Non-Ablative Laser for Acne, Scar, Wrinkles, Hair
For patients not wishing the downtown associated with ablative surgery, but wishing specific areas of their skin to be treated, such as unwanted hair, vessels, brown spots, or acne, there are other “non-ablative plastic surgeon nyc” laser systems, which also leave the surface skin intact and only target specific structures in the skin. Dr. Kang uses CLEARSCAN, which is the Sciton version of smart infrared laser technology, using dual mode computer module to precisely treat visible veins and unwanted hair. The CLEARSCAN laser system emits pulses of high-energy infrared light, which pass through the skin and are absorbed by the pigment in the hair shaft and follicle. The laser energy heats the follicle and deactivates the cells that produce hair. Hair grows in cycles and only the actively growing follicles are most affected by the laser; therefore, 3 to 5 treatments are spread out to allow for resting hairs to grow, followed by touch-up sessions if more reduction is needed. The CLEARSCAN technology also allows the laser to target the unwanted vessels only, which will be preferentially treated by the laser’s energy and become less noticeable. Most small capillaries will become invisible almost immediately, while larger vessels and spider veins may require additional treatments.