Lasers serve different purposes, from diminishing fine lines to removing hair.

Liora Dermatology Laser Therapy Patient ices

There are many different types of lasers that are used by medical professionals. These lasers serve different purposes, from diminishing fine lines to removing hair. You may be considering lasers as a cosmetic procedure for your needs. Even so, learning about lasers can feel like a challenge when you have to try and decipher medical lingo. Thankfully, laser treatment methods are not that difficult to understand.

How Do Lasers Work?

Lasers only contain a concentration of one color and are therefore monochromatic. A laser only emits one concentration of one color of light. This can also be referred to as a wavelength. The wavelength of the laser has to be tuned to correspond to whatever the cosmetic surgeon attempts to correct. This allows the laser to address the target area. Different types of lasers feature different wavelengths, which can then be used for a number of conditions.

Lasers are used for a variety of different conditions as treatment options

  • Wrinkles
    Laser treatment can be effective at treating wrinkles and diminishing fine lines. Some procedures may be used alongside lasers, such as skin-tightening procedures or skin-resurfacing treatment methods. In place of these combination treatments, a more ablative laser may be recommended instead.
  • Pigmented Lesions
    Laser treatment is used to effectively treat pigmented lesions. Because they can be used to target specific areas, one of the most common uses for lasers is correcting pigmented lesions. Pigmented lesions include sun spots, age spots, and other forms of hyperpigmentation on the skin.

Other conditions

Vascular Lesions – These lesions include spider veins or varicose veins, port wine stains, and broken blood vessels. Laser treatment can prove effective for minimizing the appearance of vascular lesions.


Hair Removal – Lasers are also effective treatment methods for hair removal. However, laser hair removal effectiveness depends greatly on the pigment of the skin and of the hair. Depending on pigment, specialized lasers may need to be used.

Schedule a Consultation

If you are considering laser treatment options, the first step is to schedule an initial consultation. At your initial consultation, your medical professional will provide you with an extensive evaluation. This evaluation will help determine whether you are a candidate for laser treatment. The team at Liora Dermatology prides themselves on taking an individualized approach to each patient, creating customized care plans that best fit the patient’s needs. Schedule a consultation today to learn more about laser treatment options and to find out if you are a candidate.

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