5 Skin Problems You Can Resolve with Laser Resurfacing

Aug 08, 2023
5 Skin Problems You Can Resolve with Laser Resurfacing
Laser resurfacing uses state-of-the-art laser technology to lift away damaged skin and stimulate healing. Here are five ways resurfacing treatment could help you.

Laser resurfacing is a popular aesthetic treatment that helps rejuvenate skin. Performed in our clinic in an hour or less, laser resurfacing uses focused laser energy to lift away damaged superficial cells. At the same time, the focused energy stimulates natural healing responses for long-term benefits.

At Vein Specialists Institute in Palm Desert and La Quinta, California, Ken Jesser, MD, offers laser resurfacing using the most advanced technology available. In this post, he discusses five common problems that can be treated with this state-of-the-art therapy.

1. Fine lines and wrinkles

Fine lines and wrinkles are among the first signs of facial aging, and there’s no doubt that those first few lines can elicit more than just a little shock and dismay. While smoking, genetics, and other factors can contribute to wrinkles, most tend to form when our skin loses some of its firmness as we get older. 

Laser resurfacing removes the upper layers of skin where age-related damage is most visible. At the same time, the laser energy penetrates the skin to promote collagen development to help the skin look and feel smoother and firmer.

2. Sun-damaged skin

Everyone knows the sun’s rays can burn your skin, but did you know these rays can cause premature aging, too? In fact, it’s estimated that ultraviolet radiation from the sun causes about 90% of the visible signs of facial aging.

Avoiding too much sun exposure is important for preventing future damage, but laser resurfacing can be a great solution for damage that’s already occurred. By ridding your skin of damaged skin cells, promoting collagen development, and eliminating “sun spots,” laser resurfacing can leave your skin looking and feeling healthier and more youthful.

3. Rough or uneven skin texture

Soft, smooth, supple skin is the foundation of a beautiful complexion. Yet, many of us have uneven skin texture or rough spots.

The focused laser energy used during laser resurfacing removes the upper layer of cells that contribute to the rough texture. The laser also promotes healthy skin turnover and encourages the growth of new, healthy cells. Over time, you can enjoy a complexion that’s smoother, softer, and more resilient.

4. Age spots and other hyperpigmentation

A healthy complexion features a consistent tone or color. Unfortunately, aging can usher in changes in skin tone, such as skin redness, age spots, or other areas of hyperpigmentation. 

Laser resurfacing helps combat skin color changes that can instantly make your skin look older and more worn. The focused laser energy targets clumps of melanin that form age spots and “liver spots,” breaking the pigment apart and leaving behind a more even skin tone.

5. Scarring, including acne scars

Facial scars can leave you feeling self-conscious, and if those scars are from acne, they can also remind you of an anxious, unpleasant time when you struggled with breakouts. Laser resurfacing is ideally suited for scar treatment, and it can reduce the appearance of scars, so you can feel more confident.

Laser resurfacing targets damaged scar tissue, breaking it down and encouraging the development of new, healthy tissue. Most patients benefit from a series of treatments aimed at smoothing out their scars and improving their overall complexion.

Laser resurfacing for a more beautiful complexion

Dr. Jesser is skilled in multiple techniques and technologies for laser resurfacing, which means he can customize every treatment based on each patient’s unique aesthetic goals. 

To learn more about laser resurfacing and how it can help you enjoy a more radiant, more youthful, healthier-looking complexion, request an appointment online or over the phone with Vein Specialists Institute today.