Use Of Laser In Cosmetics Industries
Laser technology is being used increasingly in the cosmetics industry. It is used to solve a range of beauty woes, from acne scars to wrinkles. Here is a quick look at what it is and how the laser is used for cosmetic purposes. The word laser is actually an acronym, which stands for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation. This is science lingo for a very bright, very narrow beam of light that can be focused on a very tiny spot, unlike a flashlight whose beam spreads out. A laser beam has so much energy that it can cut through metal and even diamond, but it can be modified to perform very precise tasks, such as delicate surgery; hence its applications to cosmetic treatment. Laser is used to remove hair, tattoos, pigmented blemishes such as moles and age spots, spider veins, lesions, and many other undesirables.
Laser is used to remove hair, tattoos, pigmented blemishes such as moles and age spots, spider veins, lesions, and many other undesirables.
What is a Cosmetic Laser Burn?
Cosmetic laser treatments are highly regulated so that practitioners can only use licensed equipment, and must meet training requirements. However, there are some risks involved, one of which is burning. In a successful treatment, a laser beam destroys or deactivates cells in the target area, without damaging the other cells surrounding it. If things go wrong, the area can be burned, much in the same way you’d be burned by a hot pot, except in tiny pinpoint bits. Laser burns happen for a variety of reasons, including improper procedure and whether you are predisposed to be burned. Also, some areas of the body burn more readily than others. Whatever the cause, laser burns result in redness, blistering, swelling, or burn marks in the shape of the applicator device. Further, signs of laser burns include crusting, peeling, and the skin looking charred. Laser burns vary in severity depending on the depths of the burns and the size of the area affected.
General Treatment Of Cosmetic Laser Burns
Burns caused during cosmetic laser treatments are no different from any other burn caused by heat. The kind of treatment you would apply depends on the severity of the burn. If you have a second or third-degree burn, this is not something you treat at home. You should get medical attention for these more severe injuries. You can fairly first-degree type burns (superficial burns that only affect the top layer of your skin) at home. Begin by cooling down the area as quickly as possible. Do this by running cool or lukewarm water over the affected area. Avoid using cold water or ice. Try not to touch your burns, or let anyone else touch them. It might be tempting to peel off the blisters and scabs but don’t. It is fine to drain the blisters with a sterilized needle, but aside from that, leave them alone. Blisters are your friends, acting as a natural barrier against microbes and helping to keep you safe from infections.
The Advantages Of Using SilverStream®
SilverStream® is a wound management product that has been trusted by healthcare professionals for over 20 years. Made of a patented combination of low concentration silver ions, menthol, and glycerol, it is excellent for treating laser treatment burns for several reasons. First, it has broad anti-microbial activity, inhibiting the growth of bacteria, yeast and fungi. This is essential as burns are notorious for becoming infected. Another benefit is its ability to maintain optimal moisture levels of wounds. When people apply petroleum jelly to wounds, they are looking for this benefit. De Souza (plastic surgery registrar) discourages the use of petroleum jelly to treat burns, noting that “in addition to being occlusive, it [petroleum jelly] is non-sterile, promotes bacterial proliferation on the surface of the wound, and may lead to infection”.
SilverStream® is an excellent alternative to petroleum jelly as it keeps your wound moist while eliminating bacteria.
SilverStream® is safe to use. A quarter-million patients were treated with SilverStream® with excellent results and without any adverse events.
How To Use SilverStream® In Order To Treat Cosmetics Laser Burns
Add SilverStream® to your care routine to speed up your recovery time by 30 -50%
- Once or twice a day, wash the laser burns with SilverStream.
- Rinse, by spraying the SilverStream® solution on the wound.
DO NOT INJECT (The needle should not touch the wound).
- You can also spray the area from a spray bottle, or clean the area with gauze soaked in SilverStream®.
- Keep open skin covered with a non-stick gauze bandage.