“Lumenis“ fractional laser skin rejuvenation
Fractional laser rejuvenation of the skin is a non-surgical procedure that improves the structure of the skin, designed to eliminate superficial and medium-depth wrinkles, increase skin firmness, as well as to treat small scars after acne. Rejuvenation is available for different areas of the body: face, neck, décolleté, hands, etc. Fractional rejuvenation results in fully regenerated, healthy, and radiant skin.
The good news is that with our clinic’s new dual-laser technology featuring the powerful Lumenis CO2 Acupulse and FRAXIS, fractional skin rejuvenation becomes a revolutionary procedure, delivering surprisingly fast healing and effective results!
About the procedure
Fractional lasers are designed to shorten the healing and recovery period after the procedure, also reducing the risk of complications. The laser emits an invisible beam that is best absorbed by water. Since 70-90% of our cells and intercellular fluid are made up of water, laser beams heat tissues to 100 °C, thereby evaporating water from the affected skin structures and removing the tissues. The fractional laser affects both the upper layer of the skin – the epidermis, and the deeper – dermis: at the site of exposure, multiple columns of damage are formed in the skin (the so-called microthermal treatment zones), between which the skin remains intact and healthy. This way, the healing of the skin is accelerated, and risk of complications is reduced. In the affected areas, new cells are produced, the skin regenerates, becomes firmer, smoother and brighter.
The result of this treatment – swelling and redness on the treated area, but these symptoms quickly disappear. Because it is a fractional treatment, the recovery after is faster, comparing to other skin rejuvenating treatments.
“Sapiegos Clinic” uses CO2 for abrasion of deeper layers of the skin. Depending on the depth of laser penetration and the patient’s expectations, the treatment can be superficial and deep. The healing duration of the skin depends on this. More detailed recommendations are discussed with each patient individually before the procedure.
Am I the right candidate?
Fractional laser skin renewal is suitable for a patient who wants to correct facial lines and wrinkles, give their skin a youthful, firm, and prolonged glow effect, as well as minimize skin irregularities, scars left after acne, both on the face and in the neck area. Fractional laser procedure also is an excellent solution to reduce pigmentation caused by sun exposure and aging.
- An effective procedure with Lumenis CO2 Acupulse, the only powerful laser in Lithuania, which affects both the upper and deep layers of the skin to provoke the production of new skin cells and collagen fibres.
- Fractional skin rejuvenation is the gold standard for treating scars caused by skin damage or acne.
- Excellent aesthetic results that reduce the psychological discomfort caused by scarring.
Before the procedure
During the procedure
After the procedure
We recommend avoiding exposure to ultraviolet rays in the area to be treated for at least 4 weeks prior to the fractional skin rejuvenation treatment (no direct sun / solarium).
If you are taking anticoagulants (blood thinners), it is important to stop at least 3 days prior the procedure.
Tell your doctor if you are taking photosensitizing drugs: retinoids, doxycycline, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory, estrogens and progestins (oral contraceptives), chloroquine (anti-malarial drugs), etc.
The site to be treated must be healthy (e.g. viral, bacterial infections, exacerbated psoriasis, whiteheads).
We recommend avoiding chemical peeling treatments with acid for about 4 weeks before this treatment.
Inform the specialist if you had a plastic or reconstructive surgery.
To reduce unwanted sensations, an analgesic cream is applied to the skin area intended for treatment before the procedure.
During the skin rejuvenation treatment, the water located in the cells absorbs the laser rays, which dry it out, help evaporate and cause dehydration, thus immediately removing damaged skin layers. During the procedure the skin is sort of “shot”– but only a very small part (30 out of a million inches) of the tissue is removed, without damaging the surrounding tissues. This incredible control enables the physician to perform the procedure incredibly precisely, at the exact depth. Once the damaged skin is removed, new skin layer quickly regenerates to the same place.
Depending on the amount of damage – skin redness, swelling and/or sensible heat feeling can appear after the treatment.
It is recommended to avoid hot water, bathing or showering 48 hours after the procedure.
It is recommended to apply cream/ointment reffered by a doctor 3-4 times a day until the skin fully heals (3 to 7 days).
Avoid sun exposure or intensive sun (solarium) without UV protection for at least 6 weeks.
Use a sunscreen (not less than SPF 50) if you have to spend a longer period of time outdoors.
Do not use scrub or peeling on damaged skin and avoid chemical peeling treatments with acid for at least 4 weeks.
Fractional skin treatments are never without a risk. Typically, this treatment is characterized by very few complications.
Crusts or vesicles can appear, which can not be manipulated. Possible skin peeling.
Sometimes lesions in pigmentation can appear (damaged skin brightens or darkens in the treated areas), but it usually takes a few weeks to several months.
Visible discolouration, scarring or skin inclusions can appear in rare cases.
Face and neck areas
Face, neck and décolletage areas
Area around the eyes/lips
PRP therapy enhancing the effect during the procedure
Doctor's consultation during the procedure