Laser Skin Treatment: Facial Rejuvenation with Revlite Laser / Aura Laser / IPL
Laser Skin treatment has been used in dermatology for a number of years to help improve facial rejuvenation. The mainstay of lasers for wrinkles has been ablative lasers such as the erbium and CO2. These lasers work by vaporizing the outer skin layers and as a result, patients require healing of about 5-7 days. The nonablative lasers aim to assist with facial rejuvenation without breaking the skin so there usually is no healing time yet collagen is rejuvenating below the surface.
Laser Skin Treatment for facial rejuvenation procedure
The Laser Skin treatment for facial rejuvenation procedure involves shining a laser light onto the skin which penetrates and passes through the outer skin layers, having desired effect on the deeper internal skin layers. The laser stimulates the fibroblasts to produce underlying collagen and causes contraction. The end result is a more youthful appearance with skin contraction and tightening. The laser skin treatment for facial rejuvenation with non-ablative lasers may often be more subtle and certainly no guarantee can be given as to the extent of the results.
Laser Skin Treatment for Facial rejuvenation with the Revlite non-ablative laser is suitable for all skin types including fair and olive skin and is useful for wrinkles, deeper sagging and also patients who do not wish to have any down time. It is also effective if there are red veins and brown spots on the skin especially when combined with the Aura Laser Skin treatment procedure.
It is advised that patients have regular laser skin treatment for facial rejuvenation routinely on a four weekly basis for approximately 6 to 7 months. The non-ablative treatment is best performed when combining the Revlite and Aura lasers. Treatment sessions are approximately 15 minutes and there may be a little discomfort during therapy.
After the procedure, makeup can be worn and there may be some slight redness. There are no restrictions post treatments and patients may apply makeup immediately and return to work. New collagen formation may take 6-8 weeks to begin so facial rejuvenation is a process occurring over time.
Almost all have no reaction or downtime at all. As with all laser skin treatment procedures and facial rejuvenation procedures, no guarantees can be given to the end result and there is a theoretical risk of irritation to the outer skin, which could cause crusting, scabbing and in the worst scenario scarring, pigmentation or loss of pigmentation. It is important that sun protection is observed during the entire treatment course. (The non-ablative laser is a new area in dermatology, and has attracted enormous interest around the world).
Combined with other treatments
Laser Skin Treatment for facial rejuvenation is often combined with glycolic acid peels, facial muscle relaxants which are used to relax the frown lines and smile lines and fillers to enhance structure and wrinkles around the nose and lip area.
It is used for aged and sun damaged skin especially where patients do not want any down-time. It may also be helpful for types of acne scars. New laser skin treatments are currently being offered to treat acne in conjunction with medical treatment.
Facial Rejuvenation using the AURA LASER-Blood Vessel Laser
Aura Laser is a form of light that has been altered in order to produce a uniform high intensity single wavelength beam. The laser skin treatment can be focused to treat fine blood vessels on the face and neck or attached to a scanner for treatment of larger areas or background redness.
The blood vessel laser uses a wavelength of light which is maximally absorbed by blood vessels. The laser skin treatment is therefore very selective in treating blood vessels and minimizes damage to surrounding tissue. Therefore there is much less risk of scarring as compared to techniques used previously to treat blood vessels.
Suitable vascular lesions for laser skin treatment include:
Port wine stain, Veins on the face, Rosacea, Campbell de Morgan spots, Venous lakes on lip, Superficial angiomas, Spider naevi, Telangiectasia, Red scars, and Stretch Marks. Poikiloderma, background redness, Leg veins can also improve with this Laser skin treatment.
Commonly asked questions
THE 6 KEYS TO FACIAL REJUVENATION
1. TEXTURE-SKIN SURFACE REJUVENATION
- Smoothing – Medical Microdermabrasion
- Revlite Laser
Pigment, veins & Lines – Aura Laser
- Erbium laser
- Enzyme Facials
- Fruit Acid Peels (Gylcolic Acid Peels)
2. DEEPER SKIN TIGHTENING/ SMOOTHIING
3. SHAPING & ENHANCING
- Fat Transfer
- Fillers-temporary and permanent (cheek volume)
- Liposculpture-Neck and Jowls
- Eyes-Laser Rejuvenation
We believe that the best results are seen when facial rejuvenation therapy is combined. Today there are many noninvasive laser skin treatment and facial rejuvenation therapies that can help make the skin surface appear smoother, refreshed and tighter. Dr Lanzer finds that combining treatments is effective and may suggest treatments such as microdermabrasion, Revlite, Aura, Isolaz, Portraite or the Dermaxel Fractional Laser.
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We offer a FREE, No Obligation Cosmetic Surgery Consultation and a detailed explanation of the procedure.
Dr Lanzer can email all patients a detailed consent form which provides information related to the surgery. This information is made available to all patients before surgery, allowing enough time for the patient to ask any questions they may have.