Fractional Facial Rejuvenation is a laser procedure used for various skin problems. Perfectly removes hyperpigmentation, acne scars, wrinkles, leaving the face young and fresh.
Due to its effectiveness, this cosmetic method is very popular with patients in clinics.
How fractional facial rejuvenation differs from laser resurfacing and other procedures
Fractional rejuvenation uses non-ablative lasers that do not cause strong heating and do not hurt the skin. The laser beam passes through the fractional network, dividing into many small "rays" that heat the target tissue, rather than destroying it. The energy from the laser creates small, hot "bumps" on the skin that stimulate the growth of new, healthy cells to replace the damaged old cells.
The increase in temperature stimulates the production of collagen protein at the laser penetration points. This triggers the rejuvenation process that occurs from the inside out, affecting all the structures of the skin. A mild effect and low trauma is especially important in facial rejuvenation, because the skin here is especially thin and vulnerable.
After the course of the procedures, the face is more beautiful and younger. Wrinkles, age spots, sagging, acne scars, enlarged pores and other defects disappear. As during fractional rejuvenation, there is a spot effect and the device controls the depth of penetration of the beam, the skin is less injured than with grinding or chemical peels.
The laser is so smooth that most patients are left without anesthesia. For added comfort, a cooling element is directly embedded in the device's handpiece. In case of hypersensitivity, an anesthetic gel is used.
As the laser used for fractional rejuvenation is gentle on the skin, several treatments are necessary to achieve the desired results. The resulting effect is not inferior to other more traumatic anti-aging methods.
Indications and contraindications for fractional facial rejuvenation
- Age-related changes- the procedure improves your complexion. The signs of aging are eliminated - fine lines, wrinkles, age spots caused by the deposition of lipofuscin pigment.
- Acne scars (post-acne)- when treating acne scars, the procedure works more effectively than creams, masks, serums and other external agents. The laser beam penetrates the skin to a depth of 1 mm and destroys the scar tissue. No cosmetic preparation can do this.
- Post-operative and traumatic scars- the laser removes or leaves less noticeable marks in operations, medical procedures, trauma and burns.
- Pigmented spots- with fractional facial rejuvenation, pigment accumulations caused by age-related processes, sun exposure, hormonal spikes during pregnancy and medications are destroyed. During the course of the procedures, the dark lesions on the face gradually become lighter and disappear.
Due to its smooth action, the procedure has a minimum of contraindications. These are purulent skin lesions, herpes, a pronounced inflammatory process, malignant tumors, open wounds and abrasions, pregnancy. It is not recommended to do fractional rejuvenation at a high temperature and with indisposition.
Preparation for fractional facial rejuvenation and procedure
One week before the first laser session, you should stop using cosmetics with retinoids - derivatives of vitamin A. These substances increase the photosensitivity of the skin and can cause the appearance of age spots.
Before the procedure, the specialist treats the skin with products that clean the skin of the face and improve the penetration of the laser beam. The eyes are protected with special glasses. The laser is directed at an area where there are skin problems - irregular texture, increased pigmentation, wrinkles and other imperfections.
Then, a rejuvenation session is held, lasting 20-50 minutes. The doctor ensures that all necessary areas are treated with care. Laser exposure is not accompanied by pain and discomfort. Only warmth and a slight tingling sensation are felt, which does not create discomfort. After the procedure is finished, you can leave the clinic immediately.
What happens after fractional facial rejuvenation
After the procedure, you may experience a slight redness and swelling of the face, but the skin will not be too red and scaly. In a few days, everything will go away.
To achieve the full result, it is recommended to do 3-5 sessions with an interval of 2-6 weeks. Thus, the results of laser rejuvenation will not be less than the effect obtained after mechanical resurfacing and other cosmetic methods.
The effect is not immediately visible and depends on existing problems. Pigmented spots lighten in one or two sessions, scars and wrinkles can be removed in 3-5 visits to the clinic. After the procedures are finished, the skin condition will improve for another six to eight weeks.
During the first week after the procedure, a mild and moisturizing cleanser should be applied to the skin twice a day. This will help prevent peeling and skin irritation. Washing with ice water gives a good effect. Useful intake of ascorbic acid - vitamin C.
After exposure to the laser, it is necessary to protect the skin from ultraviolet rays, so a moisturizing sunscreen should be applied for one month. You cannot sunbathe and use the solarium.
It is forbidden to apply preparations on the face that are not recommended by a cosmetologist. This can lead to the appearance of age spots, irritation, peeling and infection.
Fractional facial rejuvenation gives good results that last up to two years. To maintain the effect, you need to use care agents and regularly perform other cosmetic procedures that delay aging.