Photothermolysis is a modern way of rejuvenation

Non-ablative facial rejuvenation

Do not like the appearance of your skin? Maybe it's time to think about effective methods of rejuvenation? At what age is it recommended to start these procedures? Such questions arise for almost every woman after 30 years. The aging process begins at an earlier age, but at this age we do not yet notice.

Fortunately, modern medicine and cosmetology does not stand still and offers its patients many instrumental and injection procedures, but this article will focus on the laser method of skin rejuvenation. Different laser techniques are used in cosmetology, but all of them can be divided into two types:

  • Ablative (with damage to the superficial layer of the skin);
  • Non-ablative (without damaging the surface layer of the skin).

How to quickly rejuvenate the skin?

Wrinkles appear on the skin, dull, pores widen. Laser photothermolysis helps the skin to recover quickly from youth. This effective non-surgical method of skin rejuvenation helps stimulate and correct cell structure without destructive changes. For photothermolysis, a laser beam is divided into microwaves. Thus, during the procedure it is possible to control the depth and quality of the exposure and prevent damage to the top layer of the epidermis.

Laser photothermolysis of the face helps to remove mimic wrinkles, reduce enlarged pores, rejuvenate 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 the deepest and oldest 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 process of processing the skin, micro-burns remain on its surface. During the period of further rehabilitation, the upper layer of the skin dies and disintegrates naturally. In damaged areas, collagen begins to be actively produced, which promotes 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 cosmetic problems have completely moved to the background.

Apparatus for facial photothermolysis

The Lux1540 fractional non-ablation laser, as part of the Palomar Icon system, helps to efficiently 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:

  • Skin rejuvenation;
  • Eliminate 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 increased effectiveness has long been confirmed 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 2 mm. To improve the structure of the skin, 2-3 passes are enough to achieve a good density of rays on the skin surface.

Compared to other lasers, the fractional type model provides the best safety and painlessness. The laser uses proven smooth pulse technology. The device does not require the use of additional consumables, which makes the procedure more economical.

Perform the procedure

Laser fractional photothermolysis is performed after pre-preparation of the skin. Before the procedure, it should be cleaned of excess fat, dust and cosmetics. Since the treatment is performed using a laser, the affected areas are treated with anesthetic. After a few minutes remove the anesthetic cream and a special gel is applied to make the device slippery. A special processing scheme is created before the procedure. The average duration of the procedure is no more than 30 minutes.

The patient does not feel any pain during the procedure, only a slight tingling or burning sensation may be noted. In general the procedure does not cause discomfort and is quite comfortable for the patient. After the procedure, apply a cream on the skin to reduce hyperemia and swelling. The fractional photothermolysis procedure is repeated after 2-3 weeks. Each regular session is prescribed by a cosmetologist individually.

Skin care after exposure to the device

Facial laser photothermolysis acts gently on the skin, so it recovers fairly quickly. The risk of developing any complications is completely ruled out, but it is necessary to follow the following rules for a certain period after the procedure:

  • In case of skin hypersensitivity, avoid direct sunlight for 1 month. In summer it is recommended to use sunscreen;
  • Apply moisturizer on the treated area for 2 weeks, which should be light and not clog pores;
  • Do not use peeling and scrub for at least 2 weeks.

Redness and slight swelling is a normal reaction of the body and it passes quite quickly as cell regeneration takes place. The course of procedures is 4-8 sessions, with a frequency of 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.

Types of fractional photothermolysis

There is currently a non-ablative method of rejuvenation that helps improve the condition of the neck, face, eyelids, prevents stretch marks and post acne. It is also used to improve the overall appearance. This technique gives its positive result in the treatment of areas with skin pigmentation and insufficient pigmentation. The action is prolonged, which means that the skin condition improves and the effect lasts for several years.

Ablation techniques are based on the use of a CO2 laser. Damage to the epidermis occurs at a certain depth due to the impact of its beam. Then, within three months, collagen is produced in the treated area of the skin. Such a laser can eliminate sufficiently pronounced defects. In addition to the main laser, an erbium laser can be used, the beam wavelength of which is somewhat shorter, which means that the effect is not so deep and fast.

Compared to the non-ablation method, patients experience some pain after this procedure, but the procedure has improved efficiency and safety compared to standard laser ablation.

Contraindications to the procedure

Despite the obvious positive effects, all methods of facial skin rejuvenation have their contraindications. In this case, you need to select:

  • Skin diseases such as psoriasis and dermatitis;
  • Pregnancy and lactation;
  • Epilepsy;
  • Oncology;
  • Inflammatory and infectious processes;
  • Last facial cleansing using chemicals;
  • Allergy to anesthetics.

Facial photothermolysis is allowed on any phototype of the skin, as the effect is exerted by infrared rays penetrating the skin. Since healing happens quite quickly, the effects can be on different areas.

Photothermolysis of CO2

Fractional photothermolysis of CO2 is a special device for exposure to the skin. The method involves the application of a deep-point carbon dioxide laser effect that leaves large amounts of microthermal damage to the skin. In the deeper layers of the skin occurs not only thermal damage, but also, at the same time, heating of adjacent areas of the skin, which remain intact.

Fractional photothermolysis of CO2 laser eliminates the development of side effects. The degree of tissue exposure can be adjusted by changing the distance between the coverage area and the microthermal zones. This is what makes this device special.

Fractional photothermolysis gives noticeable results after 3 procedures. Recovery after the procedure is quite fast. After the procedure, the following changes occur:

  • The skin is impressively stretched;
  • Improves facial color;
  • The structure of the skin is straightened;
  • The eyelids are removed.

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 to forget what is a gray tired face color, enlarged pores that were previously bothered, as well as post-acne scars and stretch marks.

Maximum effect is achieved in the treatment of superficial wrinkles. After each procedure it takes time to heal and produce collagen and elastin, which are essential for correcting wrinkles. The final result can be observed after a few months.