Laser For Wrinkle Removal
We are more conscious about our appearance more than ever before, as beauty and fashion is an essential part of our society today. While everybody talks of inner beauty, there can be no doubt that beauty on the outside goes a long way in boosting our self-confidence.
Few things can be more frustrating than the sight of lines and wrinkles propping up in unwelcome places on our body. For some, this unwanted wrinkles and facial lines can be wholly undeserved, I mean, their genes gave it to them. While for others, wrinkles, scars, and lines appear due to lifestyle choices they made. Not forgetting the inevitable, aging, and all that it brings with it.
Wrinkles, lines, skin folds and other blemishes appear because of several reasons, some of which we are in control of and others we have no say in. Whatever the reasons might be, everybody deserves another Clean Slate – and Laser Wrinkle Removal offers you that opportunity.
What causes wrinkles?
You might be wondering what exactly causes wrinkles to appear on the skin. These are some of the most common reasons:
Perhaps, this is the most common reason. Ageing is a natural process that occurs, and wrinkles are one of its physical symptoms. As we age, the inner layer of the skin begins to thin, and the system of elastin and collagen which gives the outer layer its support begins to fail and relax. Hence, the skin is more brittle as the oil-secreting glands are unable to secrete the skin’s natural moisturizers as they used to.
- Facial muscles contraction:
Facial lines or skin folds coming out from the corners of the eyes and mouth are as a result of muscles contractions underneath these areas. In general, facial lines appear as a result of our habitual (natural) facial expressions. We are expected to smile, laugh, frown, squint or even cry depending on the mood we are in. With age, these facial expressions may leave skin folds and lines such as frown lines and crow’s feet. The underlining muscles action, loss of fat and bone mass determines how significant and fast these wrinkles appear.
- Effect of sun rays
Overexposure to the rays from the sun has a significant impact on the skin. Exposure to ultraviolet radiation can lead to photo-aging or early aging. Many skin blemishes appear due to the action of the sun. Ultraviolet rays from the sun damage the collagen and elastin fibers of the skin, without both, the skin loses its structure, strength, and elasticity, resulting in wrinkles.
What’s laser wrinkle removal treatment?
Laser wrinkle removal treatment, also called Laser skin resurfacing, is a procedure that utilizes particular Laser beam for the removal of wrinkles and other skin blemishes by targeting affected layers of the skin(damaged tissues), revealing the new, smoother and brighter layers underneath.
Is laser wrinkle removal treatment an excellent choice for you?
Naturally, a person with lines and folds on the skin, wrinkles around the eyes and mouth. People with general Symptoms of aging, scars and dark spots that may remain after skin problems may also be a good Candidate.
Laser wrinkle removal procedure
The technique employed for laser wrinkle removal treatment may be different from clinic to clinic, and surgeon to surgeon, but the overall procedure remains the same. The method adopted more often than not, depends on the area being treated. For instance, the plastic surgeon may decide to focus on specific areas, such as the corners of the eyes and mouth where wrinkles and lines are most likely to appear. The face can also be treated all at once. Whichever is the case, your surgeon will decide the best option for you.
Before we begin the treatment, local anesthesia will be administered to the area being treated, especially if just part of your face is being treated. Otherwise, general anesthesia may be given if a full face treatment is decided.
There are several types of lasers used for wrinkles removal and skin resurfacing. Most of the time, only one laser is necessary. However, a combination of two or more may be utilized for specific skin types and treatment program.
The lasers beams are used to apply energy to the target areas (damaged tissues), removing the top layers or damaged cells to reveal new layers beneath it. A particular type of low energy laser is then used to remove dead skin layers, smoothen wrinkles, lines, folds and other skin blemishes, and finally stimulate the growth of new layers.
After the treatment, a new, fresh, and smooth skin surface is revealed. The results can be seen almost immediately in some cases, but it will take some few months before the skin finally mature and adopt a uniform skin tone. Barring any surprises, you should be expecting significant improvements in your skin appearance, texture, beauty and newness.
Types of layers used for wrinkles removal and skin resurfacing
There are several lasers used for skin therapies. Some of the more common ones are profiled below:
- Erbium Laser
Erbium laser is used for mild to moderately deep skin resurfacing treatments. Mostly for employed for smoothening moderately deep lines and wrinkles on the face, hands, chests, and shoulder areas. The Erbium laser resurfacing is used chiefly when damage to surrounding tissues is to be avoided. Also, Erbium results in minor side effects such as swelling and redness. Hence, recovery time is usually faster compared to other laser treatments.
- Fraxel Laser
Fraxel laser is a new and unique type of laser resurfacing treatment used to treat wrinkles around the corners of the eye and mouth. It is used to focus on small areas of the skin and also stimulates the growth of new skin cells after laser resurfacing treatments.
- Pulsed-Dye Lasers
There are non-ablative lasers that are used typically for treating hyperpigmentation and redness. They are used to heat the skin and absorb pigments. Rosacea and broken capillaries can also be treated using this type of laser.
Intense pulsed light (IPL) treatments are used to treat similar issues as you would with a laser. However, they are not classified as lasers. They are utilized in the treatment of hyperpigmentation, sun damage, rosacea, and acne.