As all of us, I am getting older and I am doing all I can to stay fit and healthy. I also want to look after my skin. I enjoyed sun a lot and I still do but I am more careful now. I feel great and I want to look as good as I feel. I have heard that facial laser treatment can help improve my skin but I am not sure if I have all this time to hide in the house and heal. Are there any new techniques that will help me without costing me a fortune or making me hide out from my friends for weeks?
I hear this question almost every day – we all wish to have good results without costing us lots of time and money. We are all busy and having to spend months staying at home recovering is just not practical any more. Fortunately, physicians and scientists are agreeing with these concerns and try to introduce better, safer and more effective technologies to help rejuvenate the skin with less and less downtime.
Fractional Laser Rejuvenation is one of the best and effective new technologies that are available to us. Fractional Lasers provide a safe, minimally invasive approach to repairing aging and sun-damaged skin. They combine the precision of laser technology with excellent safety and effectiveness that very few techniques can claim.
Fractional Laser Rejuvenation is ideal for:
- Eliminating unwanted brown spots (melasma or other forms of unwanted pigmentation)
- Smoothing acne scars and surgical scars both on the face and body
- Improving facial and body wrinkles
- Rejuvenating neck, chest and hands
Unlike the ablative lasers that remove the top layer of skin and result in significant recovery times, Fractional Laser Rejuvenation procedure produces tiny microscopic wounds separated by areas of unaffected, healthy tissue. The spared healthy tissue between treatment zones contains living cells that promote rapid healing of the outer skin layers. At the same time, energy penetrates deep into the skin to remodel collagen.
Following the treatments, patients experience mild sunburn sensation for one to two hours. In addition, redness and swelling may vary depending on the skin and treatment conditions. Swelling and pinkish skin tone can persist for five or more days indicating the deep healing process. Furthermore, temporary bronzing and flaking can occur. Soon, patients begin to feel the difference in their skin as it gradually becomes softer, smoother, tighter and fresher. The fine lines around your eyes noticeably fade as does the uneven coloring and the brown spots caused by aging and sun exposure.
The results can be seen within a few days with a more radiant and refreshed appearance. Over the following weeks and months, the body repairs the deeper dermal tissues that have been affected by Fractional Laser Rejuvenation producing beneficial changes that continue to improve over the next 2 to 3 months. Although some results may be seen after just 1 treatment, at least 3 treatments are usually needed for optimal results.