Skin resurfacing can be performed in various ways, but laser skin rejuvenation is perhaps the most effective method. Lasers are instruments that emit tight, concentrated beams of light. The beam can be directed at a specific target, say a small area of dull skin or a blemish. One layer at a time, the skin is cauterized. This ensures rapid replacement of the damaged tissue without affecting the adjacent skin cells.
If you’re concerned about the appearance of age-related wrinkles and blemishes, this might just be the treatment you’ve been seeking. Laser skin rejuvenation can be performed in-house, and you will not have to undergo a recovery period. This is much simpler than skin surgery, and it doesn’t involve the risks associated with deep chemical peels.
Using Laser Beams for Skin Treatment
Laser skin resurfacing can help improve many types of skin conditions. These include acne or injury scars, freckles, age spots, warts, birthmarks, stretch marks, and fine wrinkles that aren’t too deeply set. Sun-damaged skin can also be treated with laser energy.
These instruments emit pulses of laser light, and the modern CO2 and erbium lasers can be finely calibrated to deliver just the right wavelength and just the right intensity. When we consult with you, we will note your skin tone and thickness in the areas of concern, examine the actual tone and depth of any blemishes, and check the wrinkles that you would like to smooth away. We will calibrate the instrument accordingly.
This type of resurfacing achieves the best results if several treatments are scheduled. We will suggest a pre-treatment regimen for you to follow in the days leading up to treatment. This may involve the use of certain salves or moisturizers, and also may require less use of some medications you may currently be taking.
Each pulse of the light beam vaporizes a very thin layer of the epidermis. Slowly but surely, the resurfacing progresses until the entire epidermal layer above the blemish or wrinkle is gone. For deeper scarring, we will strategically cauterize some of the damaged cellular material.
After about five treatments, visual improvement in skin tone and texture is noticeable. The epidermal layer has been replaced with newly created tissue, and the blemishes are fading from view because they too have been partially replaced with healthier growth.
This type of treatment features an added bonus. Because the skin is being treated directly, collagen and elastin production increases slightly, and this results in smoother skin that’s more supple and taut than before. Results of laser skin rejuvenation can last for many months.
Get Smoother, Healthier Skin
If you’re tired of hiding blemishes and wrinkles under your makeup and would like a more desirable, natural complexion, feel free to make an appointment with O’Donnell Vein and Laser. At our convenient locations in Annapolis and Easton, our caring and dedicated team of professionals will be pleased to answer any questions you may have about laser skin rejuvenation. Contact us today to set up your consultation – we look forward to speaking with you!