The Smoothbeam laser cosmetic treatment can help improve your skin if you suffer from moderate to severe acne, or if you want to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, scars and fine lines. As a person with dry skin, you may be wondering if your skin type is appropriate for this procedure.
Dry Skin and Smoothbeam
The Smoothbeam laser treatment can alter the structure of the skin's sebaceous glands, which produce oil and can lead to acne when clogged. However, with dry skin, you may not suffer from acne, or your acne may be mild. Instead, you may be concerned with reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, which people with dry skin are at greater risk for developing.
Fine Lines, Scars and Wrinkles
The laser used in this treatment wears away at the outer, damaged layer of dry skin, encouraging new collagen production. The more collagen your skin produces, the smoother and more even-toned your skin appears, so that fine lines, wrinkles and scars become far less noticeable. You will need 2 to 6 treatments over a period of 6 to 24 weeks to see the full results.
Although Smoothbeam is primarily intended to improve acne, it can also help treat wrinkles, for which you are at greater risk with dry skin. Alert your cosmetic specialist to your skin condition during consultation so you can discuss all of your treatment options and decide if this procedure is right for you.