If you follow me on Instagram, you must already be aware of the fact that I visit the Skin Alive skin clinic to address a lot of my skin issues and for regular upkeep of my skin. I always share little videos or stories of my visits and one of the procedures that I love getting there is the Laser Rejuvenation or Acne Laser that helps keep my acne problem in check.
I’m sharing below a quick Q&A session I had about the Laser Rejuvenation procedure with Dr. Chiranjiv Chhabra, a leading dermatologist who is also the founder and boss lady of Skin Alive. Hope it gives you a better idea of what to expect and adds to your knowledge of skincare!
Q. What type of laser is used?
A. The laser used is known as rejuvenation laser/LP Nd Yag Laser. This laser utilizes laser beams, which get absorbed by the deeper layer of the skin where no cream, lotion or ointment can reach. This laser is a therapeutic light. It has a healing a property, which is also suitable for extremely sensitive and allergy prone skin.
Q. Could you please give a description of the entire method?
A. Before starting with the procedure, the skin is cleaned thoroughly so that there is no speck of dirt or make up on the skin for the better absorption of laser light. Patient does not feel anything except a cool blow of air blowing on the face. It’s a happy come-happy go procedure. The treatment session takes anywhere between 20 to 25 minutes, depending on the area being treated.
Q. Who should go for it? Age and type of skin.
A. This laser is an all rounder laser. It is suitable for all skin types ranging from:
– Very oily acne prone skin,
– Allergic skin,
– Skin with rosacea (as it has healing properties and it helps in healing these conditions).
– Tanned, pigmented, uneven skin tone (as it breaks the pigment and helps in removing the tan, pigmentation and an even toned skin.)
– Aging skin, fine lines, wrinkles, to improve overall texture (as it stimulates collagen production.)
Anybody who wants a smoother, radiant, fresh looking skin can go for this treatment. A young girl in her early 20s or an older person in his/her 40s, 50s or 60s as well can take this treatment.
Q. What particular skin issues does it target?
A. It targets deeper layer of the skin to take care of tanning, discoloration, uneven skin tone and enhance overall complexion and tone. It targets some special cells inside the skin which manufactures collagen so it helps in improving the texture, open pores, scars, skin irregularities and helps in overall tightening and toning of skin.
Q. Are there any side effects?
A. No there are no side effects. In fact because this laser is a therapeutic laser and because of its healing properties, it is used to heal various condition/side effects caused by side effects of various other conditions like rosacea, skin rashes and allergy. But then care should be taken to get it done always from a well-known dermatologist who has right skills and medical knowledge to perform the procedure.
Q. How long does its effect last?
A. The effect last up to 1 year and if followed up regularly the effect lasts even more than 1 year as well.
Q. How often should one get the sessions done?
A. The sessions can be done once or twice a week to once or twice in a month depending on the severity of the condition. Later on, the procedure is followed by maintenance once in 2-3 months.
If you would like to know more about the procedure do visit their website or call them up!