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If you're considering laser for a cosmetic procedure, you may come across various types of laser procedures. While they all have similar features, each laser procedure has different effects. The characteristics of the laser determine what conditions can be treated.

There are two basic categories of lasers:

  • Ablative lasers vaporize the top layers of damaged skin which require some downtime to heal
  • Non-ablative lasers work deeper in the skin without removing or damaging the top layers. For this reason, you will not have any downtime (the time when the top layers of skin heal) after having a cosmetic procedure that uses solely non-ablative laser technology

Lasers are generally used for

  • Acne & Acne scars
  • Hair removal/reduction
  • Scar Modulation/Improvement
  • Skin resurfacing
  • Skin rejuvenation
  • Tone & Texture improvement
  • Tattoo removal
  • Pigmented and Vascular lesions
  • Photofacial
  • Vaginal rejuvenation
  • Other skin conditions

In laser therapy, you may experience less or no pain, swelling, and scarring than with traditional surgery. However, laser therapy may require single or multiple sessions depending upon the condition being treated.

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