Clinical experience in skin rejuvenation treatment

BACKGROUND:

The long-pulse Nd:YAG laser is a versatile, effective and safe treatment modality for skin rejuvenation, in addition to the treatments of telangiectasia and laser hair removal.

OBJECTIVE:

To evaluate the clinical efficacy and safety of a long-pulse Nd:YAG laser for skin rejuvenation in Japanese patients.

METHODS:

A total of 19 female Japanese patients with Fitzpatrick skin types III or IV were treated for improving their wrinkles, skin texture, and skin laxity with a repetitive painting motion technique.

RESULTS:

Of 19 patients, 10 showed good or superior results in their faces with minimal discomfort after two to seven treatments every 3-4 weeks. Improvement was also observed in wrinkles and skin laxity as well as skin texture and fine lines. An increase in the density of collagen fibers in the papillary dermis was observed histopathologically.

CONCLUSION:

The long-pulse Nd:YAG laser with a minimal down time technique should be considered as a treatment modality in Asian women. Further studies are necessary to determine more optimal treatment parameters, without compromising patients’ comfort.

Our Skin Rejuvenation Treatment:

As the world leader in light-based aesthetic technologies, Candela continues to set the standard for innovation and performance. GentleMax Pro is a dual wavelength laser that is suited to performing hair removal as well as pigmented lesions, facial and leg veins. The laser’s two wavelengths are 755nm (Alexandrite laser), and 1064nm (Nd:YAG laser); Offering a variety of wavelengths enables us for treat all skin types, from pale skin to very dark skin.

This highly sought after nonablative skin tightening treatment is achieved by using a laser beam of high-intensity light to deeply penetrate skin tissue. The laser energy heats the collagen proteins to specific temperatures, creating a natural biological reaction which causes collagen to contract and thicken.

The result of tighter, smoother skin is immediate. In addition to the initial thickening of collagen, heating collagen fibers in this way triggers the body’s natural wound response. When skin is wounded, our body instantly works to heal the wound by creating new collagen – delivering immediate results to tighten skin and provide long-term rejuvenation.

The laser and wavelength used is suitable for all skin types, from fair to very dark skin. The treatment is non-ablative; therefore no recovery time is required. You will be able to return to normal daily activities immediately following treatment.

This procedure can also be performed on any other part of the body such as
the décolleté, hands, arms, abdomen, and legs.