Can Diode Laser Burn the Collagen or Help to Regenerate It?


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Diode laser cannot help regenerate collagen - try Thermage

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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 you are ready to undergo any esthetic procedure, it is best to have a consultation with a board certified cosmetic doctor or dermatologist who you trust. They will give you the honest answers for your unique situation (your starting point, your objectives and your budget).
At the Victoria Park Medispa, we take off the consultation fee from any appointment booked, therefore reducing a client’s risk of having a treatment performed without taking the time to think about what they really want. Any esthetic tool needs to be in the right hands, to achieve the best possible results.


Montreal Dermatologic Surgeon
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Diode laser for collagen tightening

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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.

Shawn Allen, MD
Boulder Dermatologist
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Diode laser would not be the best for dermal collagen formation

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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.

Ronald Shelton, MD
Manhattan Dermatologist
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Best laser for collagen stimulation & regeneration.

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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 the proper post treatment skin care is not instituted.

Anifat Balogun, MD
Seattle Facial Plastic Surgeon

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