Facial problems such as wrinkles, age spots, sun spots or rosacea seem to be some of the most noticeable problems a person can have. Your face is the first thing someone notices about you and problems such as these can wreck a person’s confidence in themselves.
If you are looking to smooth out your face, get rid of wrinkles or diminish the effects of the sun, but don’t want to resort to surgery or invasive techniques, laser skin rejuvenation could be the answer you’re looking for.
What is Laser Skin Rejuvenation?
Just as the name suggests, laser skin rejuvenation uses high powered heat and light in order to rid the face of wrinkles and skin conditions. Using lasers to fix the problems of the skin is much less invasive than other means and features less downtime and side effects.
While “laser skin rejuvenation” is an all-encompassing term, there are multiple forms of laser rejuvenation that you can have. Each method uses the same basic technique to help your skin, but they are used to fix different things.
What Kinds of Treatments are There?
IPL Photofacial/Fotofacial – This type of laser skin rejuvenation uses intense pulses of light to penetrate deep within the skin. This penetration constricts the blood vessels and the collagen located just underneath the skin in order to reduce shallow fine lines and close large pores. The entire process takes around a half an hour and features very little discomfort for the patient. Like most laser rejuvenation techniques, the best results are seen after multiple uses.
IPL procedures are good for removing sunspots and age spots from the face, neck, chest and hands and is good for fixing skin blemishes associated with rosacea and dilated and broken blood vessels.
Non-ablative Fractional Laser Resurfacing: In this type of skin rejuvenation, heat is given to certain areas of the face which kill old skin cells and boost the creation of collagen. This treatment forces the body to create new skin cells to replace the old ones, resulting in smoother, tighter skin. A further positive to this type of treatment is that the targeted are destroyed, but the surrounding skin is left unaffected.
Non-ablative laser resurfacing is good for patients who are looking to remove wrinkles from problem areas on their face without the need for surgery or a long downtime period.
We understand that you may be confused as to which laser treatment is right for you, so we encourage you to call and schedule an appointment with a member of our medical team so that we can explain these techniques to you and help decide which is right for you.