The winter months may be cold and dreary. And they may lead to dry, itchy skin. But there is a upside—it’s the perfect time to get laser skin resurfacing. Many skin rejuvenation treatments lead to hypersensitivity to sun exposure while the skin heals. Avoiding the sun’s UV rays is a lot easier in the winter when the daylight hours are short, the sun is less intense, and you spend more of your time indoors.
Don’t let the winter season and its dry, cold air wreak havoc with your skin. Laser skin resurfacing, or micro laser peels, can help improve damaged skin and promote a younger appearance.
What is laser skin resurfacing?
Laser skin resurfacing is a proven rejuvenation treatment that can make you look fresher and younger and help improve minor skin flaws and blemishes. The procedure can be targeted to specific areas of the face that are damaged or can be used on the entire face. This solution effectively removes dead skin cells and stimulates the growth of healthy new skin cells in order to create a more youthful and refreshed appearance.
The solution is considered non-surgical and offers minimal downtime. Recovery times vary.
How does it work?
During the treatment sessions, an erbium laser is used to target precise areas of the skin. The laser will remove the top damaged layer of the skin by sending short and concentrated bursts of light into the skin. The skin underneath will also be heated by the laser beams. Heating underlying skin will help stimulate new cell growth, allowing for a tighter and more youthful appearance.
The health professional will control the depth penetration of the laser in order to ensure that damaged skin is removed with precision. The sensation felt during the treatments is often compared to that of a rubber band snapping against your skin, though your tolerance for pain, the type of laser, the depth of the laser, and the area being treated will all affect your level of pain and the sensations you feel during treatment. Atopical local anesthetic or injection may be used to keep you comfortable.
What are the benefits?
Laser skin resurfacing tends to create more dramatic effects than other rejuvenation treatments, such as dermabrasion and chemical peels. It’s a quick way to look refreshed and it can effectively improve the look of minor flaws on your face, including age spots, acne scars, fine lines and deep wrinkles, and blotchiness. It can also remove some pre-cancerous skin growths.
In addition, the laser beam often creates a mild tightening effect, particularly in the lower eyelid area where skin loosens with age.
By removing damaged skin, you can effectively take your skin back to the basics. After treatment, the skin tone is balanced, the skin texture is improved, and the skin looks healthier and younger.
Am I a good candidate for laser skin resurfacing?
This treatment option is excellent for patients who are looking to reduce the appearance of wrinkled or sun-damaged skin. It’s an effective solution for patients with vertical wrinkles around the mouth, crow’s feet, wrinkles on the upper eyelids, blotchy skin coloring or brown spots, chicken pox or acne scars, superficial facial injury scars, and certain pre-cancerous skin growths.
The texture and thickness of your skin may be considered when deciding whether or not you are a good candidate for this procedure. The treatment is successful in patients with a wide variety of skin complexions, including darker skin tones.
Your skin can be happy and healthy this winter with laser skin resurfacing. Schedule a consultation with Monarch Skin Rejuvenation Center to learn more.