What are Laser Treatments/ Laser Therapy?
Laser treatments and therapies are different medical and aesthetic treatments that use focused light. Unlike typical light sources, lasers (which stands for light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation) emit light at specific wavelengths, enabling them to produce highly concentrated and powerful beams. Lasers have many uses as medical and aesthetic treatments and can be used to cut, burn or destroy tissue. Laser treatments are employed by numerous medical professionals in their practice, including dermatologists, dermatological and laser surgeons, burns and plastic surgeons.
What types of laser treatments are there?
Laser Hair Removal – Laser hair removal is a non-invasive procedure that effectively removes unwanted hair from the body without the need for incisions. People opt for this treatment on various body parts, with the most common areas being the face, underarms, bikini area (or any areas with pubic hair growth), back, and legs.
Laser Lipolysis – Laser lipolysis is a non-invasive method of body sculpting that effectively targets and eliminates small fat deposits. Similar to surgical liposuction, this procedure permanently removes fat cells from the body. However, laser lipolysis offers several advantages, including reduced pain, shorter and simpler recovery, and a lower risk of loose skin post-treatment.
Laser Rejuvenation – Laser rejuvenation, sometimes referred to as Laser Skin Resurfacing, uses lasers to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and scars, improve skin pigmentation, tighten skin and remove lesions, both benign (non-cancerous) and malignant.
Laser thread vein, acne, skin firming – Facial thread veins refer to small blood vessels that are located near the skin’s surface, appearing as thin, red, or occasionally purple or blue lines. Laser treatment offers a safe and effective solution for eliminating thread veins. During the treatment, the laser light is focused on the veins, leading to rapid heating. As a result, the vein breaks down and collapses, which may temporarily manifest as bruising on the skin’s surface.
Why do you need insurance for laser treatments?
The popularity of laser treatments in the UK has been on the rise in recent years, thanks to the wide variety of available lasers and their ability to treat a constantly expanding range of conditions. With most medical and aesthetic procedures, there are potential risks from laser treatments. These can range from: Blisters, Burns, Hyperpigmentation, areas of skin that are darker or lighter than the surrounding skin, Infections and Scars.
Even with advancements in laser technology ensuring safety and efficiency, accidents and injuries can still occur during laser procedures. It is crucial, therefore, that professionals trained in laser treatment have appropriate insurance coverage, to work with clients confidently and safely.