The passage of time and the accumulation of ultraviolet radiation causes progressive signs of deterioration of the skin such as spots, capillaries, wrinkles, lines of expression and flaccidity, which is what in dermatology we call “dermatoheliosis” or skin damaged by the sun.
In order to be able to treat these signs of facial aging, there are different laser techniques aimed at improving the appearance of the skin.
What does it consist of?
The resurfacing is performed by applying the ablative fractionated CO2 laser that revolves around the entire skin of the face. This renewal improves the flaccidity, the sagging, the wrinkles and eliminating the sun and red spots. With this technique, it’s possible to improve the appearance of the skin and to tighten it and to activate the synthesis of collagen by stimulating the fibroblasts of the dermis. Currently, it’s the most complete anti-aging treatment and with best aesthetic results. Aesthetic effects begin to appear within a week of the treatment (once crusts have been removed from the erosions), increasing the improvement over a period of up to six months. The effects achieved are long lasting.
The facial rejuvenation is done by the application of the neodymium laser that stimulates the formation of new collagen. With it you can minimize fine wrinkles and pigmentation of the skin, improving skin texture, minimizing pores and strengthening the sagging tissues without crusting or wounds.
Before performing resurfacing, topical anesthesia is applied in the face to minimize the small discomfort that can lead to the use of the laser in the sensitive areas.
Facial rejuvenation isn’t painful. The only sensation the patient feels is heat just after treatment and redness on the face that lasts for a few minutes.
How many sessions are needed?
A single session in the two techniques is sufficient to achieve the expected results.
- Avoid prolonged sun exposure for 7 days prior to treatment.
- Not being tanned.
- Don’t have recent wounds or scars.
- Don’t have herpes.
- In the case of resurfacing, take an oral antiviral two days before treatment and up to two days later.
- Avoid prolonged sun exposure for 7 days afterwards.
- Use sunscreen.
- Moisturize the skin.
- Don’t to wax the treated area with wax.
- Don’t perform sessions of UVA rays.
- Avoid treatments that erode the skin or that peel it.
- In the case of resurfacing it’s very important to clean the face with soap and water and apply a cream to make healing fast and safe, during the first 3-4 days. From the fifth day, you can make normal life and apply makeup, but always with SPF 50 sunscreen.