Lasers are devices used for a variety of conditions. Laser stands for ‘Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation. They target different chromopores such as water, melanin (pigment) or haem (blood pigment). The condition we are treating will determine which type of laser is used. The common conditions treated include fine thread veins, warts, birthmarks and moles. Lasers are most commonly used for hair removal.

Benefits of Lasers

Lasers can be used to treat a variety of conditions such as moles, thread veins, pigmentation, hair removal, tattoo removal. In fact, if it is on the skin, most likely there is a laser for it. Treatments are usually pain free or minimally painful and results can be long lasting. All that with no scarring in the long term. 

The procedure

Knowing your skin type is the first stage in determining which laser to use. Not all skin types are suitable for all lasers. Most lasers do not require local anaesthetic, but for the most aggressive treatments a local anaesthetic is needed. Some treatments only require one session, but for most expect multiple sessions to get a longer lasting result. 

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"Laser applications for skin treatments allows us to treat conditions in way that is not possible with normal surgery".
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Dr Ali Soueid
Consultant Plastic Surgeon

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The options depend on the treatment. CO2 lasers are useful for skin resurfacing or mole removals. Nd-YAG lasers are useful in treating a variety of conditions from hair removal to pigmentation. Alexandrite is a popular hair removal laser. When it comes to vascular conditions the PDL is one of the most popular. Some laser types have been developed to deliver even higher energy such as the PICO lasers. 

The number of sessions required will be discussed as part of the initial consultation. 

After Care

The after care following laser treatment is usually minimal. Cooling gels such as Aloe Vera are always helpful to help with any burning sensations after treatments. Using a sun cream on any sun exposed areas is very important to prevent sun damage as a result. Skin moisterisation is also important as the skin might dry up. In some cases additional medications will be prescribed in particular treatments such as CO2 laser treatments to reduce pigment formation or chances of infections. 

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