The whole truth about laser facial rejuvenation: debunking myths

Advantages and disadvantages of laser skin rejuvenation

Laser facial rejuvenation is one of the most effective non-surgical facelift methods.

Although this is a fairly common process, many myths have been created around it.

Block 6 popular myths about laser facial rejuvenation.

Myth 1. Laser rejuvenation is only suitable for age-related changes.

This is not the case, as laser rejuvenation can be used not only to correct age-related changes, but also to combat sunburn, age spots, scars and post-acne.

Myth 2. The type of laser does not matter.

This is the most common misconception. Lasers vary in wavelength, pulse frequency, power and impact depth. The choice of laser depends on the specific problem. Fractional laser is the most effective for correcting age-related changes, but abrasive and non-abrasive techniques are used for extensive lesions, pigmentation and post-acne scars.

Myth 3. The result is immediately visible.

Yes and no. Of course, after the first procedure, the elasticity and quality of the skin improves. But in order to eliminate the deep defects and the visible rejuvenation of the skin, a course of treatment (2-3 procedures) is required and in order to maintain the result, 1-2 sessions are required throughout the year.

Myth 4. Laser rejuvenation should not take place in the summer.

Laser treatments can be performed in the summer, but a lower power laser is used that does not affect the upper layers of the skin. The appearance of the stain is not affected by the process itself, but by sun exposure.

After laser rejuvenation, it is important to protect your skin from sun damage, such as applying SPF 50 cream or wearing a hat.

Myth 5. Laser rejuvenation is dangerous for the skin.

As with any procedure, complications are possible after laser resuscitation, but they are extremely rare. One of the complications, the so-called "gauze effect" is a network of scars on the surface of the skin. The long-term manifestation of this result is a consequence of the low qualifications of the cosmetologist. The specialist could not determine the thickness of the skin and the regenerative properties of the skin, and therefore chose the wrong parameters of laser action.

Myth 6. Long-term recovery after laser rejuvenation.

Modern laser rejuvenation technologies provide a shorter recovery period. For example, with laser bio-rejuvenation, recovery takes up to 3 days and consists of limiting the time spent in the sun, bathing and refusing cosmetics. The recovery period for fractional laser rejuvenation lasts one week. It is important to follow the cosmetologist's recommendations, as this will avoid complications and shorten the recovery period.