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It’s laser season! Shed away sun damage with the help of a professional laser specialist in Edina

Laser & Light / August 20, 2021

As we welcome the season of cool breezes, homecoming rallies, and pumpkin spice lattes, we don’t always leave summer behind entirely.

That’s because summer is notorious for leaving our skin dry, flaky, and damaged from overexposure to the sun.

Luckily, fall is the PERFECT time to start laser treatments. 

Read on to learn more about laser season from the Skin Rejuvenation Clinic laser specialists in Edina.

Finding the right clinic for laser treatments

Laser treatments are no joke—they can be seriously effective for treating a variety of skin concerns and combatting sun damage! The right specialist can provide you with a safe, personalized treatment just for you.

But on the flip side, in inexperienced hands, aesthetic lasers can at best do nothing for you. In order to ensure a totally safe treatment and #flawless results from your laser appointment, you need to feel confident that you’re in good hands.

Skin Rejuvenation Clinic is THE go-to for laser treatments in Edina. In fact, we perform more Halo Laser treatments than any other laser specialist in the world! 

Sun Damage & Photo-Aging: How it Works

It’s well understood that too much sun exposure can be medically harmful, but did you know it can also affect how we age?

Ultraviolet light (UV) can cause issues to your skin and its connective tissue. There are two types of UV rays: UVA and UVB.

  • UVA rays affect aging. UVA are longer UV rays that can travel more deeply into the layers of the skin and affect its growth and appearance.
  • UVB rays affect the skin’s health. UVB are shorter UV rays that cause immediate sunburns.

Both UVA and UVB can cause our skin to appear dull or flawed; and over time, exposure to both causes the skin to become less elastic and more leathery. 

After too much sun exposure, patients may also notice conditions like: 

Sunspots

Ever notice your freckles get more pronounced in the sun? That’s because the UV rays from the sun trigger our skin’s defense response to produce additional melanin on the surface. Sunspots are one of the first signs of skin damage people recognize after a long summer of sunshine. 

Facial Wrinkles

Long term sun exposure, use of tanning beds, and other UV exposure prematurely ages our skin by causing wrinkles to form. Wrinkles tend to first appear in places of pronounced facial expression, like the forehead, eyes, nose and cheeks. Ultimately, those wrinkles develop from the face and neck to the chest and body. 

Thinning Skin

UV rays affect more than your face; they affect the skin on every part of your body. One of the most common concerns our laser specialists hear from patients is their desire to improve the look of “aging hands.” Just like on the face, sun exposure can cause the skin on the backs of your hands to appear thinner and more leathery. It’s one of the tell-tale signs of aging, even in patients whose faces appear youthful!

Melasma

Melasma presents as dark patches on the skin, most commonly on the face. Although it is mostly preventable, genetics and hormones can also play a part in the development of this condition. 

Of course, the skin DOES naturally fight sun exposure by shedding dead skin cells and replacing them with new ones. However, as we age and our connective tissues break down, it becomes harder and harder to achieve this same level of repair.

It’s important to wear protective clothing, hats, sunglasses, and of course, sunscreen, to avoid both the effects of aging AND the risk of skin cancer.

But even after a lifetime of being careful, you still may notice some of these conditions appear on your face or body. That’s where laser treatments come in 🙌

Why fall is the best time to visit a laser specialist

All of the summer fun can catch up with you quickly, especially if you ARE in the sun often and AREN’T diligent about wearing sunscreen and protective clothing.

So as the days get shorter and begin to cool off, we usher in our most exciting time of the year: laser season 🙌 

Most aesthetic lasers operate on the principle of quickly removing dead and damaged cells from the surface of the skin (also called “resurfacing”). And while we perform treatments all year round, we especially love utilizing them in the fall to help remove signs of sun damage (like sun spots, freckles, and wrinkles) from the skin.

THE best laser technologies for Edina patients

As one of the most popular laser specialists in Edina, we’ve got a lot of experience when it comes to laser technology. And not all lasers are created equal! 

Your aesthetic laser specialist should only offer the safest and most effective lasers to ensure they can deliver a safe, high quality treatment to their patients. 

Here are a few of OUR favorites.

The Ultimate Laser Resurfacing Device: Halo

Halo is a dual fractional laser (made by Sciton). It is a fantastic treatment for problematic skin texture and tone. Halo decreases fine lines and wrinkles by stimulating collagen. It will decrease pore size and give the skin a “Halo” glow. It also improves or eliminates sun spots (age spots, “liver spots”), and unwanted discoloration.

  • Treatable Areas: Face, Neck, Décolleté

Use it All Over: Halo Body

Just like the standard Halo treatment, Halo Body is a hybrid laser that produces fractional ablative results with non-ablative downtime by applying two wavelengths in a single pass. Its ablative laser works by removing the outermost layers of dead and damaged skin, while non-ablative lasers pass through the skin’s upper layers to heat the deeper tissues, stimulating collagen.

  • Treatable Areas: Arms, Knees, Legs, Abdomen

Beautiful, Subtle Results for Patients New to Aesthetics: Moxi

Some laser specialists refer to Moxi as a “mini Halo.” Moxi provides patients the opportunity to attain incredible, yet subtle, results with little to no recovery or downtime. It reverses the natural signs of sun damage and aging by inducing collagen production with the power of gentle heat.

  • Treatable Areas: Face, Neck, Décolleté

Reverse the Clock on Aging with a BBL Photofacial

The Forever Young BBL Photofacial is technically not a laser—it uses the power of Broad Band Light (hence the term “BBL” 😉)  to improve the overall quality and laxity of the skin, address acne, reduce pigmentation, and a whole host of other benefits! 

  • Treatable Areas: Face, Neck, Décolleté

Your New Favorite Anti-Aging Treatment: BBL Hero

BBL Hero is the next generation of Forever Young BBL to deliver photo energy. This device actually combines the power of Forever Young BBL with Forever Young BBL Body and operates at a rate of 4x faster in order to cover ANY area of the body!

  • Treatable Areas: Arms, Legs, Abdomen, Décolleté, Back, Hands

Go-To Professional Acne Treatment: BBL ForeverClear

Some lasers can address active acne. But only the BBL ForeverClear was designed for it 🙌 BBL targets active acne by first applying blue light to kill acne-causing bacteria, and then yellow light to reduce inflammation and redness for clearer and more radiant skin after just one visit!

  • Treatable Areas: Forehead, Cheeks, Chin, Neck, Back, Arms

Peel Away Sun Damage: MicroLaserPeel

A MicroLaserPeel is similar to a chemical peel, only performed with a laser instead! This makes for a comfortable, efficient treatment that can target deeper layers of the skin in just one visit. It can therefore address more deep-seeded issues such as pigmentation, rosacea, and dullness.

  • Treatable Areas: Face, Neck

The One You Might Have Heard Of: Laser Hair Removal

Laser Hair Removal is one of the most popular laser technologies in aesthetics. But all laser hair removal devices are different. We utilize Forever Bare BBL, which provides a treatment that is safe, fast, efficient and comfortable. Unlike other processes, the BBL handpiece uses patented technology and comfortably treats many hairs at once, making treatment of extensive areas practical

  • Treatable Areas: Face, Chin, Neck, Chest, Back, Arms, Legs, Bikini Area

Am I a candidate for laser treatments?

While we LOVE treating patients with these premier aesthetic lasers, not everyone is a candidate.

There are a few things you should think about when considering visiting our laser specialists. In Edina, Skin Rejuvenation Clinic offers free consultations to help you determine what treatments will not only best address your concerns, but even more importantly, which ones will be the safest for your skin type.

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Cost & affordability of a laser specialist visit in Edina

The mission of Skin Rejuvenation Clinic has always been to help patients feel more confident and comfortable in their skin. 

We believe you don’t need to be among only the most “elite” of Edina to be able to afford treatment and invest in your skin’s health. We provide care for everyone! 

Both the men and women of our community rely on our laser specialists to create custom treatment plans that fit their lifestyle, budget, and aesthetic goals.

Schedule your sun damage treatments in Edina at Skin Rejuvenation Clinic 

At Skin Rejuvenation Clinic, we have created the perfect place for you and your skin to thrive. Through patient-centered care and top-tier procedures, you gain the opportunity to discover a more youthful you. 

Founded in 2004 by the husband and wife team Dr. Elizabeth and Dr. Mark Hagberg, Skin Rejuvenation Clinic aims to help you look and feel your best at any age. After just one visit, you will leave knowing you came to the right place!

Schedule a consultation or use our free virtual consultation tool to get started today. 

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