Fractional laser therapy

Some time ago, the procedure for laser skin resurfacing was perceived as a rather serious long-term operation conducted under the narcosis, after which various complications could occur such as infections and scarring. The essence of the procedure was the evaporation of the surface layer of the skin along with wrinkles and pigment spots. And today, many clinics have not updated the equipment and do procedures with non-fractional lasers.

In contrast to this outdated method, fractional laser therapy does not completely “scalp” the skin, but acts fractionally (a lot of tiny, but very deep microscopic beams), which contributes to the rapid regeneration of cells and consequently to healing. Also, the factionalism of combined laser therapy excludes complications. The advantage of combined laser resurfacing is a short rehabilitation period of 2-4 days (with deep grinding to 1 mm rehabilitation period of 7-8 days), instead of traditional 2-3 weeks after classical laser resurfacing.

In our “Dubai Dermatology Clinic” we suggest you to undergo the procedure of fractional laser rejuvenation on the YOULASER system, the leading world manufacturer of laser equipment. The meaning of the technology lies in the fact that the energy of the laser radiation is absorbed by the surface layer of the skin, not by the whole surface, but by separate fractional parts (“points”) in the ultra-low time interval. In this case, the underlying tissue and the skin areas adjacent to the “points” (or fractions) do not heat up.

This method is called “fractional rejuvenation” or “laser rejuvenation” and has the advantage that the areas of skin that have not been exposed to laser radiation, starts the recovery (rehabilitation) mechanism more quickly, i.e., the healing takes place very quickly, within 1 or 2 days. Simultaneously, the mechanism of forming new collagen in the thickness of the skin is triggered. As a result, wrinkles are smoothed, skin tone improves, the oval of the face is leveled, pigmentation disappears, skin is tightened in the eyes, neck and décolleté area.

Laser fractional rejuvenation using combined laser therapy is carried out on whole face area, like upper and lower eyelids, neck, arms, and body. Just one procedure is enough to remove fine wrinkles around the eyes. The procedure is performed without anesthesia. Recovery time after the procedure is minimal. They do not feel pain and discomfort, but the redness lasts about 1-2 days.

The method of fractional thermolysis:

Combined laser therapy is a controlled, effective and safe way of rejuvenating, eliminating various cosmetic defects, it is suitable for both fading and young skin. During operation a laser beam is being formed, it has the same thickness as a human hair. For a single flash, measuring 1-1.5 square cm.the  laser “pierces”, a lot of micro cuttings on the skin (laser micro scattering). Around each of them remains unaffected areas. Damages caused by laser pulses give a push to restore the structure of the skin along the entire treated surface. The laser works in the destruction of extremely small portions of the old collagen and elastin, and the cells that have survived around the zones, “wake up” and begin to intensively reconstruct the damaged area. In the regeneration of tissues recycled collagen and elastin are involved, as well as other proteins coagulated by the laser in the area of exposure, forming a new, functionally active skin with all the properties of a young. The therapeutic effect is determined by the location of microscopic zones on the skin.

Contraindications for fractional thermolysis:
  • Pregnancy.
  • Epilepsy.
  • Oncological diseases.
  • Acute inflammatory skin diseases.
  • Herpes in the active phase.
  • Inflammatory processes in the area of the proposed treatment.
  • If less than 2 weeks have passed after chemical peeling and similar procedures.
  • If less than 2 weeks after the last tanning session.

One of the indications for combined laser skin therapy is so-called photo aging of the skin. As a result of the action of ultraviolet on the skin, the thickness of the surface cellular layers increases, the fibrous tissue accumulates, the amount of interstitial fluid decreases, which leads to wrinkles and a decrease in skin elasticity.

During the procedure, parts of the equipment do not touch the skin of the patient, thereby reducing the risk of infection. The results of laser resurfacing can be estimated after 7-10 days, when the surface layers of the skin are restored. The final result can be estimated in 3-6 months, depending on the depth of grinding. After the procedure can be used.