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Improving Skin Quality (Fine Lines, Large Pores) Through Laser Resurfacing

Posted by Dr. Julian De Silva | May 5th, 2022

Laser resurfacing plays a huge role in improving skin quality (fine lines, large pores).

Laser resurfacing is a treatment that can get rid of many skin issues such as fine lines, large pores, and wrinkles. When done by a reputable plastic surgeon, the treatment can enhance your skin.

But what role does signature laser resurfacing play in improving skin quality (fine lines, large pores)? What should you do before the treatment? How about recovery?

In this article, we will talk about laser resurfacing, how it can help you, and the treatments usually combined with it. We will also talk about recovery and what you must do before the treatment.

Laser Resurfacing

Laser resurfacing did wonders for my patients.

Laser resurfacing has worked miracles for my patients and patients all over the world. For this very reason, I, Dr. de Silva, have invested in the latest technology and purchased state-of-the-art laser equipment in 2022.

Laser resurfacing is a cosmetic rejuvenation technique that involves the use of a laser to improve the appearance of the skin or repair minor defects.

In addition, an ablative laser treats the underlying skin (dermis) and removes the thin outer layer of skin (epidermis). This stimulates the formation of collagen — a protein that improves skin firmness and texture.

The treated region then appears smoother and tighter as the epidermis heals and regrows. A carbon dioxide (CO2) laser, an erbium laser, and combination systems are examples of ablative therapy.

The other type of laser used in such treatments is non-ablative. It’s a less severe treatment than an ablative laser. It also takes less time to recuperate.

The results, on the other hand, are less visible. Pulsed-dye laser, erbium, and intense pulsed light (IPL) therapy are examples of non-ablative lasers.

A fractional laser can also be used to provide both modalities, leaving minuscule columns of untreated tissue across the treatment area. Fractional lasers were created to lessen the amount of time it takes to recuperate and the danger of adverse effects.

Moreover, fine wrinkles in the face can be reduced by laser resurfacing. It can also help improve your complexion and treat loss of skin tone. Hence, laser resurfacing plays a huge role in improving skin quality (fine lines, large pores).

Lumenis Acupulse

Lumenis Acupulse plays a big role in improving skin quality (fine lines, large pores).

Lumenis Acupulse is different from other CO2 lasers in the market. It is the gold standard as it is more powerful. The treatment also offers patients better results with combined superficial and deep resurfacing.

A fractionated CO2 laser, the Lumenis AcuPulse Laser targets water in the skin to create a light-controlled superficial burn. This results in a healing reaction that tightens and smoothes the skin. Instead of treating the full surface area of the skin, fractionated lasers lay down a pattern of dots to allow the skin to heal more quickly.

Wrinkles, sun damage, pigmentary changes, and even pore size reduction can all be treated with Lumenis and other fractionated CO2 lasers. The laser tightens and smoothes the skin by causing a controlled burn. This triggers a healing reaction that leads to an increase in collagen, elastin, hyaluronic acid, and other chemicals within the skin.

In the field of facial resurfacing, fractionated CO2 lasers are widely regarded as the gold standard (wrinkle and sun damage reduction). The majority of patients will be able to resume public activities within five days, but some will need to wait longer. The face will be mostly healed after five days, but it will be red. The redness usually lasts three to six weeks. However, it can last longer in certain patients.

PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma) and Laser Resurfacing

PRP and laser resurfacing plays a big role in improving skin quality (fine lines, large pores).

I, Dr. De Silva, combine PRP, a type of regenerative medicine, with laser resurfacing for faster healing.

Platelet-rich plasma is made up of two components: plasma and platelets. Plasma is the liquid portion of blood. On the other hand, platelets are a type of blood cell that aids in wound healing.

Platelets are well-known for their clotting properties, but they also include growth factors that can induce tissue regeneration and repair in the treated area. Platelet-rich plasma is therefore blood that has a higher concentration of platelets than normal.
To make platelet-rich plasma, medics take a blood sample from the patient. They then place it in a centrifuge. The machine spins the sample rapidly, isolating the platelets from the other blood components and concentrating them inside the plasma.

The solution is then injected into the target location, such as an injured knee or a tendon after the platelet-rich plasma is created from a patient’s blood sample. Ultrasound may be used by the clinician to guide the injection in some circumstances. To speed up the healing process, the goal is to raise the concentration of specific proteins or hormones known as growth factors in a specific location.

Increased concentrations of growth factors in platelet-rich plasma have been shown in studies to stimulate or speed up the healing process, reducing injury healing time, reducing pain, and even increasing hair growth. For these reasons, I combine PRP with laser resurfacing.

Radiofrequency

Radiofrequency is a key factor in improving skin quality (fine lines, large pores).

I, Dr. De Silva, also perform laser resurfacing in combination with radiofrequency that tightens skin between two to four mm for the best effects.

Collagen and elastin, two components found in your skin, degrade with time, causing your skin to lose its flexibility.

Heat is utilized to induce the synthesis of new collagen and elastin during a radiofrequency skin tightening procedure. The increased synthesis of these components aids in the reduction of wrinkles and fine lines, as well as skin tightening.

The tissue beneath your skin’s outer layer or epidermis is targeted with radiofrequency energy during radiofrequency (RF) skin tightening. This energy produces heat, which leads to the creation of new collagen.

Heat is used in RF treatments to harm the tissue beneath the epidermis without affecting the skin’s appearance.

Patients may report instant skin tightening following treatment. Other people may have improvements within months of starting the treatment. Results often last two to three years with good skincare.

Here are radiofrequency treatments that my clinic at Harley Street, London offers:

Morpheus8

Morpheus8 is a key factor in improving skin quality (fine lines, large pores).

Morpheus8 isn’t just a micro-needling machine. It’s our newest full-body, non-surgical anti-ageing gadget. In particular, it uses radiofrequency to induce a serious skin-tightening process.

This innovative micro-needling procedure— the first and only full-body subdermal adipose remodeling device— produces amazing results.

Morpheus8 operates similarly to a micro-needling tool, but instead of merely pricking the skin, it additionally uses radiofrequency to stimulate collagen and elastin formation at a deeper level than micro-needling can.

Following the application of a topical numbing lotion to the treatment area of the patient, the handheld device is pressed into the area, allowing the microscopic microneedles to penetrate the skin.

The pins then transmit radiofrequency (RF) waves once they are in place. The heat from these waves reaches deep into the dermal layer of the skin, tightening the skin and fat beneath it. The entire treatment, including numbing and preparations, takes less than two hours.

The Morpheus8 therapy produces consistent results across all skin types without causing heat harm to the dermis. In addition, the cutting-edge technology decreases the possibility of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, which is a common side effect of several resurfacing procedures.

FACEtite

FACEtite is a key factor in improving skin quality (fine lines, large pores).

FACEtite contours the face by combining fat removal and skin-tightening procedures for a more toned, youthful appearance.

This minimally invasive procedure, also known as radiofrequency assisted liposuction (RFAL), is a less invasive alternative to more sophisticated aesthetic procedures like facelifts.

FACEtite is a minimally invasive cosmetic surgery that uses radiofrequency ablation (RFAL) to suction away fatty tissue while also encouraging collagen synthesis.

These benefits are claimed to work together to help shape your face and tighten your skin for a more youthful appearance.

FACEtite costs vary widely, and your total costs are determined by the size of the treatment area, your provider’s fees, and where you live.

Moreover, FACEtite is not covered by regular medical insurance because it is a cosmetic operation. Make sure you’re aware of all of your expenditures upfront and inquire about financing and discount options with your supplier.

To begin, your practitioner will numb the treatment region with a local anaesthetic. They’ll then use a small device with electrodes to administer radiofrequency waves to the fat cells, which will liquefy them.

A second tube then suctions out the now-liquified fat while radiofrequency waves are emitted. The radiofrequency part of the process serves a dual purpose, as the waves activate collagen strands beneath the skin.

FACEtite is most effective on the lower face. Your cheekbones, chin, and jawline are all part of this. The treatment can also be used to treat the neck. FACEtite has been recognized as a Trusted Source for delivering big outcomes with minimal invasiveness.

What to Do Before Laser Resurfacing

What you do before laser treatment is a key factor in improving skin quality (fine lines, large pores).

Laser resurfacing plays a huge role in improving skin quality (fine lines, large pores). To make the treatment effective, here’s what you must do before getting laser resurfacing:

  • Avoid sun exposure. Use a broad-spectrum sunscreen every day for four weeks before treatment to avoid tanning or excessive sun exposure.
  • For four weeks before treatment, avoid deep face peels (for instance, strong chemical peels, laser resurfacing, dermabrasion).
  • For at least 72 hours before therapy, avoid using drugs that cause photosensitivity (such as doxycycline and minocycline).
  • Let your doctor know if you have a history of herpes (oral cold sores, genital) or shingles in the treatment region.
  • You may be instructed to apply a topical retinoid to your skin for four weeks before your operation to prepare it for laser resurfacing.

Healing & Recovery

PRP and sedation anaesthesia are key factors in improving skin quality (fine lines, large pores).

I use the following to enhance the recovery process after laser resurfacing:

PRP

I, Dr. De Silva, incorporate PRP with laser resurfacing for all of my patients.

When you have bleeding or an injury, your body sends platelets to the damaged area. Platelets include growth factors, which are unique proteins that aid tissue growth and repair.

These growth factors promote healing by enhancing collagen formation and drawing blood flow and stem cells to the injured area. These natural systems work together to accelerate healing.

Platelet-rich plasma therapy takes a sample of your blood, concentrates the platelets, and injects the platelet serum into the area that needs healing.

PRP’s unique healing properties were discovered in the 1970s. Around ten years later, some of the first applications of PRP were in surgery. PRP therapy, which is provided via injection, has been shown to promote recovery in a variety of musculoskeletal diseases.

Nowadays, PRP can be used along with cosmetic treatments like laser resurfacing to enhance recovery.

Sedation Anaesthesia

Sedation and general anesthesia are the two main types of anesthesia.

General anesthesia causes a complete loss of consciousness in the patient. This means the sufferer will be unable to feel, hear, or recall anything. A combination of drugs is required to achieve this loss of consciousness.

Sedation, on the other hand, is a state that is halfway between being very drowsy, relaxed in consciousness, and yet not unconscious. The patients will not feel pain, but they will be aware of their surroundings.

Sedation anesthesia, therefore, has the advantage of avoiding the negative effects that come with general anesthesia. Furthermore, individuals retain their original physiological reactions and can breathe independently.

Here are the most common reasons why I, Dr. De Silva, use sedation anaesthesia in my clinic:

  • Sedation anaesthesia a better option than general anesthesia.
  • Deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolus are no longer a concern.
  • Recovery time is shorter.
  • After surgery, patients usually don’t experience nausea or vomiting.

Sedation anaestheisia is very safe and effective. Adjustments to the sedation’s dose and depth allow us to maintain the optimum level of relaxation throughout the process. The rate at which the body responds to changes also promotes safety while using reversal drugs in the event that we need to reduce the dose of sedation at any time.

Conclusion

Laser resurfacing may be non-invasive, but it is still a major cosmetic procedure. Hence, you must work with the top skin clinics in London to ensure your safety.

Do you want to talk to one of the best cosmetic surgeons in London? Book a consultation with Dr. Julian De Silva now!

About the Author: Dr. De Silva

About the Author

Finding the most reputable facelift expert is never easy. Therefore, you should always research the best surgeons in your area and ask plenty of questions. Dr. De Silva is a facial cosmetic and plastic surgeon, author, global educator, with a track record of doing procedures for top celebrities. He is based at world-renowned Harley Street in Central London and specializes in three main procedures: Face and Neck lifts, Blepharoplasty, and Rhinoplasty.

Come witness a custom-built surgical centre that is not your average hospital. You are guaranteed to experience natural-looking results and fast healing thanks to regenerative technology, growth factors, regenerative cells, stem cell, oxygen therapy, and state of the art technology.

By specialising in only the face, you can rest assured knowing that you’re getting premier results. Dr. De Silva achieves natural-looking results for his patients using the latest regenerative technology, so they can heal quickly and look their absolute best. No matter what your reason for wanting a cosmetic treatment is, Dr. De Silva and his team are here to help. To find out more information about Dr. Julian De Silva and his work, check out our website.

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