Time takes a toll on your skin. But thanks to advances in skin care, individuals have several options to choose from to improve your skin and complexion. Laser skin rejuvenation is one non-surgical option to improve minor issues with your skin. If you are curious about laser skin rejuvenation, Dr. Ali Ghafouri of Arizona Oculoplastic Specialists shares the benefits of this innovative treatment.
As you age, wrinkles and fine lines form while other skin imperfections can arise due to genetics, sun damage and lifestyle habits (e.g., smoking, diet). Laser skin rejuvenation is able to treat a range of skin concerns and offers the following aesthetic benefits:
- Improved skin tone and texture
- Reduced pore sizes
- Improved appearance of acne scarring, liver spots and age spots
- Younger-looking, healthier skin
- Smooths out wrinkles and fine lines
Laser skin rejuvenation can be used to treat the neck and facial areas including the delicate skin around the eyes and mouth.
Laser skin rejuvenation procedures and therapies work differently from surgical cosmetic procedures. Surgical procedures like facelift and eyelid surgery alter the superficial tissues and skin to create a younger-looking appearance. Laser skin rejuvenation procedures target cells that lie beneath the upper layers of the skin to promote collagen regeneration. Collagen is the protein responsible for tight, elastic skin. By promoting the collagen regeneration process, laser skin rejuvenation improves one’s skin health and beauty.
Unlike surgical procedures, laser treatments do not require incisions, bandages and general anesthesia. As a result, laser treatments come with less potential risks and complications than surgical procedures. Laser skin rejuvenation does come with minor side effects that typically dissipate within a few days after treatment. Side effects include swelling and redness. Dr. Ghafouri or a member of his team can go over the side effects and rare complications of your treatment in detail with you during a personal consultation. Laser treatments can also be performed with little to virtually no pain. Many laser treatments have a built in cooling mechanism that protects tissue and skin and keeps patients comfortable during sessions.
Surgical procedures like facelift are effective but do require some downtime. Patients should expect to take a week or two off from work and normal activities. With facelift and other surgical options, the final results can take up to a year to become visible. Laser skin rejuvenation procedures typically do not require any downtime. The results from laser treatments are visible almost immediately after the procedure and continue to improve in the ensuing days and weeks.
Laser skin treatments come with no surgical, anesthesia or facility fees, unlike surgical procedures. Because of this, many patients find laser skin treatments a great and affordable option for rejuvenating the skin.
So Many Options to Choose From!
At Arizona Oculoplastic Specialists, we believe in providing our patients several treatment options to choose from so they can meet their unique skin care needs. Dr. Ghafouri or another member of our team can recommend the treatment that is best for your skin type, needs and goals.
To learn more about laser skin rejuvenation options we offer, please schedule a personal consultation. Call (480) 905-1010 today.