Laser treatment is a type of skin procedure that uses lasers to help improve skin texture and appearance. The type of laser treatment depends on your individual needs and your doctor may either recommend an ablative of a non-ablative treatment. Both types of laser can be delivered with a fractional technology which is the delivery of heat through tiny columns knowns as microthermal treatment zone which leaves microscopic columns of untreated tissue throughout the treatment area. This can shorten recovery time and reduce the risk of side effects.
A non-ablative type of laser is less invasive as compared to ablative lasers. Without removing the outer layer of the epidermis, heat is applied and delivered into the skin to stimulate the production of collagen. This technology is typically recommended for skin conditions such as age spots, acne-related concerns, spider veins, discoloration, wrinkles, and skin pigmentation.
Some non-ablative laser includes pulsed-dye lasers and ND:YAG lasers.