Fall is Skin Rejuvenation Season
We love it, but summer is hard on your skin. Period. The unintended consequences of summer sun exposure result in freckles, uneven pigmentation, and dry, crinkly, rough, weather-worn skin. There is an endless list of adjectives for dull post-summer skin.
Dr. Goodman says fall is “skin rejuvenation season.” Why? Fall is absolutely the best time of year to start a serious summer skin damage and wrinkle treatment program because the best procedures and skin care routines that treat wrinkles require that you stay out of the sun. It’s time to reclaim your supple and soft skin so that it feels great during the winter. If you plan your treatment strategy now, you can have glowing, renewed skin for the holiday season!
How Does Sunlight Damage Skin?
The touch of warm sunlight on your skin feels great, but we know that UV/UB rays can trigger skin damage. Where do we typically see the formation of brown spots, often referred to as “age spots”? Face, hands, neck. They aren’t really caused by age, they are the parts of the body most often exposed to sunlight – summer, winter, spring and fall – where excess melanin produced to protect the skin from the sun results in the formation of spots.
But that’s not all. Over time, UV rays damage elastin, which are the skin fibers serving as the foundation for skin structure and tightness. The underlying fibers collapse, resulting in sagging, shapeless skin. And then there are those wrinkles that seem to simply appear one day.
Why Should I Consider Laser Skin Resurfacing?
Laser skin resurfacing treatments focus light energy on the skin to resurface, repair, and rejuvenate facial skin. They are the most effective method to remove dead, tired skin cells, revealing a fresh, vibrant layer beneath, while stimulating production of collagen and elastin fibers to improve the skin’s firmness and elasticity and promote thicker dermal cells. Aging from exposure to ultraviolet light, wrinkles, smile lines and crow’s feet, hyper-pigmentation, acne scars, skin laxity and uneven skin texture can be reduced or removed with this method.
For the most effective and long-term results, Goodman Dermatology uses the ultimate in skin rejuvenation SmartXide DOT laser, the most technically advanced fractional CO2 system available. The DOT Therapy laser precisely creates thousands of microscopic holes in your skin, inducing immediate skin tightening and stimulating new collagen growth. There is less skin surface to heal, as untreated skin isn’t affected or irritated by the procedure, so downtime is typically limited to a week to 10 days, as compared to earlier CO2 laser therapies. Although the process only takes one hour, preliminary tightening, wrinkle reduction and skin tone improvements are immediately evident following skin surface recovery, and continue to evolve for up to 9 months.
What Are the Next Steps for Being Radiant This Coming Holiday Season?
Roswell dermatologist Dr. Marcus Goodman offers a range of skin rejuvenation treatments tailored to your specific skin type and dermal needs. Some patients may benefit from one or more procedures or complementary therapies, although laser therapy typically serves as the foundation. As benefits often take several months to fully reveal, Dr. Goodman recommends scheduling SmartXide DOT laser procedures in the early fall, so that your appearance will be at its peak when winter holiday festivities commence. Dr. Marcus B. Goodman will take your full medical history and discuss your objectives for laser therapy during an office consultation appointment, and advise you about the suitability of this treatment in achieving your skin health goals this fall.
For those patients with sun induced pigmentation issues, who may not yet be exhibiting signs of skin laxity or deep wrinkles, Goodman Dermatology in Roswell, GA offers one of the best laser treatment options available in the Atlanta area for removing unwanted pigment. These optimal wavelengths of light clear pigmented lesions by targeting melanin, causing the hyper-pigmented top layers to peel. With laser treatment for hyperpigmentation, patients should see results in about 7 days so you won’t have to wait weeks or months for chemical containing creams and lotions to even and lighten the skin tone.
Rejuvenating the skin can improve appearance and outlook on life, and who doesn’t want to look remarkable during the holidays? Achieving skin’s natural radiance is the goal of Goodman Dermatology. If you live in and around Roswell, Sandy Springs, Johns Creek, Alpharetta, Marietta, and or the greater Atlanta, Georgia area, start thinking ahead and call Dr. Marcus B. Goodman at 770-754-0787 to schedule your post-summer consultation.