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Laser Resurfacing for Aging Skin

Kramer, Laser Resuf - ImageIs the aging process starting to catch up with your skin? Are you noticing more prominent wrinkles, skin laxity, and age spots as the years go by? If that’s the case, you can do something about it with laser skin resurfacing at Kramer Plastic Surgery.

The Case of the Disappearing Collagen

No matter how well you take care of your skin, there are some things you just can’t control, like collagen production. Collagen is the most abundant protein found in the human body and is responsible for keeping your skin together. However, the creation of new collagen begins to drop off in your mid 20s and continues as you get older. By the time you’ve reached middle age, production has slowed to just a fraction of what your skin needs to stay looking healthy and youthful.

Sun Damage and Your Skin

While your collagen levels are extremely important to skin health, by far the biggest contributor to prematurely aging skin is sun damage. According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, the ultra violet (UV) light causes an estimated 90 percent of skin aging. All those years of outdoor fun can really add up, leading to age spots, uneven pigmentation, wrinkles, and fine lines.

Turn the Tide on Your Skin

Fortunately, laser skin resurfacing can stimulate new collagen production and reduce harmful UV damage by safely and effectively turning back the clock on aging skin without the need for surgery. You can address a whole host of common issues like skin laxity, fine lines and wrinkles, and changes in tone and texture. Any discolorations like melasma, vascular lesions, freckles, port wine stains, and age spots can be targeted too, as can unsightly acne scars, facial spider veins, and rosacea.

The Healing Power of Lasers

Laser treatment works to remedy these symptoms by creating very small micro injuries on the surface as well as the deeper layer of the skin. It might sound counterintuitive, but this destructive action actually encourages the body’s own natural healing mechanisms to kick in and repair the affected area. New collagen is produced, cell regeneration occurs, and healthier, more vibrant skin is revealed.

Find the Right Treatment for Your Needs

Even though everyone’s skin is affected by the aging process, Dr. Kramer understands that every person is unique and there isn’t a one-size-fits-all approach to skin rejuvenation. That’s why he is pleased to offer several different laser resurfacing options to address each patient’s specific needs. Depending on your anti-aging goals, Dr. Kramer may recommend a series of fractional CO2 laser, fractional erbium laser, ClearLift™, or Dye VL treatments. Each of these powerful laser therapies can safely rejuvenate your skin with minimal side effects and little to no downtime.

Rejuvenate Your Skin with Laser Skin Resurfacing in Boise

Let Dr. Kramer and his highly qualified team help you accomplish your anti-aging goals of restoring crucial collagen and reversing years of sun damage with laser skin resurfacing. If you’re interested in learning more about achieving healthy, younger-looking skin in the Boise area, contact our office today at (208) 344-4900 to schedule your consultation.