Your skin’s primary role is to safeguard your body, protecting you from everything the world can throw at you. And it does this job well, as evidenced by the mounting damage across the surface of your skin. From wrinkles to age spots, your skin can begin to look more like a battlefield than the blank canvas of youth.
At our practice, under the experienced and knowledgeable care of Dr. Dennis Roberts, we provide services to women in the eastern Coachella Valley that keep them looking and feeling great, inside and out. To help in this endeavor, we’ve armed ourselves with the latest tools to keep your skin in the pink of health with our Lutronic PicoPlus® leading the charge.
Here’s a look at this innovative laser technology and how it can breathe new life into dull and tired skin.
A mounting problem
As we mentioned earlier, your skin is under constant assault, whether it’s from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays or acne-causing bacteria. The end result is that your once evenly toned complexion is taking on a more splotchy, crevassed appearance as brown spots, facial veins, and wrinkles begin to form.
And this is perfectly natural. In your youth, your fresh skin cells were able to keep up with the damage, quickly renewing and repairing damaged skin. But over time and with exposure, these skin cells become weaker and simply aren’t up to the task.
Not helping matters is the fact that as you age, your collagen and elastin production begins to wane, leaving your skin to sag and wrinkle. As well, your melanin can begin to cluster after years of exposure, leaving you with areas of hyperpigmentation.
A jack of all trades
The primary reason we chose to outfit ourselves with the PicoPlus system is because of its versatility in tackling a host of skin problems. The PicoPlus laser technology relies on a dual pulse system that delivers four different wavelengths of light energy, which in plain English means we can adjust the energy to tackle:
- Areas of hyperpigmentation, including age spots and melasma
- Facial redness (including rosacea and inflammatory acne)
- Facial veins
- Acne scarring
- Fine lines and wrinkles
The laser energy travels harmlessly through your epidermis to target the problems in your dermis. For example, the light pulses can break up discolorations in your skin by targeting your melanin. It works the same magic on facial veins, closing them off and allowing your body to flush them away naturally.
Aside from breaking apart blemishes, the laser energy also elicits a mild healing response in your body, which comes in the form of collagen. This renewed support helps rebuild your tissue from below, smoothing out acne scars and wrinkles.
Our PicoPlus system is noninvasive, which means there’s no downtime after your laser skin care session. Each session typically takes less than an hour (sometimes just minutes), and you’re free to get on with your day afterward.
Depending on the extent of your problem, we may need to administer a series of PicoPlus treatments, which we space apart by several weeks to allow time for your body to respond.
Following your final treatment, you realize your optimal results in six to 12 weeks after your body has flushed away the debris and rebuilt with healthier new skin.
If you’d like to explore the possibilities with PicoPlus, please don’t hesitate to give us a call. Or you can use the online scheduling tool to set up an appointment.