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?
Non-ablative laser rejuvenationIt is a process of skin rejuvenation with laser energy without damaging the epidermis.
At this time, laser energy is converted into heat energy. Controlled thermal stimulation stimulates the extracellular matrix and triggers collagen formation.
By interacting with the water molecules in the skin cells, the radiation has a tonic and restorative effect on the skin and starts the process of its rejuvenation.
The amount of water in the epidermis is about 10-15%, and in the deep layers of the skin it is more - 70-75%. Therefore, during the laser non-ablative rejuvenation procedure, the effect of the beam on the epidermis is minimal.
Passing through the manipulator, the laser beam is divided into microbeams in the form of a grid and forms closed coagulation columns located at equal distances from each other in the deep layers of the skin. During the session, the skin cells around the pillars are exposed to heat, which activates the metabolism and helps the cells to rejuvenate. Old cells are destroyed, replaced by new ones, thanks to which it is possible to achievelifting effect. The skin acquires elasticity, even tone, looks younger.
Indications and contraindications
A non-ablative laser resurfacing procedure is ideal for:
- elimination of visible age-related changes in the skin - wrinkles, folds, sagging, dryness;
- removal of age spots;
- skin improvement;
- correction of keloid scars;
- fight against 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 rejuvenation performed?
Before the session, the skin in the treated area is cleaned, and in some cases peeling is performed. The cosmetologist brings the manipulator closer to the skin using a laser beam on the surface of the skin in the problem area.
During the session, the skin does not feel discomfort thanks to the cooling system installed on the manipulator. Therefore, laser rejuvenation does not require additional anesthesia of the treatment area.
Results of the session
After 1-2 days of laser treatment, the condition of the skin improves noticeably. It gets an even and fresh shade, lost elasticity returns, small wrinkles and age spots gradually disappear. Active rejuvenation of skin cells has a tonic and tightening effect, thanks 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. Safety, lack of surgical intervention and post-operative recovery time make this method extremely popular among both women and men.