You are still dealing with the damage caused by the summer sun and now the harsh Colorado winter weather is wreaking even more havoc on your complexion. Cold temperatures and dry air can leave the skin looking dull and lifeless, while pigmentation irregularities left by the UV rays only serve to exacerbate the problem. If your skin is looking less than its best for 2017, perhaps a non-surgical skin treatment is in order. At the Institute of Plastic Surgery, we offer our Colorado Springs patients a number of excellent skin rejuvenation options to refresh and revive your complexion before spring.
Say Goodbye to “Sun Spots”
One of the biggest byproducts of sun exposure is the formation of freckles and age spots on the skin. UV rays can also lead to fine lines appearing around the eyes and mouth. These imperfection do more than mess with your smooth complexion – they can also make you look older than you feel. Spend some time this winter turning back the clock on your appearance with a Forever Young BBL treatment. BBL stands for broadband light therapy, which is delivered via the Sciton laser. The light penetrates the skin without causing damage to the outer dermal layers. However, the underlying layers receive the benefit of the light energy, which stimulates the body’s own collagen to actually reverse signs of aging on your skin. Brown spots and fine lines are eliminated while your skin develops a youthful, healthy glow.
Smooth Out the Skin
If irregular skin texture and tone are getting in the way of your radiant complexion, our MicroLaser peel might be another good solution for you. This procedure also uses the Sciton laser, but the energy delivered into the skin carefully removes the outer skin layer to reveal softer, smoother skin underneath. In addition, superficial signs of aging like fine lines and freckles are visibly reduced. The depth of a MicroLaser peel can be tailored to the amount of correction you would like to receive. Lighter peels offer more subtle results but only require a couple of days of recovery time. Deeper peels can reverse more signs of aging and correct other imperfections, but the recovery may be slightly longer as the skin fully heals from the procedure.
Regenerate and Renew
For skin in need of significant rejuvenation, fractional laser resurfacing might give you the results you are looking for. This procedure also uses laser energy to create micro-injuries in the skin, stimulating the body’s own healing response. As the recovery process kicks in, additional elastin and collagen are produced to support the underlying skin structure and give skin a smoother, suppler look. Because only small areas of the skin are affected by the treatment, surrounding skin and tissue remains intact for a faster, more comfortable recovery process. This procedure corrects a host of imperfections, including fine lines and wrinkles and shallow acne scarring. At the same time, this treatment effectively firms the skin, reversing skin laxity that is common with age. Like the MicroLaser peel, this treatment can be tailored to your unique needs and desired results. All of these procedures can be an excellent option over the winter months, when it will be easier to protect your skin from direct sun exposure for a number of days while the treatment area heals. In addition, the gradual improvement in the skin will become fully apparent by the time you get ready to embark on your spring break vacation. To learn more about any of these treatments, contact us today!