Fractional CO2 Laser
For deeper scars, we advise you to undergo fractional co2 laser treatment. Though the downtime is more, the results are superior to other lasers. Fractionated or “pixilated” carbon dioxide (CO2) lasers are one of the latest advances in non-surgical acne scar skin treatments. These lasers are excellent for treating deeper wrinkles, more severe textural changes on the face, and body. We can also treat acne scars and other scars that have been difficult to treat with other methods. It is also a very impactful treatment for sun damage and precancerous growths.
It is very important that this procedure is done by an expert and the doctor will personally perform all CO2 laser treatments at her clinic. Because of the pixilated technology, your skin will heal very quickly after the treatment because we are only creating tiny dots in the skin which are surrounded by normal tissue. Your skin will generate new collagen and continue to become firmer, tighter and more youthful in appearance over the next 1-3 months after treatment, scars (acne, trauma, stretch marks) become shallow, fainter and less visible with every session.
The Carbon Dioxide (C02) Fractional Laser Resurfacing erases layers of skin tissue in a fractionated method.
This treatment will take some time to heal but if you have the ability then having this one treatment is like having multiple other non-invasive treatments at once.
It is an in-office process that needs pre and post-treatment medications to ensure proper healing and comfort during the procedure. Uneasiness varies depending on the depth of the treatment. For your comfort during the treatment, a topical anaesthetic is applied to reduce discomfort. Most patients describe the post-procedure feeling as a bad sunburn for about a couple of days.
Micro-Needling Radio Frequency
The Fractional RF micro-needling system is helpful in stretch marks, acne scarring & large pores. It treats the target area through rapid penetration of insulated microneedles however it does not cause any extensive damage to the epidermis. After consultation with the dermatologist and assessment, it is decided if only MNRF laser will be performed or it may be followed by PRP. Micro needles facilitates healing growth factors come into action which aids in natural recovery along with high tension.RF pulse is emitted to the target area which degenerates the collagen fibres and promotes the construction of new collagen by stimulation of fibroblasts. It is a safe procedure with minimal pain only targets the area below the epidermis. It is an efficient procedure to stimulate fibroblasts and promote the production of new collagen.
Apart from scarring the skin, acne also scars a person’s self-confidence and mind. However, do not lose hope, the best part about this much-dreaded skin condition is that with exact examinations and medical counsel, it is treatable. Acne scars are essentially caused due to clogging of pores due to dead skin, bacteria, or an abundance of oil Acne scars are the visible reminders of injury and tissue repair. Acne scars are generally the result of inflamed spots caused by skin pores engorged with an abundance of oil, dead skin cells, and bacteria. The pore swells, bringing about breaking the follicle wall. Shallow injuries are usually minor and mend quickly. But if there is a profound break in the wall of the pore, infected material can spill out into encompassing tissue, producing deeper lesions. The skin tries to repair these lesions by forming new collagen fibres. These repairs usually aren’t as smooth and flawless as the original skin Luckily, the options for acne scar management have improved dramatically over the past few years with the advent of new laser technology.
Currently, many treatments are available to improve the appearance of acne scars. While a complete cure is not possible, most of our patients can appreciate significant improvement with these treatments. The choice of treatment is based upon the types of scars, the downtime the patient can afford, and the patient’s budget.
Tixel is a new non-laser fractional system of skin resurfacing that is based on thermomechanical ablation technology. It helps in Acne Scars Removal Treatment. Using the heat energy, when the tip of the TIXEL touches the skin it causes micro-injuries. These micro-injuries encourage the body to produce collagen and elastin for more healthy and supple skin. TIXEL can be used all over the face, including the sensitive skin around the eyes and the neck.
LASERS are a technology based on light. The light from the lasers interacts with the skin and causes effects by heating the skin. TIXEL is based on heat. Tixel transfers heat directly to the skin itself with its patented titanium tips.
- Tixel is a is a non-invasive and comfortable treatment for rejuvenating the skin uses pure heat energy and gives results that are similar to CO2 lasers in return but takes significantly less downtime.
- Tixel and traditional CO2 lasers work similarly, both deliver pure heat energy to the skin and similar results but TIXEL does not cause the same amount of damage to the internal layers of the skin as lasers.
- Tixel micropores are free from necrotic tissue unlike the typical micropores present in fractional C02 lasers.
- Non-invasive treatment for skin rejuvenation
- Less pain, low downtime, and rapid healing
- Transfer of thermal energy to the skin creates micro-craters by evaporation.
- Safe treatment without sacrificing efficacy
- Tixel can perform both ablative and non-ablative treatments
TIXEL uses a Titanium tip with tiny pins made of biocompatible material, having a pyramid like a shape with small contact points which are about 20 microns in size and cover a treatment area of 1cm². The pins are heated to a temperature of 400°C, as similar to the temperature usually generated by other fractional CO? laser beams. The thermal energy stored in the pins is quickly transferred to the skin that will last only a few milliseconds, through a prefixed contact time and contact depth. It can be used at different depths and with different contact times that helps TIXEL to deliver different and effective results.
Using medium penetration and a high contact time that allows TIXEL to work like an ablative laser. It is an ideal solution for giving good improvements in acne scars, stretch marks or fine lines of the skin. It also allows TIXEL for tightening the skin and to treat open pores and fine lines. Using very short contact and very superficial penetration that will help to make open channels in the skin through which actives like (anti aging creams, anti pigmentation creams, Collagen Induction Therapy) and medicines can be easily delivered.
The thermal energy is transferred safely and quickly as compared to the traditional CO2 lasers and the subsequent evaporation of water from the skin occurs resulting in the formation of tiny micropores in the treated sites. This evaporates the upper layers in a controlled manner so that there will be no chance of burns in the tissue. Using pure heat energy, the tip of the Tixel machine partially touches the skin which causes neat, clean micro-injuries.
Tixel can be used for following treatments because of the different depths and methods of actions such as-
- Acne scars
- Open pores
- Fine lines
- Skin laxity or skin tightening
- Skin Rejuvenation
- Stretch marks
Skin resurfacing of moderate to severe wrinkles on the face, upper lips, crow’s feet, cheeks, glabella, forehead, perioral region, full-face, neck, décolleté and hands.
TIXEL is based on pure heat energy. It helps to transfer the heat directly to the skin itself with its patented titanium tips. The advantage of Tixel is that there are no side effects to the eye, so no additional eye protection is required following the procedure. Patients most commonly experience a warm sensation in the target area similar to a sunburn, which will settle down after about an hour following the treatment.The treatment tip at the contact point is only 20 microns, so the down time or redness post treatment lasts less than 48 hours. Also, the post treatment marks are very light in color and can be covered with a tinted sunscreen/makeup. This means the treated persons can go back to their daily work the very next day. It is typically a weekend treatment.
- Derma roller/ collagen induction therapy/ microneedling – Patient will mild scarring can benefit from the procedure. A dermaroller is a hand held device with micro needles. . Before starting the procedure, a topical numbing gel is applied for half an hour to the treatment area for optimal comfort. During the procedure, the needles of dermaroller, create pores in the dermis, which encourage the release of growth factors and cytokines
- Scar Treatment Laser–Acne scar can typically be improved with the appropriate selection of laser treatments.
Erbium Fibre Laser
For superficial to medium depth scars, we use a Fractional erbium fibre laser. This laser employs the “only one pass” formula. It is effective, saves time and protects your skin.
Fractional CO2 Laser?
For deeper scars, we advise you to undergo fractional co2 laser treatment. Though the downtime is more, the results are superior to other lasers. Fractionated or “pixilated” carbon dioxide (CO2) lasers are one of the latest advances in non-surgical acne scar skin treatments.