Wrinkle Reduction – Effective Methods
Fine wrinkle and fine lines reduction are an invasive cosmetic procedure which makes use of FDA-approved lasers to resurface the topmost layer of the skin, resulting in less obvious wrinkles. The three types of treatments are: The initial, or Photodynamic Therapy, uses red light to destroy the affected cells and tissues; the second procedure uses blue light, while the third makes use of green light. The three types of treatment are also referred to as photodynamic therapy, photofacial therapy, and photoepilation. The first treatment lasts ten minutes; the second lasts fifteen minutes, while the third lasts thirty minutes. The duration of each session depends upon how the laser is configured and the sensitivity of the individual.
Once the photodynamic therapy has been completed and the fine lines and wrinkles have disappeared, the skin must be treated using one of the three methods. The first method, which uses the most lasers, creates a shadow effect on the area where the procedure was performed. This procedure makes use of a low level laser and therefore has a shorter recovery time, but can be quite painful, and there is normally some swelling and redness following the procedure.
The second method uses an infra-red laser, which heats the targeted area and tightens the skin. This causes a decrease in the amount of visible blood vessels, which is the cause of the darkening of skin, along with the fine wrinkles. This wrinkle treatment is not without controversy, as some claim that it causes irreparable damage to the collagen fibers of the skin, while others promote its effectiveness. There is also much controversy surrounding the third method, which makes use of green laser, as many people feel that this causes damage to the skin’s natural antioxidants, which is believed to reduce collagen levels in the skin.