Not so long ago, hair removal meant taking out the epilators, wax jar or a razor and all these had to be repeatedly used periodically to maintain a clean and fresh look. Similarly, treating skin ailments entailed going under the surgeon’s knife with treatments being very expensive and with extended downtime. Even tattoos once done were considered to be an indelible spot on the body which again could be removed by very painful invasive surgeries, skin grafting or procedures by infra-red lasers.
All these have undergone a sea change today, made possible by latest developments and innovations in the field of laser technology. Lasers have truly revolutionised skin care and hair removal, making treatments quick, effective and affordable. This has brought about a boom in beauty care treatments the world over and has lead to a mushrooming of beauty salons and spas with the most modern and state of the art equipment in their premises.
Here is a rundown on how laser machines have revolutionised skin care.
- Know expect IPL treatment for hair removal – Laser and IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) have made possible permanent hair removal process that has done away with the need for shaving or tweezing or waxing at frequent intervals. This is how the process works.
Beams of concentrated light are focussed on the area under treatment. These enter the epidermis and are absorbed by melanin at the root of hair. Melanin is the pigment that determines hair colour. Light energy burns out the hair follicle permanently, leading to hair removal. However, the effect is only on growing hair and hence a number of sessions are required to complete the process.
The degree of success and the speed of treatments also depend a great deal on the quality of the machines used. For instance, equipment imported and distributed in Australia by Universal IPL is considered to be one of the best in this field. The company sources its machines from top manufacturers around the world and hence their devices have set high benchmarks of excellence in performance and safety.
- Skin care treatments – With laser machines, a young and rejuvenated look is always possible, regardless of the age. Birthmarks, acne spots, coffee spots can be easily removed with laser based machines. Elimination of fine lines, crow’s feet, freckles and wrinkles which not too long ago required cosmetic surgeries can today be removed within a few sessions of treatment. Even pigmented and vascular lesions can be successfully treated with laser and IPL machines by trained and qualified dermatologists.
Microdermabrasion is a skin rejuvenation process done with laser machines. Beams of light are focussed on the area under treatment and these gently “sandpaper” the top layer of the skin thereby removing dead cells and tissue. This increases collagen production which in turn leads to growth of new cells and a young and fresh look.
- Tattoo removal – Forget surgery and skin grafting – laser machines have turned the process of tattoo removal ion its head. Concentrated laser pulsing at nanoseconds is focussed on the tattoo. It enters the top layer of the skin and is absorbed by the tattoo ink which breaks up into minute particles. These are then disposed off by the body’s metabolism process. It takes between 3 to 10 sessions for the tattoo to be totally eliminated regardless of its size, colour or density of ink.
Top end and advanced tattoo removal machines can treat a wide variety of skin ailments too and are therefore extremely versatile and a great help for salon and spa owners.
Laser machines have taken the beauty care industry to the next level through their operational efficiencies and high performance.