September 2017

Lasers are All the Rage in Anti-Aging. Here’s What You Need to Know!

Laser Skin Resurfacing Denver | Boulder CO Lasers have made it possible to remove unwanted hair, unwanted ink, and even unwanted lines and wrinkles. Due to demand and innovation, some laser treatments have been developed in a relatively short period. The plethora of devices can make your head spin. We’d like to save you from that by providing facts regarding laser skin resurfacing and what this anti-aging can do for you.

There is a “best time” for laser treatment.

Fall and winter are great seasons for laser skin resurfacing because there are fewer hours of sunlight in the day, and most people tend to spend more time indoors when the weather cools down. Even if you schedule your resurfacing treatment in the thick of winter, you’ll need to wear SPF 30, broad-spectrum sunscreen every day to avoid UV damage.

Pain is a delicate matter.

Most people want to know if laser skin resurfacing will hurt. The answer is not as straightforward as the question largely because there are so many types of lasers and varying degrees of resurfacing. We offer sedative medication and local numbing cream to help patients remain comfortable during their treatment.

You can have laser skin resurfacing done even if you have darker skin.

It is a common misconception that laser treatments are only appropriate for people with light skin. This used to be the case, and there are lasers that should not be used on darker skin. But newer devices and wider ranges in wavelength make it easier to treat all skin types and tones.

Non-surgical doesn’t always mean no downtime.

Depending on the strength of a laser resurfacing treatment, downtime of a few days up to a few weeks may be needed. The deeper the laser penetrates the skin, the more redness, and flaking that will occur over time. We discuss what to expect with each patient before treatment so adequate preparations may be made.

Different lasers accomplish different goals.

This is precisely why choosing laser skin resurfacing can be intimidating. Some lasers treat deeper scars and wrinkles (CO2) while others reduce sun spots and promote collagen production without much downtime if any (erbium lasers). We help patients decide which treatment would best meet their needs as well as their preferences.

It’s that time of year when it’s ideal to give your skin a boost. Call our Denver office to learn more about laser skin rejuvenation.

Think you Know What a Facelift Will Do?

Facelift Denver | Boulder CO The quest for everlasting youthfulness is nothing new. For centuries, humans have put a great deal of effort into building that proverbial fountain of youth. We’ve come close, too! There is no time like this in history to age. We say that because aging has some antidotes. From Botox to bioidentical hormones, there are more than enough choices to look and feel younger. This can be beneficial, but the plethora of anti-aging treatments can also lead to confusion.

We’ll fess up here a little bit and say that the power of injectables and other non-surgical treatments is only one reason why men and women may be shying away from facelift surgery. Another very prominent reason is that we have all seen the downside to poorly performed lifts. There’s no need to point out high-profile celebrities whose facelifts went wrong. What we do want to point out is that it isn’t the procedure that’s to blame.

There are steps that facial plastic surgeons now take to reinstate youthfulness without distracting from natural beauty. Gone are the days of obvious, over-tightened faces. Today, facelift surgery aims to recreate the structure that was present years prior. Lifting is only a small fraction of what brings about the desired result.

Facelift Surgery Results

  • Lifting is less dramatic. Over time, it has become apparent that tightening tissue over the skeletal structure of the face could backfire. Yes, there is a need to reposition tissue to a higher position. The difference with today’s surgeries is that this repositioning is more conservative.
  • The volume takes center stage. Tissue laxity is only one of the changes that age the face. Lifting tissues provide some benefit while adding volume to pivotal areas is the icing on top. One of the best ways to complete the facelift process is to add fat cells to the cheeks or another area of depression, such as the temples. Fat injections last much longer than dermal fillers, and ultimately look and feel the most natural – because it’s your fat!
  • We see you. When people are considering facelift surgery, they are often encouraged to look at or show their surgeon a picture of themselves from about 10 years ago. The point of a surgical lift is to reinstate that appearance, not to create something new altogether.

Are you interested in the long-term results of a facelift? Learn more about how this procedure is performed and what it can do for you when you visit our Denver office or call (303) 839-1616.


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