Give your Skin a Boost with Fractional Laser Resurfacing
Age and environmental factors such as UV exposure have an enormous impact on the appearance of the skin. At some point, most of us will begin to feel somewhat frustrated by what we see in the mirror. Sun spots, sagging, and lines and wrinkles are all common complaints expressed by men and women as they age. Here, we will discuss why these changes occur and how fractional laser resurfacing can help.
Age and Your Skin
If you look back at pictures of yourself as a child or even a teenager, you may notice that your skin is smooth and plump. This is because you had ample collagen stores just beneath the surface to support firmness. Collagen is a vital protein that is degraded by ultraviolet light and other factors. To make matters worse, the body doesn’t make as much collagen as we age. Therefore, what is broken down is harder to rebuild.
Laser Skin Resurfacing to the Rescue
Skin resurfacing has been around for a long time. There is a misconception that this treatment obliterates the uppermost layer of tissue and that it is valuable to individuals who have more severe dermatologic aging. Not so. Through the evolution of laser skin resurfacing, developers have refined the technique of remodeling the skin, making it gentler without losing efficacy. In our Houston office, patients can benefit from fractional laser resurfacing performed by an experienced clinician.
Fractional laser resurfacing is gentler because it takes the powerful energy of the singular laser beam and breaks it up into thousands of smaller points. It is these pinpoints that contact the skin, causing minor ablation in columns rather than over the entire surface of the skin. The healthy skin in between these columns facilitates a faster recovery than standard CO2 laser skin resurfacing.
Why Choose Laser Treatment
With so many non-surgical modalities available today, laser treatments may seem outdated. In fact, laser treatments are very relevant to the needs of our patients. Fractional laser skin resurfacing is frequently used to treat concerns such as:
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Hyperpigmentation and sun damage
- Acne Scars
- Textural irregularities
We perform laser skin resurfacing using one of two sophisticated treatment platforms. For more information on how we can help you promote ongoing collagen production for gorgeous skin, call 713-955-6560.