Posts for: June, 2019
Your skin takes a lot of abuse everyday, from being exposed to the damaging rays of the sun and bacteria to windy, inclement weather that zaps moisture. So no wonder the skin begins to look dull and rough over time. Luckily, our Edina, MN, cosmetic dermatologist Drs. Whitney and Dawn Tope at Academic Dermatology offers skin rejuvenation treatment to help improve the health and appearance of your skin.
What is skin rejuvenation treatment?
Skin rejuvenation, also referred to as skin resurfacing, is a cosmetic treatment that corrects certain irregularities in the skin often using lasers or special lights in order to target and treat these issues. Among the comprehensive dermatology services we offer here in Edina, MN, our skin specialists also offer laser skin rejuvenation treatments that can be tailored to meet your cosmetic needs.
How does skin rejuvenation work?
A special laser is directed over the skin where this powerful source of energy penetrates the outer layers of the skin, which often contain the most damage. By removing these layers, we can reveal healthier and more radiant skin underneath. Furthermore, laser skin treatment also stimulates the production of collagen, which is crucial for firmness and elasticity. Over the years, as our bodies stop producing as much collagen, we start to notice the effects (e.g. sagging, drooping skin). These treatments can boost collagen production to improve tone and texture as we get older.
What issues can skin rejuvenation improve or correct?
Many people have received incredible results with laser skin rejuvenation because it’s such a versatile, safe and effective way to treat a wide range of problems such as,
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Hyperpigmentation (age spots; sun damage; birthmarks)
- Blotchy, uneven skin tone
- Textured, rough skin
- Superficial acne scars
- Enlarged pores
How long the treatment takes will depend on what area or areas of the face you are treating. Smaller regions may only take about 30-45 minutes, while larger areas (e.g. the entire face) can take up to two hours to complete.
Once the procedure is over, our dermatologist will bandage the area to keep the sensitive, healing area free from infection. We will also provide you with self-care instructions for the recovery process to promote faster healing without complications.
How long is the recover process after laser skin rejuvenation?
The recovery process is different for everyone. How long it takes for your skin to heal will depend on several factors including your own health and what problems were treated. An average recovery can take anywhere from 10 to 20 days.
Drs. Whitney and Dawn Tope at Academic Dermatology in Edina, MN, are dedicated to helping you get back that youthful glow once again. If you have questions about getting laser skin rejuvenation treatment and whether you are an ideal candidate for treatment then call our office at (952) 746-6090 today!