Skin aging is a complex phenomenon that affects both superficial and deep layers. The most obvious clinical change the appearance of wrinkles and sagging.
Other signs of aging are manifested by dilated vessels, staining, increased pores and texture changes of the skin.
The histological changes are decreased collagen and elastic fibers.
The tiny laser beams carbon dioxide penetrates into the skin by way of thermal columns into the deep dermis. Heating the deep dermis collagen production increases, observed a few days after an increase in the tension of the skin and reduction of fine lines and wrinkles. At the level of the epidermis produces a surface ablation with actinic removing blemishes, solar keratosis, and attenuation of the pores and reduce acne scars.
Frequently body areas to be treated with carbon dioxide laser are those most exposed to sunlight. The face, neck, chest and hands are the areas most requested by the patient
Personal experience: I performed this procedure at several Medical Centers since 1994.
The significant improvements obtained in the skin makes laser facial rejuvenation with CO2 laser one of the methods of choice of our patients.
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