The whole truth about laser facial rejuvenation: debunking myths

advantages and disadvantages of rejuvenating facial skin in laser

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

Despite the fact that this is a fairly common procedure, many myths have been formed around it.

Debunking 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 laser type does not matter.

This is the most common misconception. Lasers differ in wavelength, pulse rate, power and stroke depth. The choice of laser depends on the specific problem. Fractionated laser is the most effective at correcting age-related changes, but ablative and non-ablative techniques are used for extensive post-acne, pigmentation and scarring.

Myth 3. The result is visible immediately.

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

Myth 4. Laser rejuvenation should not be performed in 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 pigmentation is not affected by the procedure itself, but by exposure to the sun.

After laser rejuvenation, it is important to protect your skin from sun damage, such as applying an 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 rejuvenation, 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. Long-term manifestation of this effect is a consequence of the cosmetologist's low qualifications. The specialist could not determine the thickness of the epidermis and the regenerative properties of the skin and therefore chose the wrong parameters for the laser effect.

Myth 6. Prolonged rehabilitation after laser rejuvenation.

Modern laser rejuvenation technologies provide a shorter rehabilitation period. For example, with laser biorevitalization, rehabilitation lasts up to 3 days and consists of limiting the time spent in the sun, in the bath and rejection from cosmetics. The rehabilitation period for fractional laser rejuvenation lasts one week. It is important to follow the cosmetologist's recommendations, as this avoids complications and shortens the rehabilitation period.