If you’re starting to notice those fine lines and wrinkles that you were certain weren’t there last year, then perhaps it’s time to turn back the clock a bit. We’re not talking about a facelift or even one of the minimally invasive alternatives like the Liquid Facelift.
The latest in anti-aging treatments uses three different kinds of laser to treat three different problem areas:
• skin tone (including surface blemishes, pits, scarring)
• skin texture (fine lines, wrinkles, deeper scars)
• skin tightening (results for sagging skin)
As far as non-invasive, no-downtime, effective treatments (for aging and reducing other unwanted blemishes)go, this is widely accepted (76 percent in favor on a popular review site) as being one of, if not, the best.
What Is 3D Rejuvenation?
3D Rejuvenation, as popularized by Cutera, is a more all-inclusive treatment than other non-surgical therapies in that it uses the specific nature of laser light to target the treatment area progressively from the surface, through to the papillary dermis, and then down to the dermis.
On the surface, an IPL treatment known as Limelight is used to reduce sun spots, areas of redness, freckles and uneven skin tone. The treatment can also target various other discolorations caused by Rosacea, and even help to reduce the appearance of spider veins.
The papillary dermis treatment, using the Laser Genesis, works by stimulating the body to both produce more collagen (the building block of skin) and reorganize it appropriately. This helps to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, acne scars, and promotes a more youthful appearance.
Finally, at the dermis level, the Titan laser heats up the deeper tissue and stimulates more collagen formation to help return elasticity to the skin. By tightening up the skin, at the dermis level, the procedure provides an excellent foundation for the other treatments to build upon.
How Effective Is 3D Rejuvenation?
The short answer is very and immediate.
However, as with all non-invasive treatments, and particularly those based on lasers and pulsed light, the skin will benefit from repeat treatments. Typically, patients will see an immediate effect, and a gradual build up over six to eight weeks, as the collagen growth takes hold, before realizing the full benefits.
Most areas of the body can be treated, too (typically the face, jawline, and neck are the most common areas) including hands, arms and abdomen. Your cosmetic surgeon will be able to advise you on how effective the treatments will be on various parts of your body; having a combination of tools at his disposal simply gives him more choice to help you look your best.
The treatment itself requires no downtime, is pain-free, and patients can return to work immediately following the treatment. There might be some residual redness or plumping, but these only last a few hours, so 3D rejuvenation really is one of the easiest, most effective routes to younger looking skin.