Lasers: The Many Ways They Can Help To Boost Your Confidence As You Age

Signature Skin Care, Skin Deep Laser MD, Laser resurfacing, laser treatments

The skin around your face is one of the first places you start to show the signs of aging. You experience thinning of the top layers of your skin, so it’s less springy and more susceptible to showing lines and wrinkles. You lose underlying fat, so hollows become exaggerated and skin sags. Sun damage becomes more apparent, as do age spots and other discoloration.

Aging skin can make you look older than you actually are or than you feel. But laser treatments can help boost the appearance of your complexion and reduce the signs of aging. At Signature Skin Care, we offer laser treatments that diminish the signs of aging and make you look as refreshed and vibrant as you are.

Laser skin resurfacing

Laser skin resurfacing gives medical director Gina L. Ressler, MD, and her staff precise control when it comes to treating all areas of your face affected by aging, even delicate places such as under your eyes. With laser resurfacing, a handheld wand delivers short, concentrated beams of light at designated treatment areas.

The energy removes damaged skin one microlayer at a time. Essentially, the laser removes a very fine outer layer of your skin and heats the underlying skin to stimulate growth of new collagen fibers. As your skin heals, the new skin is more evenly textured, firmer, and improved in tone.

Photofacials

Photofacials offer another dimension of laser treatment with the use of intense pulsed light (IPL) therapy. IPL photofacials remove no skin during treatment, so they require a shorter recovery time compared to laser resurfacing.

Photofacials effectively reduce the appearance of enlarged pores and moderate sun damage and light to moderate wrinkles, creating a more youthful look.

Wrinkle reduction

The lines around your eyes, across your forehead, and from your smile can show years of an expressive face. As you age, your skin grows drier; it thins and becomes less elastic. As a result, your skin can’t protect itself from damage as well. Wrinkles, creases, and lines show up more readily.

Laser treatments can help smooth these wrinkles without invasive surgery. The changes made with the laser smooths your skin so you look natural — not like you’ve had cosmetic work done. The laser effectively treats softer and more delicate areas of your skin that are especially susceptible to signs of aging.

Sagging skin

Your skin loses compounds called elastin and collagen as you age. These compounds provide your skin its youthful springiness, but with age, production of elastin and collagen diminishes so you have loose skin around your eyes and under your neck.

Laser resurfacing tightens loose skin by encouraging an increase in production of collagen and elastin so your skin looks firmer and less lax — no longer showing your age.

Age spots

The effects of time in the sun, or simply skin that’s changing as you age, can show brown, uneven pigments on your skin that are usually caused by overexposure to ultraviolet light. You can also experience an increase in the production of melanin — pigment cells — as your skin gets older.

Laser resurfacing removes the fine outer layers of skin with discoloration to make the spots fade and often disappear altogether. A smooth complexion makes you feel better about the face you put forward at work, to friends, and to your significant other.

Laser treatments are a viable way to improve your skin’s appearance so you look and feel your best. For more about laser treatments to boost your most youthful glow, contact Signature Skin Care in Edmond, Oklahoma.

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