We aren’t brought up to understand the vital role our skin plays in our appearance and overall well-being. It’s fascinating to even think of the skin being the body’s largest organ! Because it is constantly exposed to both internal and external stressors, the skin can fall short of displaying the true vitality we feel on the inside. We know this as the various signs of aging that occur at some point. While we used to rely solely on surgical procedures to refresh the face, there are now numerous other options. Laser treatment is one of them.
New research from Johns Hopkins physicians demonstrates that laser treatments provide a natural pathway toward tissue regeneration by creating a small amount of controlled damage in the epidermis and dermis. This damage stimulates change at a cellular level, creating new processes for the skin to refresh itself. This particular bit of research confirms why laser treatments are so efficient at correcting problems like tissue laxity, sunspots and other pigment concerns, fine lines, deep creases, and textural irregularities.
In our Denver medical spa and plastic surgery office lasers fill an important role in helping our patients manage their aging process gracefully. If the concerns we’ve mentioned are a problem for you or you simply want to postpone cosmetic aging as long as possible, now is a great time to begin laser treatments of your own. The timing couldn’t be better because:
Collagen remodeling takes time.
We may be fortunate enough to enjoy sunny days throughout the year, but the dropping temperatures may cause us to be more drawn to indoor activities for a few months.
Scheduling laser treatments over the wintertime means that, come Spring, your skin will have a more radiant glow and also more resiliency to face the time when outdoor activities come calling.
Laser treatments like limited sun exposure.
Staying indoors is not an absolute must after laser treatments. The devices that are commonly used today are much gentler on the skin; they do not obliterate multiple layers of tissue in one fell swoop. That being said, sun exposure is one of the primary factors that contribute to the signs of aging. UV light degrades collagen and elastin, two vital chemicals that keep the skin firm and supple. After laser treatments, when the body is flooding tissue with new collagen and elastin, it’s best to not fight against it by spending days in the sun.
We’ve got several laser and light treatments to complement cosmetic surgery or use as an alternative to surgical lifts. To learn more about our devices and which may be ideal for you, call (303) 839-1616.