Beautiful skin is a cornerstone of feeling amazing about yourself. It is widely known that laser skin treatment can be incredibly effective for erasing fine lines. But did you know that laser skin resurfacing can be effective at correcting a wide variety of skin imperfections?

Acne Scars

For many, acne is a rite of passage during adolescence, and some unfortunate folks are plagued with acne throughout their adult years. Acne occurs when the skin overproduces oil, causing pores to become blocked and painful pimples to result. Unfortunately, the scars it leaves can last a lifetime. Acne can leave skin with discoloration and hyperpigmentation, which can almost be as bad as the original breakout.

Laser resurfacing can be very effective at eliminating scars from acne. Fractional laser resurfacing with Active FX is a safe and effective treatment for acne scars because it allows the damaged skin to be targeted while leaving the healthy surrounding skin untouched. Because laser treatment stimulates collagen production, the skin heals quickly.

Large Pores

Large pores can be an embarrassing focal point on otherwise flawless skin. Pores can dilate and shrink just like the aperture on a camera. A number of factors can cause pores to widen. Pore size is affected by hormonal changes which can occur during a woman’s menstrual cycle or pregnancy. Additionally, sun exposure can cause collagen to weaken, allowing pores to dilate and appear larger. Another factor affecting collagen elasticity is your body’s natural aging process. As skin loses its ability to remain tight and pliable, pores become visibly larger.

Laser skin treatment is an excellent solution for those plagued with large pores. It can minimize the appearance of dilated pores by removing the thin top layer of the dermis, leaving fresh, healthy skin and supporting collagen production.

Sun Damage

All those fun summer days can take a toll on your skin. UV damage from the sun can cause all sorts of skin problems, foremost of which is hyperpigmentation. When skin is exposed to the sun, dark spots can appear, and they can worsen with each exposure. Even sun exposure through windows or on overcast days will add to the damage, make the result cumulative.

Sun spots appear when melanin, a pigment occurring in skin, produces extra pigment in one concentrated area of the skin. Sun spots can appear anywhere, but they tend to noticeably develop on the face, neck, and hands.

Sun spots can occur at any age, but because they increase with additional exposures, they tend to worsen with age. Fair-skinned people tend to get sun spots at an earlier age, but anyone who is exposed to regular UV radiation can see sun spots increasing on the skin over time. Most people start to notice the increased sun damage during their 30s and 40s, making sun spots a visible sign of aging.

Treatments like cryotherapy, microdermabrasion, and chemical peels all offer varying degrees of success in erasing sun damage, but laser skin treatment can offer a significant reduction in visibility of sun spots with a fast healing time and minimal recovery.

Whatever your skin woes, laser skin treatment is an optimal way to rejuvenate and refresh your skin and create healthy collagen.