With time and environmental damage, young, radiant skin begins to fade – and fine lines and
wrinkles emerge – as skin loses its ability to retain moisture and skin-firming elements such as collagen and elastin. At the same time, irregular melanin production creates uneven skin tones, age spots and blotching.
The natural aging process generally produces lines and wrinkles, age spots and pigmentation problems, broken capillaries, dull skin texture and color, and other skin flaws. As the amount of collagen in the skin declines, acne scars appear more visible. The aging process also results in volume loss in various parts of the face, especially around the mouth and chin.
When the aging skin starts to have brown blotchy spots form we combine our anti aging lasers. We combine the RadioFrequency and IPL Laser to start getting rid of the uneven skin tone with the Rejuvenation Laser for increased new skin to replace the old blotchy skin.
When the aging skin starts to thin we combine the Rejuvenation Laser with the (Aramis or Cool Touch Breeze Laser) to erase wrinkles and fine lines.
When the aging skin becomes sallow and has wrinkles, discolorations, and poor texture we use the CO2 Fractional Laser. This is ablative and has down time.
When the aging skin develops actinic keratosis we use the Q-Switched Laser to remove these old age spots. This is ablative and has down time.
When the aging skin has scarring and it is just one area we use the Erbium Laser, but if it is acne scarring all over the face we do the entire face and use the CO2 Fractional Laser.
When the face starts to sag we use the Radiofrequency Laser for the face to firm and tighten the skin and up lift the forehead, brows, and jaw line.
When the legs start showing signs of aging to include lots of red and brown spots we do a series of Microdermabrasions for the legs followed by the Varilight Scanlight to blend the discoloration and Smooth the legs.
These advanced lasers treat aging and sun-damaged skin. The CO2 Fractional Laser as well as the Erbium Laser provides a safer, more accurate and less painful method of restoring softer, smoother, more youthful-appearing skin. In most cases, patients can have their procedure performed in the doctor’s office and be home that same day.
The Co2 Fractional Laser and the Erbium Laser are skin resurfacing procedures specifically designed to remove superficial and moderately deep lines and wrinkles on the face. These lasers produce less heating or burning of surrounding tissues than other lasers used for resurfacing. This allows your doctor to gently and comfortably vaporize the damaged skin cells layer by layer. Most cases require only a local or topical anesthetic. Recent studies have shown that both the CO2 Fractional Laser and the Erbium Laser stimulates the production of collagen, creating a tightening and smoothing of the skin.
Skin resurfacing with the cool light of the Erbium Laser and the CO2 Fractional Laser results in less post-operative redness, less swelling and provides a more rapid healing than with other skin resurfacing methods. In most cases, patients are fully recovered and back to normal activities within 7 days. Following the procedure, the treated areas are kept moist with ointment and a complete regimen is followed for the entire week. Post-operatively, there is a period of healing which is generally completed within five to seven days. Sunblock should be applied when in the sun. Make-up can be worn after the first week. Over the next few weeks, your fresh, new, pink skin will fade to a normal tone revealing a softer, smoother, younger look. Our patients love their results. Some say they actually feel younger.
Dr. Calderon will review your medical history, age, skin type and pigmentation, consider your desired results, and determine the best course of treatment for you. Results will vary from patient to patient depending on age, skin type, and condition.
Although the hands of time can’t be completely turned back, its effects can be dramatically slowed down and even reversed with the myriad of procedures available today. These BelleDerm anti-aging products are designed to address these issues and more, restoring moisture and reinvorgating new cell growth for smoother, younger looking skin.