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 rejuvenationis a skin rejuvenation process with laser energy without damaging the epidermis.
In this case, the laser energy is converted into thermal energy. Controlled thermal stimulation stimulates the extracellular matrix and triggers the formation of collagen.
By interacting with the water molecules contained in the skin cells, the radiation has a tonic and regenerating effect on the skin and starts the process of its rejuvenation.
The water content in the epidermis is about 10-15%, in the deep layers of the skin it is much more - 70-75%. For this reason, during the non-ablative laser rejuvenation procedure, the effect of the beam on the epidermis is minimal.
Passing through the manipulator, the laser beam is divided into micro-rays in the form of a grid and forms closed coagulation columns in the deep layers of the skin, placed at equal distances from each other. During the session, the skin cells around the columns are exposed to heat, which activates the metabolism and promotes cell rejuvenation. Old cells are destroyed, replaced by new ones, thanks to which it is possible to obtainlifting effect. The skin acquires elasticity, uniform tone, looks younger.
Indications and contraindications
The non-ablative laser rejuvenation procedure is ideal for:
- elimination of visible age-related changes in the skin: wrinkles, folds, sagging, dryness;
- age spot removal;
- complexion improvement;
- correction of keloid scars;
- fight acne, etc.
Laser rejuvenation is not performed if the patient has one of the following contraindications:
- oncological diseases;
- inflammatory processes on the skin;
- exacerbation of a chronic disease;
- pregnancy and breastfeeding;
- 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 cleansed, in some cases peeling is performed. A cosmetologist uses a laser beam on the skin surface in the problem area, bringing the manipulator closer to the skin.
During the session, the skin does not feel discomfort, thanks to the cooling system integrated in the manipulator. For this reason, laser rejuvenation does not require additional anesthesia of the area to be treated.
Results of the session
After 1-2 days of laser treatment, the skin condition improves noticeably. It acquires a uniform and fresh shade, the lost elasticity returns, small wrinkles and age spots gradually disappear. Active rejuvenation of skin cells has a tonic and firming 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. The safety, lack of surgery and the postoperative recovery period make this method extremely popular with both women and men.