Our skin is extremely important to our overall health and well-being. The skin serves as an outer layer, shielding our internal organs and tissues from common environmental hazards such as sun damage, wind, rain, and airborne pollutants. Because of these issues, as well as natural aging breakdown, the skin’s outer layer will show signs of damage over time. As a result, we have scars, wrinkles, fine lines, acne, hyperpigmentation, and generally dry, unhealthy skin.
Laser skin resurfacing is similar to other laser treatments in that it uses heat energy to penetrate beneath the skin’s surface, layer by layer, to remove the outer layers of old, dead skin cells.
As the heat energy emitted by the laser tip penetrates into the dermis, the inner layer of the skin, it stimulates the body’s natural healing mechanism while also stimulating the production of vital skincare proteins such as collagen and elastin.
As we age, these compounds begin to deplete, and are no longer produced. Collagen provides the skin with its volume, and its smooth, soft, supple feel – reducing the appearance of outer blemishes, scars, wrinkles, and facial folds. In addition, collagen supports our skin’s naturally, youthful glow while aiding in the creation of new skin cells. Elastin is responsible for giving our skin its elasticity, allowing it to “snap-back” from being stretched. The more elastin produced, the tighter and firmer our skin will be.
Laser Skin Resurfacing can help patients to treat a variety of common skin issues, including:
- Wrinkles & Fine Lines
- Acne & Acne Scars
- Other Scarring & Lesions
- Overly Dry, Dull or Sun-Damaged Skin
- Hyperpigmentation, Brown Spots & Discolorations
- Warts, Bumps, and Blemishes
- Unwanted Birthmarks
- Enlarged Pores
- Spider Veins & Other Vascular Issues
- Loose Skin
- And More!