Laser skin resurfacing: is it safe?

The years take their toll, and the skin of your face does not look flawless, despite careful maintenance. Many women in this situation are solved by radical methods, but to go under the surgeon's knife I do not want all. Is there an alternative? Yes: is fractional laser resurfacing. This procedure is considered safer, less painful and easier tolerated by the body than surgery. However, it is also absolutely comfortable as you can get.Will need to wait is not the most favorable period of rehabilitation (though he is much "softer" than the rehabilitation after surgery). Look at what is a fractional rejuvenation using laser and answer the main question: how safe is it?

before and after

The essence of the procedure

Laser fractional rejuvenation of the skin is literally "polished" with high temperatures. Actually, this is the essence of any cosmetic treatments using laser, but the operation of the fractional type has its own specifics. Let's start with the fact that this procedure takes place at a higher temperature than laser hair removal or acne removal. A laser apparatus which control the operation of the fractional type, you need to manipulate very quickly because you can literally burn the skin. Therefore, as responsible of the operation of the trust only the most experienced beauticians.

By studying the information about laser rejuvenation on their websites, it is possible to calculate such an operation is wonderful and fantastic: disappearing scars, wrinkles, acne, skin of the fat will be normal — and all this in one session? Is it all true? Disappoint you: no. Of course, this procedure is truly one of the most effective. Of course, the stress effects on the body after fractional rejuvenation will be less than after other procedures. But the problems still exist, and in such a small amount. Tell you about them.

  1. You can't get away downright from all wrinkles. Acting on the epidermis, you can only smooth out wrinkles, but the deep wrinkles thus do not fix.
  2. You cannot remove scars and other unwanted education at one time. You will need at least three sessions. Thus between sessions should pass in about 6 months, so the total time of the procedures will be the year.
  3. Treat acne scars with fractional exposure is very desirable. Acne can be combated with a laser, but you should choose a more gentle procedure, with exposure to such high temperatures.
  4. The procedure itself is not the most pleasant one: discomfort, pain is inevitable. Some "anesthesia" here does not happen: discomfort (though somewhat smaller) will be, even if before the procedure treat the skin anesthetic.
  5. After operation it is impossible to avoid the rehabilitation period, not the most pleasant of sensations. The skin will heal at least two weeks, while during the week it will not have the top protective layer. Therefore, after the procedure you can't go out in the sun and need to be smeared with special creams and ointments.

What can be consequences?

First, don't be alarmed if after a session the skin will redden and burn. This is not a sign of a failed operation, and the natural reaction of the body. After a couple of hours after surgery may become swollen skin around the nose and eyes — is also natural. To edema passed quickly, the withdrawal of excess fluid from the body: take a diuretic, do not eat salty and spicy.

Waking up the next day after the procedure you saw on the face of ichor? Then it hardened and formed across the face of a nasty crust? Don't be alarmed, this is natural too. Phototherapy this type involves the removal of the upper protective layer of the skin — and under the crust formed a new one. Therefore, to touch the face, trying to disrupt the crust, it is impossible in any case: it could get infected and then to remain with scars on the face. The crust disappears by itself, restore tissues. This process will begin only a week after surgery, wait until this time. And then another about a month the face will be pink and very sensitive to light — so you'll have to use a protective cream.

Side effects after fractional rejuvenation too. The skin may be put, several days may itch, may be uneven color. All this sooner or later passes, but the feeling is very unpleasant. More likely they will occur in patients with particularly sensitive skin, the girls with dystonia.

Care after fractional rejuvenation is individual, but there are General guidelines. Is to wash with boiled water, certainly not hot. Even better would be to use Ozonated water. No scrubs and peels until the skin is completely recovered. Go out in the sun is not at least a week, and another week after that, you can get only having a face cream with a degree of protection not less than 30. Well, you need to be attentive to your body as a whole: sleep, take vitamins. With proper rehabilitation to forget about discomfort you in two weeks!