While having more cosmetic treatment options can only bode well in our efforts to achieve healthy looking skin, not all skincare treatments are made equal. It isn’t any different when it comes to laser wrinkle reduction, as some patients may benefit more from laser treatment or a combination of different treatments, depending on the outcome they want.
Matrix: CO2 Fractionated Laser
One of the most popular skincare technologies to date, Matrix makes use of carbon dioxide fractionated laser to treat deep-set wrinkles like crow’s feet, smoker’s lines, and forehead lines. What makes Matrix so effective is its laser or thermal heat component that can vaporize tissue on the epidermis to reveal new and smoother skin. Even sensitive areas on the face such as fine lines around the mouth can be treated with CO2 laser. At the same time, this type of laser wrinkle reduction procedure can stimulate collagen production so the skin continues to look fresh and supple over a prolonged period of time.
ReFirme: Elos Technology
What Matrix can offer patients for their skin, ReFirme does better in terms of patient comfort. This type of wrinkle reduction treatment makes use of Elos technology or bi-polar radio frequency with laser to achieve skin tightening and to improve skin laxity of the face, neck, and other areas of the body. By using a lower energy level to power the treatment, ReFirme is able to tone skin without causing any discomfort or pain. Like Matrix laser treatment, ReFirme is fast and noninvasive so patients can go back to their daily routines as soon as they finish treatment.
On the other hand, dermal fillers take on a different approach to make wrinkles disappear, specifically by injecting a safe substance under the skin crease to fill it up or add volume. What makes these wrinkle-filling volumizers popular is that they can be injected anywhere on the face, which is useful for treating hard-to-reach areas. As an alternative to surgical facelifts, dermal fillers will work well to complement other treatments like Matrix CO2 laser and ReFirme to sculpt a lifted, youthful look without having to undergo the pain and recovery time associated with surgical means.
Depending on your case, you may have a combination treatment plan to achieve the best results possible. To learn more about which skincare treatment you should get, whether volumizers or laser for wrinkle reduction, please do not hesitate to schedule an appointment at your convenience. Contact us at 714-754-1985 today!