Renew: Improve skin tone and texture

Renew: Improve skin tone and texture

Posted on February 07, 2017

By Dr. Stefanie Christian, Timeless Laser and Skin Care

 Many women and men are seeing the long-term effects that sun damage has caused and are now looking for treatment options. The ultraviolet radiation we got in our teens and twenties broke down collagen and elastin in the dermis, the deeper layer of the skin. Without that supportive connective tissue, the skin has lost strength and flexibility, and it has thinned over time resulting in vertical creases, deep wrinkles and a loose or sagging appearance.

Plastic surgery simply cuts off the excess skin, but what remains is still thin skin with reduced collagen and elastin.

Younger-looking, smoother, tighter skin with increased collagen and elastin is achievable with SmartSkin Fractional CO2 LaserSkinRenewal.

The SmartSkin laser applies tiny pulses of laser energy to your skin, creating microscopic holes while leaving islands of normal skin intact. This triggers your body’s natural healing process with new collagen and elastin formation. As these microscopic holes heal, new, younger-looking skin is revealed that is thicker, tighter and smoother. Your skin continues to improve over the next three to four months. 

Your entire face can be treated in as little as 30 minutes, with results lasting years, given proper care and sun protection. Topical anesthetic and mild sedation make the procedure virtually painless. Afterward, you experience a heat sensation similar to a sunburn, redness, swelling, itchiness and dryness in the treated area.  

Thanks to the versatility of the SmartSkin Fractional CO2 LaserSkinRenewal, we can customize a treatment program to your specific needs. SmartSkin Light, with just two days of downtime, is a superior alternative to microneedling for fine lines, mild wrinkles, or minimal sagging. It only takes two or three sessions with this innovative laser to see dramatic results.

For more significant wrinkles and sagging, traditional SmartSkin LaserSkinRenewal treatments are the perfect choice and can be tailored to your lifestyle and particular areas of concern. Downtime can range from four to 10 days.

At Timeless Laser Skin Care, we also use the SmartSkin laser to perform the Madonna Eye Lift to treat fine lines and loose, crêpy skin around the eyes.