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Doctor Pillay featured in the Ask the Experts Section in the Longevity Magazine

Thursday 12 July 2012

Doctor Pillay gives us a Laser Education Lesson in the Lifestyle Section of the Longevity Magazine:

QUESTION: What are Lasers?

ANSWER: The use of light as a medical treatment has grown. There are now devices which deliver different types of light for an ever-increasing number of uses. Exposure to certain kinds of light often makes people feel better!

Laser technology has developed over the last few decades to treat patients with a variety of skin problems, including the effects of sun damage, the removal of body hair, and recently, the treatment of psoriasis and acne.

Lasers are also commonly used by ophthalmologists for the treatment of eye conditions.

Since the early ’90s, lasers have become the high-tech equivalent of dermabrasion or deep chemical peels for skin resurfacing.

Laser skin resurfacing declined in popularity due to the development of less aggressive light treatments aimed at skin rejuvenation.

Figures from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, which has just started to track statistics for fractional laser skin resurfacing treatments, indicate that in 2010 just over 102 000 treatments were performed.

Read the full article here, along with other expert opinions: ASK THE EXPERTS – LONGEVITY MAGAZINE

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