Will Laser Treatments Smooth Out My Wrinkles?
When we think of age, we often think of one thing: wrinkles. No matter how hard we try, eventually, our skin will begin to sag and show the signs of all of our years of life. Fortunately, however, there are numerous options available to smooth out the skin texture of your face by removing wrinkles and other skin irregularities. At Lynch Vein & Aesthetics, we offer laser skin resurfacing in order to help our patients in Peoria, AZ feel confident about the face they see in the mirror. Our experienced team, led by board-certified general surgeon Dr. Matthew Lynch, are experts in utilizing laser technology to attain stunning results for our clientele.
What is laser skin resurfacing?
Often times, when we think of how to get rid of the wrinkles on our face, we think of invasive procedures that require surgery and lengthy amounts of recovery. Worst of all, these methods usually involve some form of scarring. Laser skin resurfacing is a facial rejuvenation method that treats the skin without the need for a scalpel or even a needle. Our facility in Peoria, AZ utilizes the Harmony XL Pro and Opus® Plasma technologies to treat wrinkles, as well as a number of other issues, including uneven skin tone, acne scars, and fine lines. During your initial consultation, Dr. Lynch will keep your skin and goals in mind when deciding which of these devices to use during the laser treatment for your face.
How does laser skin resurfacing improve skin texture and complexion?
In order to revitalize the skin, the laser uses thermal energy to form microscopic columns that target the dermis and epidermis of the skin. These columns, in turn, stimulate the body's production of collagen and elastin, which help to shrink large pores and wrinkles, boost firmness, and create a more even skin tone and texture. While the laser does produce thermal energy, it generally does not cause anything more than minor discomfort to the patient, with people comparing it to the sensation of tiny pinpricks. However, in cases where the patient is concerned about pain, we can use topical numbing medication to ensure they always feel comfortable.
What is the recovery process for laser skin resurfacing?
One of the biggest perks of laser skin resurfacing is the time it takes to recover. Due to its noninvasive nature, most patients are able to return to work within only a day or two. The targeted area will likely be hot to the touch for about an hour after the treatment. Mild swelling and redness can be expected, but should subside naturally after a few days. After 3 – 5 days, the skin will usually begin to peel. It is important during this time to refrain from picking at the peeling skin. Otherwise, you could cause long-lasting damage to the skin as it is still in the healing process. Our team at Lynch Vein & Aesthetics also recommends that patients wear sunscreen at every possible opportunity until the skin has healed, as it will be especially vulnerable to UV rays during this time. You'll slowly begin to notice results over the coming weeks and months, with final results usually being visible after around six months.
Get rid of wrinkles and fine lines in your face
Turn back the clock on your aging skin with the help of laser skin resurfacing at Lynch Vein & Aesthetics in Peoria, AZ. Our team is committed to providing the very best care possible when it comes to the cosmetic needs of our patients. Schedule your consultation with Dr. Matthew Lynch today to discuss whether laser skin resurfacing could be an effective form of treatment for you.