skin resurfacing

 

For many years, because of high risk/benefit ratio of laser skin resurfacing, less invasive approaches for treating skin changes associated with sun exposure and aging have been desirable.

 

Now, non-ablative fractionated skin resurfacing has become very popular as it involves very little down time and delivers great results for mild to moderate skin wrinkling and dyschromias (patchy discoloration).  The neck, chest, face and hands can all be treated with minimal risk.

 

By splitting the laser into an array of pixels, ablative thermal channels are created by the laser at the pixel area - a micro injury.  The surrounding tissue is not disturbed and acts as a reservoir for rapid restoration while the micro injured areas start the process of healing.  This results in faster re-epithelialisation and healing, and improved morbidity.

 

Indications for use:

 

  • Skin resurfacing.

  • Treatment of wrinkles.

  • Actinic chelitis.

  • Verrucae (warts).

  • Skin tags.

  • Keratoses.

  • Scars.

 

Contra indications for use:

 

  • Bacterial or viral infection.

  • Impaired immune system.

  • Use of Isotretinoin in the past 6-9 months.

  • Scleroderma.

  • Extensive radiation therapy in then area to be treated.

  • Poor healing in treatment area.

  • Pregnancy and breast feeding.

  • Active herpes simplex infection in the area to be treated.

 

Combining Therapies for Best Results:  LASER-360 "Laser 360"

 

This makes use of 3 technologies over a 60 day period and targets all aspects of photo aging of the skin:

 

  • Fine lines.

  • Reds and brown patchy discoloration.

  • Skin laxity.

 

This protocol of multiple sessions of alternating treatments is a wonderful way to to achieve a younger healthier look without having to go under the knife.