Laser Treatment

As we get older, our skin can change and take on appearances that we’re not necessarily fond of. Whether it’s the traditional signs of aging, discoloration, scars, or simply body hair we’d rather not have to shave multiple times a week, there is at least one thing most of us would like to change. When talking about seeking treatment to rejuvenate your skin, often you think of surgery. While cosmetic surgery is certainly an option, perhaps laser treatments like laser resurfacing make more sense for you. Many people find they prefer lasers to more invasive, traditional surgery. Here are some of the ways laser treatment can be used to help you reach your goals.

Skin cell renewal

Skin cell renewal treatments use laser energy to reduce the signs of aging in the face. The heat produced by the laser treatment penetrates the upper layer of your skin and stimulates the production of more collagen, which is the natural protein that gives us our youthful appearance. Because collagen production diminishes as we age, we develop imperfections in the skin that show the damage of time. By revving up collagen production again, you can turn back the hands of time at the cellular level. With regular laser treatments, you can look younger for years to come.

Skin tightening

Gravity can do a number on the skin. As we age, the skin begins to sag a bit, especially around the chin and neck, creating that “turkey waddle” effect. Skin can droop anywhere, but laser treatments can tighten it up. Much like with skin cell renewal, concentrated heat energy and the increased collagen production it creates can tighten up the skin and reduce the drooping appearance that you feel self-conscious about. You may even pursue skin tightening laser treatments if you’ve had liposuction. Often, liposuction can leave behind hanging excess skin. The same laser treatment that promotes anti-aging can firm up your loose skin as well to complete your new, slimmer look.

Skin discoloration

Over time, it’s not just wrinkles and fine lines you have to worry about. Your skin can be discolored by blemishes and other conditions related to sun damage. Relatedly, you may notice capillaries and spider veins becoming more visually prominent. Laser treatments can reduce the appearances of all these unsightly changes in your body. While chemical peels may help, they sometimes don’t go as far as you’d like. With phototherapy, light energy can reduce the appearance of blemishes even more than traditional methods. Combine laser treatments with good self-care habits and you can have smoother, more even looking skin for years to come.

Acne scarring

It’s an unfortunate fact of life that many of us suffer from acne at one point or another. While for many people, it goes away eventually with no lasting effects, others can suffer from scarring if their acne is severe. Laser treatments can address both acne and acne scarring. Different specific treatments will be used depending on the severity of your acne and the type of scarring you have. Typically, you’ll see a lessening of visible acne after about two treatments. If your scarring is severe, you may be interested in laser resurfacing which can better balance out your skin and rejuvenate it so it looks more even.

Hair removal

When it comes to laser treatments, for many people hair removal is the first thing that comes to mind. While it’s true that you can continue shaving or going for periodic waxing treatments, the fact of the matter is these solutions are only temporary. They can also be fairly painful and the combined costs over the years can be pretty expensive. Why not say goodbye to troublesome hair for good with laser hair removal? It destroys hair at the follicle so it can’t grow back.

Laser resurfacing

Laser resurfacing is a great way to rejuvenate your face if it’s taken on an uneven appearance from years of scarring and other types of damage. It can even treat skin discoloration that can occur due to the sun. If you’re looking for a comprehensive solution that addresses a variety of skin conditions at one time, you could be a candidate for a full resurfacing.

Combination laser therapy

Possibly the best thing about laser treatments is that they can be combined to address multiple conditions at once. Many of the laser treatments listed above can be used in conjunction with one another to offer the complete solution when it comes to taking care of your skin. Combination laser therapy can offer full skin rejuvenation. It can even feel like you have new skin. Say goodbye to wrinkles, blemishes, scars, and uneven skin.

Conclusion

When it comes to laser treatments, you want them performed by a doctor with a great deal of experience in all of the many types. Book an appointment online with us today to schedule a consultation. Dr. Macdonald and the team at Aesthetic Surgery Center are here to provide you with the professional care you need so you can look your best.

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