Bone graft surgery becomes necessary when a person lacks enough bone mass to hold a dental implant in place. So, why do some patients have insufficient bone tissue? The jawbone regenerates when stimulated by a natural tooth, which happens whenever a person bites down. When the person loses the tooth, there is nothing left to…
Use Laser Skin Resurfacing to Improve Your Skin in 2018
Make this year, the year that you improve the appearance and texture of your skin by scheduling a laser skin resurfacing appointment. Many of our patients find that their skin becomes a cause of great concern as they age. The skin can begin to sag, develop more wrinkles, show veins and pores and have an uneven skin tone. Some of our patients suffer from sunspots or age spots that can add further problems to damaged skin.
Finding a long-lasting solution
Topical creams and medications can help to soften some of these issues but they are not the most effective solution. In fact, some people will experience very minimal results from topical solutions. The lack of results can lead to a lot of frustration, especially with how expensive these creams are.
Likewise, natural remedies are not very effective either. While natural remedies can be useful in helping to brush off some dead skin cells on the surface of the skin, they only make the skin look refreshed but not younger. natural remedies will also not help with things like sunspots. For these issues, a laser skin resurfacing procedure is truly a better way to go.
Why lasers are effective
The outer layer of the skin, the epidermis, is where things like sun damage and wrinkles occur. The skin constantly faces toxins and the sun all day long. Over time, this exposure will have a negative impact. Sunspots, for example, may be the result of too many summers in the outdoors without sunscreen. Wrinkles can be a result of a lack of elastin.
In most cases, the damage is on the surface level of the skin, which is ideal because we are able to treat it. At the laser skin resurfacing appointment, we are able to remove the outer layer of the skin. With the epidermis gone in some areas, the fresh layer of skin can show through. The dermis is fresh and will show beautiful skin that is free from damage due to the sun.
As such, it is firmer, tighter, brighter and far more beautiful. The skin will typically not have any wrinkles or damage. Therefore, the results are absolutely remarkable. Essentially, the process makes it possible for fresh beautiful skin to be the star of the show.
This procedure is perfectly safe but there will be a certain level of discomfort since we are eliminating the outer layer of the skin. It is best to prepare to take the day off and to stay home for a couple of days if possible. This will allow for any redness and swelling to decrease.
Also, it is important to stay out of the sun for a set amount of time. We will make that recommendation in part based on what time of year it is. Avoiding direct contact and exposure with the sun is important for preventing burns at this stage. Any discomfort will be minimal and usually only require taking ibuprofen.
Laser skin resurfacing is going to be significantly more affordable than plastic surgery. The process is minimally invasive and can be completed as an outpatient procedure while still providing dramatic results. Anyone that wants to firm and tighten their skin, look more youthful and feel more attractive should consider this affordable procedure.
Now is an excellent time to schedule
Since it is important to stay out of the sun for awhile, scheduling a laser skin treatment in the winter is ideal. The days are shorter, the sun is not as strong and there are fewer outdoor activities to enjoy. It is far easier for people to recover under these conditions.
Schedule an appointment today to get started and realize the many benefits of improving the appearance and texture of your skin.