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Turn Back The Clock on Aging Skin With PicoSure

As we age, our skin changes. After all, our skin is a powerful organ that is responsible for so many bodily functions. Skin contains nerve receptors that allow you to feel and touch. It provides a protective layer, shielding you from unwanted debris. At Cutis Wellness Dermatology and Dermatopathology, PLLC, in Laredo, Texas, we’re here to help you keep your skin healthy.

Your skin even helps control fluid and electrolyte balance. Without your protective skin layers, you’d be exposed to the environment. 

Your skin composition 

Your skin is composed of three main parts. 

The outer part, the epidermis, contains skin cells, proteins, and pigments. The middle layer, known as the dermis, contains skin cells, nerves, hair follicles, blood vessels, and oil glands and provides the epidermis with nutrition. The lowest layer, the subcutaneous layer, includes sweat glands, fat, and blood vessels. 

The three layers together make up the structure of your skin provide protection against debris and harmful sun rays.

Your skin as you age

As you age, your skin undergoes a lot of changes. We have our skin to thank for protecting our bodies from harmful debris. Its various layers give skin the protection it needs to fight off unwanted substances. 

The epidermis thins, but often remains unchanged. Pigment-containing cells (melanocytes) decrease. Aging skin looks thinner and leaves behind age spots, or sun-exposed pockets on the skin.

Blood vessels become more fragile. You may notice bruising or bleeding under the skin. 

Prolonged sun exposure can have long-term effects on the skin. Your skin will lose some elasticity as collagen breaks down. You may experience noncancerous skin growths, pigment changes or thickening of the skin.

Skin conditions as you age

Skin disorders may develop over time and with age. Blood vessel diseases such as atherosclerosis are common. Atherosclerosis occurs when the arteries “harden” when fat, cholesterol, and other substances form in the walls of the arteries, leaving behind plaque. 

Without proper skin care and internal health, your body may be prone to diabetes, heart and liver disease, and nutritional deficiencies.

We can help you maintain skin health with PicoSure. 

What is PicoSure? 

PicoSure is a state-of-the-art technology that uses laser energy to remove unwanted pigments, dark spots, freckles, or the ink in tattoos. The laser works by sending short waves of energy to the treatment areas and dissolving the pigmentation. It does no damage to the surrounding tissue. 

PicoSure triggers your body’s natural healing processes to restore and refresh your skin. Turn back the clock with PicoSure for long-lasting results. 

There is little to no downtime, and most patients need only a few sessions to notice a significant difference. 

Experience breakthrough technology

PicoSure uses microscopic, photomechanical reactions. The laser communicates with the dermis to increase collagen production and elastin in the skin. 

Unwanted tattoo? PicoSure uses targeted treatment to remove unwanted ink. Harder-to-remove colors like red, yellow, and orange can be targeted and corrected. 

Call or schedule an appointment online at Cutis Wellness Dermatology & Dermatopathology and see if PicoSure is the right treatment option for you.

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