Anti Aging Benefits of the Pixel Laser
posted on 4/30/2010
Laser skin resurfacing continues to be one of the most effective procedures for getting rid of lines, wrinkles and age spots. Skin resurfacing technologies, including the Pixel laser, combine an ablative and non-ablative approach to provide the best possible results in the shortest time possible.
The Pixel fractional C02 laser skin resurfacing procedure can be performed on the face, neck, chest, arms and hands, and offers several benefits beyond traditional fractional resurfacing procedures. Here’s a close look at how the Pixel laser works, and if you may be a good candidate for the Pixel laser procedure:
How the Pixel C02 Laser Works
The Pixel C02 laser is designed to peel and exfoliate the skin at a deeper level, without the use of harsh chemicals and topical solutions. The laser is administered directly over the skin to deliver heat and light energy deep into the dermis.
The laser light passes through several optic fibers to penetrate deep into the skin tissue and creates tiny thermal channels. This thermal energy essentially creates a small injury to the skin without affecting the surrounding tissue. The laser creates thousands of microscopic perforartions in the skin, but leaves the skin around the perforations intact. As a result, the skin begins to rebuild itself very quickly, and the increased collagen helps create a smoother, more toned appearance.
Pixel laser skin resurfacing is a pain-free procedure is performed as an in-office procedure, and typically takes about an hour. The procedure can be performed on all skin types, and may be an attractive non-invasive alternative for those who have considered skin rejuvenation procedures. In some cases, the doctor may prescribe an over-the-counter pain medication to reduce the sunburn sensation after the procedure. However, most people see and feel results in as little as three days post-procedure.
Key Anti Aging Benefits of the Pixel Laser
The Pixel laser is designed as an alternative to more aggressive laser skin resurfacing procedures, dermabrasion, and deep chemical peels. It is particularly effective for clearing up sun-damaged skin, but can also help reduce pore size and fill in acne scars.
Some of the key benefits of the Pixel laser include:
Reduces the appearance of pores
Helps eliminate and reduce acne scars
Smooths fine lines and wrinkles
Helps improve photo-damaged skin
Fast healing and recovery time
Helps reduce uneven pigmentation
Since this laser stimulates collagen growth, the skin appears smoother, toned and youthful shortly after the procedure. Most people need to undergo between three to six treatments in order to achieve noticeable results, and will see progressive results as the skin continues to heal and renew itself. The majority of patients need to undergo a touch up treatment approximately six to 12 months after the skin has completely healed from their last procedure to maintain results.
Learn more about the laser skin resurfacing in our information guide, or consult with a medical spa in your area to find out if you may be a good candidate for the Pixel laser, and other anti-aging skin rejuvenation procedures.