MOSAIC Fractional Laser (Minimal Pain & Downtime)
Laser Treatment for Face
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Mosaic Total Skin Rejuvenation treatment is a fractional laser technology that is popularly used in the cosmetic field making it a reliable treatment for wrinkles, fine lines, age spots, sun damaged skin and acne scars.
Mosaic uses a laser technology called Controlled Chaos Technology or CCT. It is a medically induced treatment that stimulates the skin’s natural healing process to reveal a new layer and rejuvenated skin.
Some people are blessed with healthy looking skin, while others are unlucky to have several skin conditions that cause stressful, and sometimes, embarrassing social stigma.
If you are one of those who struggle with skin problems like acne and acne scars, enlarged pores, uneven skin tone brought about by unwanted skin pigmentation and age-related skin conditions, like fine lines and wrinkles, looking for a treatment that can address all of these at the same time may be thought of as hard to come by.
Mosaic Total Skin Rejuvenation is an excellent and the safest skin rejuvenation treatment for Asians despite the sensitivity to pigmentation.
Step 1. The Mosaic Total Skin Rejuvenation laser systems treats skin by creating a mosaic of microscopic wounds to stimulate the rejuvenation process without damaging or harming the surface skin.
Step 2. These wounds are inflicted beneath the surface of the skin. This causes the layers underneath to start the natural healing process and encourages the skin to repair itself. And stimulates the regeneration and growth of collagen and elastin in your skin making it tighter and smoother.
This very action of Mosaic Total Skin Rejuvenation treatment is what makes it an effective treatment of choice for people with fine lines and mild wrinkles and skin laxity.
The procedure is also particularly useful as an acne reduction treatment, as the laser polishes down the depressions caused by acne. The stimulation of new collagen formation beneath the scar tissues causes it to regenerate, creating a more even skin tone and texture (Ibrahim et.al., 2014).
Similarly, Mosaic Laser Treatment is excellent as a treatment for keloid and hypertrophic scar reduction and stretch mark reduction. Also, it helps improve the healing time of acne and the appearance of hyperpigmentation.
After the treatment, you will be able to immediately return to your daily activities. However, there will be redness and minor swelling after the treatment, which will subside after 2 to 3 days. The skin will also be pinkish for about a week, which requires ample care from exposure to the sun. A few post-treatment instructions should also be followed for the first 4 weeks after the procedure.
The cost for the Mosaic Total Skin Rejuvenation System will depend on the area to be treated and the number of sessions needed to get the result you desired.
Our resident specialist, Dr. Tyng Tan, will make a thorough evaluation of your skin condition during your confidential consultation to properly recommend the number of session treatments to give your skin a fresh new start and come out more radiant than ever.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)
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1. How is Mosaic Total Skin Rejuvenation performed?
The procedure will start with your doctor applying a topical anesthetic cream to numb your skin of the mild burning sensation during the treatment. This will be wiped off after a few minutes once the anesthetic has taken its action. A maneuvering gel will then be applied so that the laser device can easily glide through the marked treatment areas.
2. Does the treatment hurt?
While the treatment is a non-invasive treatment, expect that there will be a slight pain and burning sensation as the laser takes its action during the procedure. After the procedure, a cooling gel will be applied to relieve and reduce the discomfort on your skin.
3. How long does the laser treatment take?
One of the great advantages of a Mosaic Total Skin Rejuvenation is that the procedure only takes between 5 to 30 minutes, depending on the scope of the skin that needs to be treated. You will be required to come to the clinic with a makeup-free face and any jewelry near the treated area will have to be removed.
4. Are there any side effects?
Immediately after the treatment, you will notice redness and minimal swelling on the treated areas of the skin. This will gradually subside within the next 2 to 3 days. Also, expect that your skin will be pinkish for about a week after the treatment.
During this time, flaking and drying of the skin will also be experienced as the new skin replaces the old ones. Your doctor may prescribe a special cream or you can use a gentle moisturizer to keep your skin hydrated and moisturized. But after a week, a healthier and more radiant-looking skin will emerge.
5. What are the post-treatment care that I need to remember?
Your new skin will still be very sensitive for the next 4 weeks and it should be protected from exposure to direct sunlight. It is important that you wear a broad-spectrum sunscreen and a wide-brimmed hat to shield it from the sun. Otherwise, the skin may develop unwanted hyperpigmentation.
You may also need to refrain from smoking and drinking alcohol for the first two days after the treatment. Strenuous activities and taking hot baths should also be avoided for the first three days. Also, swimming in chlorinated pools must be avoided for about 4 weeks. And skin products that contain retinoid or glycolic products should be cleared first with your doctor before using.
6. How many sessions are needed to achieve the ideal results?
Optimum results are achieved with several treatment sessions. Typically, 3 to 5 sessions will be recommended and will be carried out within a 2 to 6-week intervals. The number of sessions will depend on your existing skin condition and will be determined during the consultation with your doctor.
Omar A Ibrahimi MD PhD, Nazanin Saedi MD and Suzanne L. Kilmer MD. Laser-based Treatment of the Aging Face for Skin Resurfacing : Ablative and Non-ablative Lasers. Surgery of the Skin, 2014; 34, 549-560 [PDF]
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