Your skin is your largest organ. It protects your insides from the outside world, but as a result, it can take a beating as you move through life. Skin is resilient, but damage from sun exposure and acne scars often result in a dull — or even wrinkled — complexion.
Seeing your skin age can leave you feeling less than your best. Lines, wrinkles, and lackluster skin can be embarrassing, but the good news is you don’t have to settle for these cosmetic problems any longer.
If you’re tired of tired-looking skin, it’s time to find out if laser resurfacing is right for you. Walter D. Gracia, MD, PA, and our aesthetic team specialize in complexion rejuvenation with the SmartXide DOT Laser®.
Laser resurfacing is a safe, effective aesthetic treatment when performed by the hands of professionals. Dr. Gracia and our team regularly recommend laser resurfacing for adults of all ages. Why? Because laser resurfacing can resolve numerous common cosmetic problems like:
Fine lines and wrinkles
Youthful skin contains collagen and elastin, two protein fibers that give it bounce and elasticity. As you get older, your skin produces less collagen and elastin. Fine lines and wrinkles form when the skin can’t bounce back as it used to from repeated facial expressions.
Along with fine lines, loose skin is a common issue that comes along with getting older. Decreasing collagen and elastin make the skin more delicate, and the fat below the surface of your skin begins deteriorating. The result is loose, sagging, or crepey skin.
The sun’s rays contain harmful ultraviolet (UV) light. UV light damages skin cells, and sun exposure is a top cause of lines, wrinkles, and uneven skin tone. A sunburn is an obvious sign of sun damage, but invisible damage builds up in all the layers of your skin over the years and it can age your skin.
Hyperpigmentation and other pigment irregularities make some patches of your skin look different than others. Sun damage can cause hyperpigmentation, sun spots, and age spots.
Dull skin tone
Dull skin tone often comes along with other cosmetic imperfections, particularly uneven texture and signs of aging. Whether it’s the result of fine lines, sun damage, or simply dead skin cells, dull skin tone is a common complaint for adults of all ages.
Pores are small holes in your skin that release oil and sweat. They vary in size, but large pores on your face can be unsightly. People with oily skin often have larger pores, because increased sebum production can make pores more noticeable. Enlarged pores are also a common problem for people with aging skin. As your skin sags, pores stretch and appear larger.
Scars form when your skin heals after an injury that damages the deeper layers of skin. One of the most common causes of facial scarring is severe acne. When your body heals, it sends extra collagen to the wound. This extra collagen often looks and feels different than surrounding tissue, creating a scar.
Whatever your skin woes, Dr. Gracia is here to help. Laser resurfacing safely removes the top layer of skin, stimulating healthy cell growth. The process eliminates many of the most common bothersome problems in one quick session and gives you a naturally beautiful, refreshed appearance without invasive cosmetic procedures.
Ready to reveal a fresh, revitalized complexion? Schedule a laser resurfacing consultation with Dr. Gracia to find out what this popular aesthetic treatment could do for your skin and your confidence. Call our team at 817-336-9450 or use the online booking feature to schedule.