If you have skin conditions that are making you look older than you really are, you might want to consider laser skin resurfacing at Wayzata Cosmetic Surgery and Spa. It is a method of laser therapy that can remove age spots, eliminate lines and wrinkles, improve the appearance of stretch marks and smooth an uneven skin texture, among other things.
As you age, your skin can begin to change. This happens when the level of collagen starts to diminish. Collagen is a substance in the lower layers of the skin that provides firmness and fullness. While the body produces it naturally, the rate at which collagen is produced drops significantly with age. The natural effect of less collagen is skin that is loose and that starts to develop pigment changes. This leads to those dreaded lines and wrinkles as well as age spots that many people notice as soon as they look in the mirror.
Age spots are typically caused by too much exposure to the sun. This exposure can cause melanin, the substance that produces pigment in the skin, to gather in spots in concentrated levels. While these places are often referred to as age spots, the UV rays of the sun can cause them to show up at a relatively early age. When they do, people are even more determined to get rid of them.
Laser skin resurfacing at our office involves the use of a ProFractional laser, which creates thousands of tiny channels in the skin. The surrounding skin remains unharmed. From there, the body’s healing process takes over, encouraging the lower layers of the skin to produce more collagen and elastin. As a result, the level will be restored to an amount closer to what it was before the level started to diminish. This will return fullness to the skin and make age spots and other unwanted skin conditions go away.
After the treatment, downtime is minimal, usually lasting only about one or two days. The end result is smooth, beautiful skin without the appearance of age spots. During a consultation at Wayzata Cosmetic Surgery and Spa, our experienced specialist can explain the details of this incredible treatment to you more fully. Our team can also determine if you are a good candidate for the procedure. Laser skin resurfacing at our office in Wayzata may be just what you’ve been looking for to look and feel your best. Contact us today to schedule an appointment to learn more!