Crepe Paper Skin

Crepe paper skin is the appearance of multiple fine lines and wrinkles on the surface of the skin.  Usually, this is seen in more mature people rather than young ones and is normally visible on the face and on the back of hands.

Crepe paper skin is normally caused by sun exposure and ageing.  However, the extent of such a condition varies from one person to another. 

The extent of such a condition varies from one person to another.  For this reason there are two types of laser treatments:

  • Ablative Laser Resurfacing:

This type of laser stimulates the growth of new tissue that replaces older tissue.  This results in tighter skin leaving an even skin tone.  This type of treatment is only suitable for fair skin types and should not be done in sunny months.

  • Fractional Laser:

This type of laser acts upon the various layers of the skin without removing the outermost layer. This treatment is ideal in treating fine lines and wrinkles and it improves greatly the texture of the skin.

 

 

Treatment

 Cynosure Affirm MPX™ laser ErYAG handpiece for ablative laser resurfacing

CAP™ technology for its fractional laser

Age Indicator

 45 years and over

Treatment interval

 Ablative laser resurfacing

 1 time treatment . Fractional laser treatment

 4-6 sessions, 1 month or more apart .

Cost

From 990€ for Ablative laser resurfacing .

From 225€ per session for Fractional laser.

Practitioner

 Plastic Surgeon or Dermatologist

Consultation required

 Yes

Procedure Time

 30 to 40 min

Need for Anaesthetic

 Yes, topical cream

Downtime

 7-10 days for ablative laser resurfacing

 1-2 days for fractional laser.

 

page last updated on Tue 20 Mar 2012 11:37