Laser Treatments

Author : Dr Philippe Abimelec
Last scientific update : August 2012
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YOURS QUESTIONS ABOUT LASER TREATMENTS

What is a laser ?

L.A.S.E.R. is the acronym for Light Amplified by Stimulated by Emissions of Radiation. The laser emits a light whose feature (wavelength) is selected according to the area the dermatologist wishes to treat. Consequently, there are several types of lasers available according to what the dermatologist wishes to do.

How does a laser work

To damage the hair, the dermatologist chooses a laser which “attacks” the pigment located within the root (bulb) of the hair. To treat redness, the dermatologist chooses a laser with a wavelength close to that of the red globules in order to “burst” the small vessels causing the red spots. To attenuate brown spots, the dermatologist chooses a laser that will help destroy the pigment of the skin (melanin).

What can be treated with a dermatological laser ?

• Hair removal: excess hair or hirsutism
• Birthmarks (port-wine Stains)
• Brown spots or age spots
• Wrinkles

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