Laser skin resurfacing may be your answer for finding a way to regain that younger skin that you have been longing for since you first started to notice the signs of aging. Things like unwanted lines and wrinkles can be made to disappear. The sagging around your jowls and neck can be reduced as well. If these issues and other things that come with age bother you, a visit with our specialist to discuss the benefits of skin resurfacing may be in your best interest.
Lines and wrinkles begin to form when the skin starts to become loose. It does so because the body gradually produces less collagen with age. Collagen is a protein that the body produces in the lower layers of the skin to keep it full. As a result, it will remain tight enough to be free from wrinkles. As you age, the amount of collagen in your skin decreases. The reduction means the skin will start to loosen. This allows for the formation of lines and wrinkles, including crow’s feet near the eyes. You might also notice wrinkles around the mouth and across the forehead. The skin will begin to sag around the jowls and even in the neck. All these things lead to an older-looking appearance.
If you spent a lot of time soaking up the sun in your younger years, you could be paying the price for it today in the form of sun spots that are scattered across the skin. These spots develop when melanin, which supplies pigment to the skin, starts to gather in concentrated levels. These places will then appear darker than the surrounding skin. For some reason, repeated exposure to the sun through the years will cause the melanin to concentrate in patches as opposed to spreading out evenly throughout the skin. These spots invariably make a person look much older than they really are.
These and other signs of aging can be reversed with laser skin resurfacing. We offer this treatment with the Icon laser, which uses state-of-the-art technology to stimulate collagen production from the deeper layers of the skin. Not only will this help the skin become firmer and smoother, but it will also help reverse issues such as dark spots and acne scars.
The Icon laser offers a quick and convenient form of skin resurfacing, with each treatment lasting no more than 30 minutes. The experts at Northern California Wellness are pleased to serve El Dorado Hills with laser skin resurfacing, and we would be happy to help you learn more. Contact us today to schedule your first appointment!