Fractional facial rejuvenation

pros and cons of fractional facial skin rejuvenation

Fractional facial rejuvenation is a laser procedure used for various 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 clinic patients.

How does fractional facial rejuvenation differ from laser reappearance and other procedures

Fractional renovation uses non-ablative lasers that do not cause strong heat and do not damage the skin. The laser beam passes through the fractional lattice, splitting into many small "beams", which heat the target tissue, instead of destroying it. The laser energy creates small hot "lumps" in the skin that stimulate the growth of new and healthy cells to replace old damaged cells.

Rising temperature stimulates the production of collagen proteins at laser penetration points. This triggers the rejuvenation process that takes place from within, affecting all skin structures. A gentle effect and low trauma is especially important in facial rejuvenation because the skin here is particularly thin and sensitive.

After the course of the procedures, the face looks more beautiful and younger. Wrinkles, age spots, laziness, acne scars, enlarged pores and other defects disappear. Since during fractional rejuvenation, there is a point effect, and the device controls the depth of beam penetration, the skin is less damaged than with grinding or chemical peels.

The laser is so soft that most patients do without anesthesia. For added comfort, a cooling element is integrated directly into the device piece. In case of hypersensitivity, an anesthetic gel is used.

Since the laser used for fractional rejuvenation is gentle on the skin, several treatments are required 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 are eliminated - fine lines, wrinkles, age spots caused by lipofuscin pigment deposition.
  • Acne scars (after acne)- When treating acne scars, the 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 the scar tissue. No cosmetic preparation can do this.
  • Postoperative and traumatic signs- The laser removes or makes less visible marks from surgeries, medical procedures, trauma and burns.
  • Pigmented spots- with fractional facial rejuvenation, pigment accumulations caused by aging processes, sun exposure, hormonal overexertions during pregnancy and medications are destroyed. During the course of the procedures, the dark lesions on the face gradually glow and disappear.

Due to its gentle action, the procedure has a minimum of contraindications. These are purulent skin lesions, herpes, a pronounced inflammatory process, malignant tumors, open wounds and abrasions, pregnancy. It is not recommended to do fractional rejuvenation at an elevated temperature and feel bad.

Preparation for rejuvenation and fractional facial procedure

One week before the first laser session, you should stop using retinoid cosmetics - vitamin A derivatives. These substances increase the sensitivity of the skin to light and can cause age spots to appear.

Before the procedure, the specialist treats the skin with products that cleanse the facial skin and improve the penetration of the laser beam. The eyes are protected with special goggles. The laser is aimed at an area where there are skin problems - uneven structure, added pigmentation, wrinkles and other imperfections.

After that, a renewal session is performed, the duration of which is 20-50 minutes. The doctor makes sure that all the necessary areas are treated carefully. Laser exposure is not associated with pain and discomfort. One can only feel the warmth and the tender sensation of misery, which do not create discomfort. Upon completion of the procedure, you can leave the clinic immediately.

What happens after fractional facial rejuvenation

After the procedure, there may be slight redness and swelling of the face, but the skin will not be too red and flaky. After two days everything disappears.

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

photo before and after fractional skin rejuvenation

The effect is not immediately apparent and depends on existing problems. Pigmented spots are alleviated in one or two sessions, marks and wrinkles can be removed in 3-5 visits to the clinic. After completing the course of the procedures, the skin condition will improve for another six to eight weeks.

During the first week after the procedure, a gentle cleanser, moisturizer should be applied to the skin twice a day. This will help prevent skin and skin irritation. Washing with ice water gives a good effect. Useful It is useful to take ascorbic acid - vitamin C.

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

It is forbidden to use preparations on the face that are not recommended by the cosmetologist. This can lead to the appearance of age spots, irritation, skin and infection.

Fractional facial rejuvenation gives good results lasting up to two years. To maintain the effect, you should use caring agents and regularly do other cosmetic procedures that slow down aging.