Laser facial rejuvenation: smooth and tighten the skin in several sessions
Laser rejuvenation is a complex effect on the tissues of the face and body, aimed at combating age-related changes. Performed using different types of lasers. It directly affects the production of elastin and collagen, which necessarily leads to smoothing of wrinkles and a persistent anti-age effect.
The laser lifting procedure solves many aesthetic problems: it gives the skin elasticity, firmness, healthy shine. Modern technologies make it possible not only to rejuvenate facial tissues, but also to tighten a flabby abdomen or carry out liposuction.
How the method works
Laser rejuvenation is a minimally invasive technique that does not require long-term recovery. Modern devices in the hands of a skilled beautician make the procedure minimally traumatic and accelerate the healing process.
There are two types of laser facial rejuvenation – ablative and non-ablative. Their operating principle is different.
Ablative manipulation (with damage to the skin) involves the use of a CO2 laser. A directed light beam, divided into several hundred of the finest beams, inflicts microscopic damage by evaporating the “column” of tissue.
A zone of coagulated cells forms around the wound, which, in response to temperature exposure, begin to intensively produce collagen. As a result, the top layer of the skin is completely renewed. After ablative thermolysis, the regeneration process takes longer, but the rejuvenation effect is better.
The non-ablative effect is carried out without violating the integrity of the skin. It is performed on diode or neodymium laser systems. In this case, the burn is fixed under the epidermis, the damaged tissue does not evaporate, and an open wound does not arise.
The anti-age result from the non-ablative effect is much less, but the injury rate is also lower.
As a result of laser skin rejuvenation, you can get the following effects:
- improvement of tone, increased moisture and tissue turgor;
- elimination of scars, acne scars;
- lightening age spots;
- lifting effect on the cheeks and chin;
- smoothing wrinkles;
- improvement of complexion;
- narrowing of pores, reduction of sebum secretion.
The results of laser exposure will be noticeable after the disappearance of redness and swelling. For the best and lasting effect of rejuvenation, you need to undergo a course of several procedures. So, for fading skin of the face, at least seven sessions are required, for women under 30 years old, three treatments are enough. For girls, one session is enough to eliminate traces of acne.
Laser rejuvenation is not cheap. The cost of the course depends on the reputation of the clinic, the brand of the device, the qualifications of the cosmetologist and the size of the treated area. Often, the price includes a preliminary consultation with a specialist, anesthesia and care products to accelerate regeneration.
The approximate cost of one session of non-ablative laser rejuvenation:
|Service||Price in rubles|
|Face, neck, décolleté||14,500|
|Lower third of the face||8 500|
|Eye area||7 100|
The older the age and the more pronounced the wrinkles, the more noticeable the result of laser rejuvenation will be. However, anti-age therapy is also quite applicable as a prophylactic agent for early skin aging.
Indications and contraindications
In general, laser exposure is a universal technique. Fractional thermolysis is suitable for women of all ages and is considered the best option for those who are not ready to go under a plastic surgeon’s scalpel.
Indications for laser skin rejuvenation:
- the presence of defects in the form of post-acne, scars, scars;
- wrinkles around the eyes and around the mouth;
- sagging tissue due to gravity (gravitational ptosis);
- the appearance of the vascular network;
- nasolabial folds and creases on the forehead.
The procedures are recommended for women over 30 years of age to prevent and reduce age-related changes, as well as for patients with uneven, bumpy skin. Fractional thermolysis is often performed before plastic surgery, which reduces the number of complications and speeds up healing.
Laser facial rejuvenation has standard contraindications for cosmetic manipulations:
- pregnancy and the period of breastfeeding;
- oncological alertness;
- predisposition to scarring;
- inflammatory skin diseases in the treatment area;
- recent peeling or dermabrasion;
- epilepsy, mental disorders;
- active herpetic eruptions.
You should not carry out laser facial rejuvenation immediately after “beauty injections” – the introduction of fillers, botox, mesotherapy, biorevitalization. At least two weeks should elapse between these procedures.
Laser devices for skin rejuvenation are divided into two groups – hot and cold.
It is this type of exposure that is meant when they talk about laser facial rejuvenation. Despite the active heating of tissues, the procedure is quite comfortable and is performed under local anesthesia. Suitable for women of all ages.
Thermal action is based on stimulating the production of fibroblasts and accelerating the formation of new collagen. The energy of the beam, without damaging (or damaging) the tissue, reaches the dermal layers, heats up the cells in a controlled manner and starts the processes of rejuvenation.
The principle of operation of the “cold” laser is based on a biostimulating effect. A low-intensity light beam does not cause heating and evaporation of tissues; it passes through the shallow layers of the skin, retaining its activating properties.
The manipulation is practically painless and has a short rehabilitation period. Cold laser is often combined with other anti-aging treatments, such as biorevitalization, but does not give a noticeable lifting effect. Some anti-age effect can be obtained only on young skin with minor defects.
Preparation for the procedure
Laser treatment for facial rejuvenation does not require complex preparation. It is enough to limit exposure to the sun 2 weeks before manipulation; when going outside, use photoprotective creams containing at least 50 SPF factors.
One of the elements of the preparatory stage can be cleaning with a light peeling. The manipulation is indicated for women with oily skin, enlarged pores and the presence of comedones. If there are active inflammations, it is necessary to get rid of them. In case of frequent occurrence of herpetic rashes, Acyclovir should be drunk a week before laser facial rejuvenation.
A non-surgical lifting session begins with an examination by a cosmetologist, then once again the absence of contraindications is clarified, the client is warned of the possible occurrence of adverse reactions.
Stages of the laser facial skin rejuvenation procedure:
- Cleansing the dermis and applying anesthetic.
- Eye protection with goggles from ray damage.
- Carrying out the procedure – the beautician guides the maniple around the selected area. The sensations may not be very comfortable.
- Applying a sedative.
The entire manipulation (without anesthesia) takes 20-30 minutes. The patient goes home immediately after the session.
After the procedure
On the first day after the laser rejuvenation procedure, redness and swelling remain on the face. This is a normal reaction to microdamage that will go away on its own.
For 3-5 days, it is forbidden to visit the pool, bathhouse and sauna, stay in the open sun without using a photoprotective agent, perform any actions that are aggressive to the skin, apply cosmetics.
Post-procedure care after laser treatment:
- for the first two days, lubricate your face with Mesoltera cream, Aloe gel or Emalan;
- on the next day, treat cicaplast with a moisturizing lotion Resteraderm Setafil, Cerave, La Roche-Posay;
- when wet, wipe with Chlorhexidine solution;
- strong pain can be removed with an Analgin tablet or Nise.
Creams Bepanten, Dexapanthenol, Solcoseryl, Actovegin, Methyluracil cannot be used – they cause irritation. It is forbidden to peel off the crusts, as this leads to scarring.
2 weeks after laser rejuvenation, you can carry out a course of alginate masks or non-injection biorevitalization.
Possible negative consequences
The most common side effects of laser facial skin rejuvenation are redness and swelling. Already in the first day after the procedure, irritation appears, on the third day peeling begins.
Hemorrhages in the treatment area, superficial burns, exacerbation of acne and herpes infection are somewhat less common. An allergic reaction to anesthesia can manifest itself as nausea, weakness, and headache. If the post-procedural recommendations are not followed, scars and increased pigmentation are likely.
Cold laser rejuvenation does not cause such effects. The only thing that patients can face with correctly selected parameters is sensitivity to heat.
Laser facial rejuvenation is the best option for those who are not yet ready for more drastic procedures. To obtain a lasting effect, several sessions will be required, but the time and money spent will more than pay off with a blooming appearance and great mood.
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