Laser Skin Rejuvenation
As time passes, the skin is exposed to environmental factors that contribute to a dull or aged appearance. Laser skin rejuvenation utilizes innovative technologies to target cosmetic concerns in the uppermost layers of the skin and restore a more youthful aesthetic. This nonsurgical treatment is customized to each patient’s specific condition to produce optimal rejuvenation results.
Candidates for Laser Skin Rejuvenation
Candidates for laser skin rejuvenation must be healthy and have a realistic expectation of their treatment.
Patients may consider laser skin rejuvenation if they can relate to the following aesthetic concerns:
- Poor skin texture
- A dull complexion
- Skin laxity
- Acne scars
- Enlarged pores
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Sun damage
Laser Skin Rejuvenation Options
Sciton® SkinTyte™ is a broadband light treatment that tightens the skin by delivering controlled heat energy to the deeper levels of the dermis. The body responds by creating new collagen, resulting in firmer, softer, and more youthful skin. Powerful external cooling ensures patient comfort throughout the procedure. SkinTyte™ can be used virtually anywhere on the body that presents mild-to-moderate skin laxity, including the face, neck, abdomen, arms, knees, and buttocks. However, it is not intended for addressing severely loose tissue or fatty areas. It is safe for all skin types, including tanned skin. Patients usually notice an improvement after just one treatment, but up to six sessions are needed to achieve optimal results.
The Sciton® MicroLaserPeel™ is highly effective for patients who desire overall skin improvement. This treatment targets various conditions that result from the aging process and certain lifestyle choices, including wrinkles, acne scars, sun spots, enlarged pores, and uneven texture. This unique laser meticulously removes the outermost layers of skin at precise depths, revealing the smoother, healthier, and more vibrant skin underneath. The healing time following this treatment is approximately two to six days, depending on the intensity of the peel and the size of the treated area.
South Beach Laser Treatment
South Beach laser treatment is a light resurfacing solution that combines MicroLaserPeel™ with Aura-i™ and Lyra-i™ laser technologies. Men and women who are up to 45 years of age with light or medium skin and mild-to-moderate signs of aging are the best candidates for South Beach laser treatment. To achieve the best results, patients are advised to schedule this procedure once per month for four months. Additionally, a South Beach laser treatment program can be alternated with the Arctic Peel for optimal rejuvenation effects.
The Arctic Peel addresses multiple imperfections by first using SkinTyte™ technology to tighten loose skin and following with MicroLaserPeel™ to minimize superficial concerns. Patients who are up to 45 years of age with mild-to-moderate facial aging and light or medium skin may qualify for this procedure. Similarly to South Beach laser treatment, the Arctic Peel produces the best outcome when scheduled once per month for four months.
Recovery After Laser Skin Rejuvenation
Patients may experience some redness and flaking following their laser skin rejuvenation procedure. There is no significant downtime associated with laser skin rejuvenation. However, it is recommended to avoid direct sun exposure, the use of makeup, and hair removal until cleared by your doctor. Dr. Apodaca will provide you with aftercare instructions that reflect your unique treatment.
Laser Skin Rejuvenation Results
The results of a laser skin rejuvenation procedure continue to improve for several weeks after treatment. The treated areas are still susceptible to aging and damage, so it is important to adopt a healthy lifestyle to maintain the effects for longer.