What is partial photopyrolysis and what is the effect of this procedure?

Beautiful ladies from all over the world want to stay young and bloom as much as possible. Nowadays, there are many different cosmetic, medical and even surgical methods that can help women realize their wishes. Fractional photothermal decomposition is one of the most advanced methods today. Thanks to this technology, you can not only reduce or temporarily cover up many skin imperfections, but you can also completely eliminate them.

What is fractional photopyrolysis

Fraxel is a laser technology used for skin rejuvenation.

The essence of this technology is to expose the skin to a special laser beam. Before reaching the epidermis, it is divided into thousands of microbeams with a diameter of 0. 1-0. 4 mm and a penetration depth of 0. 5 mm. These rays can cause targeted burns caused by high temperatures. This type of injury looks like pits or wells; in medicine, they are called the "micro-healing zone" of MLZ. As a result, the cells undergo heat shock, in which the oldest cells are destroyed, and fibroblasts and keratinocytes weaken. Therefore, as many as 15-20% of the cells are destroyed in one procedure.

Fractional Laser Skin Rejuvenation

But don't be afraid of this aggressive influence. In order to cope with the destruction, young healthy cells begin to actively develop and divide. As the formation of collagen and elastin increases, connective tissue is strengthened. As a result, young and smooth skin is formed on the burn site, which is pleasing to the eye.

Because this technique is related to serious injuries, it can only be performed in serious cosmetic clinics under the guidance of highly qualified experts.

There are two types of laser procedures: selective and non-ablative photopyrolysis.

Selective photopyrolysis-what is it?

This method is also called ablation. Laser ablation is the use of a limited light source to evaporate the substance. When choosing this method, the doctor will use a light beam that is absorbed by the abundant water molecules in the dermis.

During a short exposure to the desired area, the light beam heats the water to 300 degrees, which actively evaporates and forms MLZ, surrounded by condensed cells.

It should be noted that after selective photopyrolysis, the range of lesions is wider, and the healing of the skin is much slower than the gentler non-ablation. However, if you choose this radical approach, the effect will be clearer and the improvement effect will be many times better.

Non-ablative lattice photopyrolysis

This method is less traumatic and selectively acts on the deeper layers of the skin without damaging the epidermis itself. Due to this method, evaporation does not occur, so there is no well-shaped open wound surface. The burn is formed directly under the epidermis, and its subsequent healing takes place.

Fractional Laser Skin Rejuvenation Surgery

Non-ablative photopyrolysis technology is suitable for minor changes or rejuvenation of delicate areas such as eyelids, neck and under eyes.

What can be expected from the program?

Since the beam is divided into many small parts, the damaged area in all directions is surrounded by intact healthy tissue, so there is an active and rapid regeneration.

At the end of the rehabilitation period, the skin turns white, obtains a healthy color, the surface is smooth, wrinkles and wrinkles disappear, and the lifting effect is obvious.

After the first procedure, there are already obvious positive results, but in order to get the maximum effect, it is worth to complete the whole course, which usually includes 5-6 non-ablation photopyrolysis and 2-3 selective photopyrolysis.

Indications for photopyrolysis

Experts all over the world actively use this program to eliminate many aesthetic problems, such as:

  1. Irregular skin, scarring changes, keratosis.
  2. Streaks, including on the breast.
  3. Large pores, post-acne, leukoplakia, hyperpigmentation, spider veins, rosacea.
  4. Any depth and positioning of photos taken, relaxation, wrinkles.

In fact, the operation can be performed at any age, starting from 15 years old.

The main advantages of choosing this photon rejuvenation method:

  1. It can act on any area of the face and body, including the area around the eyes and eyelids, where the skin is the most delicate and capricious.
  2. It is completely painless because the procedure is only performed after initial anesthesia in the form of a cream.
  3. The healing period is relatively short and can last up to 10 days.
  4. It can be used on dark and dark skin.
  5. The duration of good results-from one year to several years.

The relatively high risk of infection can be attributed to the large negative value because the wound surface is formed when exposed to laser light. In addition, all possible effects of fractional lasers on the human body have not been fully studied, because this technology is still very young.


Fraxel cannot be completed in the following situations:

  • Tumors in any part;
  • Prone to form keloids;
  • Deterioration of chronic processes in the body;
  • Oncology process;
  • Presence of seizure syndrome;
  • The inflammatory process within the expected range of influence;
  • Coagulation disorders;
  • Deep peeling or other mechanical damage to the skin recently until it is completely healed;
  • Pregnancy and lactation;
  • When taking anticoagulants less than a week before the scheduled surgery;

These are just the main conditions for the unavailability of laser photorejuvenation. Other items can be added to the list individually. Fraxel can always be prescribed only after a thorough examination by an expert, a medical record and, if necessary, an additional laboratory test.

Beautiful facial skin after laser rejuvenation

Complications after fractional photopyrolysis are extremely rare, occurring in only 3% of cases. These include:

  • Infect;
  • scar;
  • Millet
  • Inflammation process.

In addition to the above-mentioned negative effects, itching, numbness, redness and decreased sensitivity may occur after treatment. These phenomena are considered to be completely normal individual reactions of the skin to reepithelialism, and they disappear completely quickly.

Part of the light and heat in the area around the eyes

The skin under the eyes is fresh, free of wrinkles, bruises and eye bags, which is one of the main criteria of youth. Fortunately, with the help of laser peeling, you can postpone your familiarity with surgical methods.

The benefits of choosing eye laser rejuvenation:

  1. Modern equipment is known for its extraordinary precision, which allows you to clearly influence the required depth and customize it in each situation.
  2. With the help of heat-lifting, only partial destruction of the dermis is carried out, which can increase the required exposure depth, shorten the recovery period and enhance active regeneration.

Therefore, Fraxel will help get rid of:

  1. Goose feet.
  2. There are bruises under the eyes.
  3. Sack and edema of the lower eyelid.
  4. The upper eyelid is drooping.
  5. "Failure" with obvious tear grooves.

Because the skin of the eyelids is very thin, the affected area will become visibly red after the operation. This behavior is considered to be a normal response of healthy skin to intense laser radiation. The redness effect usually disappears after 2-3 days, but in some cases it can last up to 10 days. In addition, in rare cases, bruises may appear and will not go away for up to 2 weeks. If the skin has not recovered after a few days, please don't panic, you can safely use foundation to hide temporary beauty defects. When the negative effects disappear completely, the reflection in the mirror will surely give you beautiful, toned, fair and clean skin.

Can lattice photopyrolysis be done in summer

Many people are interested in whether seasonality plays a role in choosing this method, and whether Fraxel can be performed in the summer. Expert opinions are divided, but many people still tend to believe that there are no restrictions on using the program in warm seasons.

Laser dot facial rejuvenation

Basically, the contraindications of using many modern cosmetic methods related to epidermal damage are related to the increased risk of hyperpigmentation, especially in patients with darker skin. In contrast, people with fair skin have a very low risk of pigmentation caused by sunlight. According to doctors, the risk of unsightly spots after laser rejuvenation is the same as the risk of sunburn after excessive tanning. In summer, you should only avoid exposure to direct sunlight, and do not sunbathe or go to the solarium.

Postoperative recovery

After the treatment, the skin certainly does not look fresh and smooth. Redness, swelling, and peeling are temporary inconveniences on the road to beauty. Fortunately, all unpleasant changes are reversible and leave the skin in a short time.

It is recommended to follow the following rules after surgery:

  1. If crusty appears, don't peel it off, it can protect the wound surface from dirt and infection, and it should fall off on its own.
  2. During the healing period, peeling, massage, facial cleansing, and other cosmetic procedures involving mechanical damage should be abandoned.
  3. The face should be protected from ultraviolet radiation.
  4. To speed up the regeneration process, you can apply a treatment cream on your face.
  5. To help dehydrated skin, skin care cosmetics containing hyaluronic acid are recommended.