Laser is an acronym for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation. Laser and all the light emitting devices are known for their effective treatments especially in skin disorders. The cosmetic laser procedures address and treat several skin issues such as brown spots, wrinkles, uneven skin tone, and redness from rosacea. Cosmetic Lasers work their best by rendering a concentrated and fathom stream of focussed pulsated bright light which can be tuned strategically aimed over the skin. The most common two type of skin resurfacing procedure with the help of cosmetic lasers are ablative and non-ablative procedures depending upon the type of laser used. The beam of laser light works by emitting high wavelength energy light and when focussed on the specific skin condition will generate heat and treat the skin problem by destroying. There are different variations in wavelengths as every wavelength treats different skin issue. The cosmetic lasers market is worth nearly between $400 million and $500 million owing to popularity of treatments such as skin resurfacing and hair removal.

Ablative Cosmetic Lasers – These were the first type of laser to be used in laser skin resurfacing. Ablative lasers evaporate the top-most layer of the skin and physically remove any kind of damage to the skin and enable healthy skin to grow back. Ablative lasers can – help considerably fade discolorations on the skin, bring out a significant change in the visual appearance of wrinkles on the surface as well as deep within,  erase long time sun damage by substituting the damages skin with a healthier new skin. Besides, there are a few risks associated with ablative lasers such as Bleeding, flaking, and redness, Swelling, scabbing, and oozing, substantial irritation which needs longer healing time.

Non-ablative Cosmetic Lasers – These lasers fathom into the deep layers of the skin without getting rid of the topmost layer as in case of ablative lasers. Non-ablative lasers don’t have the risks as those of ablative ones; nonetheless, non-ablative resurfacing doesn’t render as impressive effects as its counterpart. Many people nowadays prefer this laser as the recovery time is much less in its case. Non-ablative lasers can enhance minor wrinkles and fine lines, better skin discolorations, especially the superficial brown spots, and stimulate collagen production. A few mild side-effects are swelling and potential bruising and temporary darkening of treat spots.