What is a laser treatment?
First of all, it should be noted that there are three types of lasers:
The Yag and Alexandrite lasers: are indicated for brown spots, sun spots, rosacea, angiomas, spider veins or other light redness.
- "Yag" laser refreshes the complexion, and allows the treatment of wrinkles and scars.
- The number of sessions varies depending on the alteration to be treated.
- Sensations of heat and redness disappear quickly but a deeper treatment can cause several days for healing.
- The end result culminates four months after the intervention
- It is also used for permanent hair removal.
Fractional CO2 laser: is a unique technique, more abrasive, that is able to handle more complex cases such as scarring, surface pigmentation and deep wrinkles, there are customized treatments according to patient needs.
- Areas like the neck and eyelids (risk areas considered difficult to manage) can now be treated successfully and safely.
- It can be used for a complete "Smoothing Facial"
- The operating suites are generally more restrictive: Ten days of healing, pinkness of skin for may persist for two to six months.
Pulsed light: also called flash lamp, it was originally used for hair removal. Since then, the process has evolved and pulsed light is now used for other applications such as dermatology treatment of age spots and acne.
- Thanks to a specific wavelength, pulsed light target the melanin in the heart of the cell to destroy it gradually and better.
- It generally treats the bright spots on clear phototypes (I to III), in 1-3 sessions, one month apart. The laser is more suitable for areas with fewer spots.
What is photo-rejuvenation?
The principle of photorejuvenation pulsed light, is to correct the imperfections of the skin and fight against the effects of aging, such as wrinkles and sagging, exerting a unique action on the tissues and stimulating the neocollagenesis effectively.
- It is also ideal for areas hitherto considered untreatable such as the neck, décolleté and periocular area.
- This is an effective technique to fight against the natural effects of aging, sun exposure and air pollution.
- Phototherapy firms the skin, tones, tightens pores and evens skin tone.
- It can also be used in treating erythrosis, rosacea and spider veins of the face and décolleté.
How does a laser treatment work?
- Wearing protective eyewear is mandatory during the session.
- A painful sensation can be felt, varies by areas treated and by patients.
- There is a sensation of tingling similar to that of "an elastic blow on the skin", which may be reduced by the use of a treatment gel is cooled to 5 ° C.
- The treated areas can be marked by redness, with a duration of 15 minutes to 2 hours and by a feeling of warmth.
After a laser treatment
- The treated areas may be marked by redness, and a sensation of heat.
- Applying a soothing cream can be used, treated areas should be kept tightly hydrated within 2 weeks of the session.
- A sunscreen with a sunblock is essential for several days after treatment.
The risks of laser treatment
- Complications such as burns or superinfection is rare, scars are exceptional.
- Disorders of pigmentation may occur in the weeks following the treatment but they are almost always reversible.
Last update of this page : 06-06-2019