Whenever you look in the mirror and find yourself wondering if there is a way to reverse the signs of aging on your skin, you should be pleased to know that there are effective treatments available. One such method is laser skin resurfacing.
As you begin to put the years under your belt, the skin begins to show its age. It does this in several ways. One way people show their age is through wrinkles. Another way is from sagging of the skin, which in itself is a cause for wrinkles. Still, another way age begins to take its toll on the appearance is the development of age spots on the skin. Laser skin resurfacing can help with all of these conditions.
The reason the skin begins to sag and the related wrinkles start to show up is the lack of collagen and elastin in the skin. While these substances are still there, they are nowhere near the levels that they once were. Collagen is a protein that gives the skin its fullness. Elastin helps it return to its original shape when it is stretched by things like normal body movements. Needless to say, as these proteins start to diminish, so does a youthful appearance.
Age spots that show up on the skin are typically because of the toll the sun has taken on the skin due to exposure to UV rays over the years. When you get a tan from spending time in the sun, it is because the skin has been stimulated to produce additional melanin. It is the substance that gives the skin its pigment. As a way of protecting itself against the harmful rays of the sun, additional melanin is produced. Dark spots on the skin are caused by melanin that has concentrated in places rather than being uniformly spread throughout the skin.
In order to reverse the signs of aging that have been caused by these factors, laser skin resurfacing is often done. These treatments use heat to safely treat undesirable skin conditions and promote the production of collagen.
The end result after laser skin resurfacing is skin that is free from the conditions that cause it to look older. The skin looks fuller and smoother. It may take a series of treatment sessions to get the desired results.
During a consultation at Fine Arts Skin and Laser in Dover, your specific skin condition can be evaluated and a determination can be made of how effective laser skin resurfacing treatments will likely be for you. Contact us today to book your appointment to learn more.