Wrinkles, scars, and blemishes that mar your skin’s complexion could develop for a variety of reasons, including your genetics, age, lifestyle, and sun exposure. Though several possible cosmetic treatments could reduce visible signs of aging and blemishes from your skin, one of the most precise techniques is laser skin resurfacing in Virginia Beach. The procedure goes beyond superficial skin enhancements by strengthening the skin’s support and structure for additional improvements.

Further, due to the increased precision possible during laser skin resurfacing treatments, our MedSpa patients are less likely to develop complications afterward. However, individuals with particular skin conditions and more severe signs of aging may not be suitable candidates for treatment. Therefore, schedule an appointment at the Salt Spa & Wellness Center of Galardi | Bowen Plastic Surgery to further discuss your concerns, the procedure process, and eligibility for treatment.

How Laser Skin Resurfacing Restores the Skin

An ablative laser or a non-ablative laser may be used for laser skin resurfacing treatments in Virginia Beach to achieve different results. Specifically, an ablative laser improves the skin by removing the outer dermal layer while simultaneously heating underlying tissues. On the other hand, a non-ablative laser exclusively targets underlying tissue without damaging the skin’s exterior layers.

In both approaches, the heat from the short bursts of laser energy stimulates elastin and collagen growth within the skin to cause it to tighten naturally over time. For ablative laser treatments, the treatment results in a more even skin texture and tone as new, healthy skin cells grow in place of damaged areas.

However, laser skin resurfacing is not the most effective treatment choice for more severe wrinkles, skin folds, and sagging skin despite increasing the skin’s collagen production. In these cases, surgical correction may be the better option for making more dramatic but necessary changes to the skin.

What Cosmetic Concerns Does Laser Skin Resurfacing Treat?

Laser skin resurfacing treatments in Virginia Beach offers a broad spectrum of cosmetic skin improvements. The procedure could reduce minor to moderate signs of aging, including loose skin, age spots, liver spots, wrinkles, and fine lines. Further, laser skin resurfacing treatments could diminish sun damage and minimally loose skin that did not respond to facelift surgery.

In addition, the treatment could minimize scars, whether from acne, chickenpox, or external trauma to the skin, and, for some, remove skin cancer lesions, both malignant and benign. Finally, laser skin resurfacing could minimize enlarged oil glands around the nose that contribute to acne breakouts, such as blackheads and whiteheads.

However, individuals with active acne breakouts and darker complexions are at a higher risk of developing laser skin resurfacing complications. Therefore, consult our medical professionals before undergoing laser skin resurfacing treatments if these may be concerns.

Schedule Laser Skin Resurfacing Treatments in Virginia Beach

Declining collagen and elastin production results in various cosmetic changes to your skin, typically aging your appearance and resulting in visible imperfections. The best cosmetic treatment choice for a longer-lasting increase in natural collagen production is laser skin resurfacing in Virginia Beach.

Most laser skin resurfacing patients need up to six treatments every four weeks for their ideal results, but the enhancements are worthwhile and typically last for up to five years. Therefore, if you are interested in hearing more about how laser skin resurfacing could benefit your skin and overall appearance, consider scheduling a consultation with Galardi Bowen Plastic Surgery.