When you’re ready to fight the classic signs of aging, facial resurfacing using advanced lasers can produce the results you desire. At Strax® Rejuvenation in Lauderhill and Sunrise, Florida, our experienced team of plastic surgeons offer state-of-the-art technology for facial resurfacing, the Zarin® Juliet MCL31. This innovative laser delivers “cold” laser treatment, as well as two settings to customize treatments and deliver the rejuvenated appearance you desire.
Lasers rejuvenate your appearance by removing or diminishing fine lines, wrinkles, age spots, and scars. They also promote the growth of new skin that’s tighter and has a better texture.
To accomplish facial resurfacing, lasers work two different ways. In ablative procedures, the laser energy is used to precisely remove thin layers of skin. As a result, damaged and wrinkled skin is gone, so it can be replaced with fresh skin.
Non-ablative procedures use lasers set at wavelengths that reach below the skin without damaging the top layer. Non-ablative treatment is used to stimulate the production of collagen and elastin, the components that make your skin strong and elastic.
When you search for laser treatments, you’ll discover that there are a multitude of lasers that work different ways. At Strax Rejuvenation, we offer facial resurfacing using the Zarin Juliet MCL31 because it has two distinct advantages:
Cool treatment: The MCL31 is ahead of most lasers due to its ability to resurface skin using a “cold” laser. Lasers aren’t ever truly cold, but the MCL31 operates at a pulse that’s described as cold because you can barely feel the laser during treatment. By comparison, other lasers produce enough heat that you may need a topical anesthetic to ensure your comfort.
Two settings: The laser pulse on the MCL31 can be adjusted to two different wavelengths, which means that one device can provide ablative and nonablative treatment. The doctors at Strax Rejuvenation can customize your facial resurfacing so that you get the treatment that delivers your desired results.
Your facial resurfacing may take 15-90 minutes, depending on the size of the area being treated and whether you receive an ablative or nonablative procedure. When skin is removed during an ablative resurfacing, you’ll need time to heal and let skin regrow, so you’ll want to plan some downtime.
Non-ablative procedures usually don’t require downtime because they work below the surface. Your skin may be slightly red for a short time, but you can use makeup to cover it and go back to your daily activities.
Results appear gradually with ablative and nonablative procedures, as new skin grows to replace old skin. Your doctor at Strax Rejuvenation will fully explain the procedure you choose, so you won’t have any questions about what to expect.