While summertime is usually the most special time of the year because of the warm weather and the fun that can be had outdoors and on vacation with family and friends, it can also be the most damaging time of the year for the skin. The sun is incredibly dangerous as it pours its rays down on unprotected skin. Perhaps you are now reaping the results of poor skin protection from the sun over the years, or you are left with wrinkles and spots on your skin despite your best attempts to use broad-spectrum sunscreen and stay in the shade whenever possible. This is where laser skin resurfacing can help you.
The Ease of Orange County Skin Resurfacing Treatment
Laser skin resurfacing or rejuvenation is an easy, noninvasive treatment that can be done in the comfort of our clinic. While you may need two or more treatments for the best results, this is a fast procedure that requires very little downtime. The entire treatment should last 30 minutes or less. You will be comfortable the entire time thanks to a local anesthetic that keeps the treated skin pain-free. While you may want to take a day or two off work following your treatment to rest and let any skin redness dissipate, you will still be able to be physically active.
With this treatment, we use a special medical-grade laser to direct laser energy at the surface of your skin. This heats up the surface of your skin as well as the underlying layers, causing the skin to change from the inside out. Dead skin cells will be removed by the body, and other cells will be made healthier and more vibrant. Collagen and elastin beneath the skin will be targeted to increase, and new skin cells will develop.
As you are getting ready to enjoy the sun this year, be sure to protect yourself with sunscreen and wide-brimmed hats. If you have old damage that you want to treat, call OC Cosmetic Surgery Clinique today, and ask about laser skin resurfacing.