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3 Common Types of Laser Skin Treatments

Posted on February 25, 2014 by: Dr. Rocheford

You can pile on the sunscreen and moisturize every day, but at some point you’re still going to develop wrinkles. If you’re one of the millions of Americans who is unhappy with the condition of her skin, then a laser skin treatment may be your best option. Before you schedule a consultation, learn about some of the most common types of laser skin treatments.

1. Skin Resurfacing

Skin resurfacing is one of the most commonly performed laser skin treatments. The two most popular skin resurfacing methods are the Profractional Laser Treatment and the MircoLaser peel. Using a high intensity laser beam, Profractional Laser treatments boost collagen production and alleviate skin problems such as fine lines, wrinkles and sun damage for up to 3 months. A MicroLaser peel also reduces the appearance of unwanted wrinkles, but often requires the patient to stay inside for 5 days after the treatment in order to protect the new layers of skin from the sun.

2. Acne Treatments

Nearly 80% of all individuals suffer from acne at some point. If you’re tired of covering up your acne with makeup, or if childhood acne has left you with permanent scars, then consider Blue Light Laser treatment. Designed to specifically target and kill the bacteria that cause acne infections, Blue Light Laser treatments have been shown to reduce breakouts by as much as 75% for up to 18 months.

3. Photorejuvenation

Many of us develop brown spots as we age. Luckily, the innovative Photorejuvenation laser system erases pesky age spots, freckles, and even unsightly birthmarks. Similar to laser skin resurfacing, photorejuvenation treatments use a laser beam to increase collagen production, reduce hyperpigmentation and smooth skin for a healthier, younger looking complexio

It’s only natural for your skin to develop wrinkles as you age, but that doesn’t mean you have to live with them. For the best laser skin treatments and eyelid lifts in your area, visit Dr. Heather Rocheford of Rocheford Plastic Surgery today. We also provide tummy tucks and other surgical cosmetic procedures.

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