When it comes to having laser treatment in Nigeria, people often assume there is only one kind of laser for all types of skin disorders and concerns requiring laser treatment.
In this post, we would discuss common types of laser machines, laser treatments, skin conditions and skin concerns treated with laser and laser skin treatment in Nigeria.
What Is Laser?
LASER is an acronym for Light Amplification By Stimulated Emission Of Radiation. A laser machine or device uses focused beams of light to treat affected areas of the body.
Common Types Of Laser Machines Used For Skin Treatments
There are two common categories of laser machines used for cosmetic skin treatments, ablative and non-ablative laser machines.
Ablative Lasers: These are lasers which can remove top layers of the skin. Example – CO2 lasers and Erbium lasers.
Non-ablative Lasers: Lasers that work deeper in the skin without removing or damaging top layers of the skin. Example – NDYAG laser machines used for laser hair removal and tattoo removal.
Skin Concerns And Conditions Treated With Laser
Ingrown Hairs Or Unwanted hair growth on face and body: Laser hair removal destroys and removes dark hairs quickly. NDYAG (pulsed) is the laser of choice for dark-skinned individuals with dark hairs.
Hypertrophic scars And Keloids: CO2 laser ablation and resurfacing procedures can be used to treat raised or indented scars. In most cases of keloid treatment with laser, other keloid treatments are combined to achieve better results because of the high chances of recurrence with keloids.
Some fine lines, wrinkles and acne scarring: CO2 laser resurfacing can be used alongside other procedures for appreciable improvement of fine lines, wrinkles and acne scarring. The results from laser treatment for acne scars are best seen when used for boxcar scars and rolling scars as ice-pick scars may require chemical peels, microneedling prior, to achieve results.
Tattoo removal, Hyperpigmented lesions and Dark stretch marks treatment: Q-switched NDYAG can successfully lighten or eradicate a variety of pigmented lesions. However, the results of laser treatment for hyperpigmentation depend on the depth of the melanin and the colour of the lesion.
Warts Removal, Syringomas and other benign skin growths: CO2 laser ablation can be used to remove warts and other skin growths from different parts of the body. It can also be used to remove precancerous growths such as actinic keratoses.
Vascular lesions: unsightly spider veins can be treated with NDYAG laser machines.
*Multiple sessions may be required to achieve desired results with laser treatments.
How Much Is Laser Treatment In Nigeria?
Cost of laser treatment in Nigeria varies from the type of lesion, size of lesion, type of laser treatment and the particular center the laser treatment is being done.
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Can Laser Cause Cancer?
No, Laser cannot cause cancer as the wavelengths used in laser skin treatments are different from wavelengths found in sunlight (UVA, UVB) and ionising radiation (nuclear radiation, x-rays) known to cause cancer.
What Are The Side Effects Of Laser Skin Treatments?
Possible side effects of laser skin treatments include redness, swelling, skin colour changes (darker or lighter), patchiness, dryness, itching, scaling/skin peeling. In some cases, bruising and blistering can occur and settle without intervention.
In very rare cases, permanent scars which may be raised or indented can occur. Chances of some side effects can be lowered significantly by the expertise and experience of the laser operator. Therefore, ensure you use a reputable center with qualified laser operators for your laser treatments.
Where Can I Do A Laser Skin Treatment In Nigeria?
When it comes to laser skin treatment in Nigeria, think Skin101 Abuja!
At Skin101 Abuja, we offer various laser treatment options;
– CO2 lasers for CO2 laser ablation (skin growths, warts, etc), CO2 laser resurfacing (laser treatment for acne scars and raised scars, antiaging skin rejuvenation) and CO2 laser vaginal rejuvenation.
– NDYAG lasers for laser hair removal, laser treatment for inflammatory acne, laser treatment for hyperpigmentation, laser tattoo removal, laser treatment for spider veins and laser treatment for stretch marks
Where Is Skin101 Abuja Located?
- No 35 Pope John Paul II Street, Off Gana Street, Maitama, Abuja. - +2349086000001 - firstname.lastname@example.org - Instagram - @skin101ng - Open 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM (Monday - Saturday)
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