laser wrinkle reduction

The environment and some habits can take a toll on your skin over the years. It leaves you grappling with issues like hyperpigmentation, hypopigmentation, and fine or deep lines. Fortunately, skincare is no stranger to continuously evolving technologies. Where they were more about glow-boosting, they now have ways to reduce wrinkles.

Some wrinkle-reducing treatments require multiple injections, anesthesia, and downtime to recover from the procedures. With laser treatments, you do not have to worry about these. They significantly reduce wrinkles while addressing other irregularities like sun damage. Clearly, it is a much better option for those not keen on needles and downtime.


What Is Laser Wrinkle Reduction Therapy?


Laser wrinkle reduction therapy is a noninvasive and nontoxic method that uses light energy to treat the skin. There are several competing methods and devices. However, they all involve targeting the outer layer of your skin while also heating the lower layer. 

The heat boosts the production of elastin, collagen, and other natural substances that regenerate, rejuvenate, and repair skin cells.

The therapy can also improve your complexion, eliminate sagging or excessive skin, and treat loss of skin tone. Here are other ways that the treatment is changing the skincare game.


Safe Treatments for Dark Skin


There is a running assumption that laser skin treatments are only safe for people with light skin types. It is because some lasers pose a risk to dark skin. They can cause discoloration and cell damage. 

However, technological advances now offer good options like erbium lasers that pose less risk. Before going for laser wrinkle reduction, ensure the treatment is safe and effective. Also, get a technician or provider with extensive knowledge of using lasers.


Various Lasers


Lasers are not one-size-fits-all. With technological advances come different laser options. These can effectively deal with wrinkle reduction. The various lasers fall into several categories.

  • Ablative lasers

  • Non-ablative lasers

  • Fractionated lasers


Ablative Lasers

These include CO2 and erbium YAG lasers. They are powerful and superheat your skin, removing the top layer and parts of the underlying skin. As the skin heals, it results in younger-looking skin. It removes fine wrinkles and softens the deep ones.

The treatments take about a week to heal, so you should use sunscreen for protection. You may need several treatments. However, you can expect the results in six months.


Non-ablative Lasers

These are gentle lasers that do not cause injuries. They direct energy into the deeper tissue, making them safe for people with dark skin. Although the results take longer than when using ablative lasers, they have a low risk of discoloration.


Fractionated Lasers

These lasers provide a medium option between the non-ablative and ablative lasers, providing the benefits of each. They can target wrinkles while also dealing with sun damage and acne scarring.

Maintaining the results from laser wrinkle reduction lies in your hands. Ensure you use sunscreen, retinoids, and vitamin C serum for the best results.

For more information on laser wrinkle reduction, visit Handal Plastic Surgery at our Boca Raton, Florida office. Call (561) 220-6360 to schedule an appointment today.