Your skin is your largest organ and requires hydration inside and out to stay soft and supple. Skin products designed for your skin type go a long way in keeping your skin healthy, but what happens when you need a little more help treating minor flaws?
Enter laser skin resurfacing, a non-surgical facial rejuvenation procedure that relies on laser energy to improve your skin's appearance. Here, Dr. Cecil Yeung highlights six benefits of laser skin resurfacing at The Yeung Institute in Houston, Texas.
What is laser skin resurfacing?
The Yeung Institute offers laser skin resurfacing with a highly effective fractional CO2 laser. During the procedure, Dr. Yeung targets high-energy broadband lightwaves toward the top layer of your skin.
You may feel warm laser pulses as the carbon dioxide light waves vaporize the top layer of skin. We keep you comfortable during your treatment with a local anesthetic and topical cooling treatments.
6 benefits of laser skin resurfacing
After your session, you may feel as though you have a sunburn, but these side effects typically resolve within a few days. After that, you can expect to experience these six benefits:
1. Reduced fine lines and wrinkles
Because the laser resurfacing removes the top layers of skin, this procedure can reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Softening these lines helps your skin look younger, healthier, smoother, and more refreshed.
2. More even skin tone
Sun damage can lead to sun spots, areas of discoloration, and problems with skin pigmentation. Laser skin resurfacing removes the telltale suns of sun damage, restoring a more balanced skin tone.
3. Increased collagen production
Producing less collagen as you age is a leading cause of wrinkles. Reduced collagen means less elasticity, and that means your skin sags and pulls in places where it didn’t before. Because skin resurfacing with the CO2 laser stimulates your body to produce more collagen, you notice firmer skin.
4. Diminished appearance of scars
Scars aren’t just a cosmetic concern. For some, scars can be a traumatic reminder of an accident or injury. Laser skin resurfacing can reduce the appearance of acne scars as well as scars from an injury. Not only does this enhance the appearance of your skin, but it can even provide healing from past trauma as the scars fade away.
5. Reduced appearance of pores
Pores release sweat and oil and are connected to your hair follicle. Pores cause problems when they become enlarged due to trapped oil and debris. Large pores can make your skin look bumpy and can make you feel self-conscious. Laser skin resurfacing treatments don't eliminate your pores 一 you need them! 一 but it does make them appear much smaller.
6. Laser skin resurfacing is safe and effective
Although you may need some downtime — including avoiding excess UV exposure for a few days — laser skin resurfacing is safe and effective.
Is laser skin resurfacing right for you?
Laser skin resurfacing isn’t right for everyone. During your consultation, Dr. Yeung discusses your aesthetic goals, reviews your medical history, including any medications you take, and discusses the right treatment for you.
Are you ready to explore the benefits of laser skin resurfacing at The Yeung Institute? Contact our office today to get started.