Why Winter is the Best Time to Rejuvenate Your Skin With a Fractional Laser Treatment

Revive winter skin with a fractional laser treatment

You may be surprised to learn that winter is the best time to start skin rejuvenation treatments. Don’t wait if you’ve been eager to even out your skin tone, fade blemishes, improve stretch marks, and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The Icon™ Aesthetic System offers a complete solution for revitalizing dull skin and restoring the natural radiance that will earn you compliments all year long.

Why winter is the right time

Think of winter as laser season. It’s the perfect time to start scheduling skin rejuvenation treatments so you absolutely love the skin you’re in and feel great by summer. Laser-treated skin is sensitive to sun exposure for several months, making winter an ideal time to get started. During the winter, daytime hours are shorter and sun exposure is reduced significantly compared to spring and summer. That’s why many providers recommend you undergo laser rejuvenation treatments in the winter months.

Regardless of what time of year you start laser skin rejuvenation, protecting your skin following treatment is a must. Wearing a broad-spectrum SPF-30 or higher sunscreen helps protect your newly-treated skin from sun damage so it will continue to look its best.

What can the Icon laser aesthetic system do for you?

Fractional laser resurfacing is the latest advancement in skin rejuvenation. The Icon delivers light that penetrates deep into the skin to treat various skin problems with minimal downtime. Each laser session reduces fine lines, age spots, and wrinkles, and improves overall skin tone for smooth, glowing skin.

Your path to healthier looking skin

The Icon fractional laser encourages your body to produce more collagen, the primary component of your skin and other connective tissues. Collagen gives your skin the tone and smooth texture tied so closely with youthful skin. As you age, collagen production slows down, paving the way for dull, sagging, lifeless skin.

The Icon difference

Unlike other laser treatments, the Icon fractional laser is a less invasive resurfacing procedure that can restore your skin’s youthful appearance without the extended downtime of ablative laser treatments. Most patients experience some mild redness and swelling for a couple of days following treatment but are otherwise able to return to their regular activities. The fast recovery time means your provider can schedule your treatments 2-6 weeks apart.

Another quality that sets the fractional lasers apart is that the tiny beams of light have the ability to create a latticework of micro-injuries in the skin. This means the treated areas of the skin blend in smoothly with untreated areas for an improved overall appearance.

What can you expect from the Icon laser system?

At Mountain Medical Arts, a licensed medical laser technician will safely use the Icon fractional laser to target imperfections based on your skin type and desired results.

The laser sends pulses of energy deep into the skin, creating microscopic wounds that are invisible to the naked eye. This stimulates the body’s own natural ability to heal, resulting in the elimination of damaged skin, which is replaced with new healthy skin cells. Many patients see noticeable results after just one treatment. To achieve optimal results, 3-5 sessions are recommended.

Mountain Medical Arts is proud to offer the latest aesthetic treatments to help you look and feel your best. To get started, call our clinic in Burnsville, North Carolina, to schedule your initial consultation or click the “book online” button to get started.

 

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