Have you ever found yourself looking in the mirror and wondering how you could achieve incredible skin? If so, you’re not alone. Many people are in the same situation, especially when they realize their skin does not have the same youthful look it once did. The good news is that you can, in fact, achieve incredible skin once again. Laser skin rejuvenation is one of the most effective ways to do it.
If you asked a group of people to name the primary thing that makes the skin look older, most of them would probably name wrinkles as the number one culprit. While nearly everyone associates wrinkles with aging, many may not understand what causes wrinkles to appear as the years go by.
A protein called collagen resides in the lower layers of the skin. The body naturally produces it, but as we grow older, less of it is produced. Collagen is the substance that gives the skin its fullness. Therefore, less of it results in less fullness, and the skin grows loose and begins to sag as a result. This, in turn, causes wrinkles to form. Imagine placing a cover over a dish with cling wrap. If the wrap is pulled tight, the cover will be smooth. If you do not pull it tight, you may see waves and wrinkles across its surface. In the case of your skin, the collagen keeps it tight.
The skin also loses elasticity with age. Consequently, when it is stretched, pulled on, or becomes loose, it is no longer able to return to its previous position as it once did. This happens because of a reduced amount of elastin. Just like collagen, the body produces less of it with age.
How Can Laser Skin Rejuvenation Help Me?
Laser skin rejuvenation is a great way to help the skin generate additional collagen and elastin. This process helps restore collagen and elastin to more youthful levels. The natural effect, therefore, is the restoration of the skin’s fullness with better elasticity, leaving you with younger looking skin.
Laser skin rejuvenation can also remove age spots that may have accumulated over the years with sun exposure. Repeated exposure can cause deposits of concentrated melanin in the skin. Those concentrated deposits show up as dark spots. Laser rejuvenation is effective in making these spots disappear.
The number of treatments needed varies from patient to patient, and it will depend on your specific needs. Many patients see optimal results after a few treatments spaced 4-6 weeks apart. We will go over everything you can expect with your treatments during your consultation.
If you want to achieve incredible skin, renew your youth, or simply brighten up some areas, consider discussing the benefits of laser skin rejuvenation with the experts at the Colton Center for Facial Cosmetic Surgery. This is the best way to get the answers you need and determine if this is the best treatment for you. To learn more about this quick and easy procedure, schedule an initial consultation with our office in Novi today.