Laser skin resurfacing

The markers of beautiful, healthy skin - smooth, silky, firm, with a natural, healthy glow and even color - are known to fade and fade every year. They are replaced by dryness, dullness, wrinkles. . . These manifestations are accompanied by dilated pores and vascular networks, age spots appear. . . Fortunately, today all these aesthetic problems that are considered the main signs of aging can be solved quickly and comprehensively - in this laser it will help the rejuvenation of the skin.

result of laser facial skin rejuvenation

Laser Facial Skin Rejuvenation: Focus on Technology

Laser facial skin resurfacing (resurfacing or peeling) is perhaps the most optimal option among the options for solving the problem of aging "in one go". In fact, with the advent of new models of laser devices, all other methods of treating the symptoms of aging and similar defects available in cosmetology have taken a back seat. Lasers in cosmetology are primarily multidisciplinary platforms. Thanks to this quality, the cosmetologist has the opportunity to perform a variety of treatments during a procedure. New devices for fractional laser resurfacing provide a long-term result, are fairly non-aggressive, and can affect almost any area of the body (not just the face). Most importantly, fractional laser resurfacing machines can be used to rejuvenate skin of any phototype. Therefore, the solution of aesthetic problems with the help of lasers on dark, very dark or tanned skin has become possible relatively recently. Additionally, several types of laser skin resurfacing are now available.

Laser Facial Skin Resurfacing: Treatment Options

The latest generation devices allow this type of anti-aging procedures such as fractional skin resurfacing, superficial or deep skin resurfacing with laser to be performed on the face and the entire body. All of them work according to the following principle: under the influence of laser pulses on the skin (epidermis and the outer layer of the dermis), the process of photothermolysis occurs: old cells are destroyed so that new and young cells arereplaced in the regeneration process. As a result, after recovery, fresh skin (in every sense of the word) grows back on the face or other treatment area.

In laser fractionated skin resurfacing, the beam allows a dosed effect on micro-areas of "old" and problematic skin, "evaporates" dead cells, stimulates the synthesis of collagen and elastin proteins and also destroys pathogenic microflora. After the treatment, the natural stimulation of the self-healing processes of the tissues begins: young and healthy tissue is formed, the color and relief of the skin is leveled.

Indications for laser fractionated skin resurfacing: pronounced signs of aging and photoaging, wrinkles, uneven skin texture; slight scars, scars (including post-acne).

Another procedure should be noted separately, which is included in the range of capabilities of the latest device models: carbon laser stripping. This technology combines the action of lasers and light rays (due to which additional photorejuvenation is provided). The nuance of this procedure is a special carbon amplifier, a gel mask, which contains carbon dioxide nanoparticles. Nanogel was named carbonic (translated as "carbon"). The cosmetic effect of the nanogel is based on its ability to penetrate deep into the skin, bind epidermal cells and also attract traces of sebum, dust and dirt. The carbon nanogel should also prepare the skin for the laser beam, resulting in even exfoliation of dead and keratinized epidermal cells. At the same stage, the inflammatory process levels off. Carbon laser peeling is perfect for treating acne, normalizing the skin's lipid metabolism (sebum regulation).

Carbon Laser Peel Indications: Problematic skin prone to inflammatory breakouts, acne, comedones, increased oiliness, enlarged pores, uneven skin color, early signs of aging and photoaging, age spots.

As a general rule, with laser skin resurfacing, the aesthetic effect is achieved with a minimum of discomfort: if resurfacing is performed superficially, there is no need for preliminary anesthesia. There are no traces / scars left, which is especially important when locating cosmetic defects on the face. With fractional rejuvenation, the targeted destruction of abnormal areas allows cosmetic defects to be removed to a specified depth without damaging nearby tissues. The surrounding tissues are not heated and consequently are not damaged.

Laser skin resurfacing: when indications match possibilities

Sometimes laser skin resurfacing and lifting is not the only task of a cosmetologist. However, laser skin resurfacing is first and foremost an integrated approach: combatting signs of wilting while treating dermatological problems at the same time. Due to the new technologies that allow controlling the power and duration of the laser pulse, the cosmetologist can choose the depth of rejuvenation for each skin phototype and adjust the trajectory of the laser beam to solve some other, more specific task. The complete set of devices (replaceable applicators-nozzles), a wide range of pulse duration, the ability to adjust the size of the beam of rays, the energy density and the depth of penetration of the pulse provide a wide range of therapeutic effects ina high speed of procedures. So once you've settled on laser skin resurfacing, you can expect a complex effect. In particular, in many salons it is possible to carry out not only laser skin resurfacing (rejuvenation, tightening), but also:

  • cures or softens the course of acne and post-acne,
  • remove "wine stains",
  • get rid of the visible symptoms of rosacea and the clinical manifestations of rosacea,
  • remove different types of age spots,
  • reduce the severity of cellulite,
  • reduce body fat
  • remove scars and scars,
  • eliminate or correct stretch marks,
  • remove tattoos.

Wrinkles: superficial and mimic, skin laxity, age spots, telangiectasias, spider veins, red and blue spider webs, hemangiomas and telangiectasias, seborrheic keratoses, rosacea and rosacea, benign neoplasms, lentigo nevi), small veinsblue: a laser The beam can tackle almost any skin blemish! Some lasers are also used for nail therapy: they strengthen the structure of the nail plate and improve its growth. With the help of a laser, a beautician can perform high-precision coagulation of vessels of any type and diameter, however, unfortunately, this method does not work for varicose veins. Usually, several sessions are required to achieve the end result.

Contraindications to laser facial rejuvenation procedures are also quite extensive. These are malignant and premalignant diseases, hematological diseases, serious chronic diseases, infections and exacerbations of dermatological diseases, damage to the intended treatment area, as well as pregnancy and lactation.

Laser skin resurfacing: characteristics and disadvantages

Of course, laser skin resurfacing is not a 100% ideal procedure - much of your outcome will depend on the skill and experience of the cosmetologist (for this reason, you should approach your choice as meticulously as possible). Precise, predictable and safe impact on the focus of the problem, computerized control of the depth of impact - a guarantee of a pronounced and long-lasting therapeutic effect, as well as a minimum period of rehabilitation. By using the proper power and adjusting the wavelength, an experienced esthetician achieves a predictable result, which significantly reduces the likelihood of side effects.

No less careful than a cosmetologist and a clinic, you need to choose the time for laser skin rejuvenation - on cloudy autumn days, for example. The risk of developing side effects in the form of hyperpigmentation is significantly lower. Also, in the cold season, sweating is reduced and this, in turn, reduces the risk of developing inflammatory reactions.

It is important to know: not all lasers used for rejuvenation (rejuvenation) of the skin of the face or body are equally effective: some types of devices do not have a high selectivity. For this reason, for example, the resurgence or selective coagulation of blood vessels is impossible without trauma to the surrounding tissues, when part of the energy is projected onto them in the form of heat and burns. It is also difficult to achieve an effective effect on deep vessels. Such complications will not arise if devices of the latest models are used, which operate at optimal wavelengths for selective exposure. They provide the ideal combination of parameters necessary for effective skin rejuvenation: power, wavelength, pulse duration, beam diameter, color spectrum.

After laser skin resurfacing, a recovery time is required, which varies depending on the depth of the peeling. So, having decided on this procedure, it is better to take a vacation to "sit" within the four walls for some time.

One of the unpleasant drawbacks is the short duration of results after post-acne treatment: scars return after a few years; the so-called memory of the skin is activated, so the gold standard for solving this problem today is still a more invasive procedure: puncture (excision).

To avoid complications and get the expected result, you need to take a constructive approach to the task of laser skin resurfacing: undergo diagnostics, identify the cause of the formation of defects, choose cosmetics for home care, includingrehabilitation period after the procedure. Regarding the possible complications and side effects, they are mainly associated with insufficient care after laser resurfacing (rejuvenation or peeling).

Side effects and complications

After fractional laser resurfacing, sufficiently large areas of the skin are damaged to a sufficiently large depth. Naturally, after the procedure, persistent edema (lasts for several days), swelling, blood is observed. A deep lesion of the skin surface is fraught with the development of infections, healing problems, therefore, it requires careful attention: the doctor carefully selects medical cosmetics for the recovery period, describes the application scheme and carefully monitorsthe entire rehabilitation period.