Laser and Non-Laser Treatment Comparison

Laser Treatment

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Sooner or later, you find yourself with a skin condition that won’t go away on it’s own. You look at various treatment options, maybe even trying a few of them, and find the condition remains. Before randomly trying another option, take a look at what each has to offer. Perhaps it’s time to try a Laser Treatment.

Laser and Non-Laser Treatment Comparison

Topical treatments

Often, people try to cure skin issues on their own, turning to topical treatments they find in department stores. Many of the lotions sold in those stores are gimmicks, promising extraordinary results. Worse yet, some of those creams are nothing more than glorified moisturizers that do nothing for blemishes, skin wrinkling, or age spots. Unless your dermatologist prescribes a medicated cream for your particular skin issue, you aren’t likely to find anything that actually delivers the promised results.

Other Non-Laser Methods

Lasers and lotions are not the only types of treatment available to you. Chemical peels and microdermabrasion are an option. Both remove the damaged and dead cells on the surface of your skin in order to reveal the healthy skin underneath. One uses chemical solutions to destroy the damaged cells while the other sloughs them off and suctions them off the skin. The problem with chemical peels is they can have a decidedly long recovery time. Microdermabrasion, on the other hand, is temporary and needs to be repeated often to maintain skin care.

Laser Therapy Treatments

When it comes down to it, laser therapy may be the best solution for long lasting skin care.  There is such a wide variety of choices, when it comes to laser devices, each for differing issues. Whether you are looking to remove scars, unwanted hair, or tattoos or to tighten skin or decrease pigmentation, there is a laser machine designed to target it.

Additionally, laser therapy comes in different forms. Some laser devices are ablative, meaning they are designed to destroy cells on the skin surface. Other lasers are developed to provide non-ablative services, meaning they work deeper under the skin and do not damage the surface. As a result, non-ablative treatments have little to no recovery time and are very popular.

Not Every Treatment is for Every Person

Each individual has different needs and so what works for one person doesn’t necessarily work for the next person.  Someone with light hair and light skin color can’t be treated for laser hair removal the same way a person with light skin and dark hair can. Cosmetic laser devices use a specific spectrum of light to target the darker hairs. Treatment has to be adjusted according to the individual so it won’t harm the client. Also, some people have extremely sensitive skin, so chemical peels may have a high risk for them.

As with any medical treatment, seek out your doctor or dermatologist’s advice before proceeding with any therapy. Ask questions and make sure you understand the risks. You can get the right results as long as you are careful to seek the right treatment.

We do many things for the sake of beauty and having a younger looking skin, finding the best way to achieve this will definitely help us save time and money! Have you tried any of these treatments? If so which is your favourite? Would you ever consider having a laser treatment?

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  • Sheridan Grady

    When I struggled with acne a few years ago my parents bought me an at home laser treatment kit and it really did help! I highly recommend it! xx

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  • Interesting post, I never thought about this kind of treatment before. Gemma x
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  • I would consider laser treatment, but at the moment I am pretty content with the results chemical exfoliation gives me.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

  • I’m a little scared by laser for the face… x
    Yuliya at Yukova Blog

  • Hanna

    Thanks for sharing. I don’t know about laser treatment. –Hanna Lei

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  • Klaudia.

    Thanks for sharing this! It’s like you read my mind, this week my skin is at it’s worst! I have super painful, inflamed acne like never before after my 5th day of using LRP Effaclar, perscripted by my dermatologist. Do you think laser treatment could help my case? I’m literally drowning in tears the past few days, NOTHING seems to work! I’m even considering going offline forever, my skin is making me feel like absolute shit.

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  • A lot of people get this mixed up, love the post so everyone can understand.

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  • Roberta Romeo

    This post is so detailed and useful dear! ^-^
    I didn’t even know the different between microdermabrasion and laser terapy!
    I think this post could be useful in a couple of years! 😉
    xoxo

  • That’s such an interesting post. I haven’t tried any of these treatments and I do agree that these treatments aren’t for everybody. But if it’s something that would help a lot and won’t have any negative effects, then why not? 🙂

    -Leta | The Nerdy Me

  • Great post, Ela! I like how you shared the benefits of other options, as well as the laser. I think my next best bet will be to do a laser treatment. I did a microdermabrasion treatment a few years ago and, like you said, it didn’t last in its results because I wasn’t consistent in following up, it can get pricey! Laser removal seems like a better alternative and a cheaper option in the long run, at least in my case. Thanks so much for sharing and I hope you have a wonderful week ahead, beauty!

    XO,

    Jalisa
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  • Nadia

    This is a great & informative post, hon. Really enjoyed reading it. If you remember that one time I got invited to a skin clinic opening as a blogger and we got to watch live demo of different treatments as well as listened to presentations about laser & non-laser procedures. I have been fascinated about it since. I like the fact that you mentioned how important it is to consult with your dermatologist first.
    p.s. Ahh, so excited about our wee chat earlier 🙂
    xox Nadia
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  • I need to visit a dermatologist at some point! I have very sensitive skin so I’d love to know whether what I’m doing is actually maintaining it and not ruining my skin for the future.
    Great post!

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  • Very informative post, thanks for sharing Ela!

    XoXo,

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  • thefashionfolks

    Loved that you talked both about pros and cons! Laser treatments is definitely not for everyone, but so interesting to learn about! Xx

  • Thank you for sharing such a honest review.

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  • Coco Cami

    Great post, so useful and full of information. Thanks for sharing 🙂

    Camille xo

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  • I had red light laser treatment last year and it worked really well for acne scar pigmentation I had!

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  • Karina Guimarães Ribeiro

    Great post, so interesting to learn about laser treatment!
    xx Karina
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  • Rachel Vogt (Rachel Vogt Trend

    Oh wow! Thanks for sharing.

    xoxo, Rachel

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  • Ellie Adams

    I’ve never had laser treatment but it is something that a lot of my friends have had for hair removal and they absolutely loved it. I would definitely consider it!

    Elle
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    xx

  • Trang Do

    Great post! Thanks for sharing!

    Xoxo,
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  • Interesting post! Thanks for sharing! xx

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  • Great topic! Luckily, I don`t have major skin problems and I don`t think I need a laser treatment. But I know there are people out there that have tried countless products that did not work, so for them lasers might be the answer.

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  • I’m definitely open to trying laser treatment.

  • This was such an interesting read. I’ve been looking into getting laser treatments recently to try and improve my skin and it’s so handy to have it all written out here. Thank you for that!!

    Katie.

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  • I’ve never thought about laser treatments but this was an interesting read. Luckily I don’t have major skin issues otherwise I’m sure I would consider it.

    Yasmeen x
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  • I’ve always wanted to do laser, this is very helpful!

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  • Samileen

    I so want to try a laser treatment for hair removal. But haven’t felt 100% sure about it. Specially on my face, it is something that bothers me. Guess I need to do my own research about it before actually making the big decision.

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  • I haven’t tried any laser treatments before, but it was interesting to learn more about these treatments. Thanks for sharing!

    Eden | Mint Notion

  • This is definitely something I want to look into. I have sensitive skin, so I have to be careful.
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  • Interesting idea for a post – it’s not an area I know much about.

  • Elena Dal Maso

    What a interesting post 🙂

    xoxo
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  • I’m definitely wanting to try out laser hair removal for a while now, I think once the prices come down a bit I’ll definitely give it a go.

    Georgia | The Weekend Attic – Personal Style, Beauty and Lifestyle

  • Primrose Bigwood

    Such a great topic, really well written! x

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  • i actually do want to try lasers. i want to try laser hair removal so it’s easier on my life and my skin can look silky smooth. maybe in the future. would love to experience it x

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  • I’m so glad you’ve written this post Ela! At the moment I’m also considering laser treatments for hair removal as so many of my friends have already done so and loved the results. This just brings me one step closer to my decision 😉

    X

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  • Thanks for sharing, I would love to get facials on a daily but I don’t think I could go under the laser.

    xx Falasha

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  • clara mcmillan

    What great information, the laser seems scary to me. I’m a very nervous person…haha!

    God bless,

    XO, Claire

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  • Shwetali

    Very informative post Ela 🙂 Thanks for sharing. I have taken Laser treatement for hair removal on my face
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  • I tried dermapen and it was a revelation. The results only last for a few weeks, but it’s great for events or to just brighten up your skin and keep it youthful over time.

    xx Yasmin

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  • I did a laser hair removal 6 sessions and I find it that maybe reduces 50% so its a very painful and lengthy process and quite expensive if I may add
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