Wrinkle Treatment By Laser
With latest advancements in safety and technology, Skinologica Laser treatments successfully treat and reduce the appearance of wrinkles in the skin – achieving younger looking skin and an improved complexion. This wrinkle treatment smoothes out existing wrinkles, corrects pigmentation irregularities and encourages new collagen growth.
At your consultation, your Skinologica surgeon will discuss your goals. He/she will recommend a course of treatment to help you meet your goals and explain the various treatment options available to you, the potential risks and complications, and the likely outcomes. Choosing the type of laser wrinkle removal is based on the type of wrinkles you posses as well as the elastin and collagen production levels in the dermis. Any questions that you may have can be brought up at this time.
The aging process causes skin to dry out and thin, developing wrinkles and sags. Some people have a genetic predisposition to the development of fine lines and wrinkles. The sun and cigarette smoking contribute to the development of wrinkles in the skin so as chemicals, heat, wind, and other environmental factors.
Who Are Good Candidates for Laser Wrinkle Treatment?
Patients who are not ready for a facelift but are concerned about their fine wrinkles particularly of the upper lip are ideal candidates for laser resurfacing treatment. The other group of patients who benefit particularly are those who have scarring, usually acne scarring. To find out if you are a good candidate for wrinkle treatment lasers, please contact Skinologica.
How Is Laser Wrinkle Treatment Procedure Performed?
The procedure is performed under local anesthesia on an outpatient basis unless otherwise advised by the surgeon. During the procedure, a high-energy beam of laser light is used to smooth out wrinkles, fine lines, scars, remove brown spots and other skin irregularities. It also stimulates formation of new underlying collagen to continue improvement over time. The skin will then behave in the same way as a superficial burn would behave; it normally takes up to 2 weeks to fully heal.
How Long Do Laser Wrinkle Treatment Results Last?
The results of Skinologica laser treatments are long-term and with proper sun protection and skin care can last for years. Most effects of treatment become visible right away, whereas others, such as new collagen formation, build up gradually and become more evident over time. Therefore, most people look even better 3 to 6 months after the procedure.
What Are the Side Effects of Laser Wrinkle Treatment?
When treatment is performed by a qualified physician, complications are rare and usually minor. Nevertheless, as with any treatment, there are potential complications and risks. Your consultation is Key. Your physician will spend time discussing these with you during your scheduled consultation. Be sure to bring a list of questions or concerns with you. All patients are instructed to discuss the general laser treatment risks with their surgeon.
Occasionally the redness from treatment can persist long term. The pigment cells can behave in a different way and either not produce enough pigment leaving some paler areas or is stimulated by sunlight to over produce pigment and leave darker areas. In a very small group of patients adverse scarring can occur.