Full rejuvenation of the of the skin structure on the face or on the body
The top layer of the skin, known as the epidermis, constantly renews itself, even in old people although, with age, the process also slows down. The deeper tissue layers, especially the dermis, which contains the flexible and collagen fibres, gradually weakens. The Erbium based fractionated laser removes part of the epidermis and the dermis in columns, which can be replaced by new cells. This treatment involves approximately 25% coverage and removes 1/4 of the structure. As an example, in a 40-year-old patient the average age of the skin cells situated in the treated layer is reduced to 30 years with just one treatment. The ProFractional-XC treatment has a major tissue tightening effect too, and will make your face, neck, cleavage or the skin of the selected part of your body tighten naturally, without any surgery.
Those have a pale and worn facial skin with greater or smaller wrinkles. Those on whose skin there are larger or smaller scars as a result of an earlier acne process. Those who have worn out not only the epidermis, but also the supporting tissues through sunbathing or solarium use. Those for whom, in the opinion of a plastic surgeon, it would be too early to perform a facelift operation. Those who have already had a facelift operation but their skin has slackened and seems tired. Those who do not yet wish for any surgical intervention, and seek for a gentler means of skin rejuvenation with a laser.
Treatable skin surfaces
The two sides of the face or the whole face, the neck and the cleavage, the upper arm, the belly and the inner thigh.
ProFractional-XC treatment is arranged by appointment as it cannot be performed on the day of the examination. Patients need to take acyclovir pills from one day prior to the treatment for 10 consecutive days (in order to avoid any effect causing a sudden flare up of herpes, which may occur after treatments involving a skin injury).
In the course of the ProFractional-XC treatment the laser makes tiny pricks on the skin, progressing millimetre by millimetre with the help of a scanner (fractionated ablative treatment). The smoke is extracted with a medical smoke extractor system equipped with HEPA filters thus preventing inhalation by the patient or the treating staff. The treatment may cause discomfort, and therefore we use a pain relief cream in advance. The ProFractional-XC treatment is also available under light sedation and, in conjunction with major interventions, under deep sedation.
Ability to work, nursing at home
Due to the fine skin injuries, the eyelids may swell (oedema) even if they have not been treated separately, and therefore the patient will be unable to work for a few days. After the swelling has disappeared, you will feel the tightening effect immediately, though the full reconstruction of the skin structure requires time. Following the treatment, the skin requires careful nursing at home, though makeup can be applied after a week. We recommend avoiding exposure to light for 3 months after the treatment (sunglasses)
Number of treatments
One treatment is effective but, with a smaller depth of intervention that involves faster recovery (2-3 days), the treatment should be repeated.
Scientific background of the treatment
In the ProFractional-XC treatment we use the Erbium:YAG laser technology developed by Sciton Inc., a US laser manufacturing company. The heating caused by the laser makes the collagen shrink (natural lifting effect) and the fine skin ablations will be replaced by fresh cells (cell rejuvenation effect). Led by Dr Gábor Varju, Dr Derm Anti-Aging Dermatology, Aesthetic Laser and Plastic Surgery was the first institution to use the equipment and the related treatment method in Hungary.
Cost of the treatment
The price of a ProFractional-XC treatment varies between HUF 120,000 and HUF 390,000. Other treatment combinations are available at further costs. The above treatment price involves local anaesthesia but does not include light sedation or deep anaesthesia.