4 Benefits of Laser Skin Resurfacing

Maybe you’ve only just heard about laser skin resurfacing or maybe you’ve been curious about it for years. Either way, it’s best to have all of the information before trying any new cosmetic treatments. 

Dr. Vera Carlson and her experienced team at Cache Cosmetics & Laser are here to give you their top four reasons why they think laser skin resurfacing is the best option for many of your cosmetic woes. 

The basics of laser skin resurfacing

Thinking of lasers might conjure up images of science fiction movies, but those beams of light are actually making a splash on the aesthetics scene in the form of laser skin resurfacing. 

Dr. Carlson uses the best technology available — the MiXto® CO2 fractional laser system. This state-of-the-art system delivers short, highly-concentrated pulses of light into the layers of your skin. The heat and power from the lasers work to make even your most frustrating flaws disappear, revealing the healthy, younger-looking skin that’s just below the surface.

Depending on your specific goals and the area you want to be treated, laser skin resurfacing can take anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour if you’re getting a full-face treatment. The procedure should only cause mild discomfort, but Dr. Carlson can apply a local anesthetic to make the process more comfortable. 

You might notice some mild irritation or stinging shortly after treatment. These side effects are minimal and will typically go away after a few days with full results appearing after 10-21 days. Talk to Dr. Carlson about the best post-treatment care tips to get the most out of your resurfacing. 

Now that you know the nuts and bolts of the procedure, it’s time to learn how it can benefit you and give you the look you want. 

#1 Laser skin resurfacing is accurate

Because the Mixto laser system is so advanced, Dr. Carlson can address your skin issues with extreme accuracy without damaging any surrounding tissue. She directs the lasers to pinpoint the exact area that needs to be treated. This precision also makes it possible to treat highly-sensitive or delicate areas. 

#2 It addresses superficial flaws

Laser skin resurfacing is a jack-of-all-trades. It’s especially potent against flaws that are found in the top layers of your skin like fine lines, wrinkles, and sun damage. 

The laser removes the outermost layers of your skin one at a time, eradicating the damaged and wrinkled skin. You’re left with a smoother, more youthful texture. 

#3 Say goodbye to your skin tone problems

From birthmarks to age spots, pigmentation problems can put a blemish on your aesthetic. Fortunately, laser skin resurfacing can help you get rid of your uneven skin tone by eliminating the irregular pigments in your skin. You’ll notice brighter, more even skin tone, making you look years younger. 

#4 It gives your skin a boost

While the energy from the lasers sheds the damaged outer layers of your skin, it’s simultaneously heating the underlying layers as well. This heat kicks your body into the healing process which stimulates the growth of collagen.

You naturally lose collagen due to age or as a result of sun damage. Without collagen, your skin starts to lose its shape and look older than it is. Laser skin resurfacing forces your body to start producing collagen once again, making your skin look fuller and more supple. Getting a boost of collagen can also help reduce the appearance of scars.

No matter what’s causing your dermal difficulties, laser skin resurfacing is the answer. Don’t let another day go by feeling less than your best. Invest in yourself and our cutting-edge cosmetic treatments. 

If you’d like more information and would like to get started with a consultation, call our office or schedule an appointment online today.

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