Laser skin treatments

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There's a lot of advertising out here for laser treatments for all types of skin problems (acne, discoloration, wrinkles, etc). Here's one of the places that does these treatments:
http://www.laserhq.com/1/index.html [Broken]

Do you think laser treatments work? How do lasers fix so many different problems?
Here's a list of all the special equipment they have:

Radiofrequency - medical device is used for non-surgical face lift and skin tightening. The procedure is an advanced way to tighten skin with the touch of a sophisticated computerized treatment tip to the skin. It requires no incisions and no recovery time. Excellent results can be seen with just one treatment.

1450 nm diode - a deeply penetrating diode laser that is very effective for treating acne and wrinkles. No recovery time is needed after treatment. It can even clear the most stubborn cystic acne on the face, back, and chest. It is as effective as using Accutane without any of the toxic side effects. This wavelength will also improve older and deeper acne scars.

Fractionated CO2 Laser - latest technology for acne scars, wrinkles, surgical and trauma scars.

Erbium 294 Yag - fast healing resurfacing for wrinkles, scars, and tumors. Introducing new microerbium technology with no down-time and fractional resurfacing.

C02 High Intensity Super Pulse - for skin tumors and skin cancer.

C02 Silktouch - for severe wrinkles.

Q-Switch Yag - for tattoos, pigmented lesions, acne scars, and rejuvenation.

Q-Switch Ruby - the most powerful laser for tattoos, birthmarks, and pigmented lesions.

Short Pulse Flashlamp Dye Laser - for vascular lesions, stretch marks, scar revision, skin rejuvenation, acne treatments, and acne scars.

Long Pulse Flashlamp Dye Laser - for vascular lesions, stretch marks, scar revision, skin rejuvenation, acne treatments, and acne scars.

Long Pulse Dye Laser With Cooling - for vascular lesions, stretch marks, scar revision, skin rejuvenation, acne treatments, and acne scars.

Photo-Dynamic Therapy (PDT) - a chemical application that is applied to the skin prior to laser treatment for active acne and also used to augment skin rejuvenation.

Q-Switch Yag 5 Laser - for skin rejuvenation, pigmented lesions, and tattoos with color.

Long Pulse Ruby - for hair removal on fair skinned individuals.

Long Pulse Alexandrite - for hair removal on individuals with olive complexions.

Long Pulse Yag - for removal of unwanted hair on dark skinned individuals, leg veins, and skin tightening.

Long Pulse Yag - for removal of fine hair and skin tightening.

PhotoMedex XTRAC Excimer Laser - for psoriasis and vitiligo.

Long Lasting Soft Tissue Fillers - for scars and rejuvenation that can now last for years.
 
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The lasers burn off the top layers of skin, so they do reduce the appearance of wrinkles, discolorations, etc....

In the old days, people had chemical "peels" that ate off the top layers of skin. Very painful and slow to heal. The lasers are a great improvement.

Joan Rivers had a chemical peel, then repeated face lifts until now she looks like the Riddler in the Batman comics.
 

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