Cosmetic Laser Eye & Skin Procedures
Laser surgery is a procedure that utilizes the energy from a beam of light known as a laser for surgery. The use of laser in cosmetic surgery has grown in importance due to the delicate nature of cosmetic surgery with an emphasis on non – invasive surgery. The laser prevents excessive bleeding and in some cases stops bleeding through skin compacting. The laser is used for both eye and skin procedures.
In eye surgery, a laser is used to permanently change the shape of the cornea, which is the clear covering over the colored iris, and the lens, which is just behind the pupil of the eye. This improves the cornea's ability to focus. By changing the shape of the cornea, Layer eye surgery can correct three kinds of vision defects. These are:
• Myopia (near-sightedness)
• Hyperopia (far –sightedness)
• Astigmatism (blurred vision)
Laser surgery is also used for the following skin procedures:
• Smooth out fine lines and wrinkles
• Smooth out acne scars
• Vaporize birthmarks and moles
• Erase spots and facial hairs.
• Erase spider veins, warts and tattoos
Laser skin procedures create a fresh surface over which new skin can grow. The result is new more youthful looking skin. They however are only applicable to light skinned people and do not work on dark skin.