What is non-ablative laser rejuvenation?
Non-ablative skin rejuvenation uses a laser to improve the appearance of wrinkles, brown spots and minor scars by creating heat in the skin without injuring the surface of the skin. The heat generated by the laser promotes collagen production which causes the skin to tighten and look young and healthy. Nonablative lasers often are fractionated so they deliver heat into the skin through thousands of tiny, deep columns known as microthermal treatment zones with intervening normal untreated skin. The fractional approach allows the skin to heal much faster than if the entire area was treated. This approach lessens the recovery period and reduces the number of complications that can occur. Multiple sessions are needed in most cases.
What should first be done before considering non-ablative laser rejuvenation?
Before the procedure, an Consultant with one of Alexis Aesthetics dermatologist will usually review your medical history and conduct a physical exam. Let your doctor know if you have a history of cold sores or similar disorders. This is also the time for the doctor and patient to discuss appropriate treatment expectations, potential risks and benefits of the procedure. Prior to treatment, the patient should:
- Avoid tanning or excessive sun exposure.
- Avoid perfumes, deodorants and other potential irritants in treatment area.
- Avoid taking aspirin and other blood thinners prior to treatment.
Lasers useed in this treatment.
We have several types of lasers (Q Switch Nd Yag Laser, Long Pulsed Nd Yag, KTP 532 Laser, Erbium Yag Laser, Fractional Laser, Pulsed Dye Laser) and we would tailor the laser combinations based on the needs of your skin as well as your life style. We need to highlight that these lasers will not be detrimental to your skin on the long-term. They will not make your skin thinner in any way. This is a great lie that has been perpetuated by some in the beauty industry. We have many patients that have been on these laser treatments for many years and have benefited greatly from such treatments.
Laser rejuvenation improves the tone and texture of your skin by stimulating collagen growth from within. Therefore in actual fact, the skin becomes thicker and stronger. It is also effective in reducing pore size and black heads by increasing the amount of collagen fibers surrounding and packing the pores.
You can choose laser treatments with no downtime or with mild redness lasting 3-4 days. We use long pulse Nd YAG Laser, Q Switch Nd YAG Laser, KTP Laser for non-ablative laser rejuvenation with no downtime. These lasers are commonly used in top centers internationally and have been proven to work in major clinical trials.