Many factors, from aging to sun exposure, can cause visible flaws and imperfections in your skin. Your skin is your body’s largest organ, and is also what people tend to see first when you’re moving around the world, so it makes sense that you want to take excellent care of your skin, including paying attention to your skin’s appearance.
At Longoria OBGYN in El Paso, Texas, Dr. Leonardo Longoria offers strategies for improving your skin appearance including laser treatment using the Icon® laser system by Cynosure®. Here are just some of the ways laser treatment could improve the appearance of your skin, for the summer and beyond.
1. Get rid of dark spots
With the Icon laser system, Dr. Longoria and his team use the power of heat energy to erase skin imperfections like dark spots, sun damage, and melasma. The Icon laser system is fully adjustable, allowing Dr. Longoria to tailor your treatment to your unique skin care needs.
Laser energy heats dark spots without harming the rest of the surface of your skin. That’s how fractional laser skin resurfacing treatment can effectively clear your skin of dark areas of abnormal pigmentation caused by sun damage or other dermatology issues.
2. Stimulate collagen
Laser treatment doesn’t just address the outer layers of your skin. Heat energy from the Icon laser system also penetrates to the deeper layers, where it kick-starts your natural cellular regeneration and healing capabilities.
Over the weeks following your treatment session, your body’s production of collagen increases. Collagen gives your skin its firm, smooth, and even appearance. You might notice increased fullness and evenness in your skin texture following laser treatment.
3. Hide lines and wrinkles
Increased deep-tissue production of collagen also helps reduce the appearance of visible fine lines and wrinkles. Renewed collagen pads out the planes of your face, effectively erasing your wrinkles for a more youthful look achieved with no surgery and minimal downtime.
4. Erase scars and stretch marks
The same collagen-increasing effect of laser therapy that helps hide lines and wrinkles can also work overtime to fill in scars and erase stretch marks. You may need multiple laser treatment sessions to see your best possible scar reversal results.
5. Simplify body hair removal
Dr. Longoria can also use the Icon laser system to help you with unwanted body hair concerns, more fully revealing the smooth surface of your perfected skin. In laser hair removal, laser energy targets the pigmentation of your body hairs, heating and permanently damaging the follicle that produces the hair.
It takes a few sessions for full laser hair removal treatment, but once you’re done, unwanted body hair won’t grow back.
To learn more about all the ways laser treatment could improve your skin for the summer season and for years to come, get in touch with Dr. Longoria at Longoria OBGYN today. Schedule your initial consultation appointment online or over the phone now.