What is TwinLight™ Fractional Rejuvenation?
TwinLight Fractional Rejuvenation is a simple 3-step procedure optimized to significantly improve skin smoothness and give it a fresher, healthier look. It is a gentler alternative for treating fine lines and wrinkles with minimal downtime and clean natural results. Using fractional light to rejuvenate the skin can produce an effect that is perfectly graded to your patient’s expectations, and offers a degree of control and efficacy that allows for highly precise sculpting of the skin. Treatments can extend from light touch-ups to deep collagen remodeling, ideal for patients who want drastic rejuvenation effects, but are not inclined towards aggressive surgical or chemical alternatives.
How does TwinLight™ Fractional Rejuvenation work?
Past skin rejuvenation procedures treated large areas of the skin, whether it was aged or not. But with TwinLight Fractional Rejuvenation, the laser light precisely targets only areas of the skin where skin ageing has occurred, leaving the surrounding healthy skin untouched. The heat from the laser energy also stimulates the production of new collagen in the dermis because the surrounding, untreated skin speeds the rejuvenation process. This treatment is suitable for all skin types and tones, with minimal patient downtime.
TwinLight Fractional Rejuvenation is performed in three simple steps:
Step 1 – CONDITIONING:
An Nd:YAG beam is passed along the surface twice. The first pass provides a short stimulus to the skin, the second pass penetrates the tissue, causing deep FRAC3® heating and conditioning the skin for effective fractional treatment therapy.
Step 2 – FRACTIONAL THERAPY:
Old, worn-out skin is ablated away by a fractional Er:YAG laser. The precise microablated channels will be replaced with new, tighter and healthy tissue as the new skin forms.
Step 3 – PEELING:
The skin is ablated with a light full Er:YAG beam, which finishes the treatment and removes superficial imperfections. Er:YAG and Nd:YAG wavelengths have complementary effects on the skin. The deep heating of the Nd:YAG beam helps rejuvenate and stimulate the skin, while the Er:YAG beam helps the body form new, tighter skin. In addition, the ability of Er:YAG lasers to resurface the skin with a variable amount of coagulation has long been recognized as enabling a versatility of treatment styles which are impossible to achieve with any other skin rejuvenation technology.
How many treatments of TwinLight® do I need?
It really depends on what we are treating as to how many treatments you will require. If there is minimal ageing and superficial pigmentation you may require only 1. On the other hand if there is severe skin laxity and severe sun damage you may require 4 or more.
The treatment can be more or less invasive depending on how much down time you are comfortable with. We are able to tailor the treatment to suit your skin and your lifestyle. Treatments can be repeated every 4 weeks until the desired result is achieved.
Fotona Fractional resurfacing: Deep and lasting rejuvenation of the skin
- Stimulates the body’s natural rejuvenation process
- From light touch-ups to deep, age-erasing optical peels
- Minimal downtime
- Natural results
- Scanner technology for resurfacing larger areas
- Fast and effective treatment
- Safe and patient-friendly procedure
What can I expect following the treatment?
It is extremely important to look after your skin correctly post treatment, as your skin will be very sensitive initially. It is important to follow your post care instruction sheet to ensure the skin is protected at all times. The main considerations are to avoid direct sun exposure; avoid picking at the skin; apply only prescribed topical home care; to avoid exercise for 24 hours and to ensure that the skin remains clean and protected at all times.
Your skin will feel like it has been sun burnt and there can be a little swelling, this is normal. You can wear make up 24 hours after the treatment if you need to go out. Generally the redness will go after 24 to 48 hours. The skin will feel rather dry and course approx.. 3-5 days after the treatment. The skin is preparing to peel and should be kept moisturized and avoidance of sun exposure is paramount.
Once the flaking has finished you will notice an improvement in the tone and texture of your skin.