Time can take its toll on the skin. Aging, sun exposure, acne, or other factors can leave one’s face with scarring, blemishes, lines and wrinkles – making one look years older than they actually are. And while facial serums, sunscreens and moisturizers are common safeguards and important skin care regimens, sometimes they are just not enough. At Ventura Institute of Dermatologic Arts (VIDA) in Ventura, CA, Dr. Peter Karlsberg, MD and his Physician’s Assistant, Michele Ayans, offer laser skin resurfacing to help our patients combat these irregularities, the sun and aging. Laser treatments offer remarkable benefits for enhancing skin texture and overall youthfulness and at VIDA it’s a popular skin rejuvenation solution for keeping skin soft and looking young.
How Does Laser Skin Resurfacing Work?
Lasers are devices that use short concentrated beams of light as an energy source to change irregular skin. They precisely remove damaged skin layer, by layer, at the surface level, stimulating a new growth of collagen fibers. And once the treated area heals, the new skin appears much firmer and smoother. Some lasers are very specialized and only effective for one target as in cases of deep scarring or blemishes. Others have a range of targets and more sufficiently used for surface and shallow lines and wrinkles. Our favorite laser techniques at VIDA include Fraxel, Erbium, VersaPulse and Clear + Brilliant; and we’re excited to announce coming soon… the popular Fractional co2 laser treatment. So stay tuned! However, through personal consultation, your physician will discuss the advantages of each and determine which technique might work best to help accomplish your individual goals.
What are the Benefits of Laser Skin Resurfacing?
- Reduce fine lines and wrinkles
- Treat brown spots, redness or discoloration
- Tighten skin and encourage collagen production
- Improve acne, traumatic and surgical scarring
- Reduce the appearance of prominent blood vessels
- Reduce the size of enlarged pores
Does VIDA Offer BOTOX and Laser Resurfacing in Combination?
Laser skin rejuvenation is very effective in replacing old, worn-out skin cells with new ones and can even skin tone if one suffers from birthmarks, rosacea, liver spots or a discolored complexion. The procedure is often requested at VIDA to help contour facial fine lines and wrinkles. Since laser-based skin resurfacing may be performed in conjunction with other therapies, such as cosmetic injectables like BOTOX or Juvéderm fillers, our physicians have found a combination approach to therapy has achieved the greatest results. Wrinkles are responsive to a number of different treatment strategies and no single treatment is best for everyone. BOTOX and laser resurfacing offered together as an option benefits our patients greatly and helps them to look healthier and feel more youthful.
Who is a Good Candidate for Laser Skin Resurfacing?
Patients suffering from minor skin irregularities that affect the quality of their skin may benefit from laser skin resurfacing treatments. Today, one does not have to live with spots, scars or wrinkles. The ever-growing spectrum of skin rejuvenation techniques provides everyone an opportunity for a healthy, youthful appearance.
Maximize your own skin’s beauty potential and learn more about laser skin resurfacing. Select a physician who understand the medical side of things, with an experienced, artistic hand in aesthetics. Dr. Peter Karlsberg is a skilled cosmetic dermatologist with a goal is provide natural-looking results. He strives to minimize associated risk with treatment and patients can count on individual, experienced care. Schedule a personalized consultation with Dr. Karlsberg and his team — call us at (805) 677-1600, to find out if laser skin resurfacing is right for you.