As a host beauty editor for On Magazine, Dr. Fiona Wright has published a series of Q & A articles in response to patient and community questions. Dr. Wright has also been seen on several NBC Evening News Health Reports and is known for her expertise, honest opinions and up-to-date knowledge. Read on as she shares her information with everyone!
Q. After a summer’s worth of fun in the sun, my tan is fading and my skin looks older! Probably from overexposure to UV rays, chlorine, salt water, and the chemicals in my sunscreen. How can I look youthful again?
A. Whether you have spent your summer on the beach or on the golf course, prolonged sun exposure can cause your skin to prematurely age. Fortunately, brown spots, fine lines and wrinkles don’t have to be a lasting remembrance of this summer’s fun filled activities.
For many people, reducing the appearance of age spots and wrinkles can be accomplished with Laser Skin Resurfacing Treatments. Lasers work by gently removing the top damaged and discolored layers of skin and allow healthier skin to rise to the surface. When the skin heals, new collagen is formed which will often produce a smoother surface. Some of the other skin flaws that can be successfully treated with laser skin resurfacing are acne scars, moles, non-cancerous skin lesions and scars due to trauma or surgery.
There are a few different types of resurfacing lasers that are used and not all are equally effective – so for patients, it can be extremely difficult to make a decision on which works best. At Skin MD and Beyond, even though I have the benefit of having several devices available to get maximum results, my new “GO TO” laser is the advanced ReSurFX Laser to fight the war against aging!
ResurFX is the only true fractional non-ablative technology- and one pass is all it takes! Its state-of-the-art CoolScan scanner offers advanced protection against overheating the skin, and this along with continuous contact cooling provides significant patient comfort during treatment.
ResurFX uses an Erbium-YAG laser which allows the skin to heal faster with far less redness than the CO2 laser. As well, the very advanced treatment scanner, allows me to choose from more than 600 combinations of shape, size and density for optimal treatment results! ResurFX offers my patients a significantly less expensive and highly effective way to regain their youthful appearance. To find out whether laser skin resurfacing is the right option for you and to get complete details of the benefits to regain a younger look, please call us today to schedule a complimentary consultation.