• How Laser Technology Impacts Cosmetic Treatments

    on Oct 23rd, 2017

Everyone loves having options. When it comes to cosmetic treatments, options are especially great to have because it allows you to seek out the treatment that is the most comfortable for you that will still give you the results that you’re after. For many years, it was either surgery or nothing when it came to cosmetic treatments. While plastic surgery and other forms of cosmetic surgery certainly can produce great results, they aren’t for everyone. Many people don’t feel comfortable with the idea of invasive surgery or it won’t give them exactly what they’re after.  Then there are injectables, waxings, and other methods depending on the individual situation. However, there is one kind of treatment that has recently become one of the most popular and effective ones: laser technology.

Why laser technology is preferable

Laser treatments provide flexibility, quick treatment times, reduced or eliminated needs for recovery periods and increased effectiveness. Laser treatment is a catch-all term, as different lasers are used to treat different conditions. This ability to use lasers in a variety of situations, all different from one another, gives the technology unparalleled flexibility so your doctor can choose the specific kind of laser that would be best for you.

Generally speaking, laser treatments only provide mild and temporary discomfort during treatment at worst. Compare this to the need for anesthesia, incisions, and days of rest when undergoing surgery and you can see why laser treatments are much easier on your body. Because lasers aren’t invasive and act quickly, they can be used in many unexpected ways. Here are just some of the ways that laser technology can be used to give you the cosmetic results that you’re after.

Hair removal

Waxing? Shaving? Painful and expensive. These aren’t ideal solutions for people looking to permanently get rid of unwanted hair. Laser hair removal is the best way to deal with hair that you don’t want to keep maintaining. Waxing may provide relief for a few weeks or so, but you’ll just have to go again when the time comes. And, waxing hurts. Laser technology destroys hair at the source, so once it’s gone, it’s gone for good. All it takes is a few laser treatments before you can say goodbye to that hair forever.

Varicose vein treatments

Varicose veins are the large, rope looking veins that develop in the legs due to circulatory issues. The veins become too weak to pump the blood back up to the heart, so it pools in the legs. Not only are these veins unsightly, but they can be painful for some people as well. Traditionally, the only solution to these veins was the use of surgical stripping. Laser vein treatment gets rid of these varicose veins without the need for risky surgery. The laser energy damages the veins so that they scar and close. Once blood flow gets cut off, the veins get reabsorbed back into the body so they are no longer visible.

Skin rejuvenation

Laser technology has been a game changer when it comes to beautifying your skin and giving it a sense of rejuvenation. Laser skin rejuvenation eliminates troublesome blemishes like fine lines, enlarged pores, and pigmentation issues without the redness and swelling that often accompanies surgery. The laser energy causes a chemical change in the targeted area. Over the next few days to a week, the area scabs and falls away, revealing rejuvenated skin. It’s that simple. You may need multiple sessions depending on your individual circumstance.

Skin tightening

Finally, there is laser skin tightening. We associate tighter skin with youthfulness. This is thanks to the protein collagen that we produce which heals the skin. Collagen production diminishes with age, which is why parts of the face and body get softer looking or wrinkled. Laser treatments allow you to have younger, tighter skin with none of the risks of surgery. There is also no downtime or need for recovery. You can even put on makeup right after your treatment. If you get laser skin tightening performed at regular intervals based upon your doctor’s recommendation, you can keep your skin looking more youthful for years to come.


Laser treatments can be used to effectively treat so many different conditions. They’ve revolutionized the way both medical and cosmetic conditions can be remedied by your doctor. Whether it’s a vascular issue that needs to be addressed or you’re looking to permanently get rid of unwanted hair, there is a laser treatment available that is superior to the traditional methods used. If you’d like to know more about these laser treatments or you’re ready to try them, book an appointment online with us today. Dr. Rizk and the team at Vascular and Endovascular Institute of Michigan are dedicated to providing you with the cutting-edge treatments you need to get the results you want.

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