A non-invasive method to improve skin texture
There has been significant interest in non-invasive methods to effectively improve skin texture without patient downtime. The ablative lasers are able to achieve these results thanks to a light procedure which allows dermal damage to be controlled. Wound healing leads to skin remodeling and a reduction in superficial wrinkles, skin toning and the removal of pigmented spots in the epidermis.
Erbium and CO2 lasers have been used as an effective instrument in skin resurfacing for many years. They are more precise and effective than chemical peels when it comes to removing the top layers of the skin, which causes smooth new skin to form and collagen to be renewed. The special MicroSpot technology reduces the wound healing to just a few days. This so-called ablative, fractional laser therapy treats only “fractions” of the tissue in the form of a grid. This is made possible by splitting the laser beam into several hundred partial rays. This triggers skin renewal and collagen formation with rapid wound healing, which is supported by the untreated skin and therefore involves a very low risk of side effects. Wrinkles and scars are effectively reduced. Pore size is decreased and the skin’s pigmentation becomes more even, which also helps to improve the appearance of the skin. The signs of the treatment are practically invisible by three to seven days afterwards. Even one session will lead to remarkable results; for marked lines or scars, additional treatment sessions can follow after several weeks.
Lighten skin tone and provide an even skin complexion
The desire to restore luminosity, youth and tightness to the skin is on the rise everywhere, increasing in practically every part of the world. The MeDioStar Family also allows a non-invasive solution for skin whitening, especially for Asian skin. The high power diode laser is able to achieve these results, thanks to a light procedure which allows thermal dermal damage to be controlled, leading to subsequent collagen remodeling while preserving the epidermis. Skin whitening with the laser destroys the melanin in the skin, which leads to a whitening of the skin and no tanning occurring even after sun exposure.
A strong impulse of light is applied to the area to be treated and is absorbed by melanin, while the skin surface is cooled by a contact handpiece. The damaged melanin is reabsorbed by the lymphatic system, and the fibroblasts in the skin are stimulated to rebuild new collagen and elastin. New collagen and elastin leads to a tightening of the skin, improvement in skin appearance and pores and a more youthful look.
Ablative lasers: the gold standard for dermatological treatments
The ablative lasers are the “gold standard” of lasers for dermatological treatments. They ablate the skin with a degree of precision that can be measured in microns. This makes it possible to safely and gently remove a wide variety of lesions from the skin at epidermis and dermis level. Due to their ease of absorption in water, both the Erbium:YAG (2,940 nm) and the CO2 (10,600 nm) wavelengths are highly suitable for this purpose.
The skin is disinfected before the treatment is carried out. Then, depending on the size and/or depth of the lesion to be dealt with, the dermatologist decides whether anesthesia is required and what type of anesthesia is appropriate (most of the treatments are very well tolerated without any anesthesia!).
Gentle and effective treatments
Treatments using lasers are gentle on the skin and eliminate bothersome skin lesions very effectively and in a matter of minutes. The Erbium laser works very precisely and can selectively remove skin areas to a predefined depth with little pain. At the same time it stimulates skin renewal. The results are impressive: tangibly smoother, softer skin.
After treatment, it normally only takes a few days for the wound to heal. It is recommended not to expose the treated area to sunlight or sunbeds for at least 10/15 days prior to/following treatment. The use of sunscreen is recommended in summertime and in general when treating areas exposed to sunlight (e.g. the face).
Studies show that the Erbium laser is also very effective in treating scars, for example acne scars, and for skin rejuvenation. The success results from the highly precise removal of tissue during treatment, softening and smoothing of tissue during wound healing and collagen neogenesis during the first year post-op.