When the signs of aging begin to show themselves on the face, they can make us look older than we feel. Among the most obvious signs are discoloration and mild to moderate wrinkling. If you want a nonsurgical way to rejuvenate the skin on your face, laser skin resurfacing may be able to help you.
A number of things can happen to the skin to make it look older than it really is. One of these things is the formation of age spots. They are often called age spots because they are associated with the aging process, but this is not always the case. Sun spots may be a better and more accurate way of referring to them. Overexposure to the sun over time is the primary cause for their development.
When you are exposed to the sun, extra melanin is produced by the body as a means of protection against the harmful UV rays. This results in a tan. When you repeat this over several times through the years, the melanin will not always go away, nor will it remain in uniform levels throughout the skin. Instead, it will concentrate in places. This is what causes those unwanted spots.
Laser skin resurfacing can get rid of those spots. More specifically, the High Power Pixel 2940 handpiece used by our medical professional creates a thermal channel in the treated areas without affecting the surrounding tissues. The process promotes skin healing by encouraging collagen production and improving texture. The result is smoother skin with an even tone.
Other than effective skin rejuvenation, laser skin resurfacing comes with many benefits. For one, the process is quick. Sessions typically take no longer than 30 minutes to complete. Laser skin resurfacing can also be safely and effectively performed on all skin types, and most people who want to reduce the signs of aging on their face make good candidates for treatment. It can even be performed on the neck, chest and hands. If you want to maintain your results, you can come back for touch-up treatments as often as needed.
If you want to reduce or even reverse some of the signs of aging such as wrinkles and sunspots, consider laser skin resurfacing as a safe and effective method. Pristine Med Spa offers this innovative therapy among our many cosmetic procedures. Located in Ridgecrest, we proudly deliver the highest quality aesthetic treatments to patients in the area. To learn more about the advantages of laser skin resurfacing, contact our office today and schedule your consultation!