How Laser Skin Resurfacing Works to Revitalize Your Complexion

Dec 13, 2023
How Laser Skin Resurfacing Works to Revitalize Your Complexion
Is glowing skin on your holiday wish list this year? While you’re out holiday shopping, don’t forget to treat yourself. Here’s how laser skin resurfacing can revitalize your complexion and give you the glow you’ve always wanted.

Wishing your face glowed a bit more? Achieving a radiant complexion is a common aesthetic goal, and it’s within your grasp here at Aurora OB/GYN. Board-certified OB/GYN Karen Allsup, FACOG, MD, and her team offer laser skin resurfacing to help you reach your aesthetic goals. 

Here’s how laser skin resurfacing works to revitalize your complexion.

What is laser skin resurfacing?

Laser skin resurfacing is a facial rejuvenation procedure that uses concentrated beams of laser light to enhance the appearance of your skin. This noninvasive treatment targets specific skin concerns by removing the outer layer of damaged or aged skin to correct common skin concerns.

Here’s how it revitalizes your complexion.

Laser skin resurfacing eliminates the top layer of dull, dead skin

Laser skin resurfacing can resurface and exfoliate your skin. Unlike exfoliating scrubs or chemical peels, laser resurfacing exfoliates your skin through the power of light energy. The light energy warms up the top layer of your skin and vaporizes it. As dull, dead skin is removed, you’ll notice a reduction in imperfections such as fine lines, wrinkles, scars, and pigmentation irregularities. 

Laser skin resurfacing corrects hyperpigmentation

The state-of-the-art Icon™ laser system — used here at Aurora OB-GYN — safely and effectively targets pigmentation concerns, such as sun spots, birthmarks, dark spots, and freckles. The procedure harnesses laser light energy to selectively break down pigmented cells within your skin, leading to a more even skin tone.

It precisely targets treatment areas

Laser skin resurfacing is a very precise treatment. During your treatment, Dr. Allsup accurately targets specific areas of your skin. Whether you’re focused on hyperpigmentation, wrinkles, or areas of roughened skin texture, the laser energy is adjustable so Dr. Allsup can focus on your problem areas. In other words, laser skin resurfacing revitalizes your complexion because it addresses what and where you want it to.

Laser skin resurfacing boosts collagen production

Your body already makes collagen. In fact, it’s the most abundant form of protein in your body. The word collagen is derived from the Greek word for “glue,” and it’s no surprise why. Collagen is what gives your skin elasticity and firmness. However, collagen production naturally slows down as you age. This can cause lax skin, fine lines, and wrinkles. 

Enter laser skin resurfacing. Beyond the immediate removal of damaged skin, laser resurfacing stimulates collagen production. The controlled injury induced by the laser prompts your skin to generate new collagen fibers. As more collagen is produced, you’ll notice a smoother, more youthful appearance over time.

What can laser skin resurfacing do for you?

To sum it up, laser skin resurfacing works by vaporizing the top layer of dull, dead skin and encouraging your body to produce more collagen. 

The versatility of the Icon system makes it a go-to choice for addressing a spectrum of skin imperfections. Laser skin resurfacing with Icon is designed to reduce the appearance of:

  • Acne scars 
  • Age spots
  • Facial veins
  • Stretch marks
  • Sun damage
  • Surgical scars
  • Wrinkles

In addition to laser skin resurfacing, Dr. Allsup also uses laser energy in another way: to eliminate unwanted body hair permanently. Laser hair removal works similarly. Instead of heating and vaporizing dull skin, it targets hair follicles. The light energy heats hair follicles and damages them. When hair follicles are damaged, they won’t produce hair. Many women use laser hair removal on their face (upper lip or chin area) to further reach their aesthetic goals.

If you’d like to explore the possibilities of laser skin resurfacing (or laser hair removal) in San Antonio, Texas, call us at 210-547-4700. You can also book your laser skin resurfacing consultation online.