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How Lasers Contribute to the Fight Against Aging

Aging is the loss of functionality of the body cells and tissues. The heart becomes less efficient; blood vessels shrink and lose elasticity. Majority of the people fear aging and its consequences but it’s inevitable. Some of the major signs of aging are sagging skin, wrinkling, hair loss, thin or dry skin and spotted skin. 

There are many ways of fighting aging and these might include the use of an injectable solution like dermal fillers and Botox. Some other practices like dermabrasion, microdermabrasion, and chemical peel are also effective in fighting aging. However, in this article, we shall not discuss any of the aforementioned methods but rather we shall mostly dwell on laser skin treatments.

Lasers are devices that have the capability of producing light that can be converted to heat energy once it comes in contact with the body. There are many types of lasers but basically, all of them operate under the same concept.

How lasers help to fight aging

  • They help to reactivate the collagen cells: Collagens are the major protein in the body that maintain plumpness and fullness in the tissues. The lasers create micro-injuries on the skin as well as in the tissues and this set in the repair process. As the body tries to repair itself, more cells are produced and this leads to the reduction of wrinkles and lines. 
  • Lasers help in fighting hair loss: Lasers fall under the category of devices called low-level light therapy. These devices promote hair growth by increasing cellular activity. Lasers also increase vasodilation which in turn increases blood flow and supply of nutrients to the hair follicles. 
  • Lasers reduce inflammations and tissue degradation: Lasers can promote healing in the soft tissues, muscle cells, ligaments and even in the bones. The stronger these parts are, the more effective the body will be in fighting aging
  • Lasers improve the immune system: Deteriorated health is among the many factors that can accelerate aging or even make us look older than our actual age. As we age our immune system becomes less effective but luckily the lasers make can make the cells and tissues producing the white blood cells to be more effective. 

Factors that affect the efficiency of lasers in fighting aging

How effective a laser will be in fighting aging can be dependent on the following factors:

  • Wavelength: There are many types of lasers like the diode and gas lasers. The higher the nanometer, the more efficient the laser can be in treating complex situations. For example, a 650 nm laser has been found to be more effective in stimulating hair growth
  • Coherence: What makes lasers better than any other light-emitting device in hair loss treatment is the unison of its wavelength. They only diverge when they enter the body. This also increases the accuracy of the lasers in as far as the area to be treated is concerned
  • The type of lasers: Lasers operate under two main principles, pulsed and continuous wavelength. A pulsed laser works effectively for tissue healing while a continuous laser is used for hair growth. 
  • Skin type: Lasers are more effective on light skin with dark hairs. However, even darker skins can also be treated with lasers but the process won’t yield the best

Guard your health with lasers

Lasers are effective in fighting many conditions in our bodies. Some might be medical while others are cosmetic. Irrespective of the perspective from which we can look at the benefits of lasers, the most important point is that it helps to fight aging. Some of the ways lasers can help in achieving this are through the enhancement of collagen cell growth as well as help in improving the immune system.

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