Wrinkles and sagging skin are not the only common signs of aging. Time and a myriad of other factors also cause the skin to undergo many undesirable aesthetic changes. Redness, blemishes, discoloration, and scarring are all examples of the effects of aging that can alter your appearance and impact your self-esteem.
The board-certified dermatologists and medical and cosmetic providers at Pima Dermatology specialize in laser skin toning and rejuvenation. We understand your concerns and offer a variety of breakthrough treatments that can improve your skin and restore a more youthful appearance.
What is Laser Skin Toning and Rejuvenation?
Cosmetic laser and/or light therapy can be used to improve the surface and deeper layers of the skin that have been affected by aging without damaging nearby areas. The light essentially stimulates the skin to produce more collagen, which helps improve the tone, texture, and overall quality of the skin.
Who is a Good Candidate for Laser Skin Toning?
If your skin is affected by uneven texture, extensive blemishes, melasma, skin discoloration, and more, then you might be an ideal candidate for laser skin toning and rejuvenation.
Which Types of Skin Conditions Can Laser Skin Toning Treat?
Laser treatment for toning and rejuvenating the skin is a safe, effective solution if you’re experiencing the following conditions:
- Sun damaged skin
- Rosacea (chronically flushed skin)
- Mottled skin
- Dull complexion
- Skin laxity
- Fine lines and wrinkles
Types of Laser Skin Toning and Rejuvenating Procedures at Pima Dermatology
At Pima Dermatology, we provide a comprehensive range of laser or light treatments that deliver optimal results. These non-ablative, low impact, no-downtime or minimal downtime procedures provide skin toning, renewal, and rejuvenation.
Minimal Downtime Light Therapy
- Pulsed Dye Lasers (Vbeam Perfecta) targets superficial blood vessels with heat to stimulate collagen production
- Infrared Lasers (such as non-ablative Gentle: YAG, Sciton, Cutera Excel V, and Smoothbeam) penetrate deep to target water in the skin to also stimulate collagen
- Intense Pulsed Light (IPL – Palomar Starlux) stimulates skin tightening at both the surface layers and deeper layers of the skin with an intense broad band of light
What are the Benefits of Laser Skin Toning?
At Pima Dermatology, our laser experts have the experience, technique, and state-of-the-art devices to safely and effectively provide laser treatment that helps tone and rejuvenate your skin in a variety of ways:
- Decreasing redness
- Minimizing fine lines and wrinkles
- Enhancing skin texture
- Improving sun-damaged skin
- Brightening dull skin
- Volumizing lax skin
- Restoring normal skin coloration
Furthermore, side effects are typically minimal and temporary, including redness and swelling for 3-4 days.
Finally, the laser experts at Pima Dermatology will customize a treatment plan that fits your unique goals and needs. Within a week, once the side effects subside, you’ll notice smoother, healthier, younger-looking skin and renewed confidence in your appearance.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. How Many Treatments Will I Need?
A. Depending on the areas treated and the degree of improvement desired, it is recommended to have at least 3 – 8 treatments. Treatments are performed in the office under a provider’s supervision and take from 30 – 60 minutes, depending on the devices utilized.
Q. Do the Laser Skin Toning Treatments Hurt?
A. Most patients find the treatments very tolerable and liken the experience of the laser impacts to the sensation of a mild rubber band snap. Most patients prefer to apply a topical anesthetic before the treatment. After the treatment, pain is usually minimal to nonexistent.
Q. What Will My Recovery be Like?
A. Most patients are somewhat red and occasionally slightly swollen for 12 – 48 hours after the procedure. Typically, patients can apply a bit of makeup as desired and resume all normal activities immediately following a treatment. Rarely, a small and superficial localized blister can occur, which takes a few days to heal. Following treatment with the fractional device, one may experience a few days of redness and some fine scaling for a number of days.
Contact Pima Dermatology to Learn More about Laser Skin Toning and Rejuvenation
Laser skin toning and rejuvenation can provide subtle, yet noticeable improvements in your skin. If you’re interested in removing unwanted blemishes, scars, redness, and other effects of aging, contact the expert staff at Pima Dermatology to schedule a consultation. Contact us online or call our practice in Tucson.
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