Don't like the look of your skin? Maybe it's time to think about effective rejuvenation methods? At what age is it recommended to start doing these procedures? Such questions arise in almost all women after 30 years. The aging process begins at an early age, but at this age we don't notice it yet.
Fortunately, modern medicine and cosmetology do not stand still and offer their patients multiple hardware and injection procedures, but this article will focus on the laser method for skin rejuvenation. In cosmetology, various laser techniques are used, but all of them can be divided into two types:
- ablative (with damage to the surface layer of the skin);
- non-ablative (without damaging the surface layer of the skin).
How to quickly rejuvenate the skin?
Gradually, wrinkles appear on the skin, it becomes dull, the pores expand. Laser photothermolysis helps to quickly restore youthfulness to the skin. This effective non-surgical method of skin rejuvenation helps to stimulate and correct the cell structure without destructive alterations. A laser beam divided into micro beams is used for photothermolysis. Thus, during the procedure, it becomes possible to control the depth and degree of exposure and prevent damage to the upper layer of the epidermis.
Laser photothermolysis of the face helps to remove mimic wrinkles, reduce enlarged pores, renew the skin of the face, neck and décolleté. It also helps to effectively eliminate skin pigmentation, remove scars, stretch marks, scars. Using this method, you can get rid of even the deepest and most ancient scars and stretch marks. The action of the device can be compared to the action of peeling or polishing, only it is much more effective. In the leather processing process, micro-burns remain on its surface. During the subsequent rehabilitation period, the superficial layer of the skin dies out and is lost naturally. In damaged areas, collagen begins to be actively produced, which contributes to the formation of new healthy cells. Already after a few procedures, it becomes noticeable that the skin is more even, and after completing the course, it becomes clear that the aesthetic problems have completely faded into the background.
Facial photothermolysis device
The Lux1540 non-ablative fractional laser as part of the Palomar Icon system helps to effectively and quickly solve not only elementary, but also quite complex problems of patients in cosmetology.
The laser is used when it is necessary to eliminate the following problems:
- rejuvenation of the dermis;
- elimination of wrinkles;
- impact on scars and scars;
- postpartum stretch marks on the skin;
- fight against gravitational ptosis of the upper and lower eyelids.
The advantages of the device make it in demand. Its greater efficacy has long been proven by numerous positive clinical results. The device is based on skin rejuvenation by stimulating collagen synthesis and skin renewal. The laser creates a good depth of exposure - up to 2mm. 2-3 passes on the skin surface are sufficient to obtain a good density of exposure to rays to improve the skin structure.
Compared to other lasers, the fractional type model offers maximum safety and painless. The laser uses approved smooth pulse technology. The device does not require the use of additional consumables, which makes the procedure cheaper.
Execution of the procedure
Laser fractional photothermolysis is performed after preliminary skin preparation. Before the procedure, it must be cleaned of excess sebum, dust and cosmetics. Since the treatment is done using a laser, the impact sites are treated with an anesthetic. After a few minutes the anesthetic cream is removed and a special gel is applied to facilitate the sliding of the device. Before the procedure, a special processing scheme is created. The average duration of the procedure does not exceed 30 minutes.
During the procedure, the patient does not feel pain, only a slight tingling or burning sensation may be noted. In general, the procedure does not cause discomfort and is comfortable enough for the patient. At the end of the procedure, a cream is applied to the skin to reduce hyperemia and swelling. The fractional photothermolysis procedure is repeated after 2-3 weeks. Each regular session is appointed by a beautician on an individual basis.
Skin care after exposure to the device
Laser fractional photothermolysis of the face acts gently on the skin, so it recovers fairly quickly. The risks of developing any complications are completely excluded, but after the procedure for some time it is necessary to adhere to the following rules:
- in case of skin hypersensitivity, avoid direct sunlight for 1 month. In summer we recommend the use of sunscreen;
- for 2 weeks, apply a moisturizer on the treated area, which must be light and not clog the pores;
- do not use peels and scrubs for at least 2 weeks.
Redness and slight swelling are a normal reaction of the body, which passes quickly enough, as cell regeneration takes place. The course of procedures is 4-8 sessions with a frequency of once every 2-6 weeks. An additional advantage of this technique is that it goes well with biorevitalization, plasma therapy and other rejuvenation methods aimed at skin rejuvenation and collagen synthesis.
Variety of fractional photothermolysis
To date, there is a non-ablative rejuvenation method that helps improve the condition of the neck, face, eyelids, eliminates stretch marks and post-acne. It is also used to enhance the overall look in general. This technique provides its positive result in the treatment of skin pigmentation and areas with insufficient pigmentation. The action is prolonged, which means that the skin condition improves and the effect persists for several years.
The ablative technique is based on the use of a CO2 laser. Due to the impact of its beam, damage to the epidermis occurs at a certain depth. Then, within three months, collagen forms on the treated area of the skin. Such a laser is able to eliminate sufficiently pronounced defects. In addition to the main laser, it is possible to use an erbium laser, the wavelength of the beam of which is slightly shorter, which means that the effect is not as deep and fast.
Compared to the non-ablative method, patients experience some pain after this procedure, but the procedure has improved efficacy and safety over standard laser ablation.
Contraindications to the procedure
Despite the obvious positive effect, all methods of facial skin rejuvenation have their contraindications. In this case, you should highlight:
- skin diseases such as psoriasis and dermatitis;
- pregnancy and breastfeeding;
- inflammatory and infectious processes;
- recent cleaning of the face with chemicals;
- allergy to anesthetics.
Facial photothermolysis is allowed on any skin phototype, since the effect is carried out by infrared rays that penetrate the skin. Since healing occurs fairly quickly, the effect can be on different areas.
Fractional CO2 photothermolysis is a special apparatus for influencing the skin. The method involves the use of a deep point effect of a carbon dioxide laser, which leaves a large number of microthermal damage on the skin. In the deep layers of the skin not only thermal damage occurs, but at the same time the heating of the nearby skin areas that remain intact.
The fractional photothermolysis of the CO2 laser eliminates the development of side effects. The degree of exposure of the tissues can be adjusted by changing the coverage area and the distance between the micro-thermal zones. This is what makes this device special.
Fractional photothermolysis gives a noticeable result after 3 procedures. Recovery after the procedure is fast enough. After the procedure, the following changes occur:
- the skin is extraordinarily tight;
- complexion improves;
- the skin structure is leveled;
- the eyelids are raised.
Fractional photothermolysis is performed by an experienced cosmetologist who assesses the condition of the skin, takes into account the indications and contraindications, as well as the wishes of the patient. Effective methods of rejuvenation help each patient forget what gray and dull complexion is, enlarged pores that bothered before, as well as post-acne scars and stretch marks.
The maximum effect is achieved when treating superficial wrinkles. After each procedure, it takes time for the recovery and production of collagen and elastin needed to smooth out wrinkles. The final result can be observed after a few months.