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Ablative, Non-ablative or Sublative Laser- Do You Know the Difference?

For many people, skin imperfections such as acne scars, wrinkles, textural irregularities and sun damage can impact their self-confidence. Patients looking for dramatic, permanent changes in their skin often choose a type of laser skin “resurfacing”.

All lasers that are used on skin work by producing a single wavelength of light producing a controlled injury to the skin that causes enough damage to promote new cell growth. Lasers have traditionally been categorized as ablative and non-ablative.

Ablative lasers work by vaporizing the top layer of the skin to remove superficial sun damage, blemishes, scars and wrinkles. This process can be slow and painful with a long healing time and greater risk of complications.

Instead of removing the top layer skin tissue, non-ablative lasers work beneath the surface of the skin to improve skin tone and texture and minimize wrinkles. Non-ablative lasers are sophisticated lasers that address more severe skin damage than ablative lasers with reduced healing time and less risk of infection.

Fractional laser treatments produce thousands of tiny columns or micro-beams of energy creating areas of treated tissue surrounded by untreated tissue. This mimics the results obtained with the more aggressive carbon dioxide ablative procedures, but without the risks and prolonged healing time. Fractional laser treatments help remove surface imperfections and significantly reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Fractional lasers can be Ablative or Non-ablative.

NOW THERE IS A NEW TREATMENT that produces the same kind of results as laser treatments without the pain, downtime, side effects or cost.

SUBLATIVE™ Rejuvenation is a safe and effective cosmetic technology that works on virtually all skin tones. It is neither laser nor light-based. Instead, SUBLATIVE™ uses the power of fractionated bi-polar radiofrequency (also known as gentle energy currents) to deeply penetrate the skin and stimulate collagen production beneath the surface, while keeping the outer layer of skin intact.   Safe for use on virtually all skin tones, SUBLATIVE™ effectively targets common skin concerns while eliminating apprehensions about pain, downtime and side effects. SUBLATIVE™ may be the choice for you if you are dealing with:

  • lax skin
  • acne scars
  • textural irregularities
  • sun damage
  • moderate wrinkles
  • Loss of radiance

SUBLATIVE™ is an intelligent technology. Doctors are able get feedback on how the energy is impacting the underlying layers of skin on a screen during the procedure, so the treatment can be precisely targeted. Radio frequency waves penetrate the skin through small pin holes to stimulate collagen growth from the inside.

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