An age spot, you say? Perhaps you noticed a skin blemish that turned out to be an age spot on your cheek? Or maybe those fine lines and crows feet around your eyes seemed more noticeable today. Of course, you probably wondered how they got there. You moisturize and take care of your skin.
What few people realize, though, is that age spots and other skin blemishes are actually caused by cumulative sun damage. Studies by the Mayo Clinic show exposure to sunlight over your life can cause all sorts of skin problems including discoloration, fine lines, and wrinkles.
Every time you’re in the sun without a hat or sunscreen – at a ballgame, in the park, out skating – the sun damage is destroying the collagen that gives your skin its smooth, youthful appearance.
Many people don’t want to get involved with painful inflammation or the risks of surgical techniques. However, a recently developed technology, called Fractional Laser Restructuring, turns out to be just the ticket to improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, age spots, skin discoloration, and even acne and other scars.
Introducing the wonders of the Fraxel Laser in cosmetic dermatology
The skin laser, developed in 2003 and used for restructuring, is called the Fraxel Laser. It not only can reduce the effects of sun damage on your face, but also on your arms, hands, and even your chest.
The treatments need to be performed by a certified medical dermatologist like those at Manhattan Dermatology & Laser Center, but millions of procedures have been performed since the Fraxel Laser was developed, and the risks are very low.
What can I expect with the Fraxel Laser procedure performed in NYC?
The treatment is quite gentle on your skin and little to no pain, resulting in low downtime. You can even put makeup on or shave right after the treatment. Used by top celebrities, Fraxel Laser skin treatment has become the most common type of procedure for acne scars and sun damaged skin because most people can go about their regular business that same day.
In case you’re interested in learning more about how Manhattan Dermatology & Laser Center can help improve the appearance of your skin with Fraxel Laser technology, please contact us today for a consultation.