From acne scars to sun damage, trying to reduce the appearance of unwanted imperfections can be a pain, especially when using the wrong products. There are creams, serums, face washes, peels, and so much more on the market today, all promising to eliminate scars and marks, but ultimately they just wind up crowding drawers and medicine cabinets.
Even after months of use and hundreds of dollars down the drain, we don’t always get the results we’re looking for. When all else fails, it’s time to invest in a method proven to get the job done.
Laser skin rejuvenation is the best way to get rid of scars while also eliminating other skin imperfections, leaving the skin looking youthful and fresh. This noninvasive procedure is quick, painless, and will save you money in the long run since you’ll no longer be purchasing ineffective drugstore products.
How Scars Are Formed
Scars are a result of the improper healing of skin tissue when damage is done to the dermis. When a wound occurs, the body’s natural reaction is to produce collagen, however collagen isn’t always properly produced. Typically scars will appear flat and pale, however, occasionally the body will produce too much collagen and the result can be a bumpy or raised scar. Other scars can appear sunken when not enough collagen is produced and the underlying structures supporting the skin are damaged. This often happens with acne scars.
Stretch marks are also a form of scar. These form as a result of the skin being stretched too quickly, and are common in those who get pregnant, children going through growth spurts, those who gain weight, and those who focus on muscle building. In these cases, collagen is produced to reduce the tension being put on the body part experiencing sudden growth.
How Acne Scars Form
There are several types of acne scars. Similar to regular scars, some will appear as flat, discolored marks on the skin. These tend to heal on their own, however there are other types of acne scars that require treatment to reduce their appearance. Atrophic scars are a form of acne scar that appear in several shapes, but will be depressed in the skin making them impossible to cover up. They can look like round, broad depressions, those with sharply defined edges, and even deep, narrow, pitted scars. These are caused by the lack of collagen being produced during the healing process.
When the opposite occurs, and there’s an excess of collagen produced during the healing process, acne scars appear as thick bumps on the skin’s surface. Called hypertrophic or keloids, these kinds of acne scars are also impossible to cover up and require treatment to reduce their appearance.
How Sun Spots Are Formed
During sun exposure, the natural melanin in our skin darkens as a form of protection. In our youth, the skin bounces back rather quickly, and those summer freckles disappear. However, as we get older our skin is slower to heal itself and those freckles become permanent, lumping together in unsightly marks on our skin. Typically, sun damage affects the areas of our body often left uncovered, such as the face, neck, chest, and shoulders.
Fortunately, none of these imperfections have to be permanent.
How Laser Skin Rejuvenation Works
Using nonablative lasers, skin rejuvenation works by emitting wavelengths to target damaged skin cells, which in this case would be a scar or sun spots. Creating microscopic wounds ultimately destroys these damaged cells, forcing the body to form new, healthy skin cells to replace those that are destroyed. These healthy skin cells are without imperfections, leaving the skin looking fresh and new.
Lasers used for laser skin resurfacing can also send wavelengths deeper into the skin to increase collagen production, which will reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. This can also help to eliminate scars that have formed deep within the layers of the skin, and eliminate any sun damage. It’s the best noninvasive procedure that will not only remove unwanted scars and marks from the skin’s surface, but will also resolve issues deep within the layers of the skin in order to bring back elasticity and your youthful appearance.
Since laser skin rejuvenation is a noninvasive procedure, there is little or no down time after each treatment. In fact, the procedure is so simple that it can be done in roughly ten minutes depending on the size of the area being treated. To achieve the results you’re looking for and have all of your scars removed, it’s best to treat the skin carefully after each laser treatment: