From laser, light and other energy-based treatments, skin resurfacing and rejuvenation is achieved in a number of ways, as explained by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Moreover, the best skin treatments are those using a multi-modality approach, as each individual exhibits a unique set of genetic and environmental signs of aging and skin damage. With a targeted approach, new-age laser rejuvenation allows for a greater level of control and precision, with better results overall.
Perhaps you’ve researched laser skin treatments. If so, it’s likely that you’ve read about “ablative” and “non-ablative” lasers. To better understand the difference, New Beauty online notes that ablative lasers create a wound response to signal healthy healing, and typically only require one treatment. On the contrary, non-ablative lasers are less invasive, usually require a series of treatments and are most effective for repairing and restoring superficial skin concerns.
For the most part, laser skin treatments have consisted of the above-mentioned techniques, leaving patients with two very different mechanisms for rejuvenating their skin. Given the industry’s latest advancements in laser treatments, however, patients can now experience significant improvements in their skin with little downtime and fewer side effects.
With the power of ablative lasers and the safety of non-ablative lasers, the Cynosure Icon Palomar 1540 laser and Er:YAG 2940 represent two different wavelengths, with more refined laser technology. Used for cosmetic skin conditions of the face and neck, these lasers improve skin texture and pore size, smooth fine lines and wrinkles, and soften acne scars and texture concerns. Additionally, they diminish the appearances of surgical scars, while eliminating brown spots and reducing melasma. Most importantly, Palomar lasers offer minimal downtime and are provided at a lower cost to patients.
Dr. Evan Ransom is a dual board certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon, proudly offers superior laser skin rejuvenation in the Bay Area, including San Francisco and Mill Valley.
For age-related changes, sun-damage, pigmentation concerns, scarring and more, the use of ablative and non-ablative lasers have become the gold standard for skin rejuvenation. When paired with other lasers or injectable treatments, however, patients can experience optimal results that continue, as collagen is remodeled over time.
To learn more about the unique combination of laser treatments and facial rejuvenation services offered by Dr. Ransom, call today.