Laser rejuvenation undoubtedly outperforms many procedures when it comes to simple rejuvenation.
What Is Laser?
The laser is nothing more than a powerful source of light, capable of reaching the deepest layers of the dermis and promoting restructuring, generating countless benefits. Among its advantages, we can observe the smoothing of wrinkles and acne scars, eliminating stains, vessels, tattoos, and hair, and improving the skin’s appearance, brightness, and texture.
Technologies have been improving over the years to offer better results, with more comfort, fewer sessions, and keeping the patient within their routine as soon as the procedure is finished.
Know Different Types of Laser Rejuvenation and their Benefits
- Fractionated CO2 laser – The system acts as laser microbeams that penetrate deep into the skin but leave intact surrounding areas. It is the most suitable laser for rejuvenation and treating acne scars, traumatic scars, surgical scars, stretch marks, and spots on the skin.
- Unfractionated CO2 laser – A little more aggressive, the application is performed through a single beam of light, removing the superficial layer of the treated area.
- Intense Pulsed Light – When well indicated and performed, it enormously recovers skin aged by the sun. The basis of treatment is heating a target structure.
- ND Yag Laser – Premature aging triggered by continuous sun exposure, usually after 30, causes micro-vessels to appear on the skin, known as telangiectasias.
- Radiofrequency – It is a radiofrequency device that emits electromagnetic waves that, when in contact with the skin, heat the deeper layers of the skin (dermis) while the surface remains calm and protected.
Heating the dermis produces contraction of collagen fibers (a kind of network that firms the skin), improving sagging skin, neck, thighs and arms, and abdomen.
How Does Post-Operative Laser Rejuvenation Work?
The postoperative period of laser treatments in Metropolitan Skin Clinic for instance may vary from one treatment to another, but generally, they are usually quick and do not change the routine. These are procedures carried out in sessions, and it is expected that in the first days after the application of the laser, the treated skin becomes pink or red and slightly edematous (swollen) in some regions, being more common in the first 24 hours, mainly in places with thinner skin, as the periocular region.
According to HALO Laser Skin Resurfacing in the Minneapolis for example, it is indicated for all treatments the care to thoroughly hydrate the skin after the treatment, drink plenty of water and avoid exposing yourself frequently to the sun, it is essential to use sunscreen daily, and makeup and hair dyeing should only be done after a week. Relative rest is also indicated in the first week, avoiding intense physical activity, weight lifting, and exposure to wind.