Laser facial resurfacing is an effective way to rejuvenate your skin and eliminate those unwanted signs of aging that tend to show up over time. You may be able to reduce the number of lines and wrinkles and make unwanted dark spots go away. In addition, if you have scarring from severe acne in the past, you might be able to remove the scars through these treatments.
Lines and wrinkles form when the amount of collagen that is present in the lower layers of the skin starts to decrease. It is the substance that helps tissue to stick together and provides fullness to the skin. As you begin to age, your body will not produce collagen at the same rate. The decline in its growth means the skin will start to loosen. Lines and wrinkles will form because of the slack that is created by loose skin.
Dark spots can form on your skin in response to overexposure to the sun through the years. The UV rays of the sun stimulate the skin to produce extra melanin, which is the substance that provides pigment. As the melanin increases, the skin will darken. Repeating this process can eventually cause the melanin to concentrate in spots that are scattered through the skin. These places will become visible in the form of sun spots. They can make you look much older than your actual age indicates.
Another common skin problem that can be helped with the use of laser facial resurfacing is acne scarring. If acne progresses to the point of becoming infected, there is a serious risk for the formation of scars. When they develop, they will be permanent unless something like laser facial resurfacing is done to bring about improvements.
When used to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles, laser therapy will help to increase the rate at which collagen grows in the skin. The result will be tighter skin that is free from those unwanted wrinkles that were the result of the loosening that happens with age.
Laser facial resurfacing can also help to disperse the concentrated melanin in the skin and cause the sunspots to fade as a result. During an appointment at Derm Aesthetica Med Spa, our provider can explain how laser facial resurfacing can be of benefit to you based on your particular skin condition. Contact us today to schedule a consultation at our office in Amarillo!