Treat Sun Damaged Facial Skin with Laser Skin Resurfacing

Mar 28, 2023
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Treat Sun Damaged Facial Skin with Laser Skin Resurfacing

Sun-damaged facial skin is a common concern for many people, resulting in premature aging, hyperpigmentation, and a dull complexion. One of the most effective treatments for sun-damaged skin is laser skin resurfacing.

At Lone Star Dermatology Clinic, located in San Antonio and Live Oak, TX, Dr. Jean-Denis Boucher uses the innovative Alma Opus Plasma™ technology to rejuvenate sun-damaged facial skin.

Keep reading to find out how this laser provides a cutting-edge solution to address sun damage by enhancing collagen production.


What is the Alma Opus Plasma laser?

Alma Opus Plasma is an advanced fractional plasma laser technology designed to improve skin texture, reduce fine lines and wrinkles, and treat sun damage.

Unlike traditional laser skin resurfacing, which utilizes light energy, the Opus Plasma system employs plasma energy created by combining radiofrequency and ultra-high-frequency energy. This unique approach offers a more gentle treatment with reduced downtime while still significantly improving skin quality.


How does Alma Opus Plasmatreat sun-damaged skin?

The Opus Plasma fractional plasma laser works by creating controlled micro-injuries in the skin. This stimulates the body's natural healing process and promotes collagen and elastin production. As new collagen and elastin fibers form, the skin becomes firmer, smoother, and more even in tone.

In the case of sun-damaged skin, the Opus Plasma system targets areas of hyperpigmentation, uneven texture, and fine lines, breaking down damaged skin cells and encouraging the growth of healthy new cells. This process helps to reduce the visible signs of sun damage and restore a more youthful, radiant complexion.

Opus Plasma technology provides a noninvasive procedure that results in less thermal damage to the skin. This means patients get a quicker recovery and reduced downtime compared to traditional laser resurfacing treatments. The system can also be tailored to address varying degrees of sun damage, making it suitable for a wide range of patients.


What does laser skin resurfacing for sun damage involve?

Before your laser treatment at Lone Star State Dermatology Clinic, Dr. Boucher will cleanse your skin and apply a numbing cream to your face to minimize discomfort. During the session, he will move the Opus Plasma handpiece gently across the treatment area to deliver the precise amount of plasma energy your skin requires to treat your condition.

After the procedure, you may experience mild redness, swelling, and a sensation similar to a sunburn, which typically subsides within a few days. Aftercare instructions typically involve using a gentle cleanser, applying a moisturizer, and avoiding sun exposure.

Skin will naturally flake and peel over 3 – 5 days for most people unless you're undergoing a more advanced procedure. It's vital to avoid picking at the area to avoid scarring.

For those with extensive damage, the laser can provide a deeper treatment that requires several weeks of downtime. It can produce drastic youth-enhancing, skin-smoothing results but involves more extensive recovery.


Get laser resurfacing in San Antonio or Live Oak, TX

At Lone Star State Dermatology Clinic, Dr. Jean-Denis Boucher uses nonsurgical laser treatment to harness the power of fractional plasma energy to help restore your youthful, radiant complex and reduce the signs of sun damage.

If you're considering laser skin resurfacing for sun-damaged skin, schedule an appointment with Dr. Boucher at our San Antonio or Live Oak, TX location.