Facial rejuvenation is a cosmetic treatment (or series of cosmetic treatments), which aims to restore a youthful appearance to the human face.
Facial rejuvenation can be achieved through either surgical and/or non-surgical options. Procedures can vary in invasiveness and depth of treatment. Surgical procedures can restore facial symmetry through targeted procedures and facial restructuring and skin alterations.
Non-surgical procedures can target specific depths of facial structures and treat localized facial concerns such as wrinkles, skin laxity, hyperpigmentation and scars.
IPL Skin Treatments use a non-invasive process called Photorejuvenation to improve the appearance of the skin. It is an in-office procedure performed by a physician or a trained therapist.
Treatment programs are developed for each patient based on the number and severity of conditions being treated. Typically, four to six sessions are scheduled at three-week intervals.
What can IPL Skin Treatments treat?
IPL Skin Treatments have the unique capacity to treat multiple conditions. They can address the signs of photo-aging, age spots and sun damage (sun-induced freckles), broken capillaries, pigmentary and vascular changes, as well as treating red scars and new stretch marks. IPL treats hyperpigmentation by reducing the effects of excess hemoglobin, which cause redness or purple coloration, and the effects of excess melanin, which cause brown coloration.
How are IPL Skin Treatments performed?
Before treatment, a thin layer of cold gel is usually applied to the area to be treated, and patients are given protective eyewear to shield the eyes from the bright light. During treatment, the smooth glass surface of the IPL handpiece is gently applied to the skin, delivering pulses of light to the area being treated. IPL treatments are usually pain-free, but an anesthetic cream can be used if necessary. Some patients describe the sensation as a light pinch or compare it to the snap of a rubber band against their skin. Immediately after treatment, patients return to normal routines and activities. Occasionally, there may be signs of treatment such as redness or blotchiness that last for several hours.
IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) is technically not a real Laser. IPL, unlike Laser, uses white light composed of many frequencies (colors of light) compared to Lasers that use only 1 wavelength (color) of light. IPL with multiple light wavelengths has the ability to effectively treat multiple problems within the skin. Your skin can appear more youthful, radiant and bright. IPL rejuvenates skin, all over the body, by painlessly using white light to penetrate into the skins dermis.
The IPL’s light, once within the dermis, uses different wavelengths of IPL light that are absorbed by elements (target) within the skin. One of the IPL’s wavelengths will be absorbed by age-spot pigment, another wavelength by the broken capillaries (actually IPL hits the pigment within the red blood cells within the capillary) and yet another wavelength, of the IPL, will be absorbed by the fibroblasts. Fibroblasts are responsible for making new Collagen within the skin. The above mentioned changes within the skin created by IPL Treatments effectively rejuvenate skin all over the body’s¦for brighter, more beautiful skin.
Nd:YAG (neodymium-doped yttrium aluminium garnet) is a crystal that is used as a laser medium for solid-state lasers.
The triply ionised neodymium [Nd(III)] dopant (ie a substance added in minute amounts to another pure substance to alter its conductivity), typically replaces a small fraction of the yttrium ions in the host crystal structure, since the two ions are of similar size.
The neodymium ion provides the laser activity in the crystal.
Nd:YAG laser has a wave length of 1064 nm and has the capability to reach deeper layers of skin tissue than other types of lasers.
In Q-switched mode, Nd:YAG produces 2 wavelengths, one in the infrared range (1064 nm) and a second beam of 532 nm wavelength which is useful for superficial skin lesions. Q-switching refers to the technique of making the laser produce a high intensity beam in very short pulses
Medium depth nonablative skin resurfacing
Frequency doubled 532 nm Q switched is a well-established technology for treating photoaging. When used at lower fluences with a larger spot size, it is a medium depth laser peel, with less downtime and high patient satisfaction. However, due to the risk of postinflammatory pigmentary changes in Indian skins, it should be used only after a test patch and adequate sun protection advised to the patient.
E-Light therapy uses multiple wavelengths of light and radio frequency to treat the effected area.
Effectively, the structures of the condition causing the rosacea, pigmentation, broken capillaries or simply the aging of the skin, absorb the precise energy levels, which then destroy the causes of these conditions and promote production of new collagen and elastin.
Over time and with the right course of treatment, the condition becomes visibly reduced resulting in rejuvenated, collagen enhanced, tighter and younger looking skin.
If aging, acne, or too much time in the sun has left your face with blotches, scars, wrinkles, or lines, laser skin resurfacing may help your skin look younger and healthier.
Laser skin resurfacing removes skin layer by layer with precision. The new skin cells that form during healing give the skin a tighter, younger looking surface.
This technology is known as Fractional Photothermolysis theory (dot-matrix light and heat decomposition), which was published in 2004 by Dr. Rox Anderson, one of the laser medical experts from Harvard University. This theory was immediately approved and applied by experts from all over the world.
Fractional Photothermolysis (selective photothermolysis effect) theory is an extension of the traditional theory of Selective Photothermolysis. It has not only rapid and evident results like its more invasive counterpart, but also less side effects and shorter recovery time.
It is used to evenly mark the skin with tiny ‘holes’, which then cause a series of biochemical reactions inside the skin, which in turn will have the effect of lifting, toning and tightening of the skin as well as removing blemishes from the skin.
C02 is a Carbon Dioxide Laser that only treats a fraction of the skin at a time. When the C02 beam of light comes in contact with the epidermis it heats and vaporizes the skin tissue, instantly removing the superficial layers of the skin, scars and wrinkles while smoothing out the surface of the skin. Skin remodeling occurs with new skin and collagen growth.
As the fractional laser treatment does not cover the entire skin area in each session, the recovery time is less.
The treatment itself is safer and can treat any part of the body,.
The procedure can be done alone or with other cosmetic surgeries on the face.