Five Popular Skin Benefits of Laser Therapy

Five Popular Skin Benefits of Laser Therapy

It’s normal for you to want a smooth, blemish-free complexion. Lasers can help you achieve this without surgery, drugs, or long downtimes.

Lasers use light and heat energy to improve your skin’s tone and texture. The energy from lasers causes controlled injuries to your skin’s tissue, so your body rushes in to heal in a way that makes your skin look vastly better.

At Plastic Surgery Arts Center in Webster, Texas, Dr. Jan Garcia recommends laser therapy for skin concerns like acne, age spots, wrinkles, melasma, and scarring. Here’s why laser therapy is so popular and how you can benefit.

1. Laser therapy is noninvasive

Laser therapy requires no incisions or blood loss. When our team delivers the laser energy, it penetrates your surface layer of skin to initiate change in the cells that lie beneath. 

This means you have little discomfort apart from some warming sensations during treatment. Plus, recovery is minimal. Expect to have some redness and bruising for a few days afterward, but that’s nothing compared to the weeks of downtime required after more invasive treatments. 

2. Laser therapy reduces the effects of aging

Facial expressions and the natural loss of the skin protein, collagen, cause the lines and wrinkles that occur with age. Laser energy stimulates your body to produce more collagen, softening the signs of aging. Laser treatment is particularly effective in reducing the look of lines in delicate areas like around your eyes and mouth. 

Your skin naturally loses elasticity as you age, and again, you can blame the loss of collagen. Gravity draws your skin down, causing it to droop, especially in your jowls and neck area. When laser therapies encourage greater collagen production, your skin becomes firmer and tighter in treated areas. 

3. Laser therapy evens out spots and areas of discoloration

Your skin develops age spots or sun spots and larger areas of discoloration – known as melasma – because of sun exposure, aging, or genetic skin conditions. Laser treatments can even out skin tone when you have unwanted freckles. 

Laser therapy also erases prominent blood vessels, like broken capillaries or spider veins, to smooth out your coloration.

4. Laser therapy is effective on scars

Acne affects up to 80% of people aged 11 to 30. One out of every five of these acne sufferers develop persistent scars. Acne scars, along with surgical scars or scars caused by injury are difficult to cover with makeup. They can make you self-conscious about your appearance. 

Laser therapy effectively reduces the appearance of scars, making them less visible. Some scars may disappear altogether. 

5. Laser therapy shrinks enlarged pores

Enlarged pores create an uneven skin texture and may make you feel self-conscious, especially when close to others. People develop larger pores as they age and due to their genetics. Laser therapy shrinks pores so your skin looks smoother. 

Laser therapy rejuvenates your complexion and takes years off your face, but the results look natural — not like you’ve had your face worked on. Find out how laser therapy can help you get the skin you want without surgery or a long recovery period. 

Contact us at Plastic Surgery Arts Center in Webster, Texas. Call us today or use the “book online” button on this website to request an appointment.

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