Laser skin rejuvenation is a cosmetic procedure that is highly desired by many. It reduces the effects of sun damage, aging, wrinkles, scars and discoloration. You may feel apprehensive on the thought of laser beaming onto your skin but the treatment is one hundred percent safe if done with precision and accuracy. The results are effective and convenient. The cost of laser skin rejuvenation is also considerably less than getting countless treatments that require recurring sittings.
Laser treatment works by removing damaged outer layers of skin and stimulating the production of collagen to regain a smoother, youthful and healthier looking skin. People often wonder how laser works to revive the skin and to become free of any flaws.
How does it work?
During the laser skin rejuvenation process a high intensity laser light is used to dissolve the molecular bonds of the damaged skin cells layer by layer until a newer, smoother and even-textured appearance is achieved. This procedure may also be referred to as laser skin resurfacing because of its anti-aging advantages or laser peel as it peels off the damaged layers of skin.
Who is a good candidate?
Any one suffering from discoloration, wrinkles, acne marks, dark circles under the eyes, fine lines, freckles, melasma, scars etc. However, for patients with severe scarring or acne, other treatments may be required before undergoing laser treatment.
Like taking medication or ointment, a good candidate must also have realistic expectations attached to the results.
Types of laser used for skin rejuvenation:
The CO2 laser restricts the collagen bands found in the lower layers of the skin thus causing the skin to appear tighter and smoother. These are best for treating wrinkles, scars, warts and birthmarks. These treatments are the highest in intensity and can even be used to treat skin cancer in its benign stages.
Erbium lasers are of a less powerful than the CO2 laser and are used to treat patients with mild wrinkles or fine lines. They are a good choice for patients with dark skin because there is less risk of permanent changes to skin pigmentation. Erbium lasers also activate the production of collagen thus tightening the skin.
Fraxel laser treatment is a non-ablative one unlike the CO2 and the erbium laser, in that it does not require the entire surface of the skin to be peeled off instead just fractions of the skin. This procedure is non-invasive and there are just a few post-treatment side effects such as minimal skin tenderness and pain. The only catch with this treatment is that it requires many sittings and results appear over the course of weeks or months.
The certified surgeons at Laser Treatment Clinic make sure to target the exact areas of problem on your face to give you safe and effective results.