What you’d need to know before starting laser skin treatments at the VIP Laser Clinic Med Spa?
While there are tons of skin care products on the market, none can rejuvenate your skin like laser treatment. Latest technologies are constantly changing, and it is easy to get confused about what's the best to choose for your skin. Our Medico-Aesthetic Laser expert, Prof., Dr. Pretidev Ramdawon, M.D., Ph.D., D.Sc., a world pioneer in laser medicine & surgery, Founding Member of the International Academy of Laser Medicine & Surgery, Diplomate of the American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine shares his vast experience about what a patient needs to know before starting a laser skin treatment.
Why are people so afraid of lasers?
First of all, people are afraid of lasers because they associate the latter with science fiction laser guns, which are used to destroy. People tend to think that medical lasers are the same as laser guns. The truth is that medical lasers are different from military lasers. Lasers are, in general, divided into different types, namely military, industrial, medical, etc. Medical lasers are sub-divided into two main types, namely surgical and non-surgical (therapeutic - medical & aesthetic).
Next, people are afraid that laser treatment may cause cancer. This belief exists because of a lack of proper information and substantial research. No case of cancer due to laser treatments has been registered till now though lasers are being used on human beings since the early 60's till today. For example, as per international statistics, laser hair reduction is being safely performed in more than 30 millions of people daily all over the world. Millions of people have been treated with lasers since many years. Although laser treatment might cause temporary redness, swellings, blisters or discoloration of the skin, it indeed has never been shown to cause any cancer.
Besides, lasers are successfully being used nowadays to treat various types of cancer due to their specific healing properties.
People are also afraid that laser treatments might cause signs of skin damage with time. Lasers are being used on human beings for more than the last 50 years, and no signs of skin damage after laser treatment were registered with time. People get only naturally older with time. However, lasers are being actively used on people with the aim of skin repair, regeneration, restoration, normalization and rejuvenation.
Lasers are also being successfully used to remove abnormal skin growths, such as scars, skin tags, moles (naevi), and even melanomas (cancerous formations on the skin).