Fractional facial rejuvenation

the pros and cons of facial skin rejuvenation

Fractional Facial Rejuvenation is a laser procedure used for various skin problems. It perfectly removes hyperpigmentation, acne scars, wrinkles, making the face young and fresh.

Due to its effectiveness, this cosmetology method is very popular among clinical patients.

How fractional facial rejuvenation differs from laser re-coating and other procedures

Fractional rejuvenation using non-ablative lasers that do not cause intense heating and do not injure the skin. The laser beam passes through the fractional lattice, divided into many small "rays", which heat the target tissue, rather than destroy it. Laser energy produces small hot "bumps" on the skin that stimulate the growth of healthy new cells to replace damaged old cells.

Increasing the temperature stimulates the production of collagen protein at the point of laser penetration. This triggers the rejuvenation process that takes place from the inside, affecting all skin structures. Gentle effects and low trauma are very important in the rejuvenation of the face, because the skin here is very thin and vulnerable.

After undergoing the procedure, the face looks prettier and younger. Wrinkles, age spots, tenderness, acne scars, enlarged pores and other defects disappear. Because during fractional rejuvenation, there is a dot effect, and this tool controls the depth of beam penetration, the skin is less injured compared to exfoliation or chemical exfoliation.

Lasers are so gentle that most patients do without anesthesia. For added comfort, the cooling element is built directly into the device’s hand tool. In case of hypersensitivity, anesthetic gel is used.

Since lasers are used to rejuvenate soft fragments on the skin, some treatment is needed to achieve the desired results. The resulting effect is not inferior to the more traumatic anti-aging method.

Instructions and contraindications for fractional facial rejuvenation

  • Age-related changes- color enhancement procedures. Signs of aging are eliminated - fine lines, wrinkles, age spots caused by lipofuscin pigment deposition.
  • Acne scars (post-acne)- while treating acne scars, this procedure 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 scar tissue. No cosmetic preparation can do this.
  • Postoperative and trauma scars- lasers remove or make less noticeable marks from surgery, medical procedures, trauma and burns.
  • Pigmented spots- with fractional facial rejuvenation, pigment accumulation caused by age processes, sunlight exposure, hormonal surges during pregnancy, and drugs destroyed. During the procedure, dark spots on the face gradually brighten and disappear.

Due to its gentle action, this procedure has a minimum of contraindications. These are purulent skin lesions, herpes, significant inflammatory processes, malignant tumors, open wounds and abrasions, pregnancy. It is not recommended to rejuvenate fractions at high temperatures and feel unwell.

Preparations for rejuvenation and fractional facial fracture procedures

A week before the first laser session, you should stop using cosmetics with retinoids - a derivative of vitamin A. This substance increases the sensitivity of the skin and can cause the appearance of age spots.

Before the procedure, the specialist treats the skin with a product that cleanses the facial skin and improves laser penetration. Eyes are covered with special glasses. Lasers are aimed at areas where there are skin problems - uneven texture, increased pigmentation, wrinkles and other imperfections.

After that, a rejuvenation session is done, which lasts 20-50 minutes. The doctor ensures that all the necessary areas are treated carefully. Laser exposure is not accompanied by pain and discomfort. Only the warmth and sensation of tingling is felt, which does not cause discomfort. Upon completion of the procedure, you can immediately leave the clinic.

What happens after fractional facial rejuvenation

After the procedure, there may be a slight redness and swelling on the face, but the skin will not be very red and scaly. In a few days everything was gone.

To achieve full results, it is recommended to do 3-5 sessions with an interval of 2-6 weeks. So the laser rejuvenation results will not be lost with the effect obtained after mechanical re-surface and other cosmetic methods.

photos before and after fractional skin rejuvenation

The effect is not immediately visible and depends on the problem. Pigmented spots lighten up in one or two sessions, scars and wrinkles can be removed in 3-5 visits to the clinic. After the end of the procedure, the skin condition will improve for another six to eight weeks.

In the first week after the procedure, a gentle cleanser, moisturizer should be applied to the skin twice a day. This will help prevent exfoliation and irritation of the skin. Washing with ice water has a good effect. Use of ascorbic acid is useful - vitamin C.

After being exposed to a laser, you need to protect your skin from UV rays, so moisturizing sunscreen should be used for a month. You can not sunbathe and use the solarium.

It is forbidden to apply on the face that is not recommended by beauticians. This can lead to the appearance of age spots, irritation, exfoliation, and infection.

Fractional facial rejuvenation gives good results for up to two years. To maintain its effect, you need to use a caring agent and regularly perform other cosmetic procedures that slow down aging.