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Changes in our skin are the most noticeable sign of aging. Skin Aging affects everyone and throughout time many people have searched for methods to delay or reverse its visible signs. Skin Rejuvenation using the Medlite C-6 laser provides a quick and safe procedure to rejuvenate and revitalize the skin for a more youthful appearance.
Types of Skin Aging
There are 2 types of Skin Aging: Intrinsic and Extrinsic. Intrinsic skin aging is caused by internal factors, within one’s own body, and includes genes and body condition. Extrinsic skin aging is caused by external factors, such as the sun, environment and lifestyle choices.
Internal skin aging begins as early as the mid-20′s though its effects may not be visible until decades later. As we age production of collagen decreases and the regeneration of our cells slows down. This can result in a loss of firmness and elasticity, the appearance of lines and wrinkles, and drier, thinner skin as well as a duller and less translucent complexion.
External skin changes are largely the result of sun exposure, resulting in damage from the UV radiation. Chronic UV radiation causes loss of elasticity in the skin contributing to the formation of lines and wrinkles. It also alters melanocyte (pigment producing cells in the skin) activity which can lead to discoloration and brown spots. Other examples of external factors affecting our skin are smoking, stress, alcohol consumption, pollution and harsh climate.
What is Laser Skin Rejuvenation?
Our Skin Rejuvenation procedure is a non-surgical treatment which can reduce or eliminate some of the signs of aging. It is a gentle, non-painful treatment that involves passing a non-ablative laser (a laser that does not injure the surface of the skin) over the target areas of skin resulting in gradual improvement in the skin’s appearance with successive treatments.
How does laser Skin Rejuvenation work?
The Laser Skin Rejuvenation process stimulates the body to produce new collagen. As the new collagen is generated lines and wrinkles are decreased. Studies also show that brown â€œageâ€? spots are reduced or eliminated, skin texture becomes smoother, skin tone becomes more even, and the complexion takes on a vibrant refreshed appearance.
What can I expect during and after the procedure?
Your treatment will last approximately 20 – 30 minutes, while you lie back and relax. Your eyes will be covered with protective shields and cool air will gently blow across the surface of the skin as the laser is passed over the areas to be treated. The procedure is essentially painless, with most people describing it as a warm, tingling sensation. Afterwards there may be a mild sunburn-like feeling and redness which resolves quickly, usually within a few hours of your treatment.
Unlike traditional skin resurfacing which damages the epidermis leaving an irritated surface that can take days or weeks to heal, our process using 1064-nm, infrared energy of the Medlite C-6 laser does not injure the outer layers of the skin. There is no prolonged healing phase with the associated risk of complications and loss of time from normal activities.
You may be asked to avoid using irritating skin products, avoid direct sun exposure, and use sun-block to the treated area for a brief period of time before and after your treatment.