|Imagine an anti-wrinkle laser procedure
that results in no pain, no downtime and requires no anesthesia. Sound too good
to be true? Well, the N-Lite laser, recently approved by the FDA, promises to
do just that. In fact, it has the ability to treat the entire face in a matter
of minutes without damaging the skin, allowing the patient to return to normal
daily activities right away.
The N-Lite laser works by stimulating
collagen production in the skin, resulting in a smoother, more youthful appearance.
Unlike the CO2 laser, another popular anti-wrinkle laser procedure, it causes
no pain, redness or peeling. According to its developer, the effects of N-Lite
Laser treatment require approximately 90 days to fully manifest themselves,
but a diminishing of wrinkles can be visibly appreciated as soon as 30 days
after treatment. Some physicians believe that the N-Lite Laser may ultimately
replace collagen injections and certain chemical peels. So what's the downside,
you ask? Well, the N-Lite Laser does not work equally well on every skin tone.
Darker and/or olive skin tones have a tendency to absorb light generated by
the laser, potentially causing irregularities in pigmentation, and deeper wrinkles