Over time facial skin develops fine lines or wrinkles around the eyes, lips and across the cheeks. Frown lines and smile lines deepen and persist. The skin becomes more sallow, its lustre and clarity are lost. Laser Skin Rejuvenation, is a unique technique that utilises the focus beam of a state-of-the-art Erbium laser, to precisely plane away aged and sun damaged skin. Premature ageing and wrinkling of the skin are reduced.
Sun damage combined with decreased skin elasticity, and gravity, and the major factors in ageing. Stress, poor nutrition, excessive sun exposure, smoking, and pollution all aggravate the natural ageing process.
In addition, many acne scars, surgical scars, superficially pigmented and precancerous lesions are amenable to laser skin resurfacing.
The Skin Rejuvenation by Erbium Laser is known as the 'Weekend laser peel' are available, allowing full recovery in 4-5 days. It is a gentler use of the laser than for Skin Resurfacing, making it ideal for patients that prefer less down time after the treatment. The procedure is painless and the healing is quicker than ever before. The weekend peel is perfect for those who desire a quick, subtle rejuvenation.
How Does Laser Rejuvenation Work?
Our skin is about 70% water and is literally vaporised as its water absorbs the energy of the beam of the Erbium laser. Skin can be precisely planed, edges of wrinkles and scars flattened, in a controlled and systematic manner, eliminating the upper or epidermal layer of skin, and a variable amount of the dermis, i.e., the collagen and elastic containing part of the skin, all without any bleeding. During the healing process, new collagen and elastic tissues are formed, replacing the fractured sun damage elements.
With an expert eye and an artistic hand, your Doctor expertly removes fine lines, improves deep wrinkles, reduces sun damage, and helps eliminate precancerous areas and uneven pigmentation. The resulting new and more youthful skin surface will appear fresher, brighter, smoother, tighter, and generally more evenly coloured.
The Recovery Process
Immediately after laser skin rejuvenation, the treated areas will discolour and swell especially around the eyes. An ointment will be applied to keep the healing area moist and to help prevent scab formation. Two to three days after the resurfacing procedure, weeping will have ceased, and you will continue to apply the ointment until your skin heals in 4-5 days.
The initial redness fades in a few weeks to pink and is easily camouflaged by cosmetics, generally disappearing in one to three months. For some, the redness may persist for a longer period of time.
It is important to use a sunscreen with at least SPF-20 protection that is effective against both UVA and UVB rays, and to avoid direct sun exposure for at least three to six months, as the sun can cause uneven pigmentation to develop in the treated areas.
Are There Any Complications Related to Laser Rejuvenation?
Complications in Laser Rejuvenation surgery are uncommon, but can sometimes occur. These include, but are not limited to delayed wound healing, prolong redness, pigmentary changes, (both lighter and/or darker), scarring, infection, prolonged swelling, and pain.
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