October 17th, 2015 by Soderstrom Skin Institute
One of the most incredible discoveries in health care over the past two decades has been the use of laser light for the effective treatment of skin diseases and skin rejuvenation. Laser beams have been created that penetrate the skin at different depths, different widths, and with different degrees of intensity. They have also been designed so the skin, or colors in the skin, absorbs different wavelengths of light. To create this multitude of possibilities, a large number of different colored laser beams had to be engineered scientifically and technologically.
Veins, blood vessels, and red birthmarks absorb laser light in the color of red, therefore, these laser beams can treat these types of lesions. The laser beam is directed into the skin and in all cases it passes harmlessly through the skin, but once it hits the red in the blood vessels it heats up the blood as the light is then absorbed causing the area to be treated.
Blue, green, red, or yellow colors
all have to be treated with different laser beams. Tattoo treatments and pigment
in tattoos, therefore, over a period of time and multiple treatments, can be effectively diminished or completely eradicated. This is also true for ink stains, tar abrasions, and other forms of pigment in the skin, including birthmarks.
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