The Science Behind Laser Skin Treatments: How They Work

In today’s world, where your skin battles daily against time and the elements, laser skin treatments offer a solution to maintain a youthful appearance. At Glam Aesthetics Medspa in Atlanta, GA, we use the power of laser technology to rejuvenate, restore, and revitalize your skin. Whether you’re dealing with age-related concerns or sun damage or simply seeking a refreshed look, our suite of laser treatments offers a tailored solution to meet your needs.  

What Are Laser Skin Treatments?

Laser skin treatments use focused light therapy to address a wide range of skin issues and improve overall skin appearance. This technology accurately targets skin layers to treat specific conditions, from reducing wrinkles and fine lines to eliminating unwanted pigmentation and scars.

How Do Laser Skin Treatments Work?

By targeting different layers of the skin, these treatments promote healing and collagen production, leading to noticeable improvements. While the treatments are similar, they work slightly differently depending on the type of laser used. Each laser type is selected to optimize treatment efficacy, catering to a diverse range of skin conditions and rejuvenation goals.

Different Types of Lasers

Ablative Lasers

These lasers remove the outer layer of the skin (epidermis) and heat the underlying skin (dermis), which stimulates the growth of new collagen fibers. As the epidermis heals and regrows, the treated area appears smoother and tighter. Common ablative lasers include the carbon dioxide (CO2) laser and the erbium laser.

Non-ablative Lasers

Unlike ablative lasers, non-ablative lasers do not remove the top layer of skin. They target the dermis to promote collagen growth and skin rejuvenation. These lasers are less invasive and require less recovery time but may require multiple sessions to achieve desired results. Examples include pulsed-dye lasers, Nd:YAG lasers, and alexandrite lasers.

Fractional Lasers

These lasers treat only a fraction of the skin at a time, leaving the surrounding area untouched. This approach allows for faster healing while still improving skin texture and appearance. Fractional lasers can be ablative or non-ablative.

How They Work for You

Targeting Specific Skin Issues

Lasers work by emitting a wavelength of light that is absorbed by specific targets in the skin. For example, pigmented areas absorb certain wavelengths better than the surrounding skin, which allows for precise treatment of age spots or sun spots without damaging nearby tissue.

Stimulating Collagen Production

The heat generated by the laser promotes the production of collagen, a protein that gives skin its elasticity and firmness. By stimulating collagen growth, laser treatments can help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and improve overall skin texture.

Skin Removal and Resurfacing

Ablative lasers vaporize the top layer of damaged skin, allowing new, healthy skin to replace it. This process can significantly improve the skin’s appearance by reducing imperfections and promoting a more uniform complexion.

Which Laser Skin Treatments Do We Provide?

Laser skin treatments have revolutionized the field of dermatology, offering solutions for a myriad of skin concerns. From diminishing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles to correcting pigmentation issues and improving overall skin texture, the advancements in laser technology have paved the way for personalized and effective treatment options. We provide a range of laser skin treatments designed to cater to the unique needs of our patients.


Lumecca is a cutting-edge intense pulsed light (IPL) therapy renowned for its efficacy in treating a wide array of skin pigmentation issues and vascular lesions. This technology harnesses the power of broad-spectrum light to precisely target and treat sun spots, age spots, freckles, spider veins, and rosacea. The light emitted by Lumecca is absorbed by the pigments and blood vessels in the skin, causing them to heat up and disintegrate without harming the surrounding tissue.

Over time, these targeted areas are naturally eliminated by the body, leading to a clearer, more even-toned complexion. Lumecca is particularly valued for its ability to deliver significant improvements within just a few sessions, making it a popular choice for individuals seeking efficient results with minimal downtime.

Lumecca With Lutronic Genius®

The combination of Lumecca IPL therapy and RF microneedling with Lutronic Genius represents a synergistic approach to skin rejuvenation, offering a dual-action solution that addresses both superficial and deep skin concerns. While Lumecca focuses on correcting pigmentation issues and vascular lesions on the skin’s surface, Lutronic Genius adds another dimension to the treatment by using radiofrequency energy and microneedling to stimulate collagen production in the deeper layers of the skin.

This not only enhances the skin’s texture and elasticity but also helps to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, and acne scars. It offers a comprehensive approach to skin rejuvenation that includes skin tightening benefits. The integration of these two technologies allows for a comprehensive treatment plan that can be tailored to meet the specific needs of each patient, providing a holistic approach to skin rejuvenation that achieves more pronounced and lasting results.

Unlock Your Skin’s Full Potential With Advanced Laser Treatments in Atlanta, GA

Laser skin treatments offer a powerful solution for a range of skin concerns, from aging and sun damage to uneven texture and tone. At Glam Aesthetics Medspa in Atlanta, GA, we are dedicated to providing our patients with the most advanced and effective treatments available. If you’re considering laser skin treatment and have questions about its effectiveness or safety, we invite you to contact us for a consultation. 

Contact us online or call (404) 702-0691 for a consultation; let us help you unlock the full potential of your skin with the transformative power of lasers.

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