Laser And Light-Based Wrinkle Reduction
The skin doesn’t gain wrinkles – it loses collagen. From the time a person is in their thirties the skin is losing collagen which leads to changes in the structure of the skin. Stimulating collagen production in the skin to counteract this ageing process requires heat to be delivered into the skin to cause Fibroblasts to produce more collagen to create lasting improvements in the skin. Fractional laser and light-based treatments help to stimulate new collagen under the skin that restores the structure of the skin and delivers a more natural looking result.
Methods Of Delivering Heat To Stimulate New Collagen
The DOT Therapy Fractional laser uses hundreds of tiny pillars of laser energy to penetrate the skin and stimulate the body’s natural collagen production. The laser ablates a small percentage of the skin while leaving healthy tissue in between. DOT Therapy delivers enough heat to stimulate the production of new collagen while leaving the skin able to heal in a few days.
Another means of delivering heat into the skin is via intense pulsed light treatments. Systems such as the Energist Ultra or the the Deka Minisilk FT deliver a number of wavelengths of light into the skin and deliver heat to stimulate new collagen production. The downtime from intense pulsed light treatments is slightly less due to the treatment being non-ablative but the systems are better suited to fine lines and wrinkles.