The inevitable skin ageing process is a result of the gradual reduction in the fibroblasts’ (skin cells) ability to produce collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid.
From around 20 years of age, every woman loses on average 1% of her collagen each year.
The skin becomes thinner, dryer, rougher and the complexion dull, as lines and wrinkles start to appear.
Until a few years ago, laser photo rejuvenation used ablative lasers, which removed one or several layers of skin, thus necessitating a recovery period or ‘down time’. The introduction of non-ablative lasers has changed working methods, as these lasers transmit heat energy directly into the dermis, without damaging the epidermis above.