Anti-aging lasers come in many forms and are used to treat several different skin imperfections. Falling under the studied science of life extension, these are the most common lasers used to treat aging.
Used to treat broken capillaries and excessive redness, the V-beam laser is used to even out skin tone and eliminate imperfections. Each treatment is brief with little or no down time. Only six laser sessions are required to completely eliminate the issue, but those with excessive redness might need more treatments.
Trivantage lasers are used to treat and remove sun spots. This laser typically requires one or two treatments to completely eliminate a spot, and many people who get botox treatments prefer this treatment as the two can be combined.
Considered an invasive procedure, ablative lasers form open wounds to get rid of any damaged cells or tissue. This forces the body to naturally heal the damaged skin and surrounding areas, giving the skin a more youthful appearance. Skin rejuvenation using ablative lasers will often be done in a doctor’s office and can last about an hour depending on the size of the area being treated. Patients typically require several days or weeks to recover, and results can last up to five years.
Using a fractional nonablative laser provides the same results as using an ablative laser, but instead of doing the treatment all at once, it’s done over the course of several noninvasive laser rejuvenation treatments. The benefit of this is that there is no down time, the skin is left fully intact throughout the process, and it’s significantly cheaper. Nonablative lasers cause microscopic damage to the skin that forces it to create new cells. The result is more youthful-looking skin.