Autumn is a good time to renew and rebuild the skin, restore its hydration and elasticity, and get rid of sun-related discolorations. That is why – in addition to botulinum toxin, hyaluronic acid and mesotherapy treatments, which are popular at any time of the year – lasers, including the CO laser, are coming back into favor in aesthetic medicine offices after a summer break.2 fractional. Depigmentation treatments are popular, and microneedle radiofrequency is experiencing a real renaissance.
The CO2 fractional laser is a versatile tool that, in the hands of an aesthetic medicine doctor, is helpful in the fight against many skin problems. In the case of skin with signs of aging, lacking tension, elasticity and tired, CO2 laser treatment allows its reconstruction and obtaining a lifting effect. It allows you to reduce wrinkles, reduce discolorations and improve skin tone. It also helps reduce stretch marks and scars, including: post-acne and hypertrophic. It also minimizes enlarged pores. The effect of the treatment is refreshed, rejuvenated and more tense and elastic skin.
What does the procedure itself involve? The laser light causes controlled damage to the skin, which after the treatment is covered with a network of micro holes.
This initiates regeneration processes, including: on the formation of new collagen – hence the lifting effect. The first effects are visible right after healing, but you have to wait a few weeks to see the full results because that is how long the skin regeneration processes take.
The procedure requires 5-7 days of recovery. Immediately afterwards, intense redness occurs and swelling may also occur. After the treatment, do not use make-up and avoid exposure to sun and heat.
Discolorations: depigmentation treatments
Dark spots on the skin that are difficult to mask with makeup and that are not easy to get rid of – discoloration is a fairly common skin problem that occurs in people of all ages. It is caused by disorders in the production of melanin in the skin, most often as a result of excessive exposure to UV radiation and improper sun protection. Other causes may be hormonal changes, medications taken and natural aging processes.
Discoloration can appear all year round, but is most often visible in autumn. This is when patients with such problems most often come to aesthetic medicine offices, because home remedies do not help with discoloration.
Discoloration is a difficult problem that often does not disappear after one treatment. Their treatment most often involves depigmentation treatments with special preparations containing, among others: glutathione, kojic acid, salicylic acid, retinol palmitate, TCA acid, phenol or other ingredients that inhibit the synthesis of the enzyme responsible for the production of melanin.
Peelings cause controlled exfoliation of the skin, which lightens discolorations by up to 95%. However, such a treatment requires approximately one week of convalescence, and in advanced depigmentation treatments this process takes four weeks.
Lasers are also used to treat discoloration, including the above-mentioned fractional CO2 laser.
Microneedle radiofrequency is a device that has been present in aesthetic medicine doctors’ offices for years and is currently experiencing a real renaissance. Microneedle radiofrequency treatments restore skin density, and thus also firmness and elasticity. Good results are achieved not only in the case of skin with signs of aging, but also in popular slimming treatments – on the face or in the visceral area.
Before the treatment, the skin is anesthetized with a special preparation, so it is not painful. The device itself is equipped with a head with gold-plated needles that penetrate the skin to a precisely defined depth. An RF (high frequency) wave is passed through the skin between the needles.
The treatment stimulates skin repair processes in two ways. They are initiated by both puncture trauma and wave action.
Rebuilding of skin density occurs within a few weeks. The treatment thickens the skin – during weight loss treatments it is worth repeating it several times, at intervals of four weeks. After the treatment, the skin is red and there may be slight swelling, but this condition disappears quickly.
You need to take care of your skin at any time of the year. Autumn is the time when you can rebuild your skin after summer. This is also a period when we are not exposed to sunlight. Therefore, you can use treatments after which you must absolutely avoid UV rays – those that cannot be performed in the summer.