Hard on Your Skin This Summer? Laser Resurfacing May be Able to Help Your Facial Aging

Laser skin resurfacing atlantaNow that summer is over and you are back into a routine, don’t neglect your skin’s needs. During the summertime people sometimes ignore the damaging effects of the sun such as permanent skin damage, sun spots, premature wrinkles and aging.  With fall around the corner, Laser Lights Cosmetic Laser Center wants you to have healthy and youthful-looking skin all year long.

Laser skin resurfacing treatments can be used to treat facial wrinkles, dark spots, acne scars and more.  At Laser Lights we offer the fractionated (Fraxel) CO2 laser and Erbium laser technologies. Unlike traditional CO2 lasers that could leave a visible line between treated and untreated skin, the Fraxel laser targets very precise areas to allow for a more tailored treatment for a patient’s individual needs. This treatment helps increase collagen and elastin production while generating new skin on the face.  The Fraxel laser can also be used to treat the neck, chest and hands of men and women.

For slighter blemishes such as brown spots, mild facial imperfections or wrinkles, the Erbium laser may be recommended. The Erbium laser removes the outermost layer of skin to stimulate collagen production in the deep layers. Since the Erbium layer only penetrates the top layers of skin, the treatment is better suited for more superficial skin conditions like fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes and mouth.

As we begin to spend more time indoors and less time outside, it is an optimal time to consider laser skin resurfacing treatments. Although laser skin resurfacing can be done year round, it’s important to stay out of the sun after treatment to avoid hyperpigmentation. If you would like to schedule a consultation or receive more information about our other services, please call our office. To stay updated on the latest laser technology and news be sure to connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google +.