Skin Rejuvenation

Ask Dr. Kirby: Everything You Need to Know About Laser Resurfacing Treatments

3 laser resurfacing treatments to transform your skin

Laser resurfacing treatments have become increasingly popular as more people look for effective solutions to various skin issues. Our very own celebrity dermatologist Dr. Will Kirby, Chief Medical Officer of LaserAway, and his team shared the top laser treatments for sun damage, acne scars, tattoo removal, and more with Life & Style Magazine. Here are the three most popular laser treatments:

IPL photofacial

According to aesthetic nurse Corey Ordoyne, “if you’re struggling with redness and rosacea, then vascular lasers or Intense Pulsed Light photofacials are fantastic.” She explains, “IPL delivers these precise light pulses to your skin, so we’re able to target imperfections, plus, the heat from the light encourages collagen production, so you get the added benefit of a healthy glow!” Here’s what IPL photofacials can do for you:

  • Address sun damage, age spots, and acne scars
  • Use a broad spectrum of light wavelengths to target melanin, which fades unwanted pigmentation
  • Promotes collagen production for a healthy glow
  • Non-invasive with little to no downtime
  • Effective on fairer skin types

Q-switch lasers for tattoo removal

Aesthetic nurse Shem Hooda recommends Q-switch lasers for the removal of tattoos. She elaborates, “These [lasers] break up and disperse your ink while leaving surrounding areas unaffected, so results look uniform and natural.” Here’s what you need to know about the Q-switch:

  • High-intensity light pulses break down ink particles
  • Fragmented ink particles are naturally absorbed and eliminated by the body
  • Leaves surrounding areas unaffected for uniform, natural results
  • Effectiveness varies based on tattoo size, color, and age
  • Multiple sessions are required; consult a professional for a personalized plan
  • Effective on all skin types

Clear + Brilliant

Hooda shares one of her favorite laser resurfacing treatments: “For texture, tone, and aging, I love a non-ablative laser, like Clear + Brilliant. It resurfaces the skin by poking millions of microscopic holes in the tissue to stimulate collagen production. The healing process leaves you with smoother, more even skin.” Here’s some major benefits of Clear + Brilliant:

  • Addresses early signs of aging, improving skin tone and texture
  • Stimulates new cell and collagen production
  • Reduces fine lines and evens out skin tone
  • Minimally invasive with minimal discomfort and downtime
  • Multiple sessions may be necessary for optimal results
  • Effective on all skin types
  • In conclusion, laser resurfacing treatments like IPL photofacials, Q-switch lasers for tattoo removal, and Clear + Brilliant offer effective solutions for various skin concerns. Dr. Will Kirby and his medical team emphasize the importance of consulting with a qualified professional to determine the most appropriate treatment for your specific needs.

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