Developing sun spots, wrinkles, and other skin conditions can be extremely frustrating. Fortunately, you can easily reduce the signs of sun damage and renew your aging skin with photorejuvenation laser therapy. At Still Waters Day & Medical Spa in Pensacola, Florida, we can refresh your skin and improve your imperfections with this fantastic treatment. Read on to learn how this technique can enhance your skin.
How Many Photorejuvenation Treatments Are Typically Needed?
Receiving a photorejuvenation treatment can be an excellent way to improve your skin in a non-invasive manner. Although your individual results will vary, you may see a dramatic improvement in your skin after you receive a single treatment. That said, we may advise you to receive a series of treatments. For instance, receiving five to six treatment sessions may allow you to see significant results.
Designing a Treatment Plan
Your treatment plan will depend on the condition of your skin, the imperfections that you are trying to address, your aesthetic goals, and other factors. During your initial consultation, we will analyze your skin and talk about your goals and preferences. At this point, we can provide you with more details about the number of treatments that you are likely to need.
Maintaining Your New Look
Although this treatment is very effective, it will not stop your skin from aging. Further, if you are exposed to harmful ultra-violet rays in the future, you may develop additional sun damage. As a result, you may be happier with your skin if you receive regular maintenance treatments. During our initial meeting, we can develop a tentative maintenance schedule that can help you maintain a more youthful look.
Why Do I Have Wrinkles, Sun Damage, and Other Skin Issues?
When you were younger, you probably had glowing, smooth skin. Over time, however, you become increasingly likely to develop wrinkles, sun damage, and other skin issues. There are a variety of reasons why your skin changes as you age.
Declining levels of collagen and elastin can make your skin wrinkle and fold as you become older. As its name implies, elastin is a protein that helps your skin stay flexible and elastic. Similarly, collagen is a protein that keeps your skin firm and strong. As you age, your body’s production of these useful proteins begins to decline. As a result, your skin can weaken and crease. Wrinkles can appear on your face, hands, and other areas of your body.
The cumulative effects of sun damage can also change the appearance of your skin. Although you might enjoy spending time outside when the sun is bright, this habit isn’t very good for your skin. The sun emits dangerous ultra-violet rays that can harm your skin’s structure. As the years of repeated sun exposure build-up, you are more likely to notice the damaging effects of these rays. In particular, you might develop broken blood vessels and lines on your skin.
Rosacea is a condition that makes your skin appear red or flushed. You might also have prominent blood vessels on your face. Although the causes of this condition are not fully understood, your genes and age may increase your chances of developing rosacea. In addition, exposure to extreme temperatures, sunlight, or wind might cause your skin to become red. Eating certain foods and taking specific medications can also cause you to develop rosacea.
Dirt, oil, and sweat can make your pores appear to be larger and more noticeable. Your pores are openings in your skin that allow you to release sweat and oil. When these openings become clogged with excess oil or other materials, they may stretch. Although this process generally isn’t harmful, you might not like how your enlarged pores look.
Age spots are small dark areas that can appear on your face, hands, and other locations on your body. These areas, which are also called sunspots, are caused by repeated exposure to the sun. Ultra-violet light increases your production of melanin. Over the years, this increased production can darken areas of your skin.
What Skin Conditions Can This Treatment Address?
One of the main benefits of this treatment is how many different skin conditions it can address. Many cosmetic treatments can only improve one skin issue at a time. In contrast, this versatile treatment can improve a wide variety of issues and imperfections during a single treatment.
Renewing Your Skin
This treatment can make your fine lines and age spots less noticeable. It may also reduce the signs of accumulated sun damage. Further, it can firm and tighten your skin. You are likely to be pleased when you see how much younger you look after you receive this treatment.
Minimizing Your Imperfections
This treatment can be a great way to address many different imperfections on your skin, including uneven skin tone, large pores, and broken blood vessels. It can also improve redness that is associated with rosacea.
What Areas of My Body Can This Treatment Improve?
This treatment can be used to enhance the skin in many different areas of your body.
Reversing the Signs of Age
Your face, neck, chest, arms, and hands are some of the first places to show the negative signs of age. Further, since these areas are often exposed to sunlight, they may have noticeable signs of sun damage. As a result, you might want to use this treatment to rejuvenate these features.
Enhancing Other Features
This treatment can enhance the skin in other areas of your body. During your initial consultation, we will analyze your skin and talk about the improvements that you would like to achieve. We will tell you whether this treatment can be used in your desired location.
What Will My Appointment Be Like?
This is usually a very easy and gentle treatment. We may begin your treatment by administering a topical anesthetic to your target area. This additional step may help you feel comfortable during the rejuvenation process.
Once the anesthetic has taken effect, we will transmit laser energy to your treatment area. This is generally a comfortable process, and you should be relaxed during this portion of your treatment. This treatment usually has a fairly minimal recovery time. You are likely to return to your usual schedule almost immediately after you receive this treatment.
Can I Perform This Treatment on Myself?
You might have come across at-home devices and machines that promise to provide you with the same results as a professional photorejuvenation treatment. These machines have some significant drawbacks. Although they might improve some skin issues, at-home devices are unlikely to be as strong as the machines that healthcare professionals use. Further, if you use these devices incorrectly, you might damage your skin or make your existing conditions worse.
A Professional Approach
At Still Waters Day & Medical Spa, we have extensive experience using this technique in a precise, careful manner. We will use our training and skills to monitor you during your appointment. As a result, you are likely to achieve more significant improvements if you receive this treatment from us.
Can This Treatment Improve My Appearance Before My Wedding Day?
Achieving vibrant, beautiful skin can help you feel more confident on your wedding day. You may also look more attractive and youthful in the photographs that are taken during your special event. Since this treatment works fairly quickly, it is likely to improve your wrinkles, sun damage, or other skin conditions before your big day.
Designing a Bridal Beauty Plan
We can design a comprehensive beauty plan that can help you feel beautiful on your special day. Your customized program may include injectable treatments, facials, and other cosmetic treatments. Although your plan will be unique, we may advise you to receive a photorejuvenation treatment about nine months before your wedding date.
Can Men Use This Treatment?
Like women, men can develop sun damage, wrinkles, age spots, and other skin conditions. In today’s visual world, it’s common for these issues to make men feel less confident and attractive. Fortunately, this cosmetic treatment works on men and women. As a result, this technique can help men enhance their skin and feel better about how they look.
What Is the Difference Between This Treatment and a Facial Peel?
These cosmetic techniques can address some of the same skin conditions and issues. That said, each treatment uses a unique method to enhance your skin.
During a peel, we will administer a customized solution to your target area. We offer a fantastic range of peels that can treat many different skin issues. For instance, our SkinCeuticals Advanced Corrective Peel uses clinical-grade acids and phenylethyl resorcinol to enhance your skin. This peel can minimize enlarged pores, even your skin’s tone, and treat discoloration.
Our most intense peel is our Original Obagi Blue Peel. This sophisticated peel uses chemical reagents to improve wrinkles and acne scars. This treatment will help your body remove damaged skin and replace it with healthy new tissues.
Choosing a Treatment
Since peels and photorejuvenation treatments can address many of the same issues, you might be uncertain about which treatment is best for you. During your initial consultation, we can provide you with more details about our range of cosmetic treatments. We will also discuss the specific issues that you would like to improve. We will use this information to design a customized treatment plan for you.
Who Is a Suitable Candidate for This Treatment?
If you are dealing with sun damage, wrinkles, and other imperfections, you may be an ideal candidate for this treatment. That said, this treatment does not work on all skin types. During your initial consultation, we will analyze your skin and determine whether you can benefit from this treatment. If not, we can suggest other aesthetic treatments that may be a better fit for you.
Certain temporary skin conditions and illnesses may also prevent you from receiving this treatment. For instance, you should not get this treatment while you have a sunburn on your target area, active cold sores, or fever blisters. Similarly, you cannot attend your appointment if you have shingles, a fever, or an active infection. You should be able to resume your treatment once you have recovered from your skin issue or illness.
Renew and Refresh Your Skin
You don’t need to go through life with age spots, sun damage, and other imperfections. Photorejuvenation laser therapy can minimize the appearance of these issues and enhance your skin in a non-invasive manner. You are likely to look much younger and more attractive after you receive this treatment. To learn more about how this technique can help you, contact us at Still Waters Day & Medical Spa in Pensacola, Florida for an initial consultation today.