NON-ABLATIVE REJUVENATION (NAR)
Non-Ablative Skin Rejuvenation is a non-surgical process that gives significant improvement in mild to moderate skin lines by combining gentle light laser treatments with Particle Skin Resurfacing (PSR). This combination of modalities gives more significant improvement in the skin, but still with minimal downtime and without concern of immediate post treatment appearance of ones face in public. Improvement in the skin has been demonstrated both in the epidermis as well as the deeper dermal layers on histiologic studies.
The results of Non-Ablative Rejuvenation procedures are much more subtle and gradual than those obtained with ablative procedures such as the Carbon Dioxide or Erbium Lasers. Non-Ablative Skin Rejuvenation aims to bypass the injury to the epidermis while stimulating collagen remodeling with dermal heating, as well as significantly improving red vessels and lesions. Achieving a satisfactory result with Non-Ablative Skin Rejuvenation requires a series of at least 4 laser treatments delivered at monthly intervals.
These laser treatments combined with Particle Skin Resurfacing, require strict treatment intervals to achieve maximum improvement. Average improvement anticipated is 40-50%, and is optimal at 3-4 months following the last treatment. With any laser therapy there is a possibility for adverse effects, although they are rare. Following laser treatment, the area may continue to sting slightly or feel warm like a sunburn for a few hours or days. Applying ice packs to treated areas can alleviate any discomfort experienced following the procedure. The usual treatment session lasts 15-20 minutes.