Healthy-looking skin is a goal everyone shares. We all want to keep or recapture that youthful glow and smooth texture. But the older you get, the harder that is to achieve. This is especially true when your skin has accumulated significant damage over the years. Your skin starts to look dull or uneven. You might have problems with scars or enlarged pores. You may also have wrinkles or sagging skin. Laser treatments can improve the look and feel of your skin by resurfacing the skin and improving skin tone.
Resurfacing Your Skin
Laser resurfacing is one of the most common laser skin treatments chosen by patients. It can be used to improve your skin’s texture, tone, and color. It also resurfaces scars to make them less noticeable. In this procedure, the laser can be used in two main ways. The first involves using the laser to burn away individual layers of skin. The technician is careful to remove only superficial layers of skin to prevent additional damage. As the layers are removed, the damage within the skin is also removed. Your skin heals, replacing the removed layers with undamaged and healthier skin.
The laser can also be used to stimulate collagen production. Fractional laser resurfacing uses the laser to send energy pulses deep into your skin. Those pulses destroy damage in the deeper layers of your skin. They also heat the collagen, essentially activating it and prompting your body to create more collagen. The collagen increase gives your skin more structure as new layers grow. These new layers eventually replace the damaged layers of skin, giving your skin a smoother and tighter feel.
Improving Skin Tone
The color and tone of your skin can also be affected by age. Decreased production of collagen and elastin as well as other important chemicals in your skin can create uneven skin tone, redness, or brown spots. Your environment can play a part in this, too. Exposure to the sun, pollution, and climate can all impact your skin.
Laser treatments can even out your skin tone and improve redness or brown spots. Laser Genesis is a treatment that heats the surface layers of skin to improve your skin’s volume and diffuse redness. It can also improve lines and wrinkles as well as reduce pore size. Varilite uses a combination of light energy wavelengths in its laser to remove brown spots. It’s also used to treat broken blood vessels that may be visible under your skin.
Why Laser Treatments are Worth Considering
Lasers have been used in cosmetic surgery for a long time. They are well-established and have a reputation for creating great results. The technology for laser treatments keeps advancing, which means that their uses also continue to advance. For example, there are a number of lasers available that are capable of treating a variety of issues within one session, which cuts down on the amount of time you have to spend to get great-looking skin.
Laser treatments are safe for patients and carry fewer risks than other surgical procedures when they are performed by experienced professionals. They have minimal or no downtime and patients are able to continue with their normal routines after a session. The sessions are quick and results can be seen after only one treatment, though most patients require more than one session to get optimal results. With laser treatments, you can rejuvenate your skin with very little effort.
How to Know Which Laser Treatments are Right for You
Because laser technology is so advanced, there are a number of different treatment options available to you. Some lasers can treat multiple issues at once while multiple lasers can treat the same type of issue. It can be difficult to understand the difference between the laser treatments and even more difficult to decide which treatment will be the best one for you. An experienced professional like Drs. Diane Walder or her associates can help you figure out the right treatment.
Dr. Walder and her associates are board-certified dermatologists who are considered one the top doctors in their field. They can determine your ideal laser treatment based on several factors, including the texture, tone, and overall condition of your skin. They also look at your age and health history to make sure your treatment will be effective and safe.
If you are interested in scheduling a patient consultation with our doctors to start rejuvenating your skin, contact them by calling (305) 866-2177 today.