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Laser Skin Resurfacing

Laser Skin Resurfacing

Fractionated Co2 and Erbium Yag Laser System

The Science of Skin

Skin is composed of several different layers. The Epidermis is the outer most layer which is responsible for the look and health of skin. It protects the body by continually working to renew itself by shedding dead skin cells and replacing them with new ones. This renewal process slows down with age, causing skin to develop lines and wrinkles, uneven skin texture and discoloration. Skin becomes dull, dry and losses radiance. The Dermis is the inner layer of the skin that contains collagen and elastin which help to support the structure of the skin. Over time, degenerative changes in the dermal layer can reduce the amount of collagen and elastin. Due to this process, skin becomes thin and loose. Daily exposure to environmental stressors such as pollution, UV exposure and smoke cause the skin to age more rapidly. The Laser system provides tissue tightening, wrinkle reduction and skin texture improvement.

How does the laser work?

The laser system combines two of the most popular wavelengths, the Fractionated Co2 and Erbium Yag to provide superior skin resurfacing. The Fractionated Co2 laser can be used for deep skin resurfacing while the Erbium Yag laser is designed for superficial rejuvenation. The Fractionated Co2 technology directs a grid pattern of tiny pulses of light to the skin. Each pulse delivers a column of energy that can reach the dermal layer. This stimulates a natural renewal process of the body’s own collagen. Also, because the laser beam has been fractionized, small areas of untreated skin will be left between treated spots. By strategically performing the procedure is this way, the healing process is accelerated. Each individual treatment is tailored to a specific need and allotted downtime. Treatment sensations vary from person to person. As tiny pulses of light are delivered into the skin, most patients experience a warm feeling and an immediate tightening of the skin. Skin can have a mild sunburn sensation for a few days following the treatment.

The Erbium Yag technology produces a beam of laser light that precisely and gently removes the outer layers of aged and sun damaged tissue. This effective treatment stimulates skin cell turnover and promotes the formation of collagen and elastin fibers that will strengthen the skin. The overall result is a naturally healthy, rejuvenated and smooth appearance in the skin. A complete facial treatment takes about 20-30 minutes. Depending upon the condition of the skin, a patient may need a series of treatments.

 

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