None of us can stop the march of time and stay young forever. As we age, our skin cells begin to lose moisture and less collagen is produced in the dermis, which is responsible for the skin’s firmness. As a result, our skin begins to sag and wrinkles slowly appear.
To make things worse, some of us combat with acne for years, which leaves us unsightly scars that are impossible to fade with time. A bout of chickenpox infection may also result in deep scars on our facial skin.
Recent developments in laser technology are now offering a long-lasting scientifically proven method of restoring the natural beauty of your skin -- Dynamis Resurfacing Laser.
What is Dynamis Resurfacing Laser?
Fotona SP Dynamis laser machine utilises fractional ablative Erbium:YAG laser technology to remove nearly all fine lines while significantly improving deeper, more dynamic wrinkles, as well as smoothing out acne or chickenpox scars that marred us for years.
This is achieved by the laser beam that gently vaporises micron-thin layers of the epidermis (the superficial layer of the skin). The laser can also thermally affect deeper skin layers (dermis) to stimulate the production of new collagen. The overall result is that your skin will not only look smoother and younger, it will be tighter and more supple as well.
Who should go for this treatment?
Dynamis Resurfacing Laser is recommended for those with:
- Acne/ chickenpox scars
- Surgical scars
- Wrinkles & lines
- Photo-damaged skin
- Large pores
How many sessions are needed? How often?
Average 4 to 6 sessions, once every 3 to 5 weeks, will be required for a satisfying result.
Is the treatment painful? Is it safe?
The treatment is very comfortable after some numbing cream prior to the procedure and cryogen will be used to cool the skin during the treatment. It is safe for most skin types except very dark skin tone, where the risk of post laser hyper/hypopigmentation is slightly higher.
Is there any downtime after the treatment?
There will be redness for 2 days after the treatment, followed by flaky and mild peeling of the skin for the next 3 to 5 days. Downtime can be shortened by using gentle cleanser, generous amount of moisturiser and applying sunblock with SPF 50 or above during daytime.
How soon can I see some result?
You will be able to see the result even after a single treatment, usually 2 to 3 weeks after the treatment as your own collagen starts to regenerate.
What do I need to avoid before and after the treatment?
You should stop taking oral isotretionoin (e.g. Roaccutane) for 6 months and Vitamin A creams for a month before the treatment. It is very important to avoid the sun 2 weeks before and after the treatment. You should also follow the post treatment protocol carefully, which will be provided after the treatment.