Wellness

4 Surprising Uses For Laser Therapy

Laser therapy has a wide variety of uses. It can be used to treat cancer, remove kidney stones, reduce pain, remove the prostate, improve vision and many other things that could once only be treated with invasive surgery. But laser therapy also has other uses that do not immediately come to mind. Many of these uses are aesthetic, the most commonly known is laser hair removal, but the aesthetic uses go far beyond that as well. Since laser therapy can be used for both aesthetic purposes as well as serious medical intervention this makes it a very versatile treatment option.

1. Tattoo Removal

Although it is common to hear people say that tattoos are permanent fixtures on your body and that you should only get one if you’re confident you’ll love it forever, this no longer has to be the case. Tattoos can be removed using laser therapy. Having a tattoo removed is actually quite similar to having it done in the first place. Based on the size and location of the tattoo, you make a series of appointments with laser touch SOHO where they work on it a little at a time until they’re finished. This is a great option for tattoos that no longer have meaning, that have faded or that you just don’t want anymore. 

2. Skin Restoration

Laser therapy can also be used for skin rejuvenation and resurfacing. Doctors can actually use lasers to remove just the very top layer of damaged skin to reveal the healthy new skin underneath. Laser therapy can be used to treat acne, scars, sun spots, age spots or other blemishes that one may wish to be rid of. Laser therapy can also be used to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles in someone’s skin.  

3. Treatment Of Uneven Pigment

Sometimes uneven pigmentation can impact a person’s self-esteem. This could come in the form of freckles, moles, scars, birthmarks or various skin conditions that cause variation in one person’s skin color. In this case, someone may decide to have those discolorations reduced as much as possible in order to stop drawing attention to them. Laser therapy is one of the best treatment options to do this. 

4. Treatment Of Unsightly Veins 

Laser therapy can also be used to treat issues that lie just below the skin. One such issue is the appearance of veins like spider veins or varicose veins. The laser can be used on the outside of the skin to make these veins less visible over time, though it usually takes several weeks to achieve results. Veins, as well as other issues, can also be treated with a laser by going into the body. Though this is invasive, it is still quicker and easier than traditional surgery. It requires less anesthesia and has a shorter recovery time. 

Laser therapy has an advantage over invasive surgery for many reasons. One of these is that it makes smaller, more shallow cuts that heal more quickly and easily. It also carries fewer risks. 

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