Skin Rejuvenation in Edina, MN

Skin Rejuvenation

Many people would say that the quality they want most in their skin is softness, but have you ever considered how tough your skin is? Just think about it—what other part of your body is exposed to the sun, weather, and bacteria as often and in such great quantities as much as your skin is? Even if you may not realize it, your skin takes a beating almost every day. It is important to take good care of your skin, as it is usually the first line of defense from the elements that can cause greater harm to your body.

Your skin has always taken care of you. What are you doing to take care of it?

What Causes Skin Irregularities?

Obviously, skin type varies from person to person. Your genetics, age, health, and lifestyle all factor into the composition and complexion of your skin. Freckles, for example, are one type of irregularity that occurs in the pigment of the skin. Acne and wrinkles are also common skin conditions that affect the overall appearance of the face as well as the rest of body. As people age, their skin often loses its tautness and its tone or color may start to dull. Luckily, these conditions are all very treatable with skin rejuvenation therapies.

Skin rejuvenation comes in many forms and can correct or mask even the most troublesome of skin irregularities, including scars. Many people with vascular conditions have also had success in fading the visibility of their blood vessels through their skin with skin rejuvenation techniques.

What is Skin Rejuvenation?

Also known as “resurfacing,” skin rejuvenation therapies often include laser, light, or mechanical treatment methods to help bring life back to the skin. Laser treatment have been used effectively to correct pigmentation disorders and cover scars.

Among their wide range of services, laser skin treatments are available at Academic Dermatology. Dr. Whitney Tope has been a dermatologist for over ten years, and he personally performs all cosmetic and laser treatment. You simply won’t find any better quality care anywhere in the Edina, MN area than you will with him and his staff.

The success behind laser skin resurfacing is all thanks to the powerful light beam we use. By sending short pulses of light over the skin, we can remove the outermost layers of the skin that tend to contain the most damage. Removing dead layers of skin and heating up the new layers underneath can help to stimulate the production of collagen, which can boost skin’s elasticity and tone while also improving these common skin conditions:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Sun damage
  • Liver spots
  • Superficial scars
  • A dull complexion
  • Warts
  • Birthmarks
  • Enlarged pores

Once the procedure is complete, we will bandage up the area to prevent infection. We will give you full instructions on how to care for your skin and clean it while it heals. It is normal to experience some discomfort, redness, itchy, burning or swelling after treatment. Depending on the issue or issues you are treating with laser therapy, your recovery period may be anywhere from 10 to 21 days.

For more information on skin rejuvenation in Edina, MN,
call Academic Dermatology at (952) 746-6090 to schedule a consultation!