In the last 20 years, there have been significant advances in the field of lasers and their use in aesthetic treatments. This means that lasers are now able to very specifically treat a myriad of skin complaints, and a wide range of skin tones, with far fewer risks and complications.
Non-ablative treatments include: Frax1550, Fraxel® Re:Store and 3JUVE® Rebright.
Non-ablative fractional lasers treat fine lines and wrinkles, sun damaged skin, acne scarred skin and those with enlarged pores and uneven skin texture. They can also be used to improve skin texture and tone, improving the appearance of age spots and other pigmentation issues. Non-ablative fractional lasers are much gentler than their ablative counterparts, requiring virtually no downtime.
Following a treatment, the skin is not visibly affected, other than some mild redness or swelling. This does, however, mean that more treatments are needed for optimal results.
Non-ablative laser treatments are best if you are relatively young, have mild to moderate skin ageing and are happy to have, and can finance, multiple treatments.
This treatment guide has been verified and edited by Dr Sophie Shotter.