Sooner or later, wrinkles are bound to develop on everyone. As we age, our skin loses its natural elasticity and begins to sag. For some people, wrinkles begin to occur long before they reach an age where they feel comfortable having them. Whether from sun damage, free radicals or other kinds of exposure, premature wrinkles can be a burden, leaving many looking for the perfect cream or injectable to solve the problem.
One type of therapy that’s quickly evolved to meet demand is laser treatment. A laser, or “light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation”, is a coherent beam of light that is emitted at a specific wavelength. In the case of skincare, laser treatment can be used to correct many blemishes – this includes acne, uneven skin tone, dark spots, large pores and wrinkles.
For those who aren’t ready to commit to injectables (or alternatively, wish to supplement their effects), laser treatment offers many exciting benefits. That being said, there are lots of options available to choose from. Below, we’ll highlight four distinct laser treatment options. Some may address your specific needs better than others, so the more you know about all of them, the easier it will be to decide which one works for you.
Laser Treatment For Wrinkles
Carbon Dioxide laser treatment was popularized in the 90s, but only in fully ablative form – meaning it could only treat the full surface of the face at once. This resulted in long recovery and high risks. Since then, CO2 laser treatments have evolved to become fractionated, and can now achieve great results with much less risk. Fine lines around the eyes and lips are especially well-suited for this treatment.
A CO2 laser treatment is typically completed in one session, and lasts about 30 minutes on average. It focuses a grid of light on the target area, vaporizing tissue and stimulating collagen production to heal it. Skin that isn’t treated is left intact and new skin in the target area is visible in five to ten days – with smoother lines immediately visible.
It can take up to three to six months for collagen remodeling to yield the full results. Those with easily-inflamed skin should exercise caution when exploring CO2 laser treatment, as should those with dark skin, as this treatment can change pigment in some cases. In addition to wrinkles, CO2 laser treatment is also useful for reducing the appearance of scars.
Clear + Brilliant
Clear + Brilliant is a much milder form of fractional laser therapy than CO2, but still produces dramatic results over time. It’s also safe to use on all skin types and tones. Its laser produces millions of microscopic treatment zones just under the surface of the skin, which gently removes dead skin and stimulates collagen. After just one 20 to 30 minute session, your skin will look younger and healthier, but multiple sessions may be necessary to reduce serious wrinkles.
For most patients looking to reverse wrinkles, three to six treatments produce truly noticeable results, with maintenance treatments recommended every four months after the initial round is completed. While it may not be the first choice for those looking to have their wrinkles instantly erased, Clear + Brilliant’s biggest benefit is the lack of recovery time after each treatment.
PicoWay is a pulsed laser, and treatment is similar to Clear + Brilliant in that it’s milder than CO2, lasts 20 to 30 minutes, and requires minimal recovery time. In most cases, you can return to work the very next day. Its ultra-short pulses create a photoacoustic effect – meaning they don’t heat the skin and don’t risk scarring. PicoWay also leaves the surface of the skin untouched, with pulses stimulating collagen and elastin from underneath. For some, one session may be enough to get desired results, but multiple sessions are typically needed to reduce heavy wrinkles and pigment changes.
eLōs Plus combines optical laser treatment with infrared light and radio frequency to target your skin from multiple angles. The use of RF reduces the laser heat needed, which allows treatments to penetrate deeply, and results in minimal recovery time. Redness typically disappears a few hours after treatment. eLōs Plus’ active dermal monitoring immediately signals skin impedance changes, while its Sapphire contact cooling reduces discomfort for the duration of the 30 minute treatment. Multiple treatments are typically needed to significantly reduce wrinkles.
Laser Treatment For Wrinkles – Next Steps
Laser treatment for wrinkles has come a long way in a relatively short period of time, and new innovations are making it safer and more effective every day. The options mentioned here are just some of the treatments BLUSH Beverly Hills offers to reverse your wrinkles without the need of invasive surgery.
BLUSH Beverly Hills offers many energy technologies and treatments, in addition to laser alone. Please visit our homepage for more links and information about these treatments. Wrinkles may be inevitable, but that doesn’t mean you have to live with them. Reach out to us today to get in contact with our team, and learn more about our full array of wrinkle treatments. Our experts on staff will help you decide which are best for you. Contact us here to get