The further we get from warm, sunny weather, the more your skin might feel like it needs a pick-me-up. Your summer glow fades, the air becomes ever more drying and your warm-weather skincare products just aren’t cutting it. Laser skin resurfacing can keep your skin youthful and radiant through the fall and beyond. The benefits include everything from reducing the appearance of wrinkles to improving hyperpigmentation and dullness. Laser resurfacing is non-invasive, so your recovery can be quick and easy: it uses thermal energy to vaporize the top layer of your skin, eliminating dead or damaged cells. Laser skin resurfacing at Dr. Andrews Plastic Surgery is an ideal way to refresh your skin this fall.
Reveal Youthful Skin
Exfoliation is the best way to rejuvenate your skin after a summer outdoors in the sun. Laser resurfacing is not only one of the safest ways to deeply exfoliate your facial skin, but it is especially effective against photoaging and sun damage, including dark spots. If you are noticing that your existing age spots have darkened over the summer or if you have new ones forming, laser skin resurfacing can reduce their appearance and brighten your skin overall.
Laser skin resurfacing is also a highly effective means of reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles around the mouth and cheeks. The laser’s thermal energy is absorbed by water molecules in your skin, causing folds in damaged skin tissue to vaporize. This results in skin tightening, which improves roughened skin textures and wrinkles.
Avoid A Complicated Recovery
If you’re considering laser skin resurfacing, you may have also researched more invasive anti-aging procedures like facelifits, brow lifts or eyelid lifts. While these procedures can be highly effective, they are more invasive in that they require an operation, sutures and significant healing time before your skin returns to normal. Laser skin resurfacing, on the other hand, can be performed in the office, without incisions and with minimal downtime. The recovery following laser resurfacing does require avoidance of direct sun exposure for serval weeks, making fall an ideal time to have the procedure. If you don’t have time to schedule a more complicated procedure, laser skin resurfacing this fall is the solution to aging without the complexity of an operation.
Add A Skincare Routine
We recommend switching out your skincare products seasonally regardless of whether or not you choose laser skin resurfacing — it’s important to make sure that you aren’t using expired products and that your regimen is seasonally appropriate. At Dr. Andrews Plastic Surgery, we perform free Visia skin analyses for all of our skincare patients. The Visia skin analysis will help determine the skincare regimen that is best for your skin type and condition.
Additionally, after laser skin resurfacing, we make sure we recommend products that will help your skin recover from the procedure quickly, and we also give you tools to keep your skin healthy and youthful for years to come. We will also help you find a skincare regimen that replaces your lighter-weight summer products and sunscreens with cold-weather protection and hydration.
Your skin deserves attention all year round, but it often needs extra care at the end of the summer. Rejuvenate your skin this fall with laser skin resurfacing and seasonally-appropriate skincare. Call Dr. Andrews Plastic Surgery today at 319-382-8230. Our staff is available to answer your questions about our laser skin resurfacing options and to schedule your consultation.