Many of the body’s natural rejuvenating systems are dormant, waiting for major damage before kicking in and renewing skin tissue. The lasers and RF equipment at Essential Aesthetics and Laser in Charlotte, North Carolina, activates these body repair mechanisms without the need for invasive surgery. Call today and make an appointment to find out how skin resurfacing treatments may be right for you.
Skin resurfacing refers to a broad category rather than 1 type of treatment. It can be accomplished through lasers and RF equipment or by other means, such as microdermabrasion or chemical peels, which may require recovery time.
While offering microdermabrasion and chemical peels, Essential Aesthetics and Laser also uses 4 different CynoSure products, each of which targets non-invasive means of stimulating dermal tissue into rejuvenating activity. Given patients’ differences in skin tones and types, there’s not a single solution for all people, even within a technology group. Therefore, the clinic uses the Icon lasers, PicoSure® lasers, Pellevé®, and PelleFirm® RF systems to match the nature of the patient’s skin.
Unlike methods that work on the outer layers of skin, lasers and RF penetrate through these layers. In many cases, a patient’s outer skin is still supple and youthful, but the support tissue becomes degraded with time, causing small, passive wrinkles. Collagen and elastin are the culprits, and break down slowly with time. While the body has mechanisms for repair, they aren’t triggered unless the body senses damage. And though many of us disagree, aging isn’t significant damage, at least not enough to stimulate collagen and elastin replacement.
Both lasers and radio waves penetrate the surface skin and get absorbed by the deeper skin tissue. Collagen and elastin are warmed to about 10 degrees higher than regular body temperature. While the person being treated senses only a mild warmth, the body treats the heated tissue as damaged and starts to replace it. Over a few weeks to a few months, old tissue is disposed and new tissue forms, filling in many of lines and wrinkles caused by fissures in the previous tissue.
The most common side effect is slight redness, similar to minor sunburn. This dissipates in a matter of hours to a couple days. The power and wavelengths of both laser light and RF waves are minimal. While some lasers shouldn’t be used around the eyes, treatments are safe and come with little recovery time.
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