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Acqua Blu Medical Spa Explains the Difference Between Ablative and Non-Ablative Lasers Used for Skin Treatment


Pittsburgh, PA -- (SBWIRE) -- 04/07/2017 -- Not many people are aware that the skin is one of the most important organs in the human body, and that it is also the largest organ that the human body contains. Skin not only accounts for about 15% of a body's overall weight, but it acts as a regulator, a sensor, and a protector for the rest of the body. With the skin playing such a crucial role, it is critical to maintaining its health. Acqua Blu Medical Spa's skin center in Pittsburgh, PA is outfitted with a highly certified staff and state-of-the-art equipment chosen with care to provide the best laser treatments that Pennsylvania has to offer.

When considering laser treatment for the skin, there are almost too many options to choose from and not every laser is right for every skin type. The best place to start is by learning the main differences between ablative and non-ablative lasers.

Ablative lasers are more aggressive and carry the greatest risks, but they also produce the best clinical results. Working by vaporizing the top layers of the skin, ablative lasers force the body to regrow these tissues, resulting in a dramatic improvement in the health and complexion of the skin. They are used to treat acne scarring, vascular lesions, extreme cases of sun damage, pigmentation irregularities, loose skin, and heavy wrinkles.

The two main ablative lasers (fractional CO2 lasers and fractional erbium lasers) use a fractional method that works in columns rather than treating the entirety of the skin's surface. This allows for the areas around the treated skin to benefit the most and heal in half the time. The fractional process used in ablative laser treatments is designed to increase collagen production, improve the skin, and get rid of most flaws with only one session.

The downside to ablative laser treatments is that the healing process is twice as long as that for non-ablative laser treatments. There is also a more limited spectrum of patients who are able to undergo ablative laser treatment because darker skin pigmentation can suffer lightening, and those with active acne are advised against this option. It can cause redness, swelling, infection, and even scarring in some cases.

Non-ablative lasers target tissues and heat them up without completely destroying them. In doing so, the body is signaled to produce more collagen and the skin is evened out and filled in. Non-ablative skin resurfacing focuses on subdermal layers, so that the skin heals from the inside, outwards. The more mild lasers don't typically result in as many adverse effects, but there is a need for multiple treatment sessions to achieve the same effect ablative laser treatments have.

When looking at laser treatment as an option for cosmetic purposes, non-ablative lasers are recommended. They are commonly used for tattoo removal, pigment correction, and less severe forms of sun damage. Acqua Blu Medical Spa also utilizes non-ablative lasers to achieve the best hair removal in Pittsburgh, PA.

The most important thing to remember when considering laser skin treatment is that the skin is a vital part of the body and each person is unique. Acqua Blu Medical Spa wants their clients to feel well-informed and have the ability to choose the most optimal skin treatment procedure for their specific needs. Regardless of the nature of the skin damage, Acqua Blu Medical Spa has the newest and most praised non-invasive cosmetic spa services in Pittsburgh, PA. Call 724-933-1800 to schedule an appointment and revitalize your skin!

About Acqua Blu Medical Spa
When a patient steps into Acqua Blu Medical Spa, they have come to an unique, non-surgical facility that is built around a wide-variety of medical treatments for the health and restoration of the skin. These treatments promote a concept of unequaled and sustainable beauty that deliver results each and every time. All treatment plans are customized to the patient and presented based on their varying circumstances. Acqua Blu Medical Spa's owner and operator, Dr. Brian V. Heil is a board-certified plastic surgeon who is backed by a team of skilled and experienced professionals who are always dedicated in providing patients with the right guidance and advice.

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