When we are younger and just learning to care for our skin, we are largely led to believe that what we put on our face will make a difference. In some cases, this is true. High-quality skincare products may be used to manage acne and other sensitive skin conditions. They may even do some good in the area of aging. However, there comes a time when we must reach for something a little more potent, and that cannot be bottled.
For cosmetic rejuvenation to be truly powerful, it needs to accomplish larger tasks; tasks like smoothing lines and wrinkles and tightening up the skin. In recent years, numerous technologies have been developed to meet these needs to varying degrees. Patients who visit our Boston plastic surgery office don’t need to go under the knife to look younger. They may be able to go under the laser!
Laser Skin Resurfacing for Widespread Use
As we age, we are bound to notice more and more lines across our face, neck, chest, and hands. No serum or cream can prevent the progression of aging because collagen production cannot be initiated by an external, topical solution. Collagen production is an inside job, a job that can’t be performed without some help. Laser treatments boost the body’s natural proliferation of collagen by heating existing protein strands and slightly “wounding” connective tissues, which are healed with an influx of new collagen.
Get that Glow
It isn’t only lines and wrinkles that indicate aging skin, it’s also the marked loss in vibrancy, aka The Glow. We lose radiance over time due to the stubbornness of dead and damaged cells, which hang around the surface long after they have worn out their welcome. Radiance is also diminished by sun damage, which marks the skin with hyperpigmentation and roughness. Laser skin resurfacing is an ablative procedure. That means it removes the uppermost layers of dermal tissue. With those old, dusty cells gone for good, your healthy skin shines through.
A laser treatment need not be deep to refresh the skin. We use our innovative laser platform to help patients postpone the onset of aging on their skin and to renew their facial aesthetic through precision resurfacing.