Solving Skin Concerns with PicoWay Laser Treatment
As the body’s largest organ, our skin is one of our defining factors. Its condition can be indicative of our age and its tone and colour can really tie into how we identify as people. But, covered head to toe as we are by this extensive body part, there’s also ample opportunity for many of us to feel conscious about the appearance of our skin and its various blemishes and inconsistencies.
From changes in pigmentation through to acne scarring and wrinkles, there’s certainly a lot to feel self-conscious about!
Common Skin Concerns
It’s rare that skin pigmentation remains consistent. One of the most common forms of pigmentation change comes in the form of freckles, small, tanned spots that appear on the skin as a result of exposure to the sun.
Elsewhere, melasma, a more noticeable and extreme form of pigmentation change, is a condition which is hormone-influenced. Known informally as the “pregnancy mask” this condition, defined by the appearance of discoloured patches on the skin, normally affects those set to give birth but can also be experienced by men. Pigmented lesions can, of course, assume visibility on the body from a very early age, with birthmarks of several different forms attributable to divergences in pigmentation.
Acne’s disappearance may not signal the end of its impact on our confidence. Those who have suffered with more persistent and severe forms of this common skin condition are likely to have been left with areas of deep, pitted scarring, something that can be very damaging to our self-esteem.
It’s been said countless times before: wrinkles are part-and-parcel of the ageing process. Formed as a result of a lifetime of repetitive activity, wrinkles tend to stick around on our skin as we get older. This is because our natural supplies of collagen and elastin, proteins dedicated to ensuring the skin maintains its elasticity and tautness, deplete over time and can no longer carry out their role with as much vigour as they used to.
Tattoos, of course, aren’t all that natural. For many of us, having a certain image or phrase emblazoned on our skin can be a powerful expression of identity. However, with the passing of time, our tastes change and we become different people. The tattoos we covert when we’re in our twenties may not be reflective of who we are in our fifties.
The Power of the PicoWay Laser
The PicoWay laser is designed to manage all of these irritating skin conditions, and more. As a high-powered form of laser treatment, the PicoWay laser targets the layers of skin that sit below the surface with short bursts of energy. What sets it apart from more traditional forms of laser treatment, however, is how it uses sound waves instead of thermal energy. This reduces the likelihood of damage occurring to the skin during treatment and virtually guarantees an absence of downtime.
PicoWay laser procedures focus on the breaking down areas of irregular pigmentation and undesirable tattoos to ensure that these can then be absorbed into the body and the skin left with a clearer and more consistent tone.
Wrinkles and acne scarring are managed by stimulating the production of collagen and elastin from within the dermis. The result? A smoother, more agreeable complexion and a marked improvement in the appearance of the biggest indicators of age.
Dr Firas : A Laser Specialist
Harley Street’s Dr Firas is something of a laser specialist. As a highly-respected and world-renowned dermatologist, Dr Firas is experienced in the use of laser technology to treat a whole host of skin concerns. Many patients have enjoyed the benefits of undergoing PicoWay laser treatment for issues as wide-ranging as acne scarring, pigmentation and wrinkles, so make sure you’re the next. Book your treatment today.
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