Laser resurfacing is a procedure used to treat various skin conditions such as acne scars, fine lines, wrinkles, liver spots, and warts. Energy in the form of a laser beam targets both the epidermis and the lower dermal layers. This cosmetic treatment gently heats up skin tissue and stimulates new growth. Because heat energy is used, the upper layers of skin are cauterized and removed, and the gentle heating of the lower skin layers causes the body to respond by creating healthier tissue. In this way, damaged skin cells are replaced by new tissue, and discolorations are corrected. We recommend this procedure for those who are looking for a way to rejuvenate their facial features and reverse the signs of aging without having to undergo any form of surgery.
Why Use Lasers?
Lasers produce a single wavelength of light. The photons in the light beam vibrate at the frequency of heat waves; therefore, strong laser beams can penetrate solid materials. A weak laser beam doesn’t carry as much energy as the ones we see in science fiction movies or the ones used in industrial settings, but the light is still very concentrated and can penetrate right through the skin.
The weak laser beams used in facial resurfacing are only strong enough to penetrate through the epidermis. However, these instruments can be adjusted to create different energy strengths. This allows us to penetrate through the skin layers one at a time.
How the Procedure Works
We will consult with you and examine your face closely. If the problem is discolorations such as acne scars or age spots, we will note the depth of the scarring and skin tone. This allows us to customize a treatment using specific laser beam strengths.
The affected tissue causes a response by the body. Nutrients are rushed to the site, and new tissue growth begins almost immediately. Collagen production increases as well, and this helps to smooth the skin and make it more even in tone.
We may schedule a second treatment session if we determine that additional heating of the affected area is necessary. Downtime is minimal, with most individuals able to resume their normal activities the same day as the treatment.
The main advantage of laser skin rejuvenation is the rapid recovery. There’s also no need for an overnight stay at the clinic. Because no surgery is involved, there are no incision scars. Collagen production continues to increase over the next two months, meaning that the overall skin tone improves.
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If this sounds like the type of cosmetic treatment you’ve been seeking, schedule a consultation with us today at Huntington Women’s Health in Huntington. We’ll give you all the facts about laser skin rejuvenation and how it can help rid you of those annoying age spots, injury scars, and fine line wrinkles.