The good news? Here in California, we’re fortunate to enjoy many days of beautiful sunshine. The not-so-good news? Over time, that time in the sun shows up on our skin. Although sun damage and other skin imperfections, like uneven pigmentation, aren’t dangerous, they can make you feel embarrassed or self-conscious.
The team at Peak Physical Medicine in Visalia, California, knows how frustrating the outward signs of sun damage and other skin imperfections can be. If you want a highly effective treatment that delivers noticeable results, it’s time to consider laser therapy with one of our skilled team members.
Read on to learn how laser therapy can repair sun damage and other skin imperfections!
The sun’s effects on your skin
Although the sun may feel incredible on your skin, its ultraviolet rays create lasting damage — even if you regularly use sunscreen. That’s because the sun’s ultraviolet rays cause photoaging, also known as premature aging of the skin.
When the sun’s light hits your skin, it breaks down the skin cells. Your body repairs this damage at first, but as you age, you begin to run out of collagen and other resources needed to repair the damage. The result? Sunspots and other skin imperfections, like moles and uneven pigmentation.
What is laser therapy?
Laser therapy delivers short pulses of concentrated light into the skin. This innovative treatment therapy reduces the appearance of sun damage, like wrinkles and sunspots, as well as other skin imperfections, such as scarring and uneven pigmentation. Laser therapy also improves skin tone and texture.
How does laser therapy work?
The lasers send beams of concentrated light energy into the targeted area on your skin. The lasers are adjusted to use the optimal wavelength for different body tissues to ensure the best results for your skin.
Laser therapy is noninvasive and pain-free. Your skin remains cool and comfortable during treatment, and there’s little risk of any skin damage.
The heat generated by the laser beneath the surface of your skin stimulates new collagen production. Collagen is produced in the middle layer of your skin. It, along with other types of cells, like elastin, promotes new skin cell growth.
By triggering your body’s natural collagen production, laser therapy turns back the clock on sun damage and other skin imperfections. After treatment, this new collagen helps your skin regenerate, making it look fresher and more youthful. This also helps repair any existing imperfections or damage.
Am I a candidate for laser therapy?
Laser therapy is an FDA-approved treatment and is considered a safe and effective option for most patients looking to reverse sun damage. There’s little downtime required, and laser therapy is more cost-effective with better results than its alternatives.
It’s important to seek treatment from trained and experienced professionals, like the skilled team at Peak Physical Medicine. Before treatment, we evaluate your health history and skin condition to recommend the best treatment options for you.
How can I learn more about laser therapy?
The best way to learn more about laser therapy is by scheduling a consultation with a skilled professional. At Peak Physical Medicine, we take time to listen to your concerns and answer any additional questions you may have about repairing sun damage and other skin imperfections with laser therapy.
If you live in Visalia, California or one of the surrounding communities, you can trust the professional team at Peak Physical Medicine to help you put your best face forward. Contact us to set up a consultation, or request an appointment online today.