Winter is a Great Time for Laser Skin Resurfacing

laser skin resurfacing

Do fine lines and wrinkles stare back at you when you look in the mirror? Or do you have spider veins you’d like to get rid of? The Icon™ laser system from Cynosure® can give you youthful skin again. But when’s the best time for treatment? Now. In the winter months, your skin is less exposed to UVA and UVB rays, so your skin can heal quicker from any skin treatment you undergo. GLO Aesthetics in Philadelphia can give you this breakthrough treatment now so you can look great by summer.

Skin resurfacing through the winter months

It doesn’t matter what resurfacing method you choose. After you undergo a revitalization procedure, your skin will be delicate and sensitive as your body builds new, youthful skin.

Sensitivity to the sun is natural after any skin resurfacing procedure, even with the Icon laser system. That means you’ll need to be careful with exposure to UVA and UVB rays. The short days of winter can help you avoid direct sunlight as much as possible, and by the time summer comes, your skin will be healed and you’ll be able to show off your revitalized skin.

How the Icon system works

The power behind the Icon laser system is in its versatility. The Icon system, with its ability to perform both laser and pulsed light procedures, can treat a variety of skin flaws and dermatologic conditions.

As the light energy from the Icon system is absorbed by the targeted tissue, a process called collagen induction starts. When the targeted tissue is warmed, your body perceives it as damaged. Your body then starts the process of eliminating it, and at the same time it starts the process of creating new tissue.

Other procedures, such as dermabrasion and chemical peels, create a similar effect. However, these methods can damage the surface of your skin. It’s known as controlled damage, but it usually requires downtime for recovery.

Icon delivers its light energy to the middle layer of your skin. As this layer rebuilds, it provides moisture and volume to the surface layer. This process provides you with the benefits of skin renewal without having to take weeks from your schedule to let surface skin heal. Icon provides a resurfacing treatment that lets you get on with your day immediately after your appointment.

Icon can treat many skin problems

The Icon system can target many skin challenges. Some of the more common skin flaws Icon can treat include:

Your skin can look younger, and the Icon laser system can help. Call or click to book a skin resurfacing consultation with GLO Aesthetics today.

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