They say that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but the truth is in this day and age, appearances do matter. No, you don’t need to look like you stepped out of the pages of a fashion magazine. Good grooming is far enough to make an impression: shiny hair, bright eyes, clean nails and clear skin. Unfortunately, as we get older, we might need a little more help in the skin department.
There are so many factors in the modern world that affect the quality of our skin. Air pollution and other vices like smoking contribute heavily to increased skin aging. Poor diet is also a big factor. The reason some twenty somethings still have acne or oily skin may be because they don’t eat the right kind of food to promote healthy skin. While it is impossible to heal your skin overnight, you can employ some more intensive measures to heal your skin and make it younger-looking. To do this, you can use a laser treatment for skin.
Do note that laser treatments are not only expensive, they are still considered a medical procedure. As with any medical procedure, there may be risks involved, so be sure to tell your dermatologist all your medical history so they s/he may be able to diagnose the best type of treatment for you. Some of these treatments also require booster sessions yearly to maintain results, so be prepared for that.
There are many types of laser treatment for skin problems that are available in the market, ranging in intensity depending on the skin problem. Here are some types of popular non-invasive treatments that you can get for younger-looking skin.
Microdermabrasion. Also called diamond peeling, microdermabrasion uses a fine laser to gently act on the top layer of skin. This encourages the old skin to be removed, with new, healthier skin growing underneath. Microdermabrasion greatly improves the appearance of wrinkles, enlarged pores, minor scars and other minor marks on the face that need correcting.
CO2 Laser Resurfacing. This type of treatment addresses minor skin issues like wrinkles, oily skin on the nose, scars and warts. This uses ultrapulse to remove thin layers of top skin to allow new skin to grow. This type of treatment does, however, require a few weeks of recovery. This means that after having this treatment it is best to stay out of the sun and avoid stress on the skin.
Laser Skin Tightening. Firming up sagging skin is the best way to look younger. Laser skin tightening procedures like Alluma and Accent remove fine lines and wrinkles, and firm the skin better than a face lift will.