Skin issues can be daunting. Our faces are the first impressions we are giving to the world. Skin pigmentation issues, wrinkles, and skin tone and texture irregularities don’t represent the inner us. As we strive to make our outsides match our insides, laser technology has proven results.
Laser Technology: How does it work?
A laser (which stands for “light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation”) uses heat, sound, and light energy to cause a controlled abrasion, thus stimulating the body’s collagen response. The infusion of new collagen heals the area and creates fresh skin.
What skin conditions are helped by laser technology?
A common skin condition that 90% of the time occurs in women, but men can exhibit as well. It causes brown patches on cheeks, nose, forehead, chin, and/or upper lip. “Hormones seem to trigger melasma,” according to the American Academy of Dermatology Association. “It is so common during pregnancy that melasma is sometimes called ‘the mask of pregnancy.’”
A mark on the skin that is present at birth or appears soon after. It can be many colors from red to blue and is typically not indicative of an underlying disease. They are common and some will eventually fade away.
WebMD explains freckles as “extra patches of coloring (or pigment) under your skin. Doctors call them ephelides. You have them because of the genes you were born with.” They begin to appear in childhood and may continue until your early twenties. Ephelides are completely harmless. They can occur anywhere on your skin but are more prevalent on “arms, chest, face, and neck.” They may go away in winter and as you age.
Sun or age spots are another type of freckles that doctors call solar lentigines. The Mayo Clinic describes them as “flat, oval areas of increased pigmentation” that “occur on skin that has had the most sun exposure over the years, such as the backs of hands, tops of feet, face, shoulders and upper back.”
WARNING: Have your doctor take a look at spots that have bled or changed shape, size, or color.
A common skin condition that occurs more frequently in middle-aged white women. It manifests as “blushing or flushing and visible blood vessels in your face,” according to the Mayo Clinic. There is no cure, but laser treatments can help relieve the symptoms.
In an article for Marie Claire, broken capillaries are explained as “enlarged blood vessels just beneath the surface of the skin that look like bright, blood-red marks, usually in a spider- or branch-like pattern.” They can be caused by any number of things including alcohol consumption, skin trauma, cold weather, hot showers, and so on.
A sign of aging, thin, shallow lines start to appear on the face in one’s 30s, deepening and spreading as you get older. Lines are a result of the “natural breakdown of collagen and elastin in the skin.” This can be exacerbated by smoking, lifestyle choices, genetics, and sun exposure, says netdoctor.
“About 80% of people between the ages of 11 and 30 will have acne, and one out of five of that population will have scarring,” Cleveland Clinic informs us. The inflammation caused by acne inflames the pores and the pore walls breakdown creating either atrophic, or depressed, scars or hypertrophic, or keloid, scars. Some scars will be shallow and heal themselves quickly, while other scars require treatment. They are most prevalent on face, chest, and back.
General unevenness of texture & skin tone
The state of your facial skin is called texture and tone. The surface of your skin can become rough and uneven due to the elements, acne, aging, and ineffective exfoliation. It will appear as hyper pigmentation, dry patches, roughness, and red bumps.
How can we help you at Advanced Skin + Body Aesthetics?
As your trusted Lincoln aesthetics professionals, we pride ourselves on using only the latest technology and equipment, with a medically trained staff, to help men and women look as good as they feel…or maybe even better! We currently use the PiQo4 Laser by Lumenis, the Stellar M22™ IPL, the Stellar M22™ Photofractional, and the AcuPulse™ by Lumenis lasers.
The PiQ04 laser is different from others because it uses acoustic or sound energy rather than heat energy to obliterate discolorations of the skin. The PiQo4 laser is the only laser in the US that has four different wavelengths and the ability to deliver pulses in picoseconds, so that it targets just the unwanted pigment but spares normal surrounding skin. The PiQo4 has an advantage over other lasers and devices where bulk heating of surrounding tissues can cause increased tissue injury and patient downtime.
PiQo4 treatments target pigmentation and discoloration on the face, neck, chest, arms, back and hands. Treating issues like sun/age spots, melasma, and post inflammatory discolorations from acne. PiQ04 laser treatments tackle a wide range of pigment shades with high energy and fast results. It is effective for everything from birthmarks to discolored scars.
The Stellar M22™ Photorejuvenation treatment offers remarkable results on a range of skin concerns such as:
- Sun/age spots
- Broken capillaries.
The unique IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) technology penetrates the tissue and creates heat, targeting the skin imperfection in a controlled manner, resulting in a visible improvement in skin tone and overall appearance. We are able to customize the treatment according to your skin type and desired results, with maximum safety.
The Stellar M22™ Photofractional™ treatment is a complete skin rejuvenation solution, enabling our office to offer you remarkable results on a range of skin aging concerns such as:
- Sun/age spots
- Fine lines
- Acne scars
- Uneven texture & skin tone
This unique rejuvenation technology combines two solutions, IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) and ResurFX™ non-ablative skin resurfacing, so that both skin tone and texture can be treated sequentially. The M22™ IPL technology removes both unwanted pigmentation and blood vessels from the skin, while the ResurFX™ fractional laser stimulates the production of new collagen and elastic fibers in the deeper layers of the skin, producing radiant, youthful looking skin.
The new fractional CO2 AcuPulse™ laser by Lumenis is the gold standard for skin tightening and resurfacing, producing dramatic results in a single session. It combines 3 lasers in one device for improved efficiency. The AcuPulse can treat the following problems:
- Uneven texture
- Deep wrinkles
- Sun/age spots
- Pigmentation irregularities
- Acne scars
At Advanced Skin + Body Aesthetics, your Lincoln skin care specialists, we have state-of-the-art technologies, and the skills, experience, and expertise needed to deliver superior, personalized results for all of our patients. If you are ready to take the next step, contact us for your free consultation. Let the world see your best face today!
To learn more about what our lasers can do, check out our blog Regretting the Art: Tattoo Removal with the PiQo4 by Lumenis.
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