Can Laser Skin Rejuvenation Make You Look Younger?

We’re all in search of the secret to youth, and many of us will spend thousands of dollars looking for it.

From creams to chemical peels, we’ll dish out as much money as we can for products that promise to eliminate fine lines and tighten the skin. While some of these products can leave us with some improvement, they’re rarely the miracle results we’d hoped for. Laser skin rejuvenation has completely changed the game. Not only does it eliminate signs of aging, but it leaves the skin looking naturally youthful, unlike some other anti-aging procedures.

How Laser Skin Rejuvenation Works

A fractional laser is used to penetrate the layers of the skin surrounding any irregularities or skin damage like sun spots or wrinkles. The laser is able to eliminate these damaged skin cells, pushing the body into its natural healing process. Any damaged skin cells are discarded and the body creates new ones to replace them, eliminating the targeted imperfections.

The body’s natural healing system also encourages the production of collagen. This will bring back the skin’s natural firmness and elasticity that tends to fade once we’ve reached our 30’s. Considered one of the earliest signs of aging, a lack of collagen production can also make fine lines and wrinkles more pronounced. Laser skin rejuvenation brings back the skin’s natural tightness without the cost and recovery time of most surgical procedures.

Laser Skin Rejuvenation Requires No Downtime

As a noninvasive procedure, laser skin rejuvenation treatments require no downtime afterward. This means you don’t have to take time off from work, using up all of your sick days, or spend a week in bed recovering. In fact, most people experience few or no side effects and are able to go about their normal day-to-day routines as soon as their laser treatment is complete. This is because the lasers are able to target the damaged skin cells deep within the layers of the skin without damaging the outer layer. While some people may experience slight redness, swelling, and stinging afterward, this quickly fades or goes unnoticed. Feel free to schedule your laser skin rejuvenation appointments in the morning before work or even on your lunch break. On average, they take just 20 minutes to complete.

What Laser Skin Rejuvenation Can Treat

Laser skin rejuvenation can be performed on almost any part of the body, including the face, hands, neck, shoulders, knees, back, and legs. Speak to your licensed medical laser technician if you have skin imperfections somewhere else that you’d like eliminated. Laser skin rejuvenation can treat the following skin conditions:

  • Fine lines
  • Wrinkles
  • Age spots
  • Acne marks
  • Freckles
  • Scars
  • Large pores
  • Uneven skin tone
  • Rosacea
  • Sun damage
  • Loss of skin elasticity

What to Expect with Laser Skin Rejuvenation

A laser is often used alongside a cryogenic cooling device that numbs the skin with cold air and minimizes discomfort during your laser treatment. The laser clinic you go to might offer you numbing cream if you find that you are more susceptible to pain, or you can purchase your own over the counter. Treatments take just 20 minutes on average, depending on the size of the area being treated.

While you will see results after just one laser treatment, most people will need several laser sessions in order to achieve the results they’re looking for. Your skin will continue to improve for several days and even weeks after your laser skin rejuvenation appointment as your body continues to go through its natural healing process. A licensed medical laser technician will be able to tell you how many laser treatments you will need, which can be performed every four weeks.

How to Maintain Results

Your laser skin rejuvenation results can last several years or more, especially if you take care of yourself. This means always wearing sunscreen when you go outdoors and avoiding direct sun exposure. The sun causes more irreversible skin damage that ages us more than any other environmental factor. Maintaining your laser skin rejuvenation results can be as simple as carrying a bottle of sunscreen around with you, which is something you should be doing anyway.

Watch the laser in action in this video that shows exactly how laser skin rejuvenation is performed:

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Paul A. Boulos
Dr. Paul A. Boulos is an excellent and versatile cosmetic surgeon, passionate about his vocation and helping others. Dr. Boulos is an alumni of Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine and completed his General Surgery training at Inspira Medical in Southern New Jersey. He studied and learn under Dr. Joseph Castellano, one of the premier breast and body Cosmetic Surgeons in South Florida. He currently works as a Cosmetic Surgeon at Jolie Plastic Surgery in Miami, FL.