Debunking Laser Treatments Myths

Laser treatments have been the go-to treatments for scars not only to Dermatologists but to patients as well. It is non-invasive, meaning you don’t need to go under the knife so it gives you peace of mind.

This pulse-dye light can provide impressive results to patients with minimum side effects. Laser treatments are also known in reducing the appearance of scars, warts, skin wrinkles, age spots, and keloids but it doesn’t completely remove a scar.

Laser treatment uses focused light therapy to either remove the outer layer of the skin’s surface or stimulate the production of new skin cells to damage skin cells.

And since this kind of procedure involves heat and light, it is advisable to consult your doctor or dermatologist first especially if you have light sensitivity. Some medications can cause this type of sensitivity, so it is best to speak with your doctor if you’re a good candidate.

Meanwhile, if you are considering undergoing laser treatment, the best way to find out is to meet with a board-certified dermatologist if it is right for you and check out the

top

common

myths

about these procedures:

  • Laser treatments do more harm than good –lasers are non-invasive procedures, fewer cuts are required. It is an advanced technology that can target the affected areas to properly address specific concerns or needs.
  • Laser treatments are painful – it may cause a little redness after the procedure but it is not painful. The redness usually fades away in an hour or two.
  • Laser treatments take longer to heal – this type of procedure is usually done as an out-patient and has minimal to zero downtime. A little redness or swelling may occur but it won’t affect your routine as it subsides after a couple of hours.
  • Laser treatments are not recommended for acne-prone skin—especially now that a lot are suffering from “maskne” due to regularly wearing masks because of the pandemic, laser treatment is meant to safely and effectively treat acne.

If you want to know more about which laser treatments best suit your skin needs, send us a message and our S+N doctors will give you an in-depth consultation to ensure that you will find out the root cause of your condition and which treatment best suits you.

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