Collagen is the support structure of our skin and gives our skin firmness, elastin gives our skin elasticity and the ability to rebound, glycosaminoglycans (GAG) helps the skin to stay hydrated. As we age, all of these vital elements of our skin decrease. After the age of 30 our skin produces 1% less collagen a year, that’s 20% less by the time we are 50 years old. As a result of collagen and elastin loss our skin becomes thinner, with uneven tone and color, less resilient.
Skin resurfacing is an effective way to help reverse the natural formation of wrinkles that we all experience from a life well lived. You can achieve a natural skin appearance without the downtime associated with surgery by treating fine lines and wrinkles with skin resurfacing.
Skin resurfacing with the Icon 1540 laser helps to stimulate the production of the collagen and elastin support structure of our skin that weakens from sun damage, smoking, pollution and as we age. Skin resurfacing is an effective treatment for improving the appearance of the skin on your neck, cheeks, hands, décolleté and arms. There is minimal downtime and long lasting natural results achieved with a series of skin resurfacing treatments.
There is minimal discomfort from this treatment. For sensitive skin, topical anesthetics can be applied 45 minutes prior to treatment. You should plan that you will require 2-4 treatments performed 3-4 weeks apart depending on your aesthetic goals. At the time of your consultation, a treatment plan will be formulated for you with your personal cosmetic goals in mind.