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The skin of an adult weighs about 8 pounds and covers about 22 square feet. Although your skin provides cover to your organs and makes you appear presentable, it also plays other important roles. For instance, the fleshy covering helps prevent the body’s loss of moisture, reduces the dangerous effects of the sun’s UV rays, regulates body temperature, and provides a protective barrier that protects you against external toxins and injury. However, for many reasons, including aging, the skin often develops various imperfections. If you have skin blemishes, your dermatologist may recommend resurfacing laser Manhasset. Laser skin resurfacing or light therapy involves a specialized device that directs highly concentrated and precise beams of light to the affected parts of your skin. The exposure of your sensitive skin to light creates a controlled injury in the tissues of your skin.

As a result, heat causes the peeling off of the outer layer of your skin with blemishes. Also, there is an activation of the natural healing mechanism of your skin. That causes more production of collagen and elastin.

An abundant supply of collagen and elastin is vital in providing necessary support, structure, and strength to your skin and ensuring the skin is less elastic.

Subsequently, below are the benefits you may get from resurfacing laser treatment.

  • Reduced wrinkles and fine lines

Fine lines and wrinkles may result from your facial movements and expressions, especially when you smile or squint. Still, you may have wrinkles and fine lines because of aging.

As the skin ages, there is less creation of natural proteins and substances in the body that guarantee your skin is healthy. Thus, your skin becomes excessively elastic.

Smoking and exposure to toxic chemicals in the surrounding environment may also damage your skin and cause wrinkles and fine lines.

Laser or light therapy can help reduce wrinkles and lines, including those adjacent to your eyes and mouth.

  • Improves skin tone

Your skin may have reddish or brown spots and uneven pigmentation because of excessive exposure to the sun’s rays and the natural process of aging.

For instance, exposing your skin to excessive sunlight increases melanin production, which can cause discolored spots. Hyperpigmentation often affects areas of the skin exposed to direct sunlight, such as your face.

Because laser skin resurfacing helps alleviate hyperpigmentation or brown spots, your skin tone becomes more even and balanced.

  • It makes the skin tighter

An abundant supply of collagen and elastin makes your skin tighter.

A tighter skin removes or reduces fine lines and wrinkles, and thus your skin will appear plumper and more youthful and vibrant.

  • It makes scars less visible

Scarring may result from acne, a traumatic injury, or a surgical procedure. Scars can negatively affect your confidence and appearance.

Because laser skin resurfacing peels off the top layer of your skin and makes your skin tighter, your scars will become less visible.

Laser resurfacing can also make more prominent veins and capillaries less visible. The treatment can help address varicose or spider veins. Laser therapy may also suit you if you need to shrink enlarged skin pores.

Contact Brooks Dermatology today to schedule an appointment with a specialist in laser skin resurfacing and learn more about the treatment.