As a resident of Amarillo or one of the surrounding communities, you know just how harsh the sun can be in Texas. Constant exposure to sunlight will prematurely age your skin and leave you dealing with imperfections like discoloration, age spots, fine lines and wrinkles. Laser skin resurfacing is a popular non-invasive treatment that allows our team to quickly improve the texture of a patient’s skin without cutting into the soft tissue. Following this treatment, you will begin to look years younger as your blemishes fade away.
Your Skin and Age-Related Damage
Many different factors can contribute to skin damage including aging, hereditary issues, direct sunlight and environmental toxins. When we are younger, our bodies produce a variety of key nutrients and proteins that protect our skin and restore its appearance after any damage has taken place. Substances such as collagen and elastin draw moisture into the epidermis in order to keep it healthy and resilient. Unfortunately, there will come a point when your stores of elastin and collagen eventually become depleted. Once that takes place, you might notice any number of blemishes ranging from fine lines to visible veins.
The Basics of Laser Resurfacing
The primary goal of laser skin resurfacing is to “trick” your body into producing more elastin and collagen. Unlike dermal fillers and other injectables, this treatment actually triggers a powerful healing response. In the weeks following your procedure, key proteins will flood your skin and erase blemishes. Laser resurfacing also weakens damaged skin cells so that your body can expel them naturally. Over the course of a few weeks, many of your imperfections will slowly disappear.
Deciding If This Treatment Is Right for You
Almost anyone who is dealing with sun damage, wrinkles, fine lines, skin elasticity issues, age spots or discoloration will benefit from laser skin resurfacing. The most important factor to consider is the state of your skin. Even though we can alter the settings to limit how much the laser impacts your skin, there are certain health conditions that react negatively to this technology.
One of our trained professionals will need to inspect your skin and go over your medical history well before your treatment is carried out. If it is determined that this procedure is right for you, then we may schedule your first appointment the very same day.
No two laser skin resurfacing treatment sessions are identical, but most are relatively similar. We will begin by cleaning the area and applying a cooling gel. A small handheld device is then placed just over your skin before the laser is turned on. Some patients claim that laser resurfacing feels like a relatively mild burn, but the cooling gel should lessen any discomfort.
The total length of the appointment depends on the size of the area that is being treated. Likewise, the number of treatment sessions you will need will depend on factors such as the areas being treated and your personal goals for your skin. The full results of your treatment will reveal themselves within a few weeks as your skin recovers and replenishes itself.
The experts at DermAesthetica Med Spa are pleased to serve Amarillo and the surrounding area with personalized cosmetic treatments such as laser skin resurfacing. Contact us today to schedule a consultation to find out if this treatment is right for you!