Most people work really hard to keep their skin soft and looking young. Moisturizers, sunscreens, and other skin products are common safeguards. We believe in and encourage skin care regimens, which focus on cleansing, hydrating, and exfoliating the face and neck.
These can help prevent signs of aging and fight exposure to the elements, but sometimes those safeguards just aren't enough and your skin color, texture, and quality are compromised. Lifestyle habits like smoking and drinking can also take a toll on your skin over time.
Whether you've been faithfully protecting your skin for years or not, aging, sun exposure, and other factors can cause your skin to wrinkle and appear dried out. Laser skin resurfacing treatments are a great way to rejuvenate your skin, improve minor facial flaws, and restore a healthy, youthful complexion.
How Does Laser Skin Resurfacing Work?
This technology uses focused beams of light, which are applied to the outermost layers of skin. It's a highly-precise method of removing damaged skin, while preserving and stimulating the healthy skin layers that lie underneath. The end result stimulates the production of new collagen, resulting in a smoother, firmer, and more youthful appearance.
There are several different types of laser treatments available. Your doctor will be able to help you determine the best one for your skin type, the areas of concern, and your desired results. The type of laser treatment chosen will determine the effectiveness of the treatment and the length of downtime. Typically, the longer the downtime, the greater the results and higher the risks.
There are many benefits of laser skin resurfacing treatments making it a great option for you if you feel your skin needs some new life.
Six Benefits of Laser Skin Resurfacing
1. Reduce fine lines and wrinkles.
Fine lines and wrinkles are a product of aging. Lines around the mouth and eyes are great targets for laser skin resurfacing. By softening these tell-tale signs of aging, you'll not only look younger, but your skin will look healthier and smoother.
2. Treat brown spots, redness, or discoloration.
Spots and discoloration may be due to sun exposure, aging, or problems with skin pigmentation. Some patients also choose to remove unwanted freckles. By eliminating brown spots and correcting skin pigmentation, you'll have a more even, balanced skin tone.
3. Tighten skin and encourage collagen production.
As you age, your skin can gradually lose elasticity. Gravity works against you as it pulls everything down, and over time, your skin will no longer bounce back like it used to. Laser skin resurfacing can enhance skin tone, encourages the production of new collagen in the treated areas, and also promotes more collagen absorption in the surrounding, untreated areas. Firmer, more youthful results are noticeable immediately and continue to improve over time.
4. Improve acne scars, traumatic scars, and surgical scars.
Acne scars are frustrating to deal with and try to cover. Some people even battle acne well into adulthood, leaving their skin marked and uneven. Scars due to accidents or surgeries can also affect your appearance and self-confidence. While the results will vary from person to person, laser skin resurfacing is a great option for minimizing scars and reducing their visibility. In some cases, scars may be removed altogether.
5. Reduce the appearance of prominent blood vessels.
Sometimes referred to as broken capillaries or spider veins, prominent blood vessels are unwanted blemishes usually caused by sun exposure, skin irritations, or other factors such as hormones or alcoholism. These spider veins can often be removed in one or two sessions.
6. Reduce the size of enlarged pores.
Genetics and age are the two main contributors to enlarged pores. Large pores make your skin uneven and bumpy and cause you to feel self-conscious about being up close to others. Laser skin resurfacing treatments can make enlarged pores appear much smaller, making your skin appear smooth and even. The effects are generally long lasting.
Are You a Good Candidate for Laser Skin Resurfacing Treatments?
If you have minor skin flaws that are affecting the quality of your skin, you may benefit from laser skin resurfacing treatments. You don't have to live with spots, scars, and wrinkles. Instead, rejuvenate your skin and for a healthy, youthful appearance.
If you're considering this procedure, talk to an experienced doctor about your specific needs and the options available to you. There are some risks associated with laser skin resurfacing, so be sure to choose a skilled plastic surgeon who can give you the best results while minimizing the risks. Schedule a free consultation with Dr. Larry Fan and his team to find out if laser skin resurfacing is right for you.