If you are no longer satisfied with the appearance of your skin and you are trying to figure out how to achieve a younger look once again, you should take a closer look at laser skin treatments. A type of laser can be chosen that will match up with your needs and desired outcome. You may find these treatments to be attractive alternatives to surgical procedures.
While there are several specific types of lasers available, they fall into one of two fundamental types: ablative and non-ablative with ablative lasers being more aggressive. They work by directing highly concentrated pulses of light onto the skin and vaporizing the outer layer as a result. This will require the body to regenerate new skin tissue to replace what the laser destroyed. The new layer will be healthier and free from the blemishes that caused you to seek treatment in the first place.
Non-ablative lasers work by directing the energy into the lower layers of the skin while the outer layer is preserved. Very tiny penetrations of the skin may be done in such a way that the healthy tissue will be used to make the therapy more beneficial. The energy that is absorbed in the lower layers will convert to heat, which is what makes the treatment beneficial.
Of the skin conditions that can be improved with laser skin treatments, wrinkles and dark spots are the most common. Dark spots are usually caused by too much exposure to the sun over the years. The UV rays will eventually cause the melanin in the skin to gather in small patches in concentrated levels. Since the skin’s pigment comes from melanin, these concentrated places will show up in the form of sun spots that are scattered across the skin. Laser skin treatments can break up the concentrated melanin and give the skin a more even tone.
Lines and wrinkles are among the first signs of aging to show up. They develop when the skin becomes loose because it has lost some of its collagen, which is the substance that keeps the skin tight. As you age, the amount of collagen that the body produces naturally begins to decline. The heat from the laser will cause the skin to begin producing more of it. As the level increases, the skin will become tighter and the wrinkles will disappear accordingly.
Our professionals at Peachtree Dermatology can give you more detail about the specific brand of laser we may use in your case and can explain the benefits to you in more detail. If you want rejuvenated skin, you might want to take a closer look at the laser skin treatments we offer in Atlanta, GA. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and get started!