SKIN REJUVENATION WITH LASER
The collagen degradation accelerates, when the harmful effects of sun damage and air pollution are added to the normal aging process. As the amount of collagen in the skin reduces, the wrinkles begin to appear. Lasers used for skin rejuvenation drill microscopic columns in the skin, as opposed to the conventional lasers which affect the entire skin surface. These columns are very thin channels. The structures that contain water, such as collagen, blood vessels, and keratinocytes, expose to selective thermal damage. The healthy cells adjacent to the thermal damage zone migrate to the damage area, where a repair mechanism is stimulated. Accordingly, new collagen production begins under the skin.
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Facial rejuvenation with laser involves controlled peeling of the dead uppermost surface of the facial skin, stimulating the new – fresh skin production, removal of the thin facial wrinkles and creating fresher facial look. It is a non-invasive therapy which is used to remove signs of aging on the face, neck, chest, and hands. The effect is based on the principle of stimulating the collagen production in the subcutaneous tissue. This method is effective. Recently, fractional laser is the most advanced laser system used for facial rejuvenation. New collagen tissue formation is stimulated on the laser-treated skin. Next, the younger cells with higher water retention capacity make the skin look fresh and tight.
The procedure is performed in the subcutaneous tissue without harming the targeted skin surface. Therefore, the subcutaneous recovery is faster and the patients can resume the social life quicker.
In the fractional laser procedures, the thickness of the skin and the depth of penetration are precisely known. Thanks to its fractional feature, the recovery is very quick and the recovery period is very short. Since it affects the deeper dermis due to the longer wavelength, it has superior effect relative to similar systems. It is largely preferred for skin resurfacing and facial rejuvenation.