It’s a complaint we hear all the time at Skin Smart Dermatology: one day, you peer into the mirror and notice some lines on your face that weren’t there before. What gives? Why does skin seem to change over time? And are there any solutions?
At Skin Smart, we know all about aging, and we’re experts at rejuvenating your skin so you can look and feel your best. Skin Smart Dermatology is a team of dermatologists serving Abington, Flourtown, Chestnut Hill, Doylestown, Warrington, Lansdale, Jamison, Roxborough, New Britain, Oreland, Glenside and surrounding areas, and you can rely on us to provide top-quality skincare.
What Happens to Skin as You Age?
Skin gets its supple, firm texture from collagen, a protein found throughout the human body. However, as we age, collagen production decreases, leading to wrinkles. According to Scientific American, once you turn 20, collagen production falls by 1% every year. Yikes! This process is called intrinsic aging—no matter how well you take care of your skin, you cannot prevent this normal progression. It’s just what bodies do.
However, there’s also a parallel process called extrinsic aging. This is where you’re in the driver’s seat. Smoking, tanning bed use, and other activities can damage skin and over time lead to blemishes, fine lines, and even more serious conditions like skin cancer. This is why it’s so important to be proactive about wearing sunscreen and otherwise nurturing your skin.
But let’s say your skin is already damaged, whether from intrinsic or extrinsic aging. Is there anything you can do?
PicoSure: The Solution to Wrinkles and Sun Damage You’ve Been Waiting For
At Skin Smart Dermatology, we’re pleased to offer PicoSure laser technology, an innovative new technique for repairing skin.
You may have heard of PicoSure in the context of tattoo removal, and at Skin Smart we do offer it for that purpose. However, PicoSure can do a lot more for your skin than just zapping off that piece of ink you regret from college spring break.
The PicoSure laser fires quick bursts of energy in picoseconds (picosecond is a trillionth of a second, so when we say “quick bursts” we’re not kidding), blasting away blemishes such as sunspots, melasma and acne scars, as well as reducing wrinkles. It’s non-invasive, has a fast recovery time and is highly effective for revitalizing aging or otherwise damaged skin.
A Special Price Just for Skin Smart Patients
Skin Smart is excited to announce that our October PicoSure special has been extended through November 18th, 2016. We’re offering 30% off four face/neck treatments, reducing the price from $2,400 to $1,680.
It’s never been a better time to start your journey to healthier skin. If you’d like to take advantage of this great deal and make an appointment for PicoSure treatments, please contact us at (215) 348-7335.