Laser Skin Rejuvenation in Portland

Woman receiving a facial treatment

Welcome to Reviance Portland Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Center, Join here us for some valuable insights on laser skin rejuvenation treatments. We have prepared the following overview of four popular laser skin treatments and their potential for skin resurfacing, scar removal, vein elimination and skin tightening.

Fractional Lasers

Fractional lasers use laser light energy to create a grid of tiny micro-injuries in the skin to stimulate collagen and elastin production. The innovative technology allows for the laser thermal energy to be delivered to the target area without affecting the skin surface. Fractional laser resurfacing is minimally invasive and effective for acne scars, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, and lost tissue volume with gradual improvement over multiple sessions.

CO2 Fractional Lasers

CO2 fractional lasers, also known as a carbon dioxide fractional laser, penetrate deeper into skin layers than traditional fractional lasers. CO2 fractional lasers work at and below the surface and provide more dramatic results after a single treatment session. This type of laser treatment can address different conditions with adjustable settings and effective for deep wrinkles, scars, and significant pigmentation issues.

IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) Lasers

IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) lasers emit different wavelengths of laser light energy that can be filtered and adjusted according to specific conditions in the treatment area. When the intense light pulses are absorbed, they convert the light energy into heat that damages or destroys targeted cells and structures. IPL treatments are minimally invasive and are effective for scars, vein removal, hyperpigmentation, and texture irregularities. 

Laser Chemical Peel

Laser chemical peels, also known as laser-assisted chemical peels, are a skin resurfacing treatment that combines laser therapy and a medical-grade chemical peel. The combined treatment is designed to enhance the results of a chemical peel by using laser technology to prepare the skin for deeper penetration of the chemical solution and improve overall treatment outcomes. 

Recovery After Treatment

Each type of laser treatment varies in its recovery time and potential after-effects. Here is a breakdown of the differences among the four laser treatments:

  • Fractional Lasers – Fractional laser treatments typically entail minimal downtime. Patients may experience redness, swelling, and mild peeling that typically resolve within a few days.
  • CO2 Fractional Lasers – CO2 fractional lasers are more aggressive and penetrate deeper into the skin. Consequently, they have a longer recovery time, with redness, swelling, and peeling lasting for one to two weeks, depending on the intensity of the treatment.
  • IPL Lasers – IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) lasers require minimal downtime, with some temporary redness and darkening or lightening of treated areas. Patients can typically return to their regular activities shortly after treatment.
  • Laser Chemical Peels – Laser chemical peels combine fractional laser pre-treatment with chemical peels to enhance results. Recovery time depends on the depth of the chemical peel.

A professional consultation for laser skin rejuvenation and medical-grade chemical peels is of vital importance. The suitability and success of these cosmetic medical treatments can vary significantly among patients, contingent on factors like skin type, skin structure, medical history, and the body’s healing capabilities.

Contact Us to Learn More

Thank you for visiting our practice, we hope you have found this overview of cosmetic laser treatments informative. For more information, we invite you to schedule a consultation for laser skin resurfacing at Reviance Portland. Our expert team will create a laser skin rejuvenation treatment plan that precisely fits your skin type, concerns, and aesthetic goals. Let us help you unlock the full potential of your skin – Contact Us Today!

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