Follow the Laser: 3 Myths About Laser Treatments

Follow the Laser: 3 Myths About Laser Treatments | Danvers, MAWhether you suffer from fine lines and wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, or an excessive amount of hair, you may want to consider one of the laser treatments that Dr. Anna Petropoulos offers here at our office. Before you decide on treatment, however, it’s nice to understand a little bit more about lasers and how they can treat your problem areas. To help you increase your knowledge of laser treatments, we have debunked three common myths associated with them. Read on to learn more.

Myth #1: Lasers Can Weaken the Skin

During a laser treatment, the individual skin cells will be heated up which causes many individuals to assume that it weakens the skin in the process. However, that simply isn’t true. In fact, laser treatments can strengthen your skin from the inside out.

Myth #2: They Are New on the Cosmetic Market

Although you may not have heard of laser skin treatments until recently, you may be surprised to learn that lasers have been used on the skin for decades. In fact, the first use of a laser to treat skin was in the late 1960’s when they were first used to treat tattoo removal. Even though they have been around for some time, however, they have gotten increasingly better and more accurate and can now treat a variety of different skin issues.

Myth #3: They Are the same

A laser that is used to treat vision impairedness is vastly different than one that is used to treat sunspots. If someone tells you that all lasers are created equal, they don’t know what they are talking about. In fact, even in our office, we have different lasers used to treat different things; one laser may be more precise while another laser may be able to cover a larger circumference.

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Now that you know a little bit more about laser treatments, you can make an educated decision about whether or not they are right for you. To learn more or schedule an appointment, contact Dr. Anna Petropoulos today at 978-739-9500!

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