When you look at yourself, one of the very first things you will notice is your eyes. More directly, it is the skin around your eyes that dictates the overall appearance of this part of the face. The eyes don’t just stand out as a primary facial feature; they are also the first part of the face to show the signs of age.
Wrinkles and sagging skin are difficult changes to avoid. These age-related concerns develop in response to natural aging, as well as alcohol consumption, general health, smoking, and UV exposure. The formation of lines may reveal the attainment of wisdom through the years, but this also makes us appear sad, tired, and older than we feel. Thanks, but no thanks! There is hope for men and women who want to reduce lines and wrinkles around their eyes, and it doesn’t always involve surgery.
Fractional CO2 Laser Resurfacing to the Rescue
Laser treatments and other non-surgical modalities have become increasingly popular in recent years. The use of CO2 lasers is not new, but the procedure has been refined over time to maximize results without increasing downtime. If anything, the recovery process has been improved thanks to the use of fractional laser technology. A fractional laser treatment targets tiny points on the skin. In between these points, tissue is undisturbed. This technique is gentler and promotes expedited healing.
Fractional laser resurfacing removes surface conditions such as fine lines and wrinkles, laxity, and rough texture by gently lifting off superficial cells. As a result of the micro-wounds created by dots of laser energy, the body floods the treated area with collagen. In combination, these two effects promote smoother, younger-looking skin.
What you Need to Know
The initial treatment is only one part of the “magic” of fractional CO2 laser resurfacing. Patients of Utah Facial Plastics are also guided through the proper management of their skin during their recovery period. It is, after all, the healing process that facilitates the final result. The refinement of the skin typically occurs over a two-week period. Initially, skin will appear red and splotchy. Each day, redness should diminish. Flaking may be noticed as new skin cells replace the old.
Refresh your Skin with Friendly, Professional Care
The team at Utah Facial Plastics provides one-on-one care aimed at your personal beauty goals. Learn more about fractional CO2 laser resurfacing when you call (801) 776-2220.