Beneath layers of dull, sun-damaged, and hyperpigmented skin, there can be the potential for smooth, evenly toned skin. External factors like sun exposure and aging can mask your skin’s natural vibrancy, but at Westover Hills Dermatology in San Antonio, TX, we can help revitalize your appearance.
Laser skin resurfacing is one method that can uncover fresher, more radiant skin. This treatment works to improve skin texture and address concerns like fine lines and uneven skin tone. With our commitment to specialized care and Dr. Mobolaji Opeola’s extensive experience in dermatology, we can improve your skin’s health and appearance with laser resurfacing.
What Is Laser Skin Resurfacing?
Laser skin resurfacing is a dermatological treatment that rejuvenates the skin with focused light energy. This technique can target and remove the outer layers of skin, revealing the smoother, more youthful skin beneath. The process also stimulates collagen production, aiding in the skin’s natural healing and improving overall texture and tone.
What Type of Laser Is Used in Skin Resurfacing?
During laser skin resurfacing, two basic types of laser can be used, ablative and non-ablative. Ablative lasers are more intensive, removing the outer layers of skin. This type of laser is effective for addressing deeper wrinkles, scars, and more significant sun damage, while also addressing more minor concerns. They can be either fully ablative, meaning they remove the full surface of the skin, or fractionally ablative where only certain portions are treated.
Nonablative lasers work by heating up the underlying skin tissue without removing the surface. This method can often be used for minor skin issues like fine lines and mild pigmentation problems. Nonablative laser treatments also encourage collagen production, leading to gradual improvements in skin texture and tone over time.
What Is the Opus Plasma® Laser?
The Opus Laser is a fractional laser resurfacing treatment that offers technology that is unique in the field of facial rejuvenation. It uses a Fractional Plasma® technology that helps reduce downtime after treatment and produces even better results. It also includes radiofrequency energy to offer thermal coagulation which helps tighten loose or sagging skin.
Because the handpiece can be in motion throughout the treatment, we can treat large areas much faster, making the laser resurfacing treatment more comfortable and tolerable for you. It also comes with many different tip sizes, so we can treat everything from large to more delicate and precise areas.
How Can Laser Skin Resurfacing Benefit You?
Enhancement of Skin Texture and Tone
Uneven skin texture and tone can be the result of various factors like aging, sun exposure, and lifestyle habits. Laser skin resurfacing offers a solution for skin rejuvenation, effectively smoothing out irregularities and unifying skin tone. This treatment gently removes damaged skin layers, paving the way for the emergence of healthier skin.
Reduction of Fine Lines and Wrinkles
As skin ages, fine lines and wrinkles naturally appear as the dermis provides less support because of decreasing collagen. Laser skin treatments specifically target these signs of aging by stimulating more collagen production, which helps to reduce their visibility and can give your skin a more youthful look.
Treatment of Sun Damage and Age Spots
Prolonged sun exposure can lead to sun damage and the formation of age spots, impacting the skin’s overall appearance. Skin resurfacing addresses these issues by precisely targeting the affected areas, promoting the growth of new skin cells and diminishing the visibility of sun spots and damage.
Scars, whether from acne or other skin injuries, can affect the skin’s texture. Laser resurfacing for scars works by encouraging the regeneration of skin cells and providing additional collagen to fill the space, gradually minimizing the appearance of scars and enhancing the skin’s overall texture.
Over time, skin can lose its elasticity, leading to a lax or sagging appearance. Because collagen and elastin are what make the skin elastic, laser skin treatments can aid in tightening the skin. Over time this can lead to firmer, more youthful-looking skin. With each laser resurfacing treatment, we can target areas like the jawline where jowls can appear or the under-eye area where the skin can have a baggy appearance.
A Closer Look at the Opus Plasma Treatment
Opus Plasma fractional laser resurfacing offers a comfortable experience. The process involves a series of steps, beginning with topical anesthetic if desired. The skin is cleansed and then the laser is used on the desired treatment areas. The laser moves over the skin for fast and easy application. During the treatment, patients might feel a sensation similar to a light prickling and warmth in the treated area, but the topical anesthetic can decrease any uncomfortable sensations. Soothing serums can also be applied after the treatment to help jumpstart the healing process.
Your Suitability for Laser Skin Resurfacing
Ideal candidates for laser skin resurfacing can include those who are healthy and have skin that is free from any skin infections. The treatment can be suitable for patients of all skin types and tones. We will meet with you and examine your skin to make sure this skin rejuvenation treatment is suitable for you.
Renew Your Complexion With Opus Plasma Laser Resurfacing
Laser resurfacing at Westover Hills Dermatology in San Antonio, TX, offers a solution for enhanced skin health and appearance. If you have any skin concerns, from fine lines and wrinkles to sun damage or uneven skin tone, the treatment may be right for you. If you’re considering laser resurfacing and wish to learn more, please reach out to us at (830) 261-3212 or fill out our online form for more information.