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No, a Diode laser does not burn or regenerate collagen. If you are searching for a way to increase collagen in the skin, the industry standard is a Thermage treatment for skin tightening and rejuvenation. We have been seeing great results with the new CPT (Comfort Pulse Technology) from Thermage, and even better results when combined with a Fractional treatment before. Thermage is a non-surgical, one-time treatment with no downtime that actually stimulated collagen regeneration. When...
A diode is not the ideal wavelength to stimulate collagen growth. There are many lasers out there that do this much better. Sometimes lasers get overpromised and this would be the case for using a diode laser to try to stimulate collagen. what is it good for and designed for originally is for hair removal so this is where it should be focused. Other lasers will do much better such as erbium yag, co2, or infrared lasers.
Other lasers such as Fraxel Repair and Restore will tighten the collagen better than a diode laser which targets te pigment in a hair follicle.
The best laser for stimulation of collagen to help skin laxity and lend a plump appearance to the skin is the CO2 laser. To reduce social down time post procedure, with minimal impact on efficacy fractional CO2 treatments are performed. DeepFx affords deep dermal stimulation for collagen synthesis and skin tightening. Fractional CO2 resurfacing is not ideal for all skin types. Darker skin types run the risk of hyperpigmentation or hypopigmentation if not pre-treated appropriately or if...