If you want your face to look young and wrinkle free, but would rather forgo plastic surgery, then laser resurfacing treatment for wrinkles is a wonderful alternative. It’s a great way to take a couple years off your face, and look fresher and younger again. Laser treatment not only gets rid of wrinkles, but also tightens the skin by boosting collagen. There are several laser options available for skin resurfacing, and this article takes a closer look at the technology involved.
Why choose lasers
Age brings with it wrinkles and facial discoloration, so in an effort to stay as young as possible, for as long as possible, many women are opting for less invasive laser treatment. With laser treatment, the results look a lot more natural, and resurfacing is also a great exfoliation tool. Lasers also have an advantage over other skin resurfacing methods, because they tighten the skin as they work.
Laser Options for wrinkles
Wrinkles can be treated using several laser options such as the CO2 and YAG lasers, along with intense pulsed light or IPL technology. IPL has become synonymous with facial rejuvenation, but advanced fluorescence technology or AFT, is the next generation IPL, and is seen as a superior solution.
The Harmony XL platform by Alma Lasers uses AFT to successfully soften wrinkles, and rejuvenate the face. AFT is a broad band light therapy that offers more dramatic results when compared with other photofacials. It promotes youthful skin, and boosts collagen, without any downtime.
AFT harnesses shorter wavelengths of light, and converts them into therapeutic wavelengths that can be used. It works by releasing a series of light pulses to the skin. With AFT there is greater penetration, and consequently treatment is more effective, and outcomes are better.
AFT is a gentle, non-ablative technology that is safe enough to be used on thinner skin layers like those on the neck. It can also be used to combat wrinkles in sensitive areas like the upper lip, and around the eyes and nose.
What to Expect
With laser treatment for wrinkles you can expect to experience smoother skin, improved texture, as well as reduced appearance of fine lines. Lasers are also effective in treating skin issues such as rosacea, sun damage, and hyperpigmentation. The procedure lasts for about 20 minutes, and you will see noticeable improvements after one session. However, it will take about 6 treatments to achieve optimum results.