What does non ablative laser treatment do?
Non-ablative skin rejuvenation uses a laser to improve the appearance of wrinkles, brown spots and minor scars by creating heat in the skin without injuring the surface of the skin. The heat generated by the laser promotes collagen production which causes the skin to tighten and look young and healthy.
Is ablative or non ablative laser better?
They can also be used to treat acne scarring, pigmentation irregularities and unwanted lesions. It is important to note however, that ablative lasers present a longer recovery and a higher degree of risk than non-ablative lasers.
Can you see results from non ablative laser resurfacing?
Results after nonablative laser resurfacing tend to be gradual and progressive. You’re more likely to notice improvements in skin texture and pigment than in wrinkles.
What is the difference between ablative laser and non ablative laser?
The basic difference between ablative and non-ablative treatments is that ablative lasers remove the top layer of skin, while non-ablative lasers work by heating up the underlying skin tissue (without harming the surface) so that your body will produce new collagen.
Are non-ablative lasers worth it?
For more severe facial wrinkles, dyspigmentation, and textural skin challenges, the ablative laser is often the treatment of choice. For patients seeking more moderate improvement—without the possible side effects of ablative lasers—nonablative lasers are often ideal.
How long does ablative laser last?
On average, most patients get to enjoy silky-smooth skin that lasts for anywhere between three and five years after undergoing laser therapy. Many patients maintain treatments by returning every so often for a touch-up or supplementary skin treatment.
What type of laser is Genesis?
Laser Genesis is an Nd:YAG laser that gets rid of bacteria on and under the skin. The laser also penetrates deeply enough to promote the natural regrowth of collagen.
What is non-ablative?
Nonablative resurfacing is a technique in which lasers are used to resurface the skin to improve pigment and texture without physical injury to the skin surface. Similar to ablative resurfacing lasers, nonablative lasers can be one of two types, fractionated (most common) or nonfractionated.
How deep do ablative lasers go?
Thermal damage with traditional CO2 lasers and Er:YAG lasers may reach depths of 100-150 μm and 10-40 μm, respectively.  The choice of laser to employ often depends on a combination of clinician experience, patient factors, and device availability.
Does ablative laser hurt?
While laser skin treatments do work incredibly quickly, they can be slightly irritating during the treatment itself. The pain is minimal and has been compared by patients to ‘a rubber band snapping against your skin.
Is laser Genesis ablative?
Laser Genesis is a non-ablative, Nd: YAG 1064nm laser used to treat the dermis – the middle layer of skin. In simpler terms, Laser Genesis does not wound the skin.