Time For A Change

Resurface And Refresh Your Skin This Fall With Laser Services

by Beth Norton // October - November - December 2016

Now that the hot days of summer are behind us, are you noticing that they have left your skin feeling dry and drab? Are you frustrated with hyperpigmentation on your face, chest, arms, and back from a season of a little too much fun in the sun? Or do you just want to correct those pesky fine lines and wrinkles that have come about simply because of you’re getting a little older?

If you’ve answered “yes” to any of these questions, consider laser services now so that by the time the lazy days of summer roll around again next year, you will have regained that youthful and fresh appearance you will proudly want to show off.

SKIN REMODELING

Skin remodeling can be achieved with ablative skin resurfacing, one of the most effective cosmetic procedures for improving aging skin. This technique works by delivering an intense wavelength of light to the skin, removing the damaged outer layers. In addition, the laser stimulates the underlying skin, resulting in collagen for-mation and thus, an improvement in those pesky wrinkles. As the treated skin heals, new skin that is smoother and tighter forms.

Ablative skin resurfacing requires several days of downtime as the epidermis repairs itself, but the result is radiant and youthful skin. This is a perfect time of year to undergo this procedure, as you can’t have any sun exposure for a few weeks following it.

Skin remodeling can also be achieved with ClearLift Laser, a painless treatment with no downtime that precisely treats wrinkles, fine lines, photodamage, uneven skin tones, and skin laxity. ClearLift works by remodeling the skins’s interior layers, leaving the epidermis intact and allowing healing to take place from the inside out. Visible improvement may be noticeable after a single treatment, but for optimal results, this may require several sessions.

HYPERPIGMENTATION

Hyperpigmentation is a condition that causes skin to darken. It can occur in small patches, cover large areas, or affect the entire body. Laser treatment is an option for treatment of this condition.
The appearance of pigmented lesions can be successfully cleared by inducing selective photothermolysis – the use of short pulses of light – into the melanin in the target skin tissue. This can be achieved for all layers of the pigmented lesions, as well as for those appearing in dark skin types. Treatment of hyperpigmentation often requires between three and six sessions with AFT laser treatment (Advanced Fluorescence Technology, the next generation of IPL, or Intense Pulse Light technology) or the aforementioned ClearLift. No downtime with these procedures is required as well.

HAIR REMOVAL

Now that tank top and swimsuit season is over, this is the perfect time to receive those laser hair treatments you’ve been considering. Just think – no more daily shaving, tedious plucking, or painful waxing! Laser hair removal often requires several sessions, again, with no downtime. You cannot be exposed to the sun while undergoing laser hair removal, so take advantage of the cooler season that is primarily spent indoors to schedule these treatments.

BODYSCULPTING

You’ve probably heard this buzzword a lot lately. This amazing heat technology allows for the painless removal of unwanted body fat or facial skin tightening with no disruption to daily life. If you’ve been struggling to lose those love handles despite a healthy diet and regular exercise or are frustrated with fine lines and wrinkles, you may want to consider this option to achieve the appearance you desire.

As with any medical or cosmetic procedure, be sure to discuss any of these treatments with your doctor to ensure you are a good candidate and can get the results you desire safely.

Fall is a time of change – the temperatures change from summer’s sweltering hot to crisp and cool and the landscape’s colors are migrating from lush green to vibrant reds and oranges. Take ad-vantage of this time of change and transform yourself with these simple, painless laser procedures that will finally give you the youthful, radiant appearance of which you’ve been dreaming.

Beth Norton

Owner of Heritage Urgent & Primary Care and Heritage MedSpa, located at 620 Dr. Calvin Jones Hwy, Suite 212 in Wake Forest.