As the largest and most visible part of our body, the skin serves many functions like protections and sense. As the outermost part of our body, the skin bears the brunt of environmental damage such as pollutants and sun exposure. Any problem affecting any part of the body will eventually affect the skin also. Whatever the cause may be, the skin shows it all, particularly when it involves the face. Skin problems like wrinkles, acne, and blemishes are very common skin complaints among our patients in Elmhurst. Anti-aging products can help, but they tend to offer only mild results and are not very helpful for more serious skin problems. This is when it’s extra helpful to visit our dermatologist.
What Is Laser Skin Treatment?
Lasers involve the targeted use of focused light energy. In the medical field, lasers can gently affect the skin to treat scars, wrinkles, and other blemishes. They can also seal blood vessels.
Laser skin therapy in Elmhurst helps treat a wide range of skin conditions, including:
* Unwanted hair and tattoos
* Scars caused by acne, injury, or surgery
* Uneven skin tone and texture
* Dark circles
* Fine lines and wrinkles
Medical Laser Advancements
The CO2 laser was once the gold standard in laser skin treatments. It involved the removal of the entire outer skin layer. Although it offered great results in many cases, you were left healing from an open wound. Fractional lasers then came along that only removed skin in tiny patterns or dots instead of complete skin removal.
Since modern lasers only remove tiny areas of the skin, normal skin still exists between these areas, acting like a giant band-aid. This protects you from scarring and infection as the new skin develops. This means that your downtime is decreased and your healing time is increased.
Laser Treatment for Acne Scars
Acne scars are among the most stubborn skin problems to treat. This is because they are actually rooted in the deeper layers of your skin. This actually makes removing scars an ideal job when our dermatologist uses medical-grade lasers since they are able to reach to the depth of the scars and force them to remodel. Scars do, however, often require multiple laser treatments or other procedures for optimal results.
If you’re interested in laser treatments, make an appointment with our dermatologist at Metro Dermatology, with offices in Elmhurst, Englewood, Flushing, and the Bronx. Contact us today to schedule a consultation!