Damage from UV exposure is responsible for at least 80% of the visible signs of aging. Laser skin resurfacing can undo some of these signs by using concentrated beams of light to stimulate collagen production, giving your skin a fresher look.
Laser resurfacing — which gently removes the top layer of your skin to reveal the healthy layer underneath — is more effective at tackling sun damage than other treatments because creams and facials can’t go as deep into the skin layers as lasers.
Another benefit of laser procedures is precision, as you may not need the same level of treatment everywhere on your skin, or you may only want to treat a few areas. For example, a specialist may recommend one laser system that goes deeper to address areas affected by lines and wrinkles and another laser that works best on areas affected by hyperpigmentation.
Another advantage of lasers over other treatments is that newer lasers are friendly with darker skin tones, whereas procedures such as chemical peels may increase your risk for hyperpigmentation. At Skin Deep Laser Medspa, we offer several options for laser skin resurfacing to ensure you get the results you want.
The Clear + Brilliant® laser system is a gentle yet effective laser skin resurfacing technology that works best for combating the early signs of aging. With about five 20-minute treatments, you notice the improvement in your skin’s clarity, tone, and texture.
If you’ve just started noticing fine lines, sun spots, and pigmentation and have never tried a laser skin resurfacing before, this treatment is a great starting point because it’s very gentle and comes with little to no downtime. You experience some redness, much like when you stay in the sun a little too long, but you don’t experience any pain or peeling after treatment.
Palomar LUX®️ 1540 is perfect for individuals who need a stronger laser treatment to tackle aging signs but also want a quick recovery. This system uses fractional laser technology, which entails thousands of energy beams that penetrate deep into the skin and promote collagen and elastin production.
This system reduces the appearance of brown spots, acne scars, fine lines, and stretch marks. The laser uses thousands of microscopic beams rather than one beam, yet the surrounding areas of the skin aren’t affected — this speeds up healing.
The PicoSure™ laser skin resurfacing system works best for pigmentation, deep scars, and wrinkles. It shoots a lot of pulses in a short amount of time (picoseconds), stimulating collagen production and cell repair without damaging the surrounding tissues.
Although it’s a stronger treatment that requires additional downtime, it's worth using for sun spots and lines that don’t respond to other therapies. This laser can also remove tattoos because it disperses the pigments in your skin without damaging the skin.
A medical professional can help you determine whether laser skin resurfacing is the right procedure for you and fill you in on the steps you need to take before having a procedure.
If you live near Pasadena, California, and want to put your skin in the hands of a professional team, contact Skin Deep Laser Medspa today with your concerns. You can call or use our online booking tool to request an appointment.