What is Laser Lifting?
Laser lifting is a rejuvenation method targeting the reduction of sagging and wrinkles on the skin by using various lasers. The preferred laser systems for this purpose are fractional lasers that have been developed in recent years as they have a lower side effect risk. Fractional lasers target the subcutaneous layers with thousands of microscopic heat columns and create trauma in the aged/damaged tissue. This controlled trauma leaves its place to healthy tissue with the effect of several growth factors from the surrounding tissue. New collagen synthesis is stimulated and skin wrinkles and sagging are decreased. It also helps improve acne/trauma/burn marks and reduces spots in light-skinned people.
What is Laser Lifting used for?
- For the rejuvenation of the face-neck-décolletage and hands,
- To remove fine and deep lines,
- To increase skin elasticity,
- For spot treatment in light-skinned people,
- To remove acne/trauma/burn marks.
What are the materials used in Laser Lifting applications?
Treatment with conventional or fractional lasers can be used for laser lifting. Both treatment forms include ablative as well as nonablative methods. Fractional lasers are currently preferred due to their low side-effect rate and shorter duration of healing. Ablative laser systems include the CO2 laser, Er:YAG laser and Er:YSGG laser. Nonablative systems include the Er:Glass fiber and thulium fiber lasers.
How many sessions of Laser Lifting should be used?
Approximately 3-6 sessions are recommended depending on the age and skin findings of the patient. The interval should be 3-4 weeks according to the type of laser used.
How is Laser Lifting performed?
Topical anesthetic creams should be used about 30-45 min prior to the application to provide patient comfort. The use of cooling systems, especially for ablative laser applications, increases comfort. The procedure takes about 20-30 minutes depending on the size of the targeted area.
How long does effect of Laser Lifting last?
The effect of laser lifting applications lasts about 1-2 years. Longer improvement duration is usually observed with ablative methods. However, the social life of the person is restricted for about 1 week after the procedure. Erythema, edema and punctate encrustation can be seen on the skin. It is especially important for the person to be protected from the sun for 2 weeks after the procedure. Laser lifting applications should therefore be conducted in winter months. They can be combined with PRP in order to accelerate tissue healing and increase new collagen synthesis after the application.
What are the recommendations after Laser Lifting?
- Avoiding potentially irritating products for 1 week,
- Frequently moisturizing the application area,
- Avoiding sun exposure for 2 weeks.
When is Laser Lifting not used?
- It should not be used in pregnant or lactating women,
- In patients with acute or chronic infection,
- In tanned patients.