Summer has come to an end. School is back in session, the leaves are changing, and Halloween decorations are flooding store shelves. Days laying on the beach are numbered as people start looking forward to pumpkin spice lattes, flannel tops, and furry boots. And as everyone knows, as the weather changes so does the skin, forcing many to change their beauty regimens come fall.
Temperature drops can cause the skin to appear dry and make it more prone to breakouts. Additionally, as the skin gets older, signs of sun damage caused by three months of summer fun will start to stick around long after the holidays have passed.
Laser skin rejuvenation is the ideal solution to many skin imperfections caused by the sun, making this the ideal time of the year to invest in a round of laser treatments. These treatments are used to eliminate signs of aging and damage caused by the sun such as wrinkles, fine lines, sun spots, acne scars, age spots, skin discoloration, birthmarks, and other imperfections. Unlike other laser skin treatments, such as laser skin tightening, laser skin rejuvenation is one of the few non-invasive procedures that treats both wrinkles and elasticity as well as other signs of aging such as skin discoloration and freckles. Here are just a few reasons why now is the time to look into laser treatments.
Eliminate Signs of Summer Skin Damage
Summer might be over, but the signs of time spent on the beach and by the pool remain in the layers of the skin forever. As the skin ages, these signs of damage start to appear on the surface in the form of wrinkles, sun spots, fine lines, age spots, and other imperfections. By using wavelengths customized to each person’s skin type, tone, and the damage being treated, lasers are able to penetrate the deep layers of the skin without causing damage to the skin’s outer layer. The heat from these lasers promotes collagen growth, which will help improve the skin’s elasticity and eliminate fine lines and wrinkles.
The science behind laser skin rejuvenation’s latest technology consists of non-ablative lasers, designed to target damaged skin cells and eliminate them by creating microscopic wounds. As these wounds heal, they promote cell growth, resulting in healthy skin cells that are free of the qualities that cause skin imperfections. This results in younger, tighter looking skin that is smooth and free of any indication of the hours spent in the sun.
Less Risk of Side Effects
Any form of laser treatment will result in sun sensitivity, whether it is from laser skin rejuvenation, laser tattoo removal, or laser hair removal. It’s recommended that those seeking any kind of laser treatment avoid the sun several weeks prior to each treatment as well as several weeks after, something that can be especially difficult over the summer. The number of laser treatments required to eliminate signs of aging and any imperfections varies from person to person, and treatments are typically done four weeks apart. It’s for this reason that so many prefer to wait until the cooler months to schedule their laser sessions, since they won’t be outside as much.
While few people experience side effects from laser skin rejuvenation treatments, exposing the treated area to the sun will significantly increase a person’s risk. The most common result of sun exposure after a laser treatment is hyperpigmentation, or skin discoloration. While this is usually a temporary side effect, there is still a possibility that it will become permanent. Other side effects people experience when they don’t stay out of the sun after laser treatments are blistering, swelling, poor results, and scarring. Starting treatments during a cooler time of year will not only make it easy to avoid the sun, but also ensure your treatments will be complete before the warm weather comes around.
Laser Skin Rejuvenation Results Will Last Longer
While laser skin rejuvenation certainly cannot stop the skin from aging, there are several ways in which people can ensure their results will last. After spending the time and money to take the steps toward younger skin, it wouldn’t make sense to continue the habits that caused wrinkles and sunspots in the first place. Since sun exposure is the main cause of aging, the longer one is able to avoid the sun, the longer the results will last. This is especially important during the few months a person is receiving their laser treatments, as well as during the healing process.
While one should always apply sunscreen to any exposed skin before stepping outside during the day, most people do not. Starting laser treatments at a cooler time of the year will make it easier to avoid sun damage as people are less likely to sunbathe or spend excessive time outdoors, allowing skin the time it needs to fully heal and provide lasting results. Other ways to ensure laser skin rejuvenation results last are to avoid smoking cigarettes, increase antioxidant intake, and stop picking at blemishes.