Laser facial treatment at Suttons Bay Skin Care Center helps improve sun damaged skin.

Laser facial treatment at Suttons Bay Skin Care Center helps improve sun damaged skin.

Facial Skin Treatment: The Laser Solution for Skin Damage

Are you a candidate for facial skin treatment?  The answer is "Yes" if your skin shows evidence of chronic exposure to the sun's ultraviolet light.

Physicians call the condition "photodamage" and the most obvious signs are coarsening of skin texture, wrinkling, irregular pigmentation, and enlarged blood vessels and pores.

Facial skin treatment is the visible improvement of sun damaged skin through the use of laser technology to remove enlarged blood vessels and irregular pigmentation, and stimulate the underlying collagen.

Cynosure is a leading developer and manufacturer of pulse dye lasers for facial skin treatment.  Cynosure is noted for the speed, power, and gentleness of its lasers which are used by physician practices around the world.

How do I know if I have photodamaged skin?

If you are over 30 years old and enjoy an active lifestyle your skin probably shows signs of damage.

How does laser treatment reduce the signs of photodamage?

Lasers work by focusing a beam of light to a target in the skin such as enlarged blood vessels and irregular pigmentation.  The enlarged vessels and irregularities are removed without scarring or damage to the treated or surrounding area and the underlying collagen is stimulated.

Do lasers work on all skin types?

Today's advanced lasers are capable of treating a wide variety of skin types.

Which other conditions are treatable by lasers?

Elimination of red and brown blemishes, reduction of minor wrinkles, and a general tightening of your skin's collagen.

How many treatments are required?

Typically several treatments are required for full face treatment.  The average treatment takes about 20 minutes.  Results may become apparent after the first few treatments.

Is the treatment painful?

There is some minor discomfort associated with the treatment.  In most cases no anesthesia is necessary.  Such discomfort can be alleviated by cooling with a cold air system.

How does laser facial skin treatment differ from CO2 lasers, chemical peels, and dermabrasion?

Unlike CO2 lasers, dermabrasion or chemical peels that remove the outer skin and require significant healing time, the laser gently penetrates the skin without damaging it and destroys the blood vessels and brown pigment that are the cause of the problem.  It also tightens the collagen and minimizes large pores.

What will I look like after laser facial skin treatment?

Results will vary, your skin may appear reddened.  You can expect to return to your normal activities immediately with minimal precautions such as sunscreen.