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Lasers for Skin Rejuvenation - 10 Years Younger

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10 Years Younger Lecture Series - Lasers for Skin Rejuvenation (Dr Charles Cope)

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Lasers for Skin Rejuvenation - 10 Years Younger

  1. 1. 10 Years Younger Lecture Series - Lasers for skin rejuvenatation Dr Charles Cope MBBS(Hons), BSc(Med), FRACS Cosmetic & Reconstructive Plastic Surgeon
  2. 2. 10 Years Younger Plans • 10 years Younger in 10 days • 10 years Younger in 6 months
  3. 3. 10 Years Younger Plans • 10 years Younger in 10 days – Botox – Dermal Fillers – Intense Pulse Light – (Blepharoplasty)
  4. 4. 10 Years Younger Plans • 10 years Younger in 6 months – Medical skin care regime – Botox & Fillers – 3D rejuvenation with lasers – Fraxel, Titan & Laser Genesis – Surgery
  5. 5. Combined treatments (Botox/fillers/lasers) • Creates more balanced natural look • Avoids over-treated look – frozen look of too much Botox or trout mouth look from too much filler • Must have an experienced operator
  6. 6. Combined treatments (Botox/fillers/lasers) • Combined treatments give the best results – Botox in the upper part of the face reduces lines & decreases the need for fillers – Fraxel and Titan skin tightening laser reduce the amount of fillers needed anywhere on the face – Botox in the upper part of the face after Fraxel for lines reduces the speed at which lines come back
  7. 7. Lasers for skin rejuvenation
  8. 8. Lasers • Concentrated source of energy • Usually one wavelength • Wavelength can be visible or invisible
  9. 9. Absorption by the skin • Depth of effect depends on: – Wavelength light – Characteristics of skin eg skin type, pigmentation, blood vessels • Lasers aim at specific targets in the skin
  10. 10. Lasers to rejuvenate the skin • Intense Pulse Light (IPL) – Pigmentation spots & fine blood vessels • Laser Genesis (vascular) – Deeper blood vessels, diffuse redness (Rosacea), pore size, scars • Fraxel – Best textural improvement – wrinkles, acne & surgical scars • Titan – Skin tightening laser (collagen contraction)
  11. 11. 10 Years Younger Plans • 10 years Younger in 10 days – Botox – Dermal Fillers – Intense Pulse Light – (Blepharoplasty) – Hair styling
  12. 12. Intense Pulse Light (IPL) • Broad spectrum of light (560-1200nm) • Treats range of surface problems including pigmentation, fine capillaries (telangiectasias) and surface texture • 1-2 treatments give a significant improvement
  13. 13. Intense Pulse Light (IPL) for rejuvenation IPL has been replaced by the Fraxel laser
  14. 14. Intense Pulse Light
  15. 15. Intense Pulse Light
  16. 16. Intense Pulse Light
  17. 17. Intense Pulse Light
  18. 18. 10 Years Younger Plans • 10 years Younger in 6 months – Medical skin care regime – Botox & Fillers – 3D rejuvenation with lasers – Fraxel & Titan, Laser Genesis – Surgery
  19. 19. Laser Genesis (1064nm) • Treats – Deeper blood vessels – Diffuse redness (Rosacea) – Pore size – Scars (acne & surgical) • Simple treatments with no downtime • Often need multiple treatments (6+) for effective scar treatment
  20. 20. Facial Telangiectasia IPL for fine telangiectasia, Long Pulse 1064 nm Nd:YAG laser for discreet vessels
  21. 21. Leg veins After 1 treatment
  22. 22. Laser genesis – acne scars
  23. 23. Laser genesis – acne scars
  24. 24. Scar revision & Laser Genesis
  25. 25. Fraxel laser resurfacing Best textural improvement of any laser • Wrinkles • Age and Sun Spots • Melasma (pigmentation of pregnancy) • Acne scars • Stretch marks/white-hypopigmented scars • Can be used on any skin type
  26. 26. Fraxel laser resurfacing • Replaced CO2 laser resurfacing • Under topical anaesthetic (cream) applied to skin • Minimal downtime – 50% return to work immediately – 50% 2-3 days redness/swelling • Multiple treatments (3-5 treatments at monthly intervals)
  27. 27. Fraxel laser resurfacing • Laser resurfacing without the downtime or complications • Microscopic columns of thermal damage - ‘Microscopic thermal zones’ or MTZs up to 1.4mm deep • Normal tissue between columns • Healing within 24 hours • Long term collagen remodelling
  28. 28. Immediately post Fraxel treatment
  29. 29. Fraxel – pigmentation/texture/wrinkles
  30. 30. Laser resurfacing - wrinkles
  31. 31. Fraxel – sundamage
  32. 32. Fraxel – pigmentation/texture/wrinkles
  33. 33. Fraxel – acne scarring Photos Courtesy Of Dr. Z. Rahman
  34. 34. Fraxel – surgical scar
  35. 35. Fraxel – hyper/hypopigmentation from improperly performed IPL
  36. 36. Treatment of skin laxity with Titan laser • Simple office treatments (30mins for full face & neck) • Does not affect the epidermis (top layer of the skin) • No downtime – redness at most for 2 hours • Full effect not seen for at least 1-3 months • 3 treatments required • 90% patients respond well • Useful for patients with early skin laxity or who don’t want surgery
  37. 37. Skin laxity - Titan laser (1100-1800nm) • Sustained heating of the dermis using absorption of light by water • Treatment – Immediate collagen contraction – Long-term collagen stimulation
  38. 38. Heating of the Dermis with Titan • Titan cools the surface of the skin before and after treatment • Titan heats below the surface of the skin producing realignment of collagen and stimulating new collagen formation
  39. 39. Facial Laxity - Titan 1 month after 1st treatment
  40. 40. Facial Laxity – Titan
  41. 41. Facial Laxity - Titan
  42. 42. Facial Laxity - Titan
  43. 43. Skin laxity – Titan
  44. 44. Skin Laxity - Titan
  45. 45. Abdominal Titan
  46. 46. Abdominal Titan
  47. 47. Abdominal Titan
  48. 48. Lasers to rejuvenate the skin 10 Years Younger in 10 days • Intense Pulse Light (IPL) – Pigmentation spots & fine blood vessels 10 years Younger in 6 months • Laser Genesis – Deeper blood vessels, diffuse redness (Rosacea), pore size, scars • Fraxel – Best textural improvement – wrinkles, acne & surgical scars • Titan – Skin tightening laser (collagen contraction)

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