Sun, skin disorders, aging and even heredity can all contribute to skin irregularities on the face and elsewhere on the body. These include textural irregularities like wrinkles and acne scars, pigmentation changes like freckles and sunspots, or visible blood vessels.
In addition, skin may lose tone, feel less firm, and certain areas of the body may develop cellulite conditions.
Conditions that can be treated with skin rejuvenation and resurfacing include:
- Static wrinkles: These wrinkles are visible at all times and do not change in appearance with facial movements
- Dynamic wrinkles: These are expression lines that may appear as folds when the skin is not moving, and deepen with facial movements or expressions
- Pigmentation: Freckles, sun spots, or other darkened patches of skin result mainly from sun exposure
- Scars: As the result of acne or injury to the skin, scars may be rolling (a wavy appearance to the skin), pitted, discolored, or have raised borders
- Vascular conditions: Blood vessels visible on the surface of the skin, vascular lesions that appear as tiny blood-filled blisters or even a constant flush of facial redness
- Loss of skin tone: Weakening of the supportive skin structures (collagen and elastin fibers) that result in a loss of skin firmness or the development of cellulite
LASER SKIN REJUVENATION
Non-ablative Laser Skin Rejuvenation is a treatment that uses light energy to stimulate natural collagen growth and remove irregular pigmentation such as facial redness or rosacea, enlarged blood vessels, facial veins, acne scarring, or wrinkles. It is a non-invasive procedure that fights the signs of aging without the time investment or cost of other skin resurfacing treatments.
Unlike Laser Skin Resurfacing, Laser Skin Rejuvenation does not actually remove skin. Skin rejuvenation uses a gentler laser. These light sources are among the safest technologies on the market. The laser’s light harmlessly passes through the upper layer of skin, while its heat stimulates collagen growth deep beneath your skin. This collagen will continue to multiply after the treatment. Over the next months, your body will slowly and naturally fill in wrinkles or scars. Also, because this laser skin treatment does not injure the outer layer of skin, there is no prolonged healing process.
The procedure only takes 15-30 minutes on average, meaning many patients can schedule a laser skin rejuvenation treatment on their lunch break. After a laser session, the affected area might appear red for up to an hour, but since there is no wound, makeup can be applied right away. Patients can expect to resume their regular daily activities after a visit to a certified skin rejuvenation clinic. For the best results, patients should set up a series of 4-6 Laser Skin Rejuvenation treatments, spanned over 3-4 week intervals.
HOW LONG DOES THIS PROCEDURE TAKE?
Most light or laser based rejuvenation treatments take about 30 minutes to perform. For more intensive laser resurfacing treatments, an hour could be required, especially if a spa facial is given after treatment.
LASER SKIN REJUVENATION SIDE EFFECTS
Most laser skin rejuvenation treatments cause mild redness, some itching and light peeling. With more intensive treatments, you may experience light to moderate blistering.
LENTH OF LASER SKIN REJUVENATION RESULTS
Laser skin rejuvenation will not ultimately stop future wrinkles, but it can temporarily prevent the signs of aging and zero in on your skin’s problems such as age spots, sun damage, and acne.
LASER SKIN REJUVENATION RECOVERY TIME
For ablative laser treatments, it may take up to two weeks for your skin to completely heal.
WILL I FEEL PAIN AFTER THE TREATMENT
Pain after laser skin rejuvenation is more common with heavy duty laser skin resurfacing or ablative fractional laser resurfacing. The most common complaints are stinging and burning which can persist for 3-4 days after treatment.
If Laser Skin Rejuvenation sounds like the wrinkle removal treatment you’ve been looking for, we can arrange a free consultation with a skincare specialist who can answer any questions you may have regarding the treatment and help you get started.