Skin photorejuvenation (CO2 laser skin resurfacing)
Photo-aging and skin photorejuvenation
Photo-aging lesions of the skin are related to skin exposure to UV radiation. During our lifetime, small daily doses of UVA radiation accumulate, which leads to gradual skin damage and changes in its properties. Changes of this type are most visible on the skin of exposed parts of the body – face, neck, cleavage and hands.
Photo-aging effects related to UVA
– thickening and drying of the epidermis, deterioration of the overall condition of the skin, keratosis,
– the appearance of wrinkles and skin folds,
– skin flaccidity, loss of elasticity,
– appearance of discolorations on the skin – lentigo, freckles,
– vasoconstriction, vascular changes (telangiectasia), erythema,
– change of skin tone – greyish skin, yellow skin tone
Photo-rejuvenation is a process aimed at removing the symptoms of photo-aging. In my practice, I use the CO2 Flaming Frax fractional laser for this purpose. Laser photo-rejuvenation is one of the most effective methods for this type of treatment.
The laser evaporates the epidermis and upper layers of the dermis. The laser produces controlled damage columns in the skin, between which there is healthy tissue. The result is that the regenerative potential of the skin is much larger and activates intense repair processes.
The treatment is preceded by anaesthesia with the use of aesthetic cream. After anaesthesia, the appropriate parameters of the procedure are set and proceed to the correct part of the procedure. The CO2 laser beam is led to thermal micro-damages reaching the depth of about 1-2mm in the form of columns.
The procedure is usually performed in a series of – 3-5 treatments at intervals of approximately 4 weeks.
– increased tension, elasticity and firmness of the skin,
– fine lines reduction,
– reduction of skin discolorations,
– skin tone alignment,
– vascular lesions and erythema reduction,
– epidermal keratoses reduction,
– general skin condition improvement.