Photothermolysis is a modern way of rejuvenation

non-ablative facial rejuvenation

Don't like the look of your skin? Maybe it's time to think about effective ways to rejuvenate? From what age is it recommended to start these procedures? Such questions arise in almost every woman after 30 years. The aging process begins at an early age, but is not yet noticed at this age.

Fortunately, modern medicine and cosmetology doesn’t stop there and offers its patients a variety of hardware and injection procedures, but this article will focus on the laser method of skin rejuvenation. Different laser techniques are used in cosmetology, but each 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, blurring, and the pores dilate. Laser photothermolysis helps to quickly restore the youthfulness of the skin. This effective, non-surgical method of skin rejuvenation helps to stimulate and correct cell structure without destroying changes. For photothermolysis, a laser beam is used, which is divided into microbeam. Thus, the procedure makes it possible to control the depth and extent of exposure and to prevent damage to the upper layer of the epidermis.

Laser photothermolysis of the face helps to remove mimic wrinkles, reduce enlarged pores, and renew the skin of the face, neck and décolleté. It helps to effectively eliminate skin pigmentation, remove scars, stretch marks, scars. With this method, you can get rid of even the deepest and oldest scars and stretch marks. The effect of the device is comparable to the effect of peeling or polishing, only much more effective. During the processing of the skin, micro-burns remain on its surface. During the subsequent rehabilitation period, the upper layer of the skin dies and peels off naturally. In the damaged areas, collagen is actively produced, which contributes to the formation of new healthy cells. After just a few procedures, you will notice that the skin is smoother, and after the treatment, it turns out that the cosmetic problems have been completely pushed into the background.

Apparatus for photothermolysis of the face

The Lux1540 fractionated, non-ablative laser as part of the Palomar Icon system helps to solve not only elementary but also rather complex problems of cosmetology patients efficiently and quickly.

The laser is used when the following problems need to be fixed:

  • rejuvenation of the dermis;
  • wrinkle removal;
  • effect 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 demanding. Its increased efficacy has long been demonstrated by a number of positive clinical outcomes. The device is based on skin rejuvenation by stimulating collagen synthesis and skin renewal. The laser creates a good exposure depth - up to 2 mm. 2-3 passes through the skin surface is sufficient to achieve the proper radiation density, thereby improving the texture of the skin.

Compared to other lasers, the fractional type model provides the best safety and pain relief. The laser uses approved smooth pulse technology. The device does not require additional consumables, which makes the process more economical.

Execution of the procedure

Laser fractional photothermolysis is performed after pretreatment of the skin. It should be cleaned of excess sebum, dust and cosmetics before the procedure. Because the treatment is with a laser, the collisions are treated with an anesthetic. After a few minutes, the anesthetic cream is removed and a special gel is applied to make the device slip. A special processing scheme is created before the procedure. The average duration of the procedure does not exceed 30 minutes.

During the procedure, the patient does not feel any pain, only a slight tingling or burning sensation is observed. In general, the procedure does not cause any inconvenience and is quite convenient for the patient. After completing the procedure, a cream should be applied to the skin to reduce hyperemia and swelling. The fractional photothermolysis procedure is repeated after 2-3 weeks. Each regular treatment is prescribed individually by a beautician.

Skin care after contact with the device

Laser fractional photothermolysis of the face gently acts on the skin so it recovers fairly quickly. The risk of complications is completely ruled out, but the following rules must be followed for some time after the procedure:

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

Redness and mild swelling is a normal reaction in the body and it goes away pretty quickly as cell regeneration happens. The procedure is performed 4-8 times, once every 2-6 weeks. A further advantage of the technique is that it can be well combined with biorevitalization, plasma therapy and other rejuvenating methods for skin rejuvenation and collagen synthesis.

Types of fractional photothermolysis

To this day, there is a non-ablative rejuvenation method that helps to improve the condition of the neck, face, eyelids, eliminates stretch marks and acne. It is also used to improve the overall look. This technique gives positive results in the treatment of skin pigmentation and areas with insufficient pigmentation. The effect is prolonged, which means that the condition of the skin improves and the effect lasts for several years.

The ablative technique is based on the use of a CO2 laser. Due to the impact of its beam, the epidermis is damaged to a certain depth. Within three months, collagen is formed in the treated area of the skin. Such a laser is able to eliminate sufficiently pronounced errors. In addition to the main laser, an erbium laser can be used, the beam wavelength of which is slightly shorter, i. e. less effective and faster.

Compared to the non-ablative method, patients experience some pain after the procedure, but the efficiency and safety of the procedure is better than standard laser ablation.

Contraindications to the procedure

Despite the obvious positive effect, all methods of facial rejuvenation have their own contraindications. In this case, it is worth highlighting:

  • skin diseases such as psoriasis and dermatitis;
  • pregnancy and lactation;
  • epilepsy;
  • oncology;
  • inflammatory and infectious processes;
  • recent facial cleansing with chemicals;
  • allergy to anesthetics.

Photothermolysis of the face is allowed on any phototype of skin, as the effect is exerted by infrared rays penetrating the skin. Because healing happens fairly quickly, the effect can occur in different areas.

Photothermolysis CO2

Fractional photothermolysis of CO2 is a special device for influencing the skin. The method involves the point depth effect of a carbon dioxide laser that leaves a large number of microthermal damage to the skin. Not only heat damage occurs in the deep layers of the skin, but also heating of adjacent areas of skin that remain intact.

Fractional photothermolysis of the CO2 laser eliminates the development of side effects. Tissue exposure can be adjusted by varying the distance between the coverage area and the microthermal zones. This is the special feature of this device.

Fractional photothermolysis gives noticeable results after 3 processes. Post-procedure recovery is fairly quick. Following the procedure, the following changes will occur:

  • the skin is impressively tight;
  • complexion improves;
  • the structure of the skin is balanced;
  • eyelids pulled up.

Fractional photothermolysis is performed by an experienced beautician who evaluates the condition of the skin, taking into account the indications and contraindications, and the wishes of the patient. Effective rejuvenation methods help any patient forget what gray gray complexion is, previously disturbing enlarged pores, and post-acne scars and stretch marks.

The maximum effect is achieved when treating shallow wrinkles. After each procedure, it takes time to recover and produce the collagen and elastin needed to smooth out wrinkles. The final result will be observed in a few months.