Is There a Best Time of Year for Laser Skin Rejuvenation?
Sun exposure is a leading contributor to the premature aging of our skin, leading to skin imperfections, wrinkles, and damage caused by UV light. Laser skin resurfacing is a formidable treatment to combat these signs of aging, and Sanova Dermatology is the premier clinic for patients seeking to rejuvenate their skin through laser skin resurfacing therapy.
How Does Laser Skin Resurfacing Work?
A wide array of lasers can send a beam of light, or photons, to the targeted area to penetrate and break down damaged cells. “Aging skin layers are peeled away to reveal younger, smoother, and healthier skin,” shares Dr. Kimberly Finder, board-certified dermatologist at Sanova Dermatology in San Antonio, Texas. This process also stimulates collagen and elastin production to trigger a non-traumatic tissue healing response, which tightens and firms skin loosened by age and gravity.
Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) therapy, also known as a photofacial, is similar to laser treatment, though not exactly the same. While most lasers use one wavelength to treat a single condition, IPL delivers a broad spectrum of light to treat more than one skin condition at a time. Photofacials focus their attention on sun damage and other pigment-related concerns.
When’s the Best Time for Laser Skin Rejuvenation?
“Because laser skin resurfacing cannot be performed on tanned or sunburned skin, summer is not the ideal time to schedule treatments,” reveals Dr. Finder. In the winter the earth is tilted further away from the sun than any other time of year, and most people are outside less. “That makes the colder months an ideal time to have your skin rejuvenated through laser therapy,” Dr. Finder explains. Keeping skin covered after treatment, as recommended, is also easier with winter-weight clothing. Laser treatments offered will vary based on your preferred Skin Rejuvenation in Waunakee, WI.
Contact a professional today for your preferred treatment.
About The Author
Board-certified cosmetic dermatologist Dr. Kimberly Finder has more than 20 years of experience treating all manner of skin conditions. She founded The Face & Body Place in 2000 to provide patients with minimally and non-invasive options for cosmetic treatments, including a variety of laser skin rejuvenation procedures, treatment of acne scars, and more. She then joined Sanova Dermatology in 2020 at our San Antonio location, bringing with her that aesthetic expertise! If you’re interested in reversing sun damage and revitalizing the skin of your face, neck, chest, legs, arms, and hands, laser skin rejuvenation could be for you.