Laser skin rejuvenation in Atlanta is an effective tool to combat aging. This high-tech procedure uses targeted heat to rejuvenate the skin and improve age-related issues like fine lines and wrinkles. Because lasers work on both the top and bottom layers of skin, and even below the skin’s surface, your skin undergoes dramatic changes from the inside out. The result is refreshed, invigorated skin that looks youthful and healthy.
How Lasers Help
Lasers remove dead cells from your skin’s surface and stimulate healthy skin underneath. This offers many cosmetic benefits, including:
- Minimizing fine lines and wrinkles
Facial expression lines are a normal part of aging and can be caused by many factors, such as genetics, lifestyle choices, sun exposure, and environmental damage. Lasers improve the look of lines by stimulating collagen and bringing new, fresh skin to the surface.
- Improving brown spots, redness, or discoloration
Splotchy skin is another telltale sign of aging. Brown spots, redness, or other skin discolorations can be attributed to many of the same causes of wrinkles, such as the sun, genetics, and the environment. Hormones can also play a role (such as those that are released during pregnancy).
Lasers correct uneven skin tone by scattering dark pigment. This helps fade unwanted discoloration and creates a more balanced complexion.
- Tightening the skin and stimulating collagen growth
Collagen is sometimes called a “youth protein” because it gives our skin a soft, supple appearance. As we age, collagen production declines, and other proteins that give our skin elasticity diminish. The result is tired-looking, loose skin.
Laser skin resurfacing reverses this process by heating up the dermis—the deep part of the skin where youthful proteins reside. This encourages the production of new collagen cells and reinforces the underlying skin matrix that gives your skin resiliency and bounce.
- Improving the appearance of scars
Whether you are bothered by acne scars, traumatic scars, or surgical scars, laser skin resurfacing can help. Rather than camouflaging the scar, as makeup does, lasers treat the damaged skin by reducing redness and flattening raised scars. I often offer this as an option for my patients who are having plastic surgery and want to minimize the look of scarring.
- Reducing the look of prominent blood vessels
Broken blood vessels on the face can occur for a number of reasons, and they are more common as we age. Lasers can help reduce the unwanted appearance of blood vessels so that your skin looks clearer and more evenly toned. At Buckhead Facial Plastic Surgery, we often use lasers to remove blood vessels on both the face and body.
- Minimizing enlarged pores
Large pores are a skin concern shared by many, and they are usually caused by genetics. Lasers can help tighten pores so that they look smaller and more refined. This creates a more balanced complexion and smoother, softer skin.
Are Lasers Right for You?
Laser skin resurfacing can be very beneficial for people of all skin types and conditions. If you are looking to correct minor to moderate age-related skin concerns, lasers can help. Those who benefit most from lasers are those who are healthy, don’t smoke, and who have realistic expectations about their results.