Laser/light therapy is a non-invasive procedure, which uses light energy to repair skin cells and rejuvenate the skin. The process reduces the dependency on medication after treatment, and the outcomes are usually very good with fast recovery rate compared to ablative lasers. There is almost zero downtime.
There are many benefits of laser/light therapy for wrinkles, including
The process of laser/light therapy for wrinkles involves using low-level laser to the treatment area. The laser basically transmits photons in the wrinkled skin, in depth of three inches. The red laser light is then absorbed by Mitochondria, which increases the level of adenosine triphosphate. The increase in adenosine triphosphate enhances production of healthy cells. The collagen production is also enhanced, which in turn reduces the process of scar tissue formation.
As with most cosmetic procedures, there are a few risks, which can be reduced when the case is being handled by an experienced dermatologist. Risks include
In general, laser/light therapy for wrinkled skin is treated as a cosmetic procedure, and hence, insurance doesn’t compensate for the costs. The overall cost and estimate can be best given by the doctor, after checking the treatment area.
Before you undergo laser/light therapy for wrinkled skin,
Usually, your doctor will take a physical exam and check the medical history. Also, he will talk of the possible outcomes of the procedure, along with risks. There are few things that the doctor may suggest to the patient.
The effects of laser/light therapy for wrinkled skin may be not be visible straight way. However, there may be a few post- procedural issues, like
Also, here are some after-care steps to know-
Always talk to an experienced doctor before you consider the procedure!