Non-ablative laser resurfacing is skin rejuvenation using laser energy without damaging the skin.
What is non-ablative laser skin resurfacing and how does it work?
Laser non-ablative rejuvenationis a process of rejuvenating the skin with laser energy without damaging the epidermis.
In this case, the laser energy is converted into thermal energy. Controlled thermal stimulation stimulates the extracellular matrix and triggers collagen formation.
By interacting with the water molecules contained in the skin cells, the radiation has a toning and regenerative effect on the skin and starts its renewal process.
The water content in the epidermis is about 10-15%, in the deep layers of the skin it is much higher - 70-75%. Due to this, during the process of non-ablative laser rejuvenation, the effect of the beam on the epidermis is minimal.
Passing through the operator, the laser beam is divided into microbeams in the form of a grid and forms closed coagulation columns in the deep layers of the skin, which are equidistant from each other. During the session, the skin cells around the columns are exposed to heat, which activates the metabolism and promotes cellular rejuvenation. Old cells are destroyed, replaced by new ones, due to which it is possible to achievelifting effect. The skin acquires elasticity, even tone, looks younger.
Indications and contraindications
The non-ablative laser resurfacing procedure is ideal for:
- elimination of visible age-related changes in the skin - wrinkles, folds, sagging, dryness.
- age spot removal.
- skin improvement;
- correction of keloid scars.
- fight acne etc.
Laser rejuvenation is not performed if the patient has any of the following contraindications:
- oncological diseases;
- inflammatory processes in the skin.
- exacerbation of a chronic disease;
- pregnancy and lactation;
- immunodeficiency etc.
The decision to perform a laser rejuvenation procedure is made by a specialist after examining the patient.
How is non-ablative laser resurfacing performed?
Before the session, the skin in the treated area is cleaned, in some cases exfoliation is performed. A cosmetologist uses a laser beam on the surface of the skin in the problem area, bringing the operator closer to the skin.
During the session, the skin does not feel discomfort, thanks to the cooling system built into the operator. Due to this, laser rejuvenation does not require additional anesthesia of the treatment area.
After 1-2 days after the laser treatment, the condition of the skin improves noticeably. It acquires an even and fresh shade, lost elasticity returns, small wrinkles and age spots gradually disappear. The active rejuvenation of skin cells has a toning and firming effect, due to which the patient looks 5-10 years younger.
In terms of effectiveness, the procedure is in no way inferior to the results of plastic surgery. The safety, the lack of surgery and the postoperative recovery period make this method extremely popular with both women and men.