As August is coming to an end, we start saying goodbye to the hot months of summer. While we spent the past few months treasuring our freckles and working on a good tan, before you know it our sun-kissed glow will soon fade and we’ll be bracing ourselves for the colder weather. It’s important to take care of your skin year-round, especially in the dry and cold winter months. We’ll show you some ways to transition your skin regiment and keep your skin glowing all year long with these helpful techniques.
The first and foremost factors in nurturing your skin are a healthy diet and proper moisturizing. Staying hydrated is key to nourishing a youthful, fresh appearance. If you’re struggling with greasy skin or blemishes, it helps to stay away from foods with heavy sugar or lots of dairy; fruits and veggies are the best for clear skin! Additionally, as the weather gets colder, it’s common for skin to get extremely dry and irritated. This is when your skin needs the most moisture, so pick your favorite lotion and apply it regularly to keep your skin feeling smooth and soft well into winter.
Now, many people struggle with skin problems that can’t be fixed with these simple tips. Our Laser Skin Resurfacing procedures can address common skin conditions such as wrinkles and lines, acne and wound scars, sun and age spots, discoloration and pigmentation. We offer two types of Laser Skin Resurfacing techniques to quickly and effectively remove these imperfections from nearly any part of your body and provide you with the clear, youthful, refreshed look you desire.
The Pearl™ Laser is a gentle but effective technology that removes imperfections while stimulating collagen growth. The production of collagen under your skin prompts the appearance of blemish free, youthful skin. This outpatient procedure generally takes 5 to 15 minutes, depending on the areas you are having treated and the extent of damage being removed. The Pearl™ laser is extremely gentle, which greatly reduces downtime. Most patients require no more than two days to resume normal activities without any discomfort at all. Results become fully apparent within four to seven days.
CO2 Laser Treatment is useful for eliminating fine lines, deep wrinkles, scars, liver spots, and many other skin problems. Unlike the Pearl™ laser, the CO2 laser can remove several layers of skin in one treatment. This can greatly enhance your results, but will also increase your recovery period. New skin growth can be expected within 7 to 14 days of your treatment. Although your skin will be red after this treatment, this new skin is greatly improved in appearance and texture. The redness following CO2 lasering can take 1 month to recede. During this time, some mild discomfort should be expected. Even with a longer recovery period, many patients prefer this method because it requires fewer treatments and produces more dramatic results.
We’d love to discuss the different laser treatments and find the best to meet your needs during your first free consultation. Call us today at (404) 257-9888 to schedule an appointment!