Skin Rejuvenation

*Individual results may vary.

People who have scars, dark spots, or fine lines can really benefit from skin rejuvenation treatment.* The process smooths out the skin helping to make these upsetting marks less noticeable or removes them entirely. Depending on the scale of the marks you are trying to shed, it may take numerous treatments in order to get the finest results.

Wrinkles – The skin is made up of 3 layers – the epidermis, dermis, and subcutaneous tissue.

As a person ages the epidermal cells become thinner and less sticky. The thinner cells make the skin look noticeably thinner. The decreased stickiness of the cells decreases the effectiveness of the barrier function allowing moisture to be released instead of being kept in the skin. This causes dryness. The number of epidermal cells decreases by about 10% per decade and they divide more slowly as we age, making the skin less able to repair itself quickly.

The effects of aging on the dermal layer are significant. Not only does the dermal layer thin, but also less collagen is produced, and the elastin fibers that provide elasticity wear out. These changes in the scaffolding of the skin cause the skin to wrinkle and sag. Also, sebaceous glands get bigger but produce less sebum, and the number of sweat glands decreases. Both of these changes lead to skin dryness.

The rete-ridges of the dermal-epidermal junction flatten out, making the skin more fragile and making it easier for the skin to shear. This process also decreases the amount of nutrients available to the epidermis by decreasing the surface area in contact with the dermis, also interfering with the skin’s normal repair process.

In the subcutaneous layer the fat cells get smaller with age. This leads to more noticeable wrinkles and sagging, as the fat cells cannot “fill in” the damage from the other layers.

Exposure to ultraviolet light, UVA or UVB, from sunlight accounts for 90% of the symptoms of premature skin aging. Most of the photoaging effects occur by age 20. The amount of damage to the skin caused by the sun is determined by the total lifetime amount of radiation exposure and the person’s pigment protection.

Rosacea (face redness) – is a chronic, inflammatory skin disorder that affects an estimated 13 million Americans. It occurs in both sexes and may begin in the teenage years. The most common symptoms include facial redness across the nose, cheeks, chin and forehead, visibly damaged blood vessels (telangiectasia), and small red inflammatory papules. The condition develops gradually as mild episodes of facial blushing or flushing lead to a permanent red face. Individuals with fair skin, are more predisposed to rosacea, although dark-skinned individuals are not spared.

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Skin Rejuvenation FAQs

What areas can be treated?
Laser Genesis patients report excellent results over their entire faces and necks.* Dr. Trinh may suggest this therapy to diminish recent scars on other parts of the body.*

What is diffuse redness?
Diffuse redness is a general appearance of facial redness such as rosy cheeks. This condition is caused by dilated capillaries, resulting in an appearance of general redness, not discrete, well-defined vessels. The most commonly affected areas are the nose, forehead and cheeks. Diffuse redness is often associated with a condition called rosacea and it can be hereditary. Laser Genesis will help your appearance by gently treating and reducing this condition.*

What does the procedure feel like?
Patients often describe the treatment as relaxing and therapeutic. You will experience a gentle warming of your skin’s surface during the procedure as the laser hand piece is moving back and forth about ½ inch above your skin. You can immediately return to normal activities utilizing sunscreen if participating in outdoor activities.*

What can I expect before and after treatment?
You will not need gel, anesthetic cream or ice prior to treatment. Before the actual Laser Genesis treatment, you will be asked to remove your make-up or moisturizers and, in some cases, you may be asked to shave the area to be treated.

How many treatments will I need?
The treatment results are often subtle. On average, you may require multiple treatments in order to achieve optimal results.* Every patient’s condition and needs vary. For more information about expected results contact us for a free consultation.

What are the possible side effects?
Although most patients report few if any side effects, the most common is a slight redness that disappears within a few hours of treatment.*

What kind of textural improvements can you expect with Laser Genesis skin therapy?
Over the course of four to five treatments, Laser Genesis can help restore the skins youthful glow and appearance by smoothing out uneven textures caused by aging, sun damage or scars.* You will see a creamier, more healthy complexion as large pores are reduced in size, and minor imperfections are diminished.* The individual treatment results are subtle, but the overall effect of multiple treatments can be quite dramatic.*

*Individual results may vary.

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