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Can Rough Textured Skin Become Smooth With Laser Skin Resurfacing?

By: Dr. Linda I. Sodoma

1/9/2023

We all desire to have a smooth, flawless complexion. Unfortunately, factors like age, sun damage, and acne can lead to rough or textured areas. Laser resurfacing uses advanced technology to target this specific issue. The heat generated by the laser removes damaged cells while stimulating collagen production.

Dr. Linda I. Sodoma may recommend the Icon™, Opus Plasma®, or Hybrid™ handheld device to improve the health and appearance of your skin. Call Life Care For Women for a consultation, or read below to discover the unique advantages of laser treatment in Gilbert, AZ. We are proud to help provide results that leave you feeling refreshed and confident.

What causes rough skin texture?

Over-the-counter moisturizers may reduce the appearance of rough skin, but they don't necessarily address the underlying damage caused by the following:

  • Age: Our skin becomes less elastic and more prone to wrinkles and other signs of aging over time
  • Sun exposure: UV rays damage the skin and cause rough patches that seem dry and coarse
  • Acne: Breakouts often leave behind scars that feel bumpy or rough, even if the acne itself has healed
  • Environmental irritants: Pollution, wind, and other environmental factors wreak havoc on the skin

Many treatments are available for smoothing out rough skin, but laser resurfacing is one of the best. With this technology, Dr. Sodoma can safely and effectively remove damaged cells while promoting a healthier complexion.

How does laser skin resurfacing work?

Life Care For Women offers laser resurfacing using the Icon, Opus Plasma, or Hybrid device. Dr. Sodoma makes recommendations based on your skin type and goals. Treatment works by delivering short bursts of heat to the targeted area. Our built-in cooling system keeps your skin safe and promotes a comfortable experience.

Why laser treatment over drugstore creams?

Over-the-counter creams can help your skin feel more smooth and hydrated, but the results are usually temporary. Laser treatment provides long-term improvements that can reveal a youthful and healthy glow. Plus, laser skin resurfacing is often used to address fine lines, hyperpigmentation, and other issues that drugstore creams cannot correct.

When to expect results from laser resurfacing

Most patients experience almost immediate results from laser treatment, but a short recovery period is expected. Some redness and swelling are normal, but these side effects should subside within 3 – 5 days. Deeper resurfacing procedures could take longer to recover but produce more dramatic outcomes. You may need more than one session, so talk to Dr. Sodoma about your timeline and expectations in Gilbert, AZ.

How to prolong your results after treatment

Life Care For Women provides aftercare instructions to ensure your results are as smooth as possible. This includes:

  • Avoid direct sunlight and other sources of heat
  • Avoid picking or scratching at the treated area as it heals
  • Use cold compresses to soothe any swelling or discomfort
  • Keep your skin moisturized with gentle products

Smooth out your skin with laser technology

Rough skin texture does not have to be a permanent issue. Almost anyone who wants to combat signs of aging and improve their skin can benefit from laser resurfacing at Life Care For Women. Dr. Linda I. Sodoma offers cutting-edge devices like the Icon, Opus Plasma, and Hybrid to provide stunning results. Learn more by calling to set up a consultation. We look forward to helping you achieve more youthful-looking skin in Gilbert, AZ.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.