If you live in La Jolla, you likely know how appealing spending time outdoors can be. You also probably realize that being outdoors is not without risks. Factors like pollution and UV light exposure from the sun can prematurely weather the face. Often, people do not realize the damage that has been done until they start noticing sun spots, lines, and wrinkles on their face. The good news is that laser skin resurfacing can improve skin problems like these, as well as enhance your overall skin texture. Cosmetic lasers are safe, precise, and effective in turning back the clock on aging, weathered skin and making your skin look radiant once again.
How Does Laser Skin Resurfacing Work?
Medical lasers focus highly concentrated light energy into problem areas of the skin for removal. Your body then replaces old, damaged skin with fresh, radiant skin that displays fewer signs of wrinkles, lines, blemishes, and sun spots.
In addition to enhancing your overall skin tone, laser skin resurfacing can treat redness, brown spots, and discoloration to even out your skin tone. It can even remove acne and surgical scars. The procedure can also firm your skin and trigger the production of new collagen fibers to freshen up your skin.
There are two types of lasers: ablative and non-ablative. Ablative lasers are used to remove outer skin layers, fostering new skin development in place of old, weathered skin. The depth of penetration of a given laser is based upon the light wavelength. We will help you decide what type of laser is appropriate for your condition, goals, and skin type.
Non-ablative lasers do not work on the upper layers of skin. Instead, they warm skin beneath the surface to trigger the growth of new collagen and enhance the natural tone and firmness of your skin. Although they work somewhat slower than ablative lasers, these treatments normally require less downtime and offer long-lasting results for enhancing your overall skin tone.
Your laser skin resurfacing results should be long-lasting and sometimes dramatic, but they take time to develop as your skin heals after your treatment. Multiple months will be needed to see the full effects of new collagen and skin cell formation.