Cosmetic Laser Surgery Came About Almost by Accident
Since the advent of lasers in the late 1950s, laser has steadily become an increasingly important part of our lives permeating several industries including the medical field. Used as medical implements, lasers are able to slice through tissue while keeping bleeding to a minimum. They also help in reaching inaccessible body parts. The surgeon is also able to adjust his or her tools thanks to laser light wavelength and can treat specific areas in the body without affecting the surrounding parts.
Cosmetic laser surgery does not have as impressive a beginning as other forms of laser use. The discovery was quite accidental and it has since become widely used for resurfacing. Demand for this procedure is high as it results in refreshing the surface of the skin creating, at the same time, unblemished and young looking skin.
Look 10 or Even 20 Years Younger
The advantage of cosmetic laser surgery is that it can make a person look 10 to 20 years younger. The results are long lasting and may not require further treatment for as long as another eight to ten years. There are some precautions that people who have undergone cosmetic laser surgery need to take such as avoiding sunbathing as well damaging their skin again.
Cosmetic laser surgery is not easy to perform and it may not be used on every person. If you happen to have sensitive skin, you may not be able to handle the post-treatment skin medication. Cosmetic laser surgery is also not totally free of risk; the same types of risk that are associated with other forms of surgery are applicable for this form of surgery as well.
If you do undergo cosmetic laser surgery, be prepared for some pretty severe side effects that fortunately are often only temporary. These include reddening of the skin, tenderness as well as easy flushing. You may also be at risk of some permanent disorders such as hypopigmentation, or even a lightening of the skin. There may also be scarring, though this occurs only in a very miniscule percentage of patients.
You should also take as much care in choosing a cosmetic surgeon as you do in deciding on the particular cosmetic laser surgery you want performed. This is due to the inherent risks of such a procedure and because this kind of surgery is much more difficult than imagined, it is in your best interests to go for the best surgeon you can find.