Darkened areas of skin such as injury scars, acne scars, and age spots become more prominent as we mature and enter into our middle-age years. This is because the skin is becoming less even in tone. A loss of collagen and elastin in the skin results in a surface that displays darkened regions. Damaged cells that make up acne scarring and other blemishes continue to reproduce themselves without improvement. Laser skin resurfacing can help diminish the visibility of these unwanted areas of hyperpigmentation, and the way in which this treatment accomplishes the task may surprise you. Laser skin resurfacing is a very safe procedure, and the positive results can last for a long time.
How Lasers Improve Skin Appearance
Laser skin resurfacing is also known by other names. A laser produces a single wavelength of light. The photons in the laser beam are vibrating at the frequency of heat waves, and this makes a laser a most efficient cosmetic tool.
Most of the laser skin treatment instruments used today emit rapid pulses of light energy. This careful procedure results in removal of unwanted, damaged skin cells, including those that make up scarring or age spots. The reason it’s performed in this manner is to reduce the chances of overheating of the underlying skin layers. The resulting new skin surface is actually the upper layers of the dermis, and this stimulates the body to produce new dermal tissue and to quickly transform the surface layer into a new epidermal layer.
The body will respond by going into overdrive, producing new collagen and elastin. After a series of laser skin resurfacing treatments, the skin becomes more even in tone, shows fewer wrinkles, and has a better overall texture thanks to the additional collagen. Acne scars, injury scars, age spots, and even freckles are now less visible.
If you’re concerned about the increasing prominence and visibility of acne scars, age spots, and other blemishes, we have good news for you. Schedule a consultation at Advanced Aesthetics in Las Vegas to get all the information you need concerning safe, simple laser skin resurfacing treatments. Contact us today to book an appointment!