How does laser wrinkle reduction work?

In most people, fine lines and wrinkles are the first signs of aging, making us look worn out and tired, even despite our best efforts with moisturizers and other superficial at-home treatments. The fact is, while moisturizing creams and lotions can help skin feel softer and more supple, to get rid of fine lines and wrinkles, we need something stronger to get rid of the upper layers of skin that have become damaged, and to stimulate a natural healing response that helps skin look and feel firmer, smoother and more youthful.

Chemical peels and dermabrasion used to be the primary options for treating wrinkles and lines, and while they can still be good choices for some age-related changes in the skin, in recent years laser wrinkle reduction has emerged as a top contender for men and women looking to turn back the dermal clock.

Laser Wrinkle Reduction: How It Works

Laser wrinkle reduction treatments can be used to soften the appearance of any wrinkles and lines, but they’re especially effective in treating wrinkles that form as a result of sun damage, illness, stress, smoking, genetics and gravity.

Laser treatments work in two ways: First, the laser delivers precise energy to the skin’s surface, gently removing tiny layers of skin to reveal smoother, undamaged skin beneath. Wrinkles and lines are softened and appear less noticeable, and very fine lines and wrinkles may be completely eradicated.

At the same time, the heat of the laser reaches the deeper layers of skin to stimulate the production of collagen, a special protein that builds and strengthens skin so it feels firmer and suppler to the touch. Collagen production begins right away as part of the body’s healing response, and it can continue for many weeks following your treatment so your the look and feel of your skin continues to improve.

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Having smoother, younger-looking skin can help you feel better about the way you look, and it can also help you feel more confident at work, especially in today’s youth-centric society. Laser wrinkle reduction is ideal for many patients, and it can be adjusted to suit each person’s individual skin type, degree of wrinkling and treatment goals. To find out more about laser wrinkle reduction and to decide if it could be a good choice for you, call Halo Laser and Aesthetic Medicine and schedule an appointment today.