• 5 Problems That Can Be Treated With Skin Resurfacing

    on Feb 6th, 2019

As your body’s largest, fastest-growing, and most visible organ, your skin is in a constant state of repair and regeneration. And though this near-constant renewal process can go a long way in helping you maintain a beautiful, problem-free complexion for years, no one’s skin is immune to the passage of time.

Age-related hormonal changes leave your skin drier, less elastic, and more delicate than it once was, all of which helps accelerate the formation of fine lines and wrinkles. On top of that, the cumulative effects of routine exposure to damaging ultraviolet (UV) rays can leave you with uneven skin tone, age spots, noticeable areas of hyperpigmentation, and irregular skin texture.

If you wish there were a quick, easy way to correct or erase unwanted skin abnormalities, take years off your appearance, or trade a dull, dry complexion for one that’s vibrant and glowing, you’re in luck: Laser resurfacing can help you achieve total skin renewal from the inside out.

Here at Bayview General Medicine & Aesthetics, we’re pleased to offer a full menu of laser resurfacing solutions for all skin types and needs. Read on to find out what this therapeutic and revitalizing treatment can do for you.

Laser resurfacing basics

Using a highly specialized applicator to deliver therapeutic levels of intense pulsed light (IPL) energy into your deepest dermal layers, laser resurfacing prompts your epidural cells to increase their production of collagen and elastin, the two main proteins that give your skin its shape and structure.

In the days and weeks following laser resurfacing, as your body’s corrective mechanisms continue to encourage the formation of new, healthier tissues, you’ll notice increasingly smoother, firmer, more uniform-looking skin that has fewer imperfections.

Laser resurfacing benefits

Laser skin resurfacing is widely considered the gold-standard dermatological treatment for a wide variety of common skin surface abnormalities and imperfections, including:

Fine lines and wrinkles

For people who don’t want to resort to Botox®, dermal fillers, or surgery, laser resurfacing is the go-to treatment for long-lasting wrinkle reduction simply because it’s so effective at stimulating ongoing collagen growth and elastin renewal.  

As your skin’s collagen and elastin levels increase, your dermal tissues will become smoother and tighter, layer-by-layer, until you’re left with smoother, more youthful-looking skin that contains far fewer lines and wrinkles.

Sun damage

If you have age spots, brown spots, or more sizable areas of hyperpigmentation caused by long-term sun damage, laser skin resurfacing can erase or significantly diminish their appearance.  

To promote a more even skin tone, laser resurfacing uses ultra-short bursts of pressurized energy to painlessly shatter clumps of excess pigment into miniscule particles your body can readily absorb. Because the laser reads your melanin levels in real time, spot-by-spot, it’s able to target dark spots and other pigmented lesions without harming the surrounding tissue.   

Acne scars

Laser skin resurfacing is effective for reducing the appearance of many types of scars, including widespread acne scars, all while promoting healthy, smoother-looking skin.

By causing miniscule perforations in the dense tissues that make up surface scars, the laser effectively breaks up these unwanted tissues so they can be absorbed and eliminated by your body. Because it simultaneously activates the collagen remodeling process, laser scar removal also promotes increased firmness through each dermal layer.

Rosacea and spider veins

Laser resurfacing is both the least invasive and most effective way to treat mild rosacea, a chronic inflammatory skin disease characterized by flushed cheeks, visible blood vessels, and small, pimple-like bumps; it’s also an ideal treatment solution for bothersome spider veins.

 

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