The Diamond Treatment: Laser Skin Resurfacing

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Everyone has a secret they want to keep, and that’s their age.  One of our favorite recommendations to achieve younger, healthier skin, is to start at the beginning where everything was fresh and new. Laser skin resurfacing will take your skin back to a time before premature aging signs began, by removing the topmost layer of your skin to regenerate and improve your cells. If you want to reduce all the imperfections in your skin created by generic skin care products and sun damage, laser skin resurfacing is the right choice.

How Laser Skin Resurfacing Can Give You Amazing Skin

Aging produces rough and loose skin that can drastically change your appearance. The first thing we see when we notice our age is the reduction of brightness and glow, followed by inconsistent texture and enlarged pores. Free-radicals and sun damage take their toll on unprotected skin and the more we try to add non-specific products to reverse the change, the worse it becomes. Sun damaged skin is one of the most common issues many of our clients mention in their consultation which can leave the skin with brown pigment and cause freckles to appear. Laser skin resurfacing (IPL) will strip away the topmost layers of the skin to bring out fresh, energized cells that will thrive as this damage is reversed.

Laser skin resurfacing can give you beautiful skin not only be removing old cells but the obstacle for custom cosmeceutical products to treat deeper layers. The deeper we begin treating the skin, the healthier it will be over time. Treatments that only work to improve the surface appearance fall short because they neglect the dermis. We hope to restructure the skin’s supportive network of volume boosting and texture refinishing fibers which laser heat energy can accomplish.

Laser skin resurfacing will:

  • Treat fine lines
  • Even your skin tone
  • Smooth texture
  • Reduce larger pores
  • Tighten skin and improve circulation
  • Reduce the appearance of moles, tattoos, and birthmarks
  • Boost collagen and elastin production
  • Introduce brightness
  • Reverse sun damaged skin

Different Types of Lasers 

Patients experiencing pigmented lesions, scars, birthmarks and unwanted or faded tattoos can find comfort in the fact that these treatments will focus on breaking down this pigment so that they’re less visible. With laser skin resurfacing there are so many options to improving intrinsic health and the overall aesthetic of your skin, that many other surface treatments miss. Two particular types of laser skin resurfacing treatments that are used are ablative and non-ablative lasers.

Ablative lasers penetrate deepest into the dermis for those that require focused and extensive skin resurfacing. The ablative laser works to degrade scarring and tattoos as mentioned above, as well as reduce acne flare-ups and their supportive bacteria. Non-ablative lasers are lighter on the skin and work to restore cells instead of stripping them away. 

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Voorhees Plastic Surgeon