Laser skin resurfacing is an effective and safe treatment and an excellent opportunity to expand skin rejuvenation procedures in your clinic. With this cosmetic procedure, you can treat various skin imperfections such as wrinkles, scarring or sun damage to improve the texture and appearance of the skin. Laser skin resurfacing delivers outstanding results with minimal side effects and a quick recovery time. Due to this non-invasive procedure, patients will be able to resume their normal activities within a few days after the treatment, making it a great alternative to invasive procedures involving incisions or injections.
What Is Laser Skin Resurfacing?
Non-ablative laser skin resurfacing creates heat within the skin without injuring the surface of the skin. This gentle and non-invasive method will improve the appearance of wrinkles, sun damage and scars. Ablative laser skin resurfacing, on the other hand, is a more intense treatment removing the thin outer layer of the skin while simultaneously heating the underlying skin.
With the Helios III laser system, you’ll be able to perform non-ablative laser skin resurfacing, allowing for an effective and less intense procedure with incredible results. The high precision beams, produced by the Helios fractional laser handpieces, achieve powerful skin penetration, efficiently heating the underlying skin layers. This leads to an increase in collagen production, which helps plump the skin from within. With the fractional laser, heat is delivered through thousands of tiny, deep beams to only treat fractions of the targeted area, leaving the surrounding tissue unaffected. This allows the skin to heal faster, minimising downtime for your clients. Multiple treatments will ensure long-lasting results, significantly reducing skin imperfections such as sun spots and scarring, leaving the skin looking tight, healthy and youthful.
Who Should Get Laser Skin Resurfacing?
Non-ablative skin resurfacing procedures address a wide range of skin issues. Clients with mature skin will benefit from the noticeable reduction of fine lines, wrinkles and age spots, while younger clients will be able to enjoy results such as faded acne scars and improved skin tone and texture. Skin resurfacing can aid in treating rosacea, sun-damaged skin, spider veins and mummy makeovers.
Due to a reduced risk for hyperpigmentation, patients with lighter skin tones are usually suitable candidates for skin resurfacing. However, it is a misconception that this procedure can only be carried out on lighter skin types. Recent research suggests that non-ablative skin resurfacing can safely be carried out on all skin types. Since non-ablative fractional lasers are infrared lasers, they target water instead of melanin and are therefore safe for darker skin types.
This procedure is ideally done in autumn or winter to avoid excessive, potentially harmful, sun exposure. Clients with active acne breakouts or certain chronic health conditions should be advised against this treatment.
What to Expect During and After Treatment?
Before any session, your client’s treatment area should be thoroughly cleaned. Non-ablative skin resurfacing can be carried out on small areas around the eyes or mouth or on the entire face. While most patients experience a slight burning or prickling sensation during the procedure, topical anaesthetics can be applied beforehand to help with any sort of pain. Treatment time varies from client to client but typically takes about 20 to 40 minutes.
While recovery time is minimal and your clients will be able to resume their daily lives quickly, there are a few things to remember after the treatment. Some inflammation and swelling of the skin might occur and last for a few hours. Ice packs can be used to ease the pain as needed. Sun exposure should be avoided after treatment and the skin should be kept well moisturised and protected by applying sunscreen of at least SPF 30.
Benefits of Skin Resurfacing
Laser skin resurfacing benefits both your clients and your clinic. By delivering outstanding results with minimal downtime, you can offer your clients a worthy alternative to invasive skin rejuvenation procedures that will require longer recovery time and are usually more painful. Heat thickens collagen within your client’s skin, reducing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines and improving skin texture. With this non-ablative method, results come gradually, but last longer compared to conventional anti-ageing skincare products.
High-end clinics can charge up to £1,000 per session, making this a highly profitable treatment option, as more than just one session is needed to achieve excellent results. Since treatment times are very reasonable, it is a highly efficient procedure and you’ll be able to treat numerous clients within your opening hours.
The Helios III From Laseraid
The highly capable Hellios III takes the position as one of our most versatile laser systems. With an extensive treatment menu and excellent treatment characteristics, the Helios III is a game-changer in the aesthetics industry. To learn more about the Helios III and what it can do for your clinic visit our Helios III information page, or get in touch with us today.