The whole truth about laser facial rejuvenation: debunking myths

pros and cons of laser facial skin rejuvenation

Laser facial rejuvenation is one of the most effective methods of non-surgical facelift.

Despite the fact that this is a fairly common procedure, many myths have formed around it.

Debunking 6 popular myths about laser facial rejuvenation.

Myth 1. Laser rejuvenation is suitable only for age-related changes.

This is not the case, since laser rejuvenation can be used not only to correct age-related changes, but also to combat sunburn, age spots, scars and post-acne.

Myth 2. The type of laser does not matter.

This is the most common misconception. Lasers differ in wavelength, pulse frequency, power and depth of impact. The choice of laser depends on the specific problem. Fractional laser is the most effective for correcting age-related changes, but ablative and non-ablative techniques are used for extensive post-acne lesions, pigmentation and scars.

Myth 3. The result is visible instantly.

Yes and no. Of course, after the first procedure, the elasticity and quality of the skin improves. But to eliminate deep defects and visible rejuvenation of the skin, a course of treatment (2-3 procedures) will be required, and to maintain the effect, 1-2 sessions will be required throughout the year.

Myth 4. Laser rejuvenation should not be performed in summer.

Laser treatments can be performed in summer, but a lower power laser is used that does not affect the upper layers of the skin. The appearance of pigmentation is not affected by the procedure itself, but by exposure to the sun.

After laser rejuvenation, it is important to protect your skin from sun damage, such as applying a SPF 50 cream or wearing a hat.

Myth 5. Laser rejuvenation is dangerous for the skin.

As with any procedure, complications are possible after laser rejuvenation, but they are extremely rare. One of the complications, the so-called "gauze effect" is a network of scars on the surface of the skin. Long-term manifestation of this effect is a consequence of the low qualifications of the cosmetologist. The specialist could not determine the thickness of the epidermis and the regenerative properties of the skin, and therefore chose the wrong parameters of the laser action.

Myth 6. Long-term rehabilitation after laser rejuvenation.

Modern technologies of laser rejuvenation provide a shorter rehabilitation period. For example, with laser biorevitalization, rehabilitation lasts up to 3 days and consists in limiting the time spent in the sun, in a bath, and giving up cosmetics. The rehabilitation period for fractional laser rejuvenation lasts a week. It is important to follow the recommendations of the cosmetologist, as this will avoid complications and shorten the rehabilitation period.