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For most people, aging begins as early as in the 30s. Signs of aging are often characterized by formation of wrinkles, fine lines and pigmentation. In particular, the first signs of aging usually appear around the eyes.

As we grow older, free radicals damage our cells, leading to formation of wrinkles and hyperpigmentation. Skin aging can be accelerated with unprotected exposure to the sun and enviromental pollutants. 

In the world of anti-aging medicine, lasers play a vital role in providing significant anti-aging results with minimal downtime. There is a wide spectrum of laser machines with various wavelengths to target different skin issues such as wrinkles, melasma, uneven skin tone, and age spots. 


Types of Medical Cosmetic Lasers

Medical lasers are differentiated by their wavelengths and the mode of delivery. Sometimes, doctors may also use additional components to treat the skin. Medical lasers can be classified into one of the two categories: ablative and non-ablative lasers.


What is an Ablative Laser?

Ablative laser typically refers to the traditional method of skin resurfacing. It works by delivering an intense wavelength of light that hits the outer layer of the skin. Ablative lasers precisely remove the superficial layer of dead skin to encourage the growth of younger-looking skin. 

Until today, it remains one of the most effective non-surgical methods for improving aging skin.

Because of the damage ablative laser has on the skin surface, you can expect the treated area to be red and raw. Downtime is also longer than non-ablative laser treatments. 

As a result of the wound healing process, new collagen will be stimulated and re-deposited in your skin. When the new skin forms, your dermis becomes thicker and the skin on the surface becomes smoother and brighter. 


What is Non-Ablative Laser?

Simply put, non-ablative laser does not remove any skin. There is no breakage of the epidermis of the skin. The light energy delivered to the skin targets and affect the deeper layers of the skin. 


How About Fractional Laser?

There is another type of laser treatment known as fractional resurfacing. It is a type of skin resurfacing treatment that is more gentle than traditional resurfacing. 

Only some parts of the skin are removed by the laser and other parts are intact. When you undergo a fractional laser treatment, you may see your skin forming a grid-like pattern. The red parts mean that the skin is ablated and the rest are not.

It significantly reduces the downtime of traditional skin resurfacing treatment by creating micro-wounds on the skin, unlike other laser treatments that cover the entire treatment area.


Types of Cosmetic Lasers

CO2 Lasers: Carbon dioxide gas is used to generate light from an ablative laser. CO2 lasers are one of the most common skin resurfacing treatments to address a wide range of skin concerns such as scars, poor skin texture, wrinkles, fine lines, and even stretch marks. 

Pico Laser: PicoSure Laser is one of the latest laser treatments for a wide range of skin issues. It is a new generation laser that delivers ultrashort laser pulses in picoseconds, as compared to the traditional Q-switched laser, which delivers laser pulses in nanoseconds. It is a 755nm wavelength Alexandrite laser that leverages on picosecond laser technology to manage the treatment of hyperpigmentation, acne scars, and tattoo with unprecedented results.

Sylfirm: Many laser toning treatments are very gentle and do very little to repair or improve the skin. They hardly have any beneficial effects because they don't reach the deeper layers of the skin. Sylfirm introduces a new method to treat pigmentation such as melasma, and skin redness – it uses pulsed radio frequency waves to generate an electrothermal effect on the skin.

The radiofrequency is introduced into the skin via micro-needles. The precisely generated electric field directly changes the melanin in pigmented lesions, also selectively targets abnormal blood vessels. In addition, Sylfirm helps to strengthen and thicken the basement membrane of the skin.


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20 March 2020
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21 January 2020
For most people, aging begins as early as in the 30s. Signs of aging are often characterized by formation of wrinkles, fine lines and pigmentation. In particular, the first signs of aging usually appear around the eyes.