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How Lasers Have Taken Over Skin Care

Posted November 15, 2018 in Laser Treatments for Wrinkles

For years, skin care consisted of lotions, creams, and visits to your local spa for chemical peels, microdermabrasion, and facials. While these are still all wonderful options for keeping your skin looking refreshed and rejuvenated, there is another option that is taking over the realm of skin care: lasers. Lasers are bridging the gap between non-invasive spa procedures and facial cosmetic surgery, offering surgical-like results with non-surgical recovery periods and minimal discomfort. Whether fine lines and wrinkles are diminishing your self-esteem or years of sun damage have taken its toll, facial laser treatments can restore youthfulness to your reflection.

woman receiving a facial laser treatment

Benefits of Laser Treatments

Laser treatments can rejuvenate your facial appearance and offer some amazing benefits, including:

Improve the Appearance of Wrinkles

Before the age of lasers, fine lines, wrinkles, and creases were often corrected through cosmetic surgery, such as facelift surgery, brow lift surgery, or eyelid surgery. While successful, they are still surgical procedures and, therefore, not a desirable option for every patient. Lasers such as the Laser Genesis by CUTERA® and Pellevé® use laser energy or radiofrequency energy to stimulate the production of collagen, which helps the skin to look tighter, smoother, and younger.

Improve Facial Redness

Facial redness, whether caused by rosacea, acne, or sun damage, can be detrimental to one’s confidence levels and can often be difficult to hide, even with makeup. A laser treatment, such as the IPL Photofacial, targets facial redness caused by rosacea, acne, melasma, and dilated facial veins. IPL, or intense pulsed light, uses repeated bursts of light to soften and erase facial redness. The excel V™ laser by CUTERA® is also a terrific option to treat redness and pigmentation problems.

Even Out Skin Tone

Years of excessive sun damage often leads to hyperpigmentation and age spots. Before the popularity of lasers, facials, peels, and microdermabrasion were used to counteract the undesirable markings from the sun. Now, improvements in laser technology allow these treatments to penetrate deeper and more safely into the skin to even out the skin’s tone and texture.

A Comfortable Option

When lasers first became an option for skincare decades ago, they were quite uncomfortable and required downtimes that rivaled even that of more invasive surgery. Now, however, laser technology has come so far that they are not only providing better and longer-lasting results, but they are doing so with minimal discomfort and downtime.

To learn how facial laser treatments may be able to help you, contact The Spa at Spring Ridge at (610) 880-8265 to set up a consultation.