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How to Reverse the Signs of Aging

Posted on September 4, 2014 by: Dr. Rocheford

As the skin ages, it loses its bright glow and firmness, and becomes dull and lackluster. Sun spots, poor texture, fine lines, and wrinkles are some of the signs of aging that often take over. However skin resurfacing treatments can address these issues, and refine the texture of your skin.

Skin resurfacing may take the form of laser therapy or medical grade peels. Laser skin resurfacing eliminates the damaged epidermal or outer layer of the skin and stimulates collagen production. This outer layer suffers the effects of environmental damage, so removing it brightens the complexion.

ProFractional Laser Resurfacing
Laser skin resurfacing was traditionally done using carbon dioxide or CO2 lasers. However, CO2 lasers carry greater risks, and also have a long healing time. On the other hand, ProFractional lasers work by targeting specific zones of damaged skin.

ProFractional lasers do not treat the entire surface of the skin, but instead create micro-channels that are penetrated by micro beams of light. These beams strike the skin separately, and penetrate into the lower, dermal layer of the skin. Between these micro-channels there are untreated areas of skin, which are able to accelerate the healing process.

ProFractional lasers improve the texture of the skin, smooth out fine lines and wrinkles, and also remodel collagen to plump up the skin. It typically takes 2 to 4 treatments to achieve the desired improvement.

MicroLaser Peel
At Rocheford Plastic Surgery in Woodbury, MN, Dr. Heather Rocheford also utilizes MicroLaser Peel to soften wrinkles, and correct sun damage. The MicroLaser Peel removes the epidermal or outer layer of the skin. After treatment the skin will appear smoother and more vibrant.

These skin rejuvenation procedures help to reverse the sign of aging by removing dead skin layers to reveal fresher, younger skin. If you are interested in skin rejuvenation treatments, and would like to schedule a consultation with Dr. Rocheford, then call us at 651-968-1294.

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