Most minimally invasive cosmetic treatments can be scheduled at virtually any time of the year, but autumn is sometimes referred to as “laser season” because it’s much easier to have light-based sessions at this time when you don’t have to deal with heat and sunlight as much as during the spring and summer. The skin is highly sensitive to the sun’s rays after a laser skin resurfacing treatment, when it’s more prone to developing lasting hyperpigmentation. We tend to spend the shorter days indoors with our skin covered up as the temperatures drop, so sun exposure is less likely. Also, our summer tans will have usually faded by this time. Curious about what laser treatments can accomplish for your skin? Below are five of the main advantages of having laser skin resurfacing from our Los Angeles area Skin Care and Laser Physicians of Beverly Hills team.
1. They Can Soften Fine Lines and Wrinkles
Many of the wrinkles on your face are caused by extensive sun damage, chronological aging, or other types of damage from the environment. Laser skin resurfacing creates a controlled injury to stimulate collagen regeneration in the skin with heat, causing it to become smoother.
2. Lasers Tighten Sagging Skin
Loose skin on the face becomes a problem for many patients when their skin begins to lose its elasticity. This can cause some people to develop folds of skin around the lower jaw area and lose their normally tight facial contours. By encouraging collagen production, lasers can make your skin firmer and lifted.
3. They Make Your Skin Tone and Texture More Even
Lasers can correct various forms of mild to severe skin damage, including everything from age spots, acne scars, and other types of scars, to sunspots, rough patches of skin, and other blemishes.
4. Laser Treatments Are Generally Well Tolerated
Unlike surgical procedures, lasers do not require incisions. While the heat can be intense, there are many options for minimizing discomfort before, during, and after a session.
5. Precise, Thorough, and Fast Results Are Possible
One of the advantages laser skin resurfacing has over other options is that you can target specific, individual irregularities on the surface while accessing the deeper skin layers. This makes lasers an especially versatile option.
Learn more from our Skin Care and Laser Physicians of Beverly Hills dermatologists about laser skin resurfacing in the Los Angeles area, as well as other cosmetic procedures available this fall. Schedule a consultation by calling us at 310.246.0495, or write to us directly to request further details.Written by Dr. Derek Jones
Dr. Derek Jones is a renowned Los Angeles and Beverly Hills area dermatologist practicing in cosmetic and general dermatology.