Factional facial rejuvenation

pros and cons of partial rejuvenation of facial skin

Factional facial rejuvenation is a laser procedure used for various skin problems. Excellently removes hyperpigmentation, acne scars, wrinkles, leaving the face young and fresh.

Due to its effectiveness, this cosmetic method is very popular among patients in clinics.

How does partial facial rejuvenation differ from laser reconstruction and other procedures

Fractional rejuvenation uses non-ablative lasers that do not cause extreme heat or damage the skin. The laser beam passes through the fractional grating, splitting into very small "beams" that heat the target tissue instead of destroying it. Laser energy creates small hot "bumps" in the skin that stimulate the growth of new, healthy cells to replace old damaged cells.

The increase in temperature stimulates the production of collagen protein at the points of laser penetration. This triggers the process of rejuvenation, which takes place from within, affecting all skin structures. The gentle effect and low trauma are especially important in facial rejuvenation, because the skin here is particularly thin and vulnerable.

After the procedures, the face looks more beautiful and younger. Wrinkles, age spots, sagging, acne scars, enlarged pores and other blemishes disappear. Because during fractional rejuvenation there is a point effect and the device controls the depth of penetration of the beam, the skin is less damaged than when sanding or chemical peeling.

The laser is so gentle that most patients cope without anesthesia. For added comfort, a cooling element is built directly into the handpiece of the device. In case of hypersensitivity, an anesthetic gel is used.

Because the laser used for fractional rejuvenation is gentle on the skin, several procedures are needed to achieve the desired results. The effect obtained is not inferior to other, more traumatic anti-aging methods.

Indications and contraindications for fractional facial rejuvenation

  • Age-related changes- the procedure improves the complexion. Signs of aging are eliminated - fine lines, wrinkles, age spots caused by the deposition of lipofuscin pigment.
  • Acne Scars (After Acne)- In treating acne scars, the procedure works more effectively than creams, masks, serums and other external agents. The laser beam penetrates the skin to a depth of 1 mm and destroys the scar tissue. No cosmetics can do that.
  • Postoperative and traumatic scars- The laser removes or makes less noticeable traces of operations, medical procedures, injuries and burns.
  • Pigmented spots- with partial rejuvenation of the face, accumulations of pigments caused by age processes, sun exposure, hormonal surges during pregnancy and drugs are destroyed. During the procedures, the dark lesions on the face gradually fade and disappear.

Due to its gentle action, the procedure has a minimum of contraindications. These are purulent skin lesions, herpes, severe inflammation, malignant tumors, open wounds and abrasions, pregnancy. Fractional rejuvenation is not recommended for fever and malaise.

Preparation for partial facial rejuvenation and procedure

One week before the first laser session, you should stop using cosmetics with retinoids - derivatives of vitamin A. These substances increase the photosensitivity of the skin and can cause age spots.

Before the procedure, the specialist treats the skin with products that clean the facial skin and improve the penetration of the laser beam. The eyes are protected with special goggles. The laser is aimed at an area where there are skin problems - uneven texture, increased pigmentation, wrinkles and other imperfections.

This is followed by a rejuvenation session lasting 20-50 minutes. The doctor ensures that all the necessary areas are carefully treated. Laser exposure is not accompanied by pain and discomfort. There is only heat and a slight tingling sensation, which does not cause discomfort. After the procedure you can leave the clinic immediately.

What happens after partial facial rejuvenation

There may be a slight redness and swelling of the face after the procedure, but the skin will not be very red and flaky. After a few days, everything disappears.

To achieve the full result it is recommended to do 3-5 sessions with an interval of 2-6 weeks. Then the results of laser rejuvenation will not yield to the effect obtained after mechanical polishing and other cosmetic methods.

photo before and after partial skin rejuvenation

The effect is not immediately visible and depends on existing problems. Pigmented spots lighten in one or two sessions, scars and wrinkles can be removed in 3-5 visits to the clinic. After the course of the procedures, the condition of the skin will improve for another six to eight weeks.

In the first week after the procedure you should apply a gentle cleanser, moisturizer on the skin twice a day. This will help prevent flaking and skin irritation. Washing with ice water gives a good effect. It is useful to take ascorbic acid - vitamin C.

After laser exposure, you should protect your skin from UV rays, so moisturizing sunscreen should be applied for a month. You cannot sunbathe or use the solarium.

It is forbidden to apply preparations on the face that are not recommended by a cosmetologist. This can lead to age spots, irritation, peeling and infection.

Factional facial rejuvenation gives good results that last up to two years. To maintain the effect, you need to use care products and regularly do other cosmetic procedures that slow down aging.