Three Uses for Laser and Energy-Based Therapies.
These are three uses for laser and energy-based therapies that have become popular.
1. Skin tightening with ultrasound – Ultherapy: Uses radio frequency or ultrasound energy to stimulate collagen production under the skin. Collagen is a protein that gives the skin supple, elastic qualities most associated with youth. Plastic surgeons now use this to tighten skin under the chin, to the décolletage and even lift the brow. All this with none of the downtime and risks associated with surgery. You’ll look refreshed after treatment, and collagen will build up gradually over a few months, which is when the full aesthetic results will be visible.
2. Fractionated skin rejuvenation – Dot Therapy: Targeted laser and light-based systems treat fine lines, wrinkles, pigment, acne, scarring, melasma, redness, and can improve the texture, quality of your skin. The arrival of fractionated lasers means less recovery time for patients. Fractionated lasers treat a portion of the skin’s surface, usually around 30%, and create a controlled, wound-healing environment to help the development of new collagen without harming the surrounding skin. Clear improvements can be seen with less redness and downtime for the patient.
3. Ablative Resurfacing For Deep-Set Wrinkles – MICROPEN: The Micropen is a laser that blasts away the damaged outer layer of the skin and is still the gold standard for erasing deep wrinkles, scars, and severe sun damage to this day. However, we use these lasers on lower settings, and often in combination with facial surgery for a total rejuvenating effect that is long lasting.