Putting your best face forward was easy in your early 20s, when getting enough sleep and using the right cleanser was all it took to maintain a radiant complexion.
Unfortunately, even the most pampered and protected skin isn’t impervious to the passage of time. As you age, shifting hormone levels and the cumulative effects of routine sun exposure form a kind of one-two punch that leaves your skin drier, duller, saggier, and less uniform than it once was.
If you wish there was a quick, easy way to erase age spots, diminish wrinkles, revitalize your complexion, and take years off your appearance, you’re in luck: Laser resurfacing can help you turn back the hands of time — without having to resort to plastic surgery.
Laser resurfacing basics
Laser skin resurfacing is a therapeutic, minimally invasive treatment that uses rapid pulses of highly concentrated light energy to remove layers of dead, damaged skin while simultaneously renewing and reinforcing your skin’s most important building blocks — collagen and elastin.
To encourage rapid skin renewal, the specialized device used in laser resurfacing creates deep micro-columns of tissue coagulation across the surface of your skin and sends waves of heat energy through each dermal layer.
By gently heating your skin cells from the inside out, the laser prompts your body’s corrective mechanisms to release a tidal wave of skin-renewing growth factors, triggering the collagen remodeling and elastin regeneration processes that ultimately help restore the surface of your skin as well as its underlying structures.
As the skin renewal process unfolds in the days following your laser resurfacing treatment, you can expect to see an increasingly smoother, firmer, more youthful-looking complexion with fewer wrinkles, age spots, and flaws.
Laser resurfacing benefits
As the gold-standard among dermatological treatments for aged or sun-damaged skin, laser resurfacing can correct, erase, or diminish a wide variety of common skin problems, including:
Fine lines and wrinkles
BOTOX® Cosmetic and dermal fillers aren’t the only anti-wrinkle treatments available — laser resurfacing stimulates ongoing collagen growth and elastin renewal for long-lasting wrinkle reduction that leaves you looking as youthful as you feel.
As the collagen remodeling and elastin regeneration processes work to rejuvenate your dermal tissues cell by cell and layer by layer, your skin tightens and becomes more uniform, smoothing out unwanted lines, wrinkles, and creases along the way.
Signs of photoaging
Laser resurfacing is also one of the best ways to address the kind of pigmentation changes and variations caused by long-term sun damage, or photoaging.
To erase or diminish age spots, brown spots, and other noticeable areas of hyperpigmentation, laser resurfacing uses quick, focused bursts of light to shatter excess pigment into tiny particles that your body can readily absorb.
Prominent facial scars
As an ideal solution for distressing facial scars, laser resurfacing can diminish the appearance of stubborn acne scars as well as prominent surgical scars — all while promoting healthier, smoother-looking skin.
Laser resurfacing causes minuscule perforations in dense scar tissues, effectively breaking up these areas of “overgrowth” for reabsorption. By simultaneously triggering collagen growth and elastin renewal, laser resurfacing promotes increased smoothness, firmness, and consistency through each new dermal layer.
Dull, uneven complexion
By doing away with layers of damaged dermal tissues and dead, pore-clogging skin cells, laser resurfacing can help you transform a dry, dull, and uneven complexion into one that’s vibrant, glowing, and fresh.
Laser resurfacing solutions
Whether you’d like to get rid of wrinkles, repair sun-damaged skin, erase unwanted scars, or simply brighten your complexion, laser resurfacing can get the job done safely, quickly, and effectively.
Here at Helena Dermatology & Montana Aesthetics PC, we use only the most sophisticated and versatile laser systems available, including the Icon™ laser platform by Cynosure®. And with our talented and highly trained team of aesthetic specialists, you can always expect to achieve beautiful, long-lasting results with minimal downtime.
To find out how laser resurfacing can help you achieve complete skin renewal from the outside in and the inside out, call our Helena, Montana, office today, or request a cosmetic consultation online to schedule a visit with Dr. Vellanki any time. You can also send a message to Dr. Vellanki and the team here on our website.