If you spent some time in the sun this past summer, your skin could be paying the price for it. The ultraviolet rays of the sun can cause more problems than just surface-level blemishes. They can accelerate the skin aging process and contribute to the development of fine lines and wrinkles.
Fortunately, with today’s technology, laser therapy can resurface and repair
sun-damaged skin. Board-certified anti-aging medicine specialist David Reeves, MD, FACOG, and the team at Medical Aesthetics & Laser in The Woodlands, Texas, offer a range of laser treatments to resurface, rejuvenate, and tighten sun-damaged skin.
Although your skin protects you from the elements, excessive sun exposure can disrupt some of its vital cellular processes. Photoaging occurs when ultraviolet light from the sun and/or tanning beds permanently damages the skin's structure.
Ultraviolet light, particularly UV-A light, stimulates melanin production, which can result in dark spots. Furthermore, UV-A rays can degrade collagen and damage DNA, which can hamper your skin’s ability to heal and replace lost collagen. These changes can gradually erode your skin's radiance and suppleness.
Signs of sun damage include:
Laser therapy is a noninvasive approach to repairing and regenerating sun-damaged skin cells. It can make your skin smoother, brighter, and give it a more even tone.
Furthermore, laser treatments are painless and require little recovery time.
Laser therapy rejuvenates skin and leaves you with smoother, clearer skin by causing controlled damage to specific areas. This stimulates the growth of new, healthy skin. And, fractional laser micro-beams penetrate the deepest layers of your skin to stimulate collagen production.
Lasers produce high-energy light beams and have a specific molecular target, whereas sunlight has a broad light spectrum and damages at random. Because lasers stimulate the natural production of collagen and repair continues for several months after treatment, laser skin resurfacing can produce long-lasting results.
One type of laser treatment we offer is a fractional laser treatment. These treatments resurface a fraction of the skin and help improve the skin overall A fractional laser makes tiny holes in your skin, and these controlled wounds allow the skin to heal in a more cosmetically acceptable way. This treatment can improve skin tone and texture and even help reverse precancerous changes in skin cells.
The Medical Aesthetics & Laser team offers several fractional laser therapies, including:
Each therapy addresses different aspects of sun damage and skin aging, from uneven skin tone and texture to fine lines and hyperpigmentation.
We also offer other types of laser treatments, which can also address a number of skin concerns. They include the following:
BBL is a photofacial treatment that uses broadband light to address early signs of aging, such as fine lines and wrinkles, sun damage, and uneven skin tone and texture. Compared with other laser treatments, BBL is gentler and less invasive.
The MicroLaser Peel® provides total skin rejuvenation in treatments that take about the same amount of time as grabbing your morning coffee. It’s an epidermal peel that uses a short-pulsed erbium laser to remove the skin's outermost layers.
This treatment consistently produces outstanding results for fine lines and wrinkles, acne scars, and skin texture. The MicroLaser Peel is a mid-level resurfacing treatment that targets problem areas on the skin's surface.
ClearSilk® is a gentle laser treatment that works on all skin types and provides subtle results.
Once the skin reaches the desired temperature, the heat stimulates the body's natural healing response to help address redness, fine lines, wrinkles, and mild scarring.
ClearV® treats visible vessels, broken capillaries, spider veins, vascular lesions, and skin discoloration safely and effectively.
If you can’t wait to have fabulous skin, give us a call at 281-419-2220. A knowledgeable team member is waiting to assist you in scheduling your consultation. You can also book an appointment online with the Medical Aesthetics & Laser team today.