The laser is basically used to stimulate the skin in a timely and controlled to achieve a basic objective way: increase collagen production and thus avoid, and somehow reverse, aging. With this technique it is possible to reduce wrinkles, tighten skin well and even remove stains, marks and small scars left on the skin.
For this type of treatment used two types of lasers: called ablative, which are more intense, a controlled burn the skin and leave crust; and non-ablative, that while they need more sessions ablative not burn the skin, but they get a deep warming and that this leads to new collagen formation.
Ablative laser resurfacing
This type of laser is more aggressive, and what it does is burn the top layer of the skin. It produces tissue destruction by heating, and the person will need a procedure after about a week, during which will have a scab across his face, which is falling at about the fifth or sixth day. The advantage of using this type of laser is that generally only one session is needed to get good results.
Ablative laser treatments are used primarily with people who have a lot of damage in the skin, damage such as spots, wrinkles and sagging. But also it serves to remove acne scars-especially cystic acne, which leaves many brands-.
According to Dr. Claudio Briceño, a surgeon of World Laser Klinik (WLK), “the ablative laser is indicated for wrinkles, spots for photodamage in general”, therefore it is used for treatments in whole areas, not only details. That is, full face, neck cleavage, and not only to remove isolated spots.
This type of laser does not hurt during application, as previous topical anesthesia is used, and is done in the winter months where UV radiation is more tenuous.
After the procedure, which takes about 60 minutes, they put cold compresses on the treated areas, some moisturizer and then the patient can go home made. You remember that given how aggressive the procedure, it will produce much redness and swelling, for which painkillers and plenty of moisturizer is recommended. As says Dr. Briceno, “the main thing in controlled burns, is to prevent the crust is dry, then you have to apply petroleum jelly all the time.” Part key post treatment care is to never stop hydration. After the scab has fallen (about the fifth day after the procedure), follow by applying creams, much solar factor, and take good care of the “new skin”.
The results of ablative lasers are not immediate, but they are great. The skin is renewed completely, so there is a younger, smooth and luminous appearance, in addition to removing stains and marks. Another advantage is that ablative laser skin caring properly, the results are long term. In fact, collagen production remains high until even 6 months after treatment.
Non-ablative laser rejuvenation
Unlike ablative lasers, they leave only a slight redness on the skin. The non-ablative laser gets a deep heating of the skin, which leads to the formation of collagen, and thus it makes the skin look thicker and younger. According says Dr. Briceno, “the skin looks fuller, looks fresher and you can also get some tension in it that did not exist.”
The non-ablative laser treatments require 3 or more sessions, which usually take place every three to four weeks, although this depends on both the patient and the type of laser being used. It can be done at any time and in any season and you can even perform during lunch and then go back to school or office.
The results with this procedure are not as radical as those that occur with ablative lasers, but although they are more discreet are also very good.
The non-ablative laser can fill in all people who want to increase the quality of your skin, quickly and safely. This procedure is not needed rest.