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How Can Microablative Treatments Improve the Skin?

By: Dr. Brenda Vozza


Does it seem like every time you look in the mirror, your skin is looking a little less radiant, a little less fresh, and a little less youthful overall? It may not be your imagination playing tricks on you, and you are certainly not alone. As we age, our skin begins to lose some of its natural vibrancy and elasticity, leaving us with a variety of imperfections – like fine lines, wrinkles, discoloration, and more. Once these concerns escape the control of topical products or at-home solutions, many patients turn to professional skin rejuvenation. At Brookridge Internal Medicine Associates, P.A. in Longview, TX, board-certified physician and aesthetic expert Dr. Brenda Vozza is committed to providing the most cutting-edge and effective skin treatments available today to keep patients looking and feeling their best at all ages. In this blog, we’ll explore the benefits of microablative laser skin resurfacing for transforming your complexion and restoring your confidence once again.

What is microablative laser skin resurfacing?

Laser skin resurfacing with microablative lasers uses highly advanced technology to deliver targeted energy to the skin’s surface to remove dead or damaged layers of skin, boost collagen production, trigger cell turnover, and reduce the visibility of a number of imperfections and flaws.

What can laser skin resurfacing help with?

Laser skin resurfacing remains one of the most popular and in-demand skin rejuvenation treatments available today, thanks in part to the long list of skin concerns it can effectively treat. Some of the most common issues that can be dramatically improved or even reversed with laser skin resurfacing include:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Early skin laxity
  • Sun damage
  • Dark spots
  • Discoloration
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Melasma
  • Rough skin texture
  • Uneven skin tone
  • Visible veins
  • Enlarged pores
  • Dull complexion
  • Dry or oily skin
  • Acne scars

Does microablative skin resurfacing hurt?

While laser skin resurfacing may cause minor discomfort, most patients find the treatment very tolerable. Following a laser skin resurfacing session, patients can expect some level of irritation, redness, swelling, and peeling. These side effects are typically fairly moderate and should resolve within a few days to a week, during which time it is critical that patients avoid picking at their skin. Patients should also avoid direct sun exposure, use sunscreen, and keep the skin moisturized.

How long does laser skin resurfacing last?

Depending on the severity of the patient’s concerns, the strength of the treatment, the patient’s aftercare routine, and other factors, most patients can expect their laser skin resurfacing results to last for an average of about 1 – 3 years. In some cases, patients may enjoy their smooth, clear new complexion for up to 3 – 5 years before a repeat maintenance session may be needed.

Am I a candidate for laser skin resurfacing?

With the sweeping advances in modern medicine and technology, microablative skin treatments are now safe and effective for most patients. However, there are some exceptions. Patients with very dark skin tones, active acne outbreaks or infections, and other characteristics or symptoms may not qualify for laser skin resurfacing. During your initial consultation for skin rejuvenation in Longview, TX, our knowledgeable team will thoroughly evaluate your skin, assess your concerns, and determine if laser skin resurfacing may be safe, appropriate, and effective for you.

Say hello to smooth, silky, sexy skin with laser skin resurfacing in Longview, TX

Whether you are frustrated by sun damage or embarrassed by lines and wrinkles, we can help. With laser skin resurfacing, patients in Longview, TX can finally restore smoother, clearer, more youthful skin they can feel confident about. To learn more about microablative skin treatments, call Brookridge Internal Medicine Associates, P.A. to schedule your one-on-one consultation with board-certified physician and aesthetic expert Dr. Brenda Vozza today.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.