What’s the Best Laser to Rejuvenate My Skin?
Anyone researching laser skin resurfacing treatments is bound to come across so much information it’s overwhelming. “Let me share what we offer at our San Antonio location that can assist you with your skin concerns,” notes Dr. Kimberly Finder, board-certified dermatologist at Sanova Dermatology – San Antonio Medical Center. “It is important to note that a consultation at your desired Sanova Dermatology location is best to decipher what treatments are available and best for your skin concern and goals,” she informs.
How Does Laser Skin Resurfacing Work?
Most laser treatments involve light or radiofrequency energy intended to target specific skin concerns, such as sun damage, pigmentation discoloration, rosacea, acne scarring, lines and wrinkles, melasma, and uneven skin tone and texture. “These pulses of energy react with structures within your skin to stimulate collagen and elastin production, improve hydration and blood flow, or create micro-injuries that spur the healing process to renew damaged skin cells and break up age spots and sun damage,” explains Dr. Finder. But which laser system is right for you?
A Variety of Laser Rejuvenation Systems
Dr. Finder doesn’t subscribe to the one-size-fits-all approach. As such, she employs different technologies to pursue different outcomes:
- Intense Pulsed Light (IPL), often referred to as a photofacial, uses light energy to treat facial redness, vivid blood vessels, flushing, rosacea, and abnormal pigmentation from sun damage. The Palomar Starlux™ 500 is her system of choice for these indications, which can treat the face, neck, and chest. Other related procedures include BBL, Excel V, and VBeam to target unwanted reds & browns in the skin.
- Infini™ is a Fractional Radiofrequency system that focuses on skin laxity, wrinkles, sun damage, acne issues, enlarged pores, and thin skin such as that around the eyes. Infini™ combines RF technology with microneedling at adjustable depths to treat beneath the skin’s surface. Infini™ doesn’t rely on skin tone, so all skin types are ideal. The precise tip with 49 insulated, gold-coated microneedles stimulates the skin’s collagen and elastin production, softens acne scars, and volumizes tissues in fewer treatments. Other related procedures, offering various levels of intensity and penetration, include Fraxel, ResurFX, Halo, Sublative, cO2 & more.
- Hollywood Laser Peel, officially called Spectra Peel, rejuvenates aging, sun-damaged, uneven, pigmented, and wrinkled skin. Old acne scarring is treated as well as preventing new acne outbreaks. Gentle laser energy targets the melanin in your skin, breaking up discolored spots. Next, the heat from Spectra Peel stimulates collagen to increase skin support and minimize wrinkles and lines and repair poor textures and wrinkles. Other related procedures include Micro Laser Peel, Chemical Peels, & more.
Schedule a cosmetic consultation now to learn more about these procedures and much more! It is extremely important that you visit a dermatologist to find the best treatment plan and skilled providers to offer those treatments.
About The Author
Since 1996, Dr. Kimberly Finder has focused on advanced cosmetic medicine and is an expert in a multitude of laser treatment options that may be right for you. At The Face & Body Place, we offer an array of laser skin resurfacing treatments to treat all your skin concerns.
Review From A Happy Patient!
This is my second IPL treatment at Dr. Finder’s office and I’ve been loving the results…you can absolutely tell the before and after just one treatment!! (I will post pics after my next treatment) Mari did my treatments and she is wonderful! she is into detail and makes sure you’re feeling comfortable during your treatment….I will keep asking for her???? Dr. Finder’s staff is very well trained. They run specials on treatments every month. If you want your face to look good and aged gracefully this the place to go!!
PP, Happy Patient