Facial laser resurfacing

Written by: Dra. Adriana Ribé
Edited by: Top Doctors®

Laser treatment is the fastest, most effective and safest method to have a renewed and uniform skin

Pigmented spots, spider veins, acne scars and open pores are unsightly lesions of our skin that have a quick and effective solution: the laser. But not any laser is indicated for everything. So, Dr.. Adriana Ribé, laser expert and Director of Ribe Clinic, advises us which laser is best suited for each case: "A good laser in expert hands, will provide us with effective and long-lasting solutions quickly and practically painlessly" he says.

A laser for each skin lesion:

Solar lentigines: Solar lentigines, also known as age spots, are those spots that appear in areas exposed to the sun and have a round shape with irregular margins.. Its origin is related to age or excessive exposure to sunlight. The Dra. Adriana Ribé uses the Variable Pulse Alexandrite laser or Q-switch to eliminate, in a single session, these types of spots. "The laser light destroys the cells with an excess of pigment without damaging the surrounding tissue" explains Dr.. Ribé, "and this is completely eliminated".After the laser session will be a scab of the same size as the spot. It disappears in about 5-10 days.

Vascular spiders, telangiectasias of the face (couperose) or varicose veins of the legs: they are the dilatations of the small veins of the face or body (legs, very frequently) that can have ramifications. They are treated with the Nd-YAG vascular laser, in 1-4 sessions depending on the size, depth of the lesion and skin type.

Ruby points : The red dots, which usually appear mainly on the neckline and back, are called ruby ​​dots. They are capillary angiomas in the majority of hereditary cases. These lesions, once they have appeared, if we do not treat them, not only will not disappear, but they may grow and eventually reproduce. To eliminate the ruby ​​points, Dr.. Adriana Ribé applies an Nd-YAG vascular laser whose light eliminates them, in a single session. After treatment, the spot remains a somewhat darker color and is reabsorbed by the body without crusting.

Acne and surgical scars : To treat scars, whether acne, surgical or traumatic, I use a non-ablative fractional laser and in about 5 sessions (1 session every 30 days) a very noticeable improvement is achieved (reduction of up to 80) %). This is achieved by remodeling the old collagen (badly formed in the case of keloid scars) and inducing the formation of a new collagen of higher quality.

Stretch marks: Stretch marks are whitish or reddish skin lines that are located mainly on the abdomen, thighs and chest. It is "scars" of the skin with an appearance of "breakage" of the same. At the histological level, an atrophy of the epidermis is observed with fibrosis of the dermis and rupture of the elastic and collagen fibers. They appear in various circumstances being pregnancy, puberty and rapid weight gain, the main causes. They can also be associated with prolonged use of some drugs such as corticosteroids.

It is very important to prevent the appearance of stretch marks. Creams are used to maintain and increase the elasticity of the skin applied from the beginning of the triggering process that usually contain elastin, placenta extracts, amniotic fluid, plant extracts such as quisetum (horsetail), algae, etc.. through massages that stimulate skin circulation.

When the striae are already formed, the results will be better in the vascularized phase (when the stria is red) than in the cicatricial (when the stria is white). In my experience, we are getting very satisfactory results, which meet the expectations of patients, with laser, both in red and white. I use a non-ablative fractional laser and in about 5 sessions (1 session every 30 days) a very noticeable improvement is achieved (reduction of up to 80%) consisting of: decrease in the size of the stria (shorter and narrower) and a tone and texture more similar to that of normal skin (the red color disappears and / or the atrophy of the white stretch marks is improved). Thus, the stria is very similar to normal skin and can hardly be seen.And we must not forget the important role of non-ablative fractional laser in cases of mild-moderate aging and fractionated CO2 laser in cases of severe aging.

We are activating our skin cells to make their own collagen and their own elastic fibers and we also renew the outer layer of the skin. So, we are really "rejuvenating inside" and naturally that is the current trend.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dra. Adriana Ribé
Aesthetic Medicine

Doctor of Medicine and Surgery at the University of Barcelona, ​​Dr. Adriana Ribé is formed in Anatomy Pathology at the Clinic Hospital and Dermatopathology in the New York Presbyterian Hospital. He has extensive experience in cosmetic dermatology and is an expert in laser techniques for stains, hair removal, tattoo removal, scar correction, facial rejuvenation and body contouring. She is Director of Ribé Clinic, medical center accredited by the Generalitat that has the latest laser technology and injectable materials. Dra. Adriana is Ribé opinion leader laser prestigious international companies.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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