The whole truth about laser facial rejuvenation: debunking myths

pros and cons of laser facial skin rejuvenation

Laser facial rejuvenation is one of the most effective methods of non-surgical facial lifting.

Despite being a very common procedure, many myths have been formed around it.

Unmasking 6 popular myths about laser facial rejuvenation.

Myth 1. Laser rejuvenation is only suitable for age-related changes.

This is not the case, as laser rejuvenation can be used not only to correct age-related changes, but also to combat sunburn, age spots, scars and post-acne.

Myth 2. The type of laser does not matter.

This is the most common misconception. Lasers differ in wavelength, pulse rate, power and depth of impact. The choice of laser depends on the specific problem. The fractional laser is the most effective to correct age-related changes, but ablative and non-ablative techniques are used for extensive post-acne lesions, pigmentation and scarring.

Myth 3. The result is instantly visible.

Yes and no. Of course, after the first procedure, the skin's elasticity and quality improve. But to eliminate deep defects and visible skin rejuvenation, a course of treatment (2-3 procedures) will be necessary and, to maintain the effect, 1-2 sessions will be necessary throughout the year.

Myth 4. Laser rejuvenation should not be performed in the summer.

Laser treatments can be performed in the summer, but a lower laser power is used and does not affect the upper layers of the skin. The appearance of pigmentation is not affected by the procedure itself, but by exposure to the sun.

After laser rejuvenation, it is important to protect your skin from sun damage, such as applying an SPF 50 cream or wearing a hat.

Myth 5. Laser rejuvenation is dangerous for the skin.

As with any procedure, complications are possible after laser rejuvenation, but they are extremely rare. One of the complications, the so-called "gauze effect" is a network of scars on the skin's surface. The long-term manifestation of this effect is a consequence of the low qualifications of the cosmetologist. The specialist was unable to determine the thickness of the epidermis and the regenerative properties of the skin and therefore chose the wrong laser action parameters.

Myth 6. Long-term rehabilitation after laser rejuvenation.

Modern laser rejuvenation technologies provide a shorter rehabilitation period. For example, with laser biorevitalization, rehabilitation lasts up to 3 days and consists of limiting the time of exposure to the sun, bathing and refusing cosmetics. The rehabilitation period for fractional laser rejuvenation lasts one week. It is important to follow the recommendations of the cosmetologist, as this will avoid complications and shorten the rehabilitation period.