TREATMENTS > LASER
What are the causes of aging?
The passage of time brings with it the inevitable emergence of wrinkles, age spots, expression marks and a long list of symptoms associated with aging. In addition, our face is very exposed to everyday environmental (pollution, sun, cold, wind, etc.) and personal factors (stress, not using moisturizers that keep skin protected throughout the day, allergies, etc.). This will result in added imperfections which will be greater with low skin care awareness. We are referring to dryness and tightness of the skin, flaking, the appearance of scars caused by acne or chickenpox, among others.
Ablative treatments: CO2 Laser and Erbium-YAG
It consists of removing the upper layers of the skin, in session of ten minutes to two hours depending on the extent of skin to be treated and the type of laser that is used for the treatment, reducing wrinkles and scars, removing all kinds of stains (including age spots) and making our skin look much nicer, youthful and healthy.
Side effects of rejuvenation with Laser
After the treatment, you will appreciate a slight inflammation in the treated area. The inflammation will be temporary and will take very little time to be relieved. In the days immediately following the procedure, scabs may appear and also redness, that will last between one and six months. The possibility of variations in skin sensitivity also exists, so you must be very carefully with the sun and makeup. In any case, it is strongly recommended to use high factor sunscreen cream during the six months after the intervention.
The risks that it entails, moreover, are considerable—allergies, scarring, alterations in pigmentation, herpes, or infections—though most are perfectly preventable if you follow the indications from our team of dermatologists and maintain guidelines to care for and protect your skin.
Non-ablative treatments: IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) and Photodynamic therapy
In any case, at Clínica Dr. Serrano we are aware that an ablative resurfacing treatment is not always necessary, when skin has not suffered enough damage or it does not show more serious signs of aging. Therefore, this Valencian dermatological clinic has two other rejuvenating treatments which are less aggressive: the first, carried out by IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) and the second, photodynamic therapy, a treatment which combines a photosensitizing substance (5-aminolevulinic acid or ALA) and irradiation of light that destroys selectively damaged tissues.
Rejuvenation treatment with laser in Valencia
• Dr. Gabriel Serrano Sanmiguel