How Do Laser Skin Treatments Work?

August 31, 2017

Remove unwanted body hair, improve wrinkles and fine lines, tighten and rejuvenate your skin, or even erase hyperpigmentation, all with barely any discomfort or recovery time. Lasers are so gentle and effective, they seem like magic. Of course, they’re not magic, but technology. Let’s take a closer look at lasers – What they are, how they work, and why they’re able to solve so many common skin problems.

What are lasers?

Although lasers bring to mind futuristic imagery of ray guns and space suits, they’re actually pretty simple. Lasers are just extremely concentrated beams of light. Like flashlights, but orders of magnitude more powerful and precise.

What are they for?

For a while after the first laser was built in 1960, we thought they were neat but didn’t have much of a practical use for them. In fact, a truism among engineers at the time was that lasers were “a solution looking for a problem.” Since the 60s, though, we’ve found the problem a hundred times over. We use lasers to play DVDs, scan barcodes, perform surgery, and for safe cosmetic purposes from body hair removal and facials.

What procedures at Body Factory Skin Care use lasers?

Lasers are super effective and safe to treat a broad range of skin imperfections! The Body Factory Skin Care treatments that use lasers are:

  • Laser facials at the Hell’s Kitchen location. The precision of lasers allows us to target only the thin surface layer of skin, removing bacteria and dirt to reveal a brighter and cleaner complexion. The heat of the laser tightens and brightens skin, giving you a more youthful appearance. Lasers can also focus energy only on hyperpigmented areas, removing dark spots which are a typical sign of aging. And since laser facials are so precise and so gentle, you won’t require any down time for recovery!

Learn more about laser facials.

  • Laser skin tightening is a wonderful alternative to surgical interventions to address sagging, wrinkles, fine lines, and other signs of aging. The infrared laser treatment stimulates your natural collagen production, smoothing out the surface of the skin and giving you a soft, bright new look.

Learn more about laser skin tightening.

  • Laser hair removal is the quickest and most permanent way to remove unwanted body hair – and it’s 80 percent effective after just three treatments! Plus, our Gentle Hair Removal means less discomfort and better results for even the most sensitive skin.

Learn more about laser hair removal.