Conducted as a series of treatments, 4-6 monthly sessions, one month apart, are required based on the patient’s age and skin condition.
Though the recovery time is relatively short and comfortable, patients can expect swelling and redness of the skin with minor irritation post treatment which eventually subsides in a few days.
Patients can return to their normal life the day after the procedure. Sun exposure before and after the treatment should be avoided. Patients should wear a good sunscreen everyday post-treatment.
A fast and nearly pain-free treatment, each session requires 20 minutes or more depending on the size of the targeted area. Patients are given a topical numbing before the treatment and additional cooling before, during and after the procedure for added comfort.
Though it is usually the face that gets treated by this laser, it is possible to treat the neck, shoulders, chest, arms and forearms along with the face for skin rejuvenation.
It is faster as it treats the underlying condition in one pass without damaging the skin’s surface, less painful as the device’s energy is distributed to prevent overheating and damaging the skin surface, requires less recovery time and flexible as it can be combined with fillers and neurotoxins to provide more treatment possibilities.