How Laser Skin Resurfacing can benefit you
Laser skin resurfacing is done by a dermatologist who specializes in cosmetic dermatology. This procedure is painless, fast, and you will see some results within just a week or two. Your skin’s appearance may continue to improve for up to a year after the procedure. The dermatologist uses a special laser to target problematic skin issues. This laser sends pulsating beams of light to the targeted areas on your face and gently removes the top layer of the skin. Then the dermis—the layer of skin underneath the epidermis—is heated by this laser to stimulate new growth of collagen fibers in the skin. Once the healing is complete, your skin will look younger, feel firmer, and be free of skin issues that can lower your self-esteem and make you look older than you feel.
The skin problems that laser skin resurfacing treatments can help resolve include:
Sun damage over time can result in tiny veins or telangiectasia on your skin. It can also make your skin look blotchy or red. This type of damage often occurs in individuals who neglected to use adequate sunscreen as children, or who spend a great deal of time outdoors in their occupation or leisure time.
Laser resurfacing treatments are effective at removing scars caused by acne or chicken pox. Many people suffer from a lack of self-confidence due to these types of unsightly scars.
Age or liver spots
Age or liver spots are caused primarily by overexposure to the sun, which can cause an overproduction of melanin in your skin. These spots are flat and can appear as black, brown, or gray spots. They can make your face, hands, and arms look old and wreak havoc with the way you feel about yourself.
Lines and wrinkles
Fine lines and wrinkles are a normal part of the aging process, but too many years of tanning and overexposure to the sun can make lines and wrinkles appear sooner than normal. Although wrinkles are a normal part of aging, a laser resurfacing treatment can minimize the lines and make you appear more youthful. This procedure is safe and effective and can be done again if new wrinkles form after several years.
Birthmarks have two different causes. One cause is an abnormal amount of blood vessels beneath the skin. These are typically pink, purple, or red in color. Another type of birthmark is brown. This is caused by a cluster of pigment cells in your skin. Friends and family members rarely even notice birthmarks on their loved ones because they are used to it. But the person with the birthmark often wants it removed so that it doesn’t detract from their appearance any longer, or so it is not noticeable to new people they encounter in their lives.
Rosacea causes your face to look red, and if this problem is not treated quickly, it can get worse with time. As you age, you may develop pimples or bumps on your skin. In later stages of rosacea, people often have visible blood vessels underneath their skin.
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