they can do is provide you with improved skin quality over time by encouraging repairs within your skin cells over the course of several appointments. They can do that by causing just enough cellular disruption to cause your body to make extra collagen and dispatch it to the cells where it is needed.
You may also encounter other laser treatments. For example, Fraxel laser skincare methods treat all skin layers at once. When comparing laser treatment methods your clinician can help you. He or she will tell you which laser devices are capable of treating the specific skin concerns you have.
Use Light Treatments Where Laser Therapy Isn’t Required
Milder forms of light therapy like intense pulsed light (IPL) and LED therapy do not heat the skin as much as lasers. They may be useful to you if your skin condition is mild. They can also be good substitutes for lasers if your clinician thinks lasers would not be suitable treatments for you for other reasons. Such reasons include your skin color and general condition. For example, some laser procedures do not work well on darker skin tones, but milder light therapies often do not have such restrictions.
Avoid Light Therapy Entirely in Favor of Sound Treatments
If light therapies of all sorts do not appeal to you then you can explore other skincare therapies. Among them are sound treatments like radio frequency and ultrasound. Radio frequency treatment is the milder of the two. But it can be quite effective for general revitalization of your skin when done in a series of treatments.
Try Lotions and Creams for Improved Skin Quality
Lotions and creams can also be used to improve the health and quality of your skin in some cases. If your skin concerns are mild or non-existent so far they can be used in a preventative capacity. Proper application of the right medicated creams can slow down your skin’s aging process. Such serums can also be used after other treatments, such as those listed above, to enhance or maintain the results for longer time periods. The best topical skin serums include such ingredients as peptides, vitamin A, and antioxidants. However, if you already have skin concerns it is best to consult with your dermatologist before choosing one. He or she can suggest an over-the-counter brand or write you a prescription for a higher intensity medicated product.