Fractional laser rejuvenation

Fractional photothermolysis and Fraxel: field of application.

before and after fractional rejuvenation

Fractional laser rejuvenation is used to solve many cosmetic problems:

  • removal of wrinkles, including deep ones;
  • correction of healed tissues (including stretch marks, scars, acne scars);
  • restoration of skin pigmentation, improvement of complexion;
  • improving the elasticity and tightness of the skin (turgor), correcting the fuzzy oval of the face.

The undoubted advantage of fractional laser rejuvenation is the ability to work on the upper and lower eyelids, which allows you to tighten the skin, restore its elasticity, firmness and a fresh look.

Both procedures have similar areas of application, so the final decision in favor of photothermolysis or DOT rejuvenation should be made by a doctor after a preliminary examination and consultation.

Features of photothermolysis procedures

fractional skin rejuvenation procedure

Fractional photothermolysis procedures do not require general anesthesia. The skin at the site of exposure is treated with an anesthetic cream, which reduces the level of discomfort.

The main difference between the DOT procedure and the Fraxel technique lies in the type of laser used. In the first case, carbon dioxide is used, in the second - erbium. They differ among themselves in terms of penetration depth, wavelength and degree of absorption of light radiation by tissues:

  • when using Fraxel, the beam penetrates to a depth of about 1. 5 mm, without affecting the tissues located deeper. Laser rejuvenation on the SmartXide device also works with surface layers;
  • the special technique of the Fraxel apparatus allows you to achieve uniform radiation on all treated areas, which completely excludes the possibility of excessive or, conversely, insufficient work in certain areas;
  • each microzone of thermal action during Fraxel or DOT-rejuvenation is thinner in diameter than a human hair, and no more than 20% of tissues in each specific area are damaged. Flexible adjustment of the SmartXide laser allows you to apply a mesh of microdamages in layers, with a given size of intervals or a continuous light spot.

It is important to note that the result of the procedure depends not only on the type of laser. With fractional photothermolysis in the photo before and after it can be seen that the qualifications of the doctor play an equally important role: modern technology in the hands of an untrained cosmetologist can lead to serious damage.

Which is more expensive: Fraxel or DOT rejuvenation?

fractional laser rejuvenation

The result after applying the Fraxel technique and fractional laser rejuvenation (DOT) is noticeable from the first session. However, for the best effect, multiple treatments are recommended. The effectiveness of the first DOT procedure is visually more pronounced, since the SmartXide laser, unlike Fraxel, affects the surface layer of the skin, stimulating its active renewal.

After Fraxel, the results increase gradually, reaching their maximum in 2-3 months, after which they persist for up to 5 years. With DOT technology, the effect is pronounced immediately, but after 12-18 months a second procedure may be required.

The cost of one session of fractional photothermolysis is lower than that of Fraxel, however, the final prices may vary greatly depending on the size of the treated area and the individual characteristics of the patient's skin.

Both technologies have established themselves as a reliable means for healing and rejuvenating the skin, getting rid of cosmetic defects. The price of photothermolysis wins against the background of other procedures that allow you to deal with the same disadvantages in effective and safe ways (in particular, in comparison with the prices for cosmetic surgery).