Laser rejuvenation: ablative or non-ablative?

Is it possible to achieve beautiful and toned skin without scars and pigmentation? Maybe. Since the laser machine has been used in cosmetology.

There are ablative and non-ablative methods of laser rejuvenation - each solves its own skin problems. Which method to choose, read the article.

Laser rejuvenation: differences between ablative and non-ablative methods

Ablative rejuvenation is a way to tighten the skin with fast and visible results.

In the ablative method, a carbon dioxide or erbium laser is used. Light radiation affects only the upper layers of the skin at a depth of up to 1 mm. This is enough to eliminate or correct skin problems.

The procedure is suitable for troubleshooting:

  • wrinkles,
  • acne scars,
  • decrease in skin tone,
  • static wrinkles around the eyes,
  • some disorders of pigmentation.

In addition to the lifting effect, the ablative laser allows you to remove or reduce stretch marks, scars and scars.

The rehabilitation period is 5-7 days. Repeat sessions are usually not needed.

beautiful skin after non-ablative rejuvenation

In the non-ablative method, the laser inflicts microdamages to stimulate collagen production. In this case, the deep layers of the skin are affected without damaging the upper ones - slight redness disappears within an hour. The procedure is suitable for those who want:

  • remove excess pigmentation
  • improve facial skin tone without surgery.

Non-ablative laser skin tightening is the right option if you are looking for a way to rejuvenate without a downtime.

The method has a cumulative effect - for the best result, 3-4 procedures are recommended with an interval of 2 weeks.

Which type of laser rejuvenation to choose?

The choice of method depends on the age and what problems you want to solve. Also, as an alternative, you can try a hardware SMAS facelift.

For example, to remove fine wrinkles or reduce post-acne scars, an ablative method is suitable. For skin rejuvenation at the age of 25-35, a non-ablative method is suitable: the laser acts more gently in the deep layers of the epidermis.