One of the best ways to improve the look, integrity and overall health of your skin is actually by damaging it. This idea may sound counterintuitive but is known as controlled skin damage. There is a range of non-invasive, cosmetic procedures for diminishing the signs of acne, fine lines and wrinkles, dark spots, age spots, and moderate acne scarring. Without incisions or downtime, these treatments can make you look younger while giving you a smoother and more evenly toned complexion overall. Following are several reasons why a laser facial could be right for you.
This treatment uses controlled laser light to gently break down the topmost layers of the skin where damage is most likely to occur. As these damaged layers are lightly abraded away, they are replaced by new and healthier skin cells. Best of all, the healing process is short and simple enough so that patients can avoid significant downtime.
In addition to inciting the rapid regeneration of skin cells, treatments like these also promote increases in the production of collagen. Collagen is a skin-firming and supporting substance that the body produces quite rapidly when people are young. As people age, however, collagen productions starts to slow down, and the skin takes on a loose and sagging look.
Increasing collagen production will not only diminish the signs of aging it will fill in pitted and hollow areas that are the result of moderate acne scarring. As the skin smooths, it will become plumper and more resilient overall.
Treatments like these can additionally be performed with other, non-invasive cosmetic procedures. If you are currently exploring your options in micro-needling, injectable neurotoxins or dermal fillers, you may want to ask your provider for a multi-pronged treatment plan. This proposal means you can safely address multiple cosmetic issues in a short timespan.