Fractional facial rejuvenation is a laser procedure used for a variety of skin problems. Perfectly removes hyperpigmentation, acne scars, wrinkles, leaving the face young and fresh.
Due to its effectiveness, this cosmetology method is very popular among patients in clinics.
How is fractional facial rejuvenation different from laser rejuvenation and other procedures
Fractional rejuvenation uses non-ablative lasers that do not cause strong heating and do not damage the skin. The laser beam passes through the fractionated grid, splitting into many tiny "beams" that heat the target tissue rather than destroy it. Laser energy creates tiny hot "bumps" in the skin that stimulate the growth of new, healthy cells to replace old damaged cells.
Raising the temperature stimulates the production of collagen protein at the laser penetration points. This initiates the rejuvenating process that takes place from within, affecting all skin structures. The gentle effect and low trauma are especially important in facial rejuvenation because the skin here is particularly thin and vulnerable.
After a procedure, the face looks prettier and younger. Wrinkles, aging spots, looseness, acne scars, enlarged pores and other blemishes disappear. Because fractional rejuvenation results in a point effect and the device controls the depth of penetration of the beam, the skin is less damaged than by grinding or chemical peeling.
The laser is so gentle that most patients perform it without anesthesia. For added convenience, a heat sink is built directly into the handpiece of the unit. In case of hypersensitivity, an anesthetic gel is used.
Because the laser used for fractional rejuvenation is gentle on the skin, more treatments are needed to achieve the desired results. The resulting effect is not inferior to other, more traumatic anti-aging methods.
Indications and Contraindications for Fractional Facial Rejuvenation
- Age-related changes- the procedure improves complexion. Signs of aging disappear - fine lines, wrinkles, aging spots caused by the deposition of lipofuscin pigment.
- Acne Scars (After Acne)- The treatment of acne scars works more effectively than creams, masks, serums and other external agents. The laser beam penetrates the skin to a depth of 1 mm and destroys the scar tissue. No cosmetic product can do this.
- Postoperative and Traumatic Scars- The laser removes or leaves less noticeable marks from surgeries, medical procedures, trauma, and burns.
- Pigmented spots- with fractional facial rejuvenation, age processes, sun exposure, hormonal surges during pregnancy, and drug destruction. During the procedures, the dark lesions on the face gradually brighten up and disappear.
Due to its gentle effect, the procedure has minimal contraindications. These are purulent skin lesions, herpes, pronounced inflammatory process, malignancies, open wounds and abrasions, pregnancy. It is not recommended to perform fractional rejuvenation at high temperatures and malaise.
Preparation for facial rejuvenation and procedure
One week before your first laser treatment, you should stop using cosmetics with retinoids, vitamin A derivatives. These substances increase the sensitivity of the skin to light and can cause the appearance of age spots.
Before the procedure, the specialist treats the skin with products that cleanse the skin of the face and improve the penetration of the laser beam. The eyes are protected by special goggles. The laser is aimed at areas where there are skin problems - uneven texture, increased pigmentation, wrinkles and other imperfections.
This is followed by a rejuvenating session lasting 20-50 minutes. The doctor will take care of all the necessary areas. Laser exposure does not cause pain and discomfort. Only warmth and mild tingling can be felt, which does not cause discomfort. You can leave the clinic immediately after completing the procedure.
What happens after fractional facial rejuvenation
Mild redness and swelling of the face may occur after the procedure, but the skin will not become very red and flaky. In a few days it will all go away.
To achieve full results, it is recommended to perform 3-5 sessions at 2-6 week intervals. Then the results of laser rejuvenation will not be lower than the effect achieved after mechanical renovation and other cosmetic methods.
The effect is not immediately visible and depends on existing problems. Pigmented spots are alleviated in one or two occasions, and scars and wrinkles can be removed in 3-5 clinical visits. After completing the procedures, the condition of the skin improves for another six to eight weeks.
For the first week after the procedure, a gentle cleanser and moisturizer should be applied to the skin twice a day. This helps prevent skin peeling and irritation. Washing with ice water has a good effect. Useful ascorbic acid - vitamin C intake
After contact with the laser, you need to protect your skin from UV rays, so use a moisturizing sunscreen for a month. You cannot sunbathe or use the solarium.
Do not use on the face products that are not recommended by a beautician. This can lead to the appearance of age spots, irritation, peeling and infection.
Fractional facial rejuvenation gives good results that can take up to two years. To maintain the effect, you need to use caring agents and regularly perform other cosmetic procedures that slow down aging.