Reverse Signs of Aging Due to Sun Damage by Experiencing Fractional Laser Skin Resurfacing
Baby oil and iodine? Believe it or not, millions of sun worshipers invited severe skin damage using that concoction back in the ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s, not having had the vital information we all now have about the dangers of sunbathing. By the time they reached their 50s, no amount of makeup or creams could mask the discoloration (age spots and sun spots), the leathery texture and the wrinkles that it produced.
Fractional laser treatments are now revolutionizing the way we approach sun damaged and aging skin with clinically proven, safe procedures that carry less risk than full ablative resurfacing. It’s all done with laser-producing devices that “zap” thousands of tiny but deep columns of heat into the skin, stimulating long-dormant collagen to come to the surface and help run the show, tightening skin and stimulating remodeling.
What is unique about this procedure, however, is how selective the treatment can be, permitting the facilitator to leave undamaged areas of the skin untouched and treating only those areas that require treatment – thus defining the “fractional” element of its moniker. Because of this approach, the skin heals much faster than if the entire area were treated at once, using the body’s natural healing process to create new, healthy, tighter tissue to replace skin imperfections.
“I used to be photo-tropic,” says Folsom resident Dena Kouremetis, referring to how she religiously followed sunlight from spring through the fall season. “I sunbathed from the time I was in my teens until my 50s, sitting by the pool. I used sunlamps and hit the tanning salons as I got older, since I had less and less time to sit outside as I got older.” Like many of her generation, she stopped tanning several years back, but not until having had skin cancer scares. After having three fractional laser treatments at RIM Aesthetics over a several-month period this past summer, she is now a fan. “I used to have to wear heavier makeup foundations to even-out skin tone until I had this done,” she says. “The discolorations are gone and the skin is much tighter around my eyes, mouth and forehead. But what I really noticed was how it tightened-up skin on my neck. That was a huge bonus.”
The beauty of this non-surgical approach to skin repair is how it promotes skin coagulation without requiring costly preparation and cleanup, yet delivers excellent aesthetic results with minimal redness or swelling. RIM’s patented Palomar® skin resurfacing requires little to no downtime using the body’s natural healing process to create new, healthy tissue to replace the areas of affected tissue, resulting in healthier, younger-looking skin.
For more information about Laser Skin Resurfacing, give us a call at (916) 781-9885. We invite you to set up a free consultation to see if you are a good candidate for the procedure and are always happy to share before/after photos of our patients who have already experienced it.