Treating skin annoyances like sagging, fine wrinkles, age spots, and mild acne scars has never been easier. Many of the options available to correct these issues are so quickly done, you can stop by our office on your lunch hour. They are safe and effective and can do wonders to restore a vibrant, youthful appearance that can last for years. Curious about how it works and if you may be a good candidate? Keep reading for all you need to know!
What Are Pores? Why Are Mine So BIG?
Let’s talk pores. First of all, what are pores? The skin is the largest human organ and it’s covered with millions of pores that allow the skin to “breathe.” In each pore is a tiny hair (except on the palms of the hands and the bottoms of the feet). Each pore on the face, back, chest, and groin contains a hair follicle with a gland inside it, called the sebaceous gland, which produces oil or sebum. When this gland releases, the sebum rises to the top and collects in the pore. Hormones play a large role in how and when the sebaceous gland releases.
Many say wrinkles are a sign of wisdom and maturity. Smile lines and crow’s feet signify a life lived happily. While that may be the case, it’s difficult to escape social and cultural demands that we all retain a youthful appearance that begins with the face. Unfortunately, the face is where we tend to see wrinkles appear first!
As we get older and start to notice changes in our skin, we are most likely to notice the wrinkles around our eyes first. This skin is the most delicate of all the body and will quickly show signs of ageing and fatigue. There are fewer collagen and elastin fibers around the eye making it more prone to sagging and wrinkling. On top of its delicate nature, the skin around our eyes can show unique conditions such as puffiness, dark circles, milia, wrinkles, and loss of firmness. This is why there is such a massive market for under eye creams and treatments. If you have been throwing your money at these products without real results, you may be considering Laser Skin Resurfacing. Let’s take a look at the procedure and common outcomes as well as risks and recovery times.
If you’ve been thinking about getting some kind of skin rejuvenation treatment, but you’re still on the fence, here’s a fact that should help you decide. Our Raval team members are so impressed with what various treatments can do, we take advantage of them ourselves! If we can do it – and love the results – so can you! Here are 5 of our favorites:
Acne affects both teens and adults, women and men. In fact, the American Academy of Dermatology notes that acne incidence in adults is on the rise, affecting as many as 15% of women into their 30s and 40s. As if acne itself isn’t frustrating enough, it can leave behind permanent scars. Fortunately, laser acne scar treatment can significantly improve both the texture and tone of your skin.
Laser treatment stands out as an effective option for a wide array of skin issues, from hyperpigmentation and wrinkles to scarring, birthmarks, and certain veins. While it is appropriate for most skin types, those of you with sensitive skin may be wondering if laser treatment is right for you.
If you’re starting out with sensitive skin or eczema, both of which compromise your skin’s barrier function, you may experience more sensitivity than that which is typical of a patient with non-sensitive skin.
The good news is that with the right laser, pre- and post-care, and provider, many people with sensitive skin can benefit from well-executed laser skin treatment.
The laser technology used in skin treatment is proven to effectively firm, tighten, and add radiance to your skin in a manner less invasive than traditional cosmetic surgery, making it a popular option for people with a variety of skin complaints. While the technology improves rapidly, it still feels new to many people, thus prompting questions about the risks of laser skin treatment. Highly trained providers can provide the most current laser treatments suitable to your skin to minimize any risk and maximize results.
Human skin is quite amazing. For instance, the average adult has approximately 21 square feet of skin and more than 11 miles of blood vessels! It is your body’s largest organ and it renews itself every 28 days by shedding dead cells to reveal fresh, new skin. It plays a vital role by detecting temperature, protecting the underlying structures of the body like muscles, bones, and internal organs. Perhaps most incredible is that changes in your skin can indicate health issues, protecting you on a whole different level.
The latest advanced laser tools are so versatile, we can use them to treat several different skin issues. We can improve the appearance of acne and other scars, or remove excess or unwanted hair. And, of course, we can help you achieve younger and healthier-looking facial skin by minimizing lines and wrinkles as well as other imperfections.