Very intense light aimed onto the skin is capable of destroying various skin tissues. The medical benefits of this treatment are dependent upon the light being able to kill off the problem tissues without destroying valuable nearby tissues and hopefully without leaving too much of a scar or other mark.
As an example - if you have a blood vessel exaggeration of a severe type (referred to as a port-wine stain or PWS) the aim of treatment is to SELECTIVELY remove the unwanted blood vessels WITHOUT at the same time destroying other nearby skin tissues.
Similarly, if you want to remove unwanted hair, the aim is to destroy the hair follicles in the skin without disturbing the appearance of the skin overlying the hair follicles.
There is a section in the current News Page
discussing some aspects of laser therapy for wrinkles, resurfacing, etc. To enquire about these treatments, please contact the clinic
by Dr John Ashworth