Fractional CO2 Laser for Wrinkle Reduction
WHAT CAUSES WRINKLES?
As you age, you are likely to develop wrinkles which are essentially folds, creases or ridges in your skin. It cannot be avoided as it is part of aging, but may also occur as a result of sun damage, smoking, dehydration or even facial expressions. Your skin becomes drier as you get older, thinning out and becoming less elastic. As it slowly loses the ability to protect itself, wrinkles and other lines may begin to form on your skin.
HOW CAN IT BE TREATED?
Wrinkles and fine lines on the skin can easily be taken care of using Fractional Laser Resurfacing (Lux1540, non-ablative), which is a fairly new procedure in the world of aesthetics. Using laser energy micro beams, it breaks down the epidermis tissue, after which healthy skin grows as a replacement over the outlined treatment area.
The effect is similar to using ablative lasers or deep chemical peels, but this new technology means you do not have to endure the discomfort or downtime associated with traditional methods. The new layer of skin will be more radiant, and you will feel and look much younger. You can use make-up straight after the treatment, with no visible wounds left by the procedure.
Depending on your skin condition, treatments are usually spaced 1-4 weeks apart, with most people recommended a cycle of 4-5 treatments. However, this may vary and your doctor will consult you and determine an optimum number of sessions. Your skin should improve with each visits, and will feel firmer and more refreshed which also leads to a quicker recovery time. A healthy skincare routine of facials and skincare products should also help to maintain your complexion.
BEFORE / AFTER
Laser treatment is one of the longest form of aesthetic skin treatment. Nevertheless Fractional CO2 Laser is a new system that has fast recovery time with effective results.