Collagen provides the essential support network for our skin. As we age, collagen breaks down, causing lines and wrinkles. Sun exposure damages collagen too, and can cause pigment problems (brown spots), uneven tone and rough or leathery texture. Lasers use a precise wavelength of light energy to target underneath the skin, deeper than any lotions can work, stimulating collagen production at the source. As new collagen is generated, lines and wrinkles are reduced. Studies indicate laser therapy helps create a refreshed appearance, smoother texture, more even skin tone, and a decrease in pore size.
(Q-Switched Nd:YAG) use PhotoAcoustic energy to vibrate and re-organize the collagen scaffolding — gently and effectively stimulating long-term collagen remodeling. Other lasers are ablative and use thermal energy to ablate or wound the top layer of the skin.
Non-ablative laser treatments using PhotoAcoustic energy are quick (about 20 minutes for a full face) and require no downtime. There is minimal discomfort, and a very low risk of any complications. Patients will feel a difference immediately and experience progressive improvement over several months.
Laser skin rejuvenation may cause a mild to moderate redness, which usually fades within an hour after treatment. Although you will notice results after your first treatment, non-ablative laser skin rejuvenation is a gradual process. You typically need four to six treatments spaced three to five weeks apart.
Many people describe the feeling of non-ablative laser therapy as a tingling sensation. Anesthesia is usually not necessary, but you may request an anaesthetic cream if you wish.