Beautiful, healthy-looking skin can boost your confidence and make you feel youthful and attractive. However, many unavoidable factors, such as chronic sun exposure and aging, can cause wrinkles, blemishes, and uneven skin tone. If you wish to minimize these imperfections, you can take advantage of laser skin rejuvenation offered by Ingrid E. Trenkle, MD, in Redlands, CA. The treatment works by using laser energy to target and stimulate the surface or the deeper layers of the skin.
How Does Laser Skin Rejuvenation Work?
Laser skin rejuvenation works by inducing the body’s natural healing response to reveal smoother, healthy-looking skin. During the treatment, micro-injuries are made on the topmost layers of the skin. Some types of laser skin treatments also work by delivering heat to the deeper layers of the skin. The body responds to the laser treatment by healing damaged skin tissues, producing more collagen, and restoring healthier, more supple skin.
Because laser skin treatments can improve the underlying structure of the skin and eliminate superficial flaws, the treatments are ideal for addressing multiple cosmetic concerns such as:
- Enlarged pores
- Fine lines
- Acne scarring
- Sun damage
Our ablative lasers are capable of gently removing the topmost layer of the skin, which contains blemishes, excessive pigment, and damaged skin. This type of laser treatment uses the power of heat to target and eliminate damaged skin cells with precision. Ablative lasers are used for aggressive skin rejuvenation and are ideal for moderate to severe cosmetic concerns.
Treatments using ablative lasers often require only one session to achieve desired results. The benefits last for a long time.
If you have mild to moderate cosmetic concerns, a few sessions of non-ablative laser treatment can be ideal for you. Non-ablative lasers stimulate collagen production and skin cell growth in a much gentler way. These lasers stimulate the deeper layers of the skin and can rejuvenate your appearance without removing the topmost layers of the skin.
Nonablative lasers use the power of heat to tighten the skin and diminish blemishes without causing damage. Those with rosacea, sun spots, and mild acne scars can benefit the most from this type of laser treatment.
Fractional lasers can also be used for skin rejuvenation. This type of laser has become increasingly popular over the past several years because it can offer amazing results without the need for long healing times. Fractional lasers work by creating microscopic channels through the skin and stimulating collagen production.
Because only a small fraction of the skin is targeted by this laser type, there is a shorter healing time. The treatment is most suitable for concerns such as wrinkles, age spots, skin laxity, and acne scars.
What Happens During Laser Treatments?
To start your skin rejuvenation treatment, we will cleanse your skin thoroughly and provide you with protective eyewear. Next, we may numb the treatment areas to ensure your comfort throughout the session. A handheld laser device is gently moved over the treatment areas.
Most laser treatments take about 30 minutes up to two hours to finish. As soon as we finish your session, you should be able to go home on the same day and resume your daily activities. We’ll advise you to keep your skin protected and to avoid direct sun exposure.
How Many Sessions Will You Need?
Most skin rejuvenation treatments require one or more treatments to achieve the desired look. We can discuss your cosmetic goals with you and design a treatment plan that will help you get the best results and maintain them.
Nevertheless, our laser treatments are capable of producing visible results shortly right after the session and can effectively address a wide variety of skin conditions. We can help you choose the right type of laser to eliminate or minimize your blemishes and flaws.
Is Laser Skin Rejuvenation Right for Anyone?
Laser skin rejuvenation is a great cosmetic treatment option if you have mild to moderate skin concerns. This treatment can also tackle multiple skin issues and give you visible results without the need for surgery. Generally, individuals with lighter skin complexion are the best candidates for laser skin treatments.
If you have a very dark skin tone, have active acne breakouts, or have deep and pronounced wrinkles, you may need to consider alternative cosmetic treatments. Additionally, if you’re taking acne medication, it’s best to wait up to a year before getting laser skin rejuvenation treatments.
How Our Different Laser Systems Work
Our office offers multiple laser systems to address your aesthetic needs and concerns. Each treatment works in a unique way to target your blemishes and allow healthier, more beautiful skin to resurface.
Our CO2RE fractional laser system offers quick, visible results with very little to no downtime. This innovative treatment can simultaneously target the deeper layers and the surface of your skin by delivering a matrix of laser energy with varying intensity. CO2RE is capable of treating the skin one fraction at a time, stimulating your body’s natural healing response, and boosting collagen production by making precise, microscopic injuries.
The CO2RE laser system is ideal for addressing many skin imperfections while ensuring your comfort. We recommend this laser treatment for various cosmetic concerns such as:
- Age spots
- Sun damage
- Uneven skin tone
With our Opus laser treatments, you can enjoy the benefits of a powerful ablative CO2 laser and a gentle peel. This treatment combines plasma technology and laser energy to treat your skin at the cellular level. You can expect visible results with very little downtime, as your skin naturally heals from the treatment. Our Opus laser is capable of delivering energy at various levels, so we can customize it to treat multiple skin concerns.
With just a few Opus laser treatments, you’ll notice visible, significant results. This treatment is most suitable for tightening the skin and reducing the appearance of acne scars. If you’re expecting dramatic results from your skin rejuvenation treatment, the Opus laser can help you meet your goals and address multiple flaws and skin imperfections. Skin tightening through this fractional plasma laser can give you the most significant results.
DEKA Fractional CO2 Laser
The DEKA Fractional CO2 Laser laser is one of the newest innovations in fractional laser technology. It rejuvenates your skin by creating a pattern of microscopic channels in the epidermis. During the treatment, the surrounding skin remains untouched, so that you can expect faster healing and quicker results. The DEKA laser is suitable for many skin types, including those with sensitive skin. We recommend this treatment if you’re looking for a gentle yet effective laser treatment.
The laser energy from the DEKA laser system can penetrate the deeper layers of the skin. As your body perceives the micro-injuries caused by the treatment, the natural healing process begins, and the existing collagen is remodeled in the treated areas. Soon after the initial collagen remodeling, you can expect new collagen and elastin to be produced over time, giving your firmer, more supple skin. You can expect results that last for months.
Excel V Laser
Using the Excel V laser, we can treat a wide variety of skin concerns including sun spots, hyperpigmentation, rosacea, cherry angiomas, and more. This laser system is ideal for improving your skin complexion and helping you achieve a more even skin tone. As a safe and effective option for diminishing blemishes and skin imperfections, the Excel V laser is highly recommended for those who want to achieve noticeable results in just a few treatment sessions.
The Excel V laser works by directly targeting your areas of concern. We can use this laser treatment to reduce the appearance of red, blue, and purple skin spots as well as facial veins. If you have uneven skin texture or skin tone in your face, neck, arms, and other areas, you can take advantage of the Excel V to minimize your imperfections and achieve healthy-looking skin.
Transform Your Skin With Laser Skin Rejuvenation
Laser skin treatments offer unparalleled results when it comes to minimizing your blemishes, flaws, and other skin concerns. Are you wondering whether any of our laser treatments can finally help you achieve the healthy, beautiful skin you’ve always wanted? Contact Ingrid E. Trenkle, MD, in Redlands, CA, and schedule a consultation to see how our laser treatments can address your concerns. We look forward to seeing you achieve your best skin and feel more confident and assured about your appearance!