After the cold temperatures of the Midwestern winter, everyone’s ready for warmer days and fun in the sun. But over time, those days spent in the sunshine show up on our skin in the form of uneven skin tone, uneven pigmentation, brown spots, and wrinkles.
While these imperfections aren’t dangerous to your health, they can be a blow to your self-esteem. Leslie Forrester, APRN, and the team at Wrinkle Fairy, with offices in Chicago, Oakbrook Terrace, Arlington Heights, and Naperville, Illinois, understand the embarrassment sun damage can bring.
That’s why we’re proud to offer laser skin resurfacing with the LaseMD™ and Fractora® laser systems. Take a moment to learn how laser skin resurfacing can help you say goodbye to brown spots and other sun damage!
Understanding sun damage
Unfortunately, the marks the sun leaves on your skin don’t fade along with the sun. In fact, the ultraviolet rays from the sun create lasting damage when they hit your skin, breaking down the cells faster than normal. While your body can repair the damage when you’re young, as early as your 20s your collagen production begins to decline.
When your body is no longer able to keep up with the damage caused by the sun, photoaging, or premature aging of the skin, results and brown spots, uneven pigmentation, wrinkles, and more appear. In fact, researchers believe about 80% of the visible signs of aging happen as a result of sun damage.
How laser resurfacing helps
Laser resurfacing harnesses the power of heat and light energy to boost your body’s production of collagen and remove the top layer of skin, immediately improving your appearance. The short pulses of concentrated light from the laser enter your skin, stimulating the underlying tissues.
As your body creates new, healthy skin cells, the appearance of wrinkles, brown spots, and other sun damage diminishes. Laser skin resurfacing also improves your skin’s tone and texture, giving you healthy, younger-looking skin!
Understanding the procedure
Laser resurfacing treatments are noninvasive, so you don’t have to worry about needles and injections. Before beginning treatment, your provider cleans your skin to reduce your risk of infection and applies a topic numbing agent to help you stay comfortable.
You can leave immediately after your appointment. Recovery time ranges from minimal to three to seven days, depending on the intensity of your laser treatment. Your provider discusses what you can expect before your session.
Results appear gradually as your body’s natural healing process kicks in, with full results taking about six weeks. With the right skincare, results can last for years. Your Wrinkle Fairy provider can recommend specific products to use so you get the most out of your laser resurfacing treatment.
Candidates for laser resurfacing
Laser resurfacing is an FDA-approved treatment that’s safe and effective for most patients hoping to reverse sun damage.
Getting treatment from trained and experienced professionals, like Leslie and the skilled team at Wrinkle Fairy is essential for optimal results. Before recommending any treatment, we evaluate your health history and skin condition to provide the best treatment options for you.
Don’t live with brown spots or other sun damage any longer! Contact the Wrinkle Fairy office nearest you and say goodbye to sun-damaged skin with laser resurfacing!