5 Benefits of Laser Skin Resurfacing You Didn't Know

Maybe you’ve heard that laser skin resurfacing treatments can reduce facial wrinkles and smooth fine lines, but do you know about the other potential benefits? At Central Jersey Family Physicians in East Brunswick, New Jersey, Catherine Schiano, DO shares her insight regarding five additional benefits of laser skin resurfacing that you didn’t know were possible. Learn about the many ways skin resurfacing treatments can help change the way you feel about your appearance.

Non-ablative lasers won’t destroy your skin

One of the biggest benefits of laser skin resurfacing treatment with the Icon™ non-ablative aesthetic laser system is that you won’t have to hide out at home for weeks (or even days) as your skin recovers. Non-ablative lasers are different from the harsher, ablative ones that cause your skin to turn red and peel. The Icon system offers the many benefits of skin rejuvenation without troublesome side effects or an extended recovery period.

Typically, after non-ablative laser treatment, your skin may appear slightly red, as if you have a mild sunburn. You can wear makeup to cover any redness, which usually goes away after a day or two.

The advanced Icon laser system uses fractional laser energy to penetrate beneath the surface of your skin while keeping the surrounding tissue cool and undamaged. You get the results you desire without harm to delicate skin tissue. And, you can return to your daily activities following a treatment session instead of going home to heal.

Diminish visible veins

Were you aware that laser skin resurfacing treatments can diminish visible veins? The Icon laser makes it possible to get rid of unattractive facial veins, like the ones often present with rosacea. Some men and women notice a dramatic difference in the visibility of tiny spider veins and blood vessels after just one laser treatment, although you’ll most likely need one to three treatments for maximum benefit.

Say goodbye to acne scars

Acne scars from teenage years can stay with you for a lifetime, making you feel self-conscious about your less-than-perfect skin. Laser skin resurfacing helps reduce the appearance of acne scars, or even surgical scars, that may be causing you undue stress as an adult. Laser energy stimulates your skin to produce new collagen and elastin, so over time, refreshed skin cells help surface imperfections blend in with the surrounding tissue.

Additionally, if you have acne scars that appear darker than the rest of your skin, the Icon’s intense-pulsed light energy works to break up the discoloration below the surface. The result is brighter, clearer, more evenly toned skin and no more acne scars.

Forget about the age spots

Brown spots are a sign of aging. As you get older, melanin (the pigment in your skin) sometimes likes to gather in one place, forming an area of darker-colored skin. This darker area of pigmentation often appears on your face, hands, chest, and shoulders.

The intense-pulsed light from the Icon laser system breaks up these areas of pigmentation, so your skin regains its uniform color again.

Replenish sun-damaged skin

Let’s face it: Over the course of a lifetime, you may not have always remembered to use adequate amounts of sunscreen to protect the delicate skin on your face, neck, and chest. You’re wiser and more careful now, but how do you undo the damage of those younger sun-drenched years? Yet another benefit of laser skin resurfacing treatments is that it can erase years of sun exposure and damage, like tiny lines around your eyes, freckles, and areas of discoloration on your décolletage.

Plus, the rejuvenating effects of the laser energy help plump up your skin over time as new collagen and elastin grow, providing healing effects to your sun-damaged skin. Surprised? You really can get a second chance when it comes to the sun. Once you do repair your skin, be sure to use that second chance to protect it.

When it comes to laser skin resurfacing, the benefits are plentiful. At Central Jersey Family Physicians, we customize all our treatments to fit your needs and help you get the results you want. Give our office a call at 732-257-1171 to schedule your skin resurfacing consultation. It’s the first step toward restoring a younger, brighter version of your skin.

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