April 11th, 2016 by Soderstrom Skin Institute
Carl W. Soderstrom, MD Board Certified Dermatologist
One of the most incredible discoveries in dermatology over the past twenty years has been the use of laser light for effective skin rejuvenation.
Whether it’s the damaging rays of the sun, lifestyle choices (such as smoking) environmental pollutants or stress – they all effect the health, color and texture of the skin. The outcome can lead to premature aging including facial wrinkles, irregular skin tones, blotchiness, brown spots and rough “leathery” patches. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, in 2014 over 543,000 men and women decided to have facial laser resurfacing to help reverse the signs of aging.
Do you have a big event coming up soon – maybe a wedding or reunion? Imagine walking in looking and feeling years younger!
FACIAL LASER RESURFACING – HOW IT WORKS
Water in skin cells is absorbed by specific laser light. The laser energy heats up the water causing the evaporation of the affected tissue. Some heat is also absorbed by adjacent tissue. This causes tiny “injuries” to the surface and thermal stimulation of the deeper skin layers. The body’s natural healing process then replaces the damaged skin with new and healthy tissue.
THE CO2 FRACTIONAL LASER
Considered to be the gold standard in laser rejuvenation, the CO2 Fractional Laser provides skin resurfacing, deep collagen restructuring, a short healing phase and minimal downtime – at lower cost than 3-5 more superficial laser treatments. Known as the “weekend peel” it provides cost effectiveness, convenience and results.