Aging is a natural biological process that affects all tissues of the human body, including those that make up the appearance of a person.
Moreover, facial tissues are more prone to aging than the others, as they are constantly exposed to environmental factors, chewing, mimic and speech functions.
Since the face is a kind of “visiting card” of a person, the issue of preserving and returning the youth of the face is especially important and relevant. Among the many methods and techniques used today to solve this problem, laser facial rejuvenation deserves special attention.
The essence of this method is the fractional effect of the laser rays on the skin. The laser flow is divided into a lot of finest rays acting on the microscopic zones of the skin, located at a strictly adjusted depth, and evaporates them. The intact cells between these zones stimulate the active production of collagen and elastin, the two main “building materials”, which are less in the human body with the age. After this procedure, the skin color improves, fine and medium wrinkles are corrected, the bags under the eyes are removed and the face oval is pulled up. The rehabilitation period is minimized. Fractional laser rejuvenation can be used not only as an independent method, but also to improve the results of plastic surgery or laser skin resurfacing.
Advantages of the method of fractional laser rejuvenation.
Due to a pixel-type effect, the skin damage is minimal, all traces after the procedure are going on the 3-4 day. The method allows to process the large areas of the skin in one procedure, retaining and activating the regenerative skin resource, which ensures rapid rehabilitation and prolonged increase in the positive effect.
Side effects are rare. Possible complications include the temporary appearance of reddish-purple spots in the treatment zone, a slight and rapidly passing itchiness, the activation of herpetic infection, a change in the texture of the skin, including burns, peeling, and crusting. Scarring, hyper and hypopigmentation of the skin in the area of the procedure are extremely rare, but they can have a permanent character.
What is the full course of laser rejuvenation procedures?
One session of fractional laser exposure lasts 20-40 minutes, depending on the nature of the problem and the size of the treated area. Repeated procedure is done after 3-4 weeks. In general, as a rule, 3-4 sessions are required. The maximum positive effect occurs within three months after the last procedure. It is recommended to hold supportive sessions once every 12-14 months.
What should I do after the laser facial rejuvenation procedure?
After the procedure you can feel slight burning, which will go in 1-2 hours; the redness and some swelling may persist for 1-2 days. During this period, use external agents (creams, ointments, sprays) containing dexpanthenol, for example, Bepanten, Panthenol, D-Panthenol. After disappearance of these symptoms and before the next procedure, a cream with hyaluronic acid is used.
You can take a shower and wash your face at the day of the procedure, but a sauna and a swimming pool should be postponed. Foundation makeup can be used a day after the procedure.
It is mandatory to use sunscreens with a protective factor not less than 30, because at this period the skin metabolism is activated, and your skin becomes very sensitive to sunlight.
After the procedure, it is necessary to stick to the recommendations of the dermatologist “Dubai Dermatology Clinic”, who conducted the procedure. The choice of cosmetic preparations, frequency and duration of their application are determined individually and depends on the type of skin and its features.
Absolute contraindications to the procedure are:
- Pregnancy, lactation.
- Outbreak of herpetic infection in the area of laser treatment.
- Chemical peeling done less than two weeks before the laser procedure.
- Oncological diseases.
- Systemic diseases of blood, immune system, connective tissue.
- Diabetes at the stage of decompensation.
- Severe forms of hypertension and ischemic heart disease.
- Varicose disease in the area of the laser procedure.
- Tendency of the skin to form keloid scars.
- Cases of vitiligo in the family.