A laser beam gently vaporizes the skin tissues to treat wrinkles, scars, and blemishes, and to seal blood vessels or cut skin tissue. New advanced technologies have made it possible for laser therapy to be used on numerous kinds of skin problems and diseases. Laser treatments at Medical Aesthetics of Virginia are used to treat varied skin conditions and ailments, including all of the following:
- Unwanted Hair
- Tattoo Removal
- Acne Scars
- Age Spots
- Fine Lines
- Spider Veins
- Brown Spots
- Vascular Lesions
There are several types of lasers used in skin laser therapy. The types of laser are determined by the wavelength peaks of the laser light, pulse durations, and how the targeted skin tissue absorbs the treatment. The two broad categories are:
In an ablative laser procedure, an intense wavelength of light is ejected into the skin, which removes the outer layers of aged or sun-damaged skin. The laser energy stimulates the underlying skin, which results in the formation of collagen. While the healing process may require two-to-three weeks, the results are often smoother and tighter new skin.
Non-ablative lasers are less invasive and conduct heat deeper into the dermis, essentially bypassing the top layer of skin to treat the skin tissue beneath. The deep heat causes the collagen to rebuild and makes the non-ablative laser a good choice for underneath eye lines and wrinkles, and other kinds of superficial facial wrinkles, as well as shallow scars
As sources of high-intensity light, lasers can accurately target small spots with high energy. Laser skin resurfacing helps reduce wrinkles, age spots, acne scars, and other blemishes, as well as tightening skin and balancing tone. Laser treatments at Medical Aesthetics of Virginia are used as the answer to a number of skin problems. When you work with a trained esthetician, you are better able to decide on your skin goal and choose what skin problems you want to address. In order to achieve the results you want, be sure to consult with a provider who has extensive training and knowledge in laser resurfacing procedures and experience working with dark-skinned patients. Laser treatments are not known for being painful. However, it is possible that due to the depth and area of treatment on the skin a person with a low tolerance for pain may be uncomfortable.
The esthetician that provides your laser resurfacing procedure should be a highly trained, knowledgeable professional. With the right provider, you can be sure that laser resurfacing is a safe way to dramatically improve your skin’s appearance.
It may be best to have your laser resurfacing treatments done during fall or winter because daytime hours are shorter and you are spending most of your time indoors. You want to reduce your exposure to the sun but always wear a broad-spectrum SPF daily as a precaution throughout the year.
As we stated in “The Benefits of Skin Exfoliation, Part 1,” it’s important to take this vital step in your skincare routine. When you exfoliate your skin, the look and feel of your complexion improve. If you have never exfoliated your skin, make an appointment at the Medical Aesthetics, a leading facial spa in Norfolk, VA, to experience how adding this essential step to your skincare regimen helps you achieve more radiant, healthy-looking skin. Some of the additional benefits of a skin exfoliation include the following:
Fading Red & Dark Marks
Sometimes there is a dark mark left on the skin after a blemish. Exfoliating is a good way to remove those damaged skin cells and encourage new healthy skin tissue to grow through.
Exfoliation helps to draw out congestion, such as blackheads and whiteheads around the nose, chin, and forehead.
The dark areas that come from age, pregnancy, or changes in hormonal balance are called pigmentations. As our skin ages, these areas tend to become darker and more noticeable. One of the main benefits of exfoliation is to break up pigmented cells, which helps them to fade. Having targeted facials at a reputable medical spa are a good way to help promote healthy skin reproductions, and help these areas to fade.
Dry or dehydrated skin improves with exfoliation. After exfoliation, apply a moisturizer to the new skin cells.