Introduction: As your skin ages, most wrinkles form due to damaged collagen, a substance found below the skin’s surface that creates strength and flexibility. Until recently, the only lasers available for reducing wrinkles were the ablative lasers such as C02 and erbium lasers. These lasers reduce wrinkles by burning or vaporizing the surface layers of skin away before reaching and treating the collagen. These lasers were effective but carried the risk of permanent scarring and required the need for significant anesthesia, extensive post-operative care and strict avoidance of sun exposure for 6-12 months after the procedure.
A new generation of lasers known as non-ablative lasers is now available for the reduction of facial wrinkles. Non-ablative lasers work by treating directly through the surface layers of skin and targeting the underlying collagen.
NLite™ Laser Collagen Replenishment: NLite™Laser Collagen Replenishment is a safe, new in-office non-ablative laser treatment designed to reduce wrinkles in the face and other areas of the body. It is the first FDA-cleared laser of its kind for this revolutionary approach to wrinkle reduction. It is a fast, painless procedure and requires no downtime like many other treatments.
How does the treatment work? The NLite™ system sends laser energy to damaged areas in the collagen layer of the skin, stimulating new collagen production. This new collagen then grows at a natural speed, gradually replenishing the damaged collagen and filling in wrinkles from beneath the skin’s surface.
How is it different from other treatments? Some treatments reduce only fine lines on the skin’s surface, while others attempt to stimulate collagen production to reduce wrinkles, but may damage your skin. Other lasers can actually burn or scar your skin before reaching the collagen. The NLite™ Laser Collagen Replenishment uses laser energy at a frequency that gently targets only the collagen layer, without unnecessarily harming the outer layers of skin. As a result, your face becomes smoother and younger looking with this painless and hassle-free wrinkle reduction treatment.
Is NLite™ Laser Collagen Replenishment right for me? NLite™ Laser Collagen Replenishment is appropriate for adult men and women of all ages and most skin types. As with any medical procedure, always consult with your physician and discuss your full medical history. Ask how this procedure can compliment your personal skin care regimen and help you achieve the look you desire.