The appearance of your skin changes as you get older. The aging process can vary considerably depending on your sun exposure, heredity, and personal habits, such as smoking. Your skin responds to photo damage by developing brown spots, textural changes, wrinkling, and red blotches with fine superficial blood vessels. Skin tends to get thinner and more sensitive with age and requires assistance to maintain and/or improve its health. Our care approach to skin health involves softening and smoothing skin with emollients, improving its texture with cosmeceuticals, and rejuvenating the surface of the skin with skin care products, chemical peels, and lasers. Intense pulsed light (IPL) or fractionated laser treatments help to reduce the uneven tones in the skin and improve its integrity. Injectables are used to soften wrinkles and improve the contour of facial features.
Vibrant, healthy skin requires a long-term commitment that includes safe sun practices and skin care maintenance. Your Northwest Skin Specialists provider is dedicated to partnering with you to give your skin the best care possible.
Photo rejuvenation (intense pulsed light/IPL) is an FDA-approved device that emits a range of light waves that target and treat brown spots and fine superficial blood vessels. It is gentle, non-ablative therapy, which can be used on your face, chest, neck, and hands. At Northwest Skin Specialists our providers use the Palomar platform, which is considered a safe and medically efficacious device for improving skin tone.
Fractionated Skin Resurfacing
Fractional skin resurfacing is a safe and non-ablative procedure that uses controlled laser microbeams delivered to the skin to cause changes below its surface. These changes create new collagen, which triggers tightening of the skin. Fractional skin resurfacing can also correct fine lines and wrinkles, soften the appearance of acne scars, and complement photo rejuvenation (IPL), improving the overall tone and texture of your skin.