Laser Lift is a technique used to rejuvenate and improve the appearance of sun or age-damaged skin, acne scarring, and wrinkles. Laser Lift treats tiny areas of tissue while leaving the surrounding tissue untouched, resulting in a much speedier healing time. The technique creates tiny damaged areas, which encourage the development of new collagen during the healing process, offering a tighter, more toned overall appearance. In addition to treating wrinkles, lines, and scarring, Laser Lift is a great option for skin renewal and rejuvenation, improving skin’s texture and firmness.
What are the benefits of Laser Lift?
Laser Lift is a minimally invasive procedure that offers a number of advantages over other techniques, including:
Faster procedural time
Ability to customize treatment
No need for general anesthesia
How does the Laser Lift differ from other techniques?
Laser Lift uses a specialized “dot” pattern to create hundreds of microscopic perforations in the treatment area while leaving the remaining surrounding tissue intact. This approach allows the skin to heal much more rapidly, and involves less discomfort than traditional laser treatments. The pinpoint dots also allow your physician to create a treatment pattern which is much more precise, and designed to suit your individual needs.
Is the Laser Lift technique an invasive procedure?
The Laser Lift technique is considered minimally invasive by most practitioners, meaning that it does not require incisions but does cause some visible controlled damage to the surface of the skin (peeling, most notably).
What results can be expected from the Laser Lift?
Immediately after your treatment, you will notice some redness in the treatment area, similar to a sunburn. Cold compresses can be applied to help reduce redness. During the days following the procedure, you will use a hydrating lotion to keep your skin moist and aid in the healing process. The redness will persist for 3-4 days, at which time the skin in the treatment area will begin to peel away, revealing new, fresh skin underneath.
In most men and women, you can expect your skin to assume its new, improved appearance in about 7-10 days after treatment. You may resume wearing makeup after about 3 days. In addition to the reduction or elimination of wrinkles, fine lines, sun and age damage, and some scarring, you will also notice an overall improvement in the texture and tone of your skin. With proper care, including regular use of sunscreen, you can expect your results to remain for years following treatment.
Should I get Laser Lift treatment in conjunction with other laser resurfacing techniques?
Nearly all individuals achieve satisfactory results with the Laser Lift without the need for additional laser resurfacing techniques. You may want to consider treatments such as Botox or JUVÉDERM® in addition to Laser Lift to achieve an overall “lifted” look, but these treatments are usually postponed until the recovery period for Laser Lift has ended.
What type of after care is needed to sustain the results?
To maintain the results of your Laser Lift treatment, you should:
Follow a good, basic skin care routine regularly
Use sunscreen regularly
Avoid overexposure to the sun, especially in the weeks following treatment
Laser Lift (CO2)
After: 1 month