ABLATIVE LASERS: THE GOLD STANDARD FOR DERMATOLOGICAL TREATMENTS
The ablative lasers are the “gold level” of lasers for dermatological treatments. They ablate the skin with a level of accuracy that can be measured in microns. This makes it possible to securely and delicately remove a wide assortment of lesions from the skin at epidermis and dermis level. Because of their simplicity of retention in water, both the Erbium:YAG (2,940nm) and the CO2 (10,600nm) wavelengths are very appropriate for this reason.
The skin is cleaned before the treatment is completed. At that point, contingent upon the size and depth of the lesions, the dermatologist chooses whether anesthesia is required and what sort of anesthesia is suitable (the vast majority of the treatments are extremely tolerable with no anesthesia!).
GENTLE AND EFFECTIVE TREATMENTS
Treatments utilizing lasers are delicate on the skin and dispose of annoying skin lesions adequately and in a matter of minutes. The Erbium laser specifically sloughs off tissue, with hardly any pain. It additionally fortifies skin renewal, for alluring outcomes: unmistakably smoother, gentler skin!
After treatment, it ordinarily just takes a couple of days for the wound to recuperate. It is prescribed not to uncover the treated zone to daylight or sunbeds for no less than 10/15 days before/following treatment. The utilization of sunscreen is prescribed in general when there is sun exposure, especially to the face.
Studies demonstrate that the Erbium laser is exceptionally compelling in treating scars, for instance acne scars, and for skin revival. The success results come about because of the exceptionally exact removal of tissue amid treatment, softening and smoothing of tissue amid wound recuperating and collagen neogenesis amid the initial year post-operation.
QUICK, GENTLE AND EFFECTIVE SKIN RESURFACING
The Erbium and CO2 lasers can safely and effectively remove the following lesions:
- Becker naevi
- Epidermal naevi
- Sebaceous adenoma
- Actinic keratosis
- Seborrheic keratosis
- Favre–Racouchot syndrome
- Café-au-lait spots
Laser devices have been utilized in cosmetic surgery for over twenty years, demonstrating a high degree of reliability and effectiveness when used by qualified specialists on carefully-selected patients. Lasers have taken over from the old traditional alternatives such as chemical peeling and dermo-abrasion, where the depth of action cannot be controlled and are more painful and uncomfortable for the patient.
One single treatment is normally enough to remove superficial lesions. Depending on the depth and size of the lesion, more sessions may be needed.
The recovery time is usually very short. During the first 48 hours, there may be a sensation of heat or burning similar to sunstroke – discomfort that will vanish thanks to the use of creams indicated by the physician. For 10-15 days afterwards, the skin will have a smooth appearance with a reddish color that can easily be covered with light makeup and without affecting your daily activities or social life.
The distance holder of the laser handpiece is placed onto the skin. After the laser is activated via the foot switch, a light impulse is sent, which results in a gentle prickling sensation. The areas to be treated are then moved over with the handpiece of the laser. Immediately following the treatment, the treated area presents the so-called “popcorn effect”, appearing white and displaying blisters. Following the treatment, a redness of the skin, strong sensations of warmth or wheals may occur. After a few hours, the treated areas might darken and a small crust may form. This disappears within a few days.
During the first 48 hours, moisturizing antibiotic and anti-inflammatory creams can be applied. The use of vaseline-based preparations is also recommended for eight days after the operation in order to prevent the formation of unsightly scabs. Following this, it will still be necessary to protect your skin from the sun’s rays for about two months.
The treatment is not painful and is well-tolerated by the patient. A local anesthetic may be used for particularly sensitive areas.
There may be some unsightly dark marks, which always disappear within a few weeks, either on their own or by following your physician’s instructions.
Many lesions can be easily removed without the formation of scars. After laser therapy, the skin will be tighter, smoother and more polished.