Thulium laser brand is recognised throughout the world. Operation of the laser involves production of thousands of micro-damages (not visible to the naked eye), which provokes healing processes in the body, including production of new collagen. Clinically, the improvement involves the effect of skin “constriction”, renewal of uneven epidermis, filling of various scars and removal of hyperpigmentation spots.
Thulium laser is another edition of the Fraxel laser. The difference is related to inclusion of two devices in the system. Apart from the classical Fraxel, the therapist may use another laser wave length, responsible for effective removal of hyperpigmentation. Amazing effects are usually achieved already after one treatment, and the time of convalescence, in the form of presence of visible dark spots, is on average 4 days.
Why is it worth it?
Considering high efficacy of the treatment and low nuisance to the patient, it may be referred to as the gold standard of aesthetic laser therapy. Most patients will see a difference already a few days after the treatment. However, a true advantage is “shaping” of collagen fibres in the deep skin layers. As a result, the patient will experience gradual improvement, smoothing and improvement of skin tension over a year after the series of treatments.
What do you need to know?
How often repeat
During one thulium laser treatment, approximately 20%-25% of the treated skin area is intended to be exposed. The results are instant and progressing. Moreover, thulium laser light stimulates deeper layers of the skin to produce new collagen, whose production decreases with the passage of time. The optimum effect is usually achieved after 2-3 months. Changes in the epidermis and collagen fibres caused by the Fraxel® laser therapy are durable; yet, sunlight, passage of time and gravity do have impact. The thulium laser “turns back the clock”, but it will not stop it.
Treatments with the thulium laser laser are performed on skin previously anaesthetised with a cream. The laser head is also equipped with a cooling tip, which significantly improves the comfort of the treatment. After the treatment, redness and swelling that lasts up to 2 days may occur. As with any treatment, the patient wears eye protection goggles.
Despite high efficacy of this type of laser, the time of intensive convalescence is usually 2 days. That is why most patients choose the end of the week for the treatment day. During convalescence, mild skin swelling and redness can be expected. Minor erythema and skin unevenness may remain on the skin for up to one week after the treatment. Makeup may be worn during this time.
Fresh suntan (sunbathing is prohibited for 2-4 weeks before the treatment), taking of light-sensitizing medicines, viral infections (herpes) and bacterial infections of the skin to be treated, pregnancy
Yes, the treatment ought to be repeated at intervals of 2-4 weeks, depending on the treatment.
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