Skin rejuvenation is a nonsurgical procedure that can help you look as vibrant as you feel, and it doesn’t require the time and risks associated with traditional cosmetic surgery. This nonsurgical treatment can provide multiple benefits to men and women who want to erase defects caused by aging, the sun, scarring, pollution, and skin conditions.
Working with an experienced provider can help you achieve the results you desire from skin rejuvenation. Skin rejuvenation specialist Karl Trippe, MD, of Waco Primary Care in Waco, Texas, has extensive experience using this treatment to help patients improve their facial appearance. Dr. Trippe designs an individualized treatment plan based on the condition of your skin and your cosmetic goals.
Dr. Trippe uses intense pulsed light therapy with the Cynosure® Icon® system. The Icon system delivers many different wavelengths of light deep into the second layer of your skin without damaging the top layer. Skin rejuvenation can correct a wide range of complexion issues. Here are five benefits you can gain with skin rejuvenation.
1. Reduces fine lines and wrinkles
Your body produces 1% less collagen every year after age 20. Collagen helps give skin its structure. Furthermore, collagen production helps in the regeneration process of skin. With the dwindling production of collagen, skin can lose structure, become dry, have less fat, and begin to appear wrinkled, loose, and saggy.
Skin rejuvenation encourages collagen growth to help skin become fuller and more youthful. When the energy of the Icon system is delivered to the targeted area, your body interprets the heat as an injury and generates collagen to repair the “damage.” Over time, this extra collagen works to produce a smooth and even complexion.
2. Minimizes facial veins
Facial veins, or broken capillaries, appear as small red, purple, or blue lines under the surface of the skin on the nose, chin, and cheeks.
Facial veins can weaken with age and become more susceptible to dilating and stretching out when damaged by the sun, irritants, and other factors. Facial veins can also become more prominent as older skin gets thinner and allows dilated veins to become more visible.
When facial veins are treated with intense pulsed light therapy, heat disintegrates the veins, and they become scar tissue. The scar tissue is then absorbed by your body over several treatments, resulting in more even-toned skin.
3. Improves acne scars
Acne scars can appear as permanent indentations in the skin. A big culprit for scars is a type of acne called acne cysts. Acne cysts are large, pus-filled pockets that destroy skin tissue and disrupt collagen production.
When a cyst empties, the lost collagen isn’t always restored when the area heals. If your body fails to produce enough collagen, pits or depressions can form during the healing process.
Skin rejuvenation with the Icon system delivers energy to the scarred area. Your body then responds to the heat energy by producing collagen in the area, which then fills in the scar depression to produce a smooth and even appearance.
4. Diminishes sun spots
Sun spots, or age spots, occur when the body causes pigmented skin cells to multiply due to sun exposure. These spots typically appear on the face and other areas of the body that have the most sun exposure.
Skin rejuvenation treatments can be an easy and effective remedy for age spots. Intense pulsed light therapy breaks down the melanin or pigment and leaves the surrounding tissue unharmed.
5. Relieves redness and rosacea
Rosacea makes blood vessels in the face visible and can also make the face appear red or flushed. It can also cause thickening skin, inflammation, pimples, and uneven skin tone.
Skin rejuvenation with the Icon system can reduce blood vessels by constricting and shrinking them. And the additional collagen production can improve skin texture.