Give Your Face a Fresh Look This Year with Laser Treatments
Smooth, radiant skin is a sign of health and vitality. Unfortunately, factors like the sun, aging, and stress take their toll, robbing your skin of its natural youthful glow, creating skin flaws like lines, wrinkles, and age spots.
At The Wellpath, our antiaging expert, Dr. Jamé Heskett, takes a holistic approach to aging, wellness, and beauty at our offices in Midtown Manhattan and West Park, New York. We offer many innovative treatments to freshen your look, including laser therapy.
New Year, new you. Now is the time to give your face a fresh look with laser treatments.
Protecting you against the elements
Your skin is the largest organ in your body. It’s primary job is to act as your body’s first line of defense against outside elements. That’s why it’s so important to take good care of your skin.
However, you can’t stop time, and years of sun exposure cause a breakdown in the connective fibers in your skin. These structural changes — known as photoaging — are one of the primary factors that contribute to the development of facial lines and wrinkles.
Sun exposure also affects skin tone. Your skin produces melanin when exposed to ultraviolet (UV) rays as a means to protect your skin. Melanin is a skin pigmentation responsible for your summer tan. However, over time, these pigmented cells clump together, creating areas of hyperpigmentation, or age spots.
Additionally, your skin’s natural loss of collagen and elastin — the two proteins responsible for keeping your skin strong and resilient — becomes more evident with each passing year. Loss of these proteins starts in your 20s with production slowing down by about 1% every year. Getting too much sun and smoking speed up this process.
Lastly, your skin loses volume as the tissue thins and the youthful fat in your face succumbs to gravity, causing your skin to droop and sag.
Freshening your look with lasers
Though aging and the environment take their toll on your skin, you can take steps to improve the health and look of your skin with laser treatments.
At our practice, we use two innovative laser therapies to freshen your skin: FotoFacial RF and fractional laser technology.
We use our FotoFacial RF laser therapy to improve skin tone and texture. The innovative tool targets the pigmented cells under your skin, getting rid of age spots, visible blood vessels, and acne scars.
Our fractional laser tool freshens your face from the inside out. The laser energy penetrates the top layer of your skin, heating the dermal layer, stimulating skin cell turnover, and triggering the production of collagen and elastin.
We use the fractional laser to smooth out lines and wrinkles and erase skin discoloration.
Benefits of starting now
Laser treatments freshen your look, but also make your skin more sensitive to the sun for up to a year. We recommend you start laser therapy in the fall or winter, when there are fewer hours of daylight and you spend most of your time indoors.
No matter what time of year you have laser treatment, we recommend you apply sunscreen daily and reapply throughout the day as needed.
We customize your laser therapy to match your skin needs and beauty goals, which may include a series of sessions that require minimal downtime.
Lines, wrinkles, and age spots dull your complexion, but we can give your face a fresh look with our laser treatments. Call our office or use our online booking tool to schedule a consultation today.