As you age, your skin begins to look more like a roadmap of your life, with lingering reminders that mark the passage of time. From lines and wrinkles to age spots and other pigmentary issues, your skin begins to lose its youthful glow and take on a more mottled appearance.
At Bopp Dermatology, we’re ready to help you put the past firmly in the past through the enlighten™ laser system, which tackles discolorations and leaves you with brighter, blemish-free skin in just a few treatments.
Take a few minutes to explore how our clients in Metairie, Louisiana, are breathing new life into their skin through laser rejuvenation.
As we age, there are several forces at play that lead to increasingly sagging, wrinkled, and blemished skin. First, your skin begins to lose collagen, which provides the foundational support in your skin. This process is perfectly natural as your hormone levels change throughout your life, but it, unfortunately, means that your skin no longer bounces back as it once did, so it begins to sag and wrinkle.
The second contributor to aging skin is hyperpigmentation. In the United States, around 40% of the population is prone to pigmentary problems, which develop after years of exposure, mainly to the sun. This exposure leads to the aptly-named sunspots that begin to appear on your face, neck, back, arms, and hands — the areas that are the most exposed, and the most visible.
The laser difference
To bring youth and brightness back to your skin, we offer the enlighten laser system, which delivers specialized wavelengths to tackle pigmentation.
Measured in pico- and nanoseconds, the wavelengths we deliver with Enlighten are absorbed by your pigmentation as heat, which destroys the cells responsible for the discoloration, all while leaving your surrounding skin intact. In fact, this new technology allows us a precision and accuracy that eclipses older methods, allowing us to target your problem areas with shorter, more powerfully effective laser treatments.
The laser energy not only breaks up areas of hyperpigmentation, it also spurs a collagen response that sets up an overall brightening of your skin after your treatments. This process is called a photofacial, and for good reason: Your skin will glow with renewed, photo-worthy vitality.
The right tool for many jobs
While we’ve mentioned sunspots, the enlighten system also works extremely well against other pigmentation issues and blemishes, such as rosacea and melasma. These common skin conditions aren’t necessarily harmful, but their cosmetic impact can be problematic since they appear in highly visible areas.
With enlighten, we can tackle the redness of rosacea around your cheeks and nose and address the gray-brown patches associated with melasma.
Lastly, enlighten is one of the best tools available for tattoo removal. Using the same laser wavelengths as we do for sun spots, we direct the energy into the inks to break them up into tiny particles, which your body naturally flushes out.
Turning back time takes time
Two of the most common questions people ask us are how many treatments they should expect to undergo and when can they show off their newly rejuvenated skin. There’s no one-size-fits-all answer to these questions since we have to take a look at your skin first to determine an appropriate timeline.
That said, with the enlighten technology, we’re able to tackle most hyperpigmentation problems in just a few visits, which we space a few weeks apart so your body has time to respond to the treatments.
Your final results will gradually reveal themselves over 6-12 weeks as your body flushes out the destroyed cells or ink particles, leaving behind an evenly toned surface that looks more like a blank canvas than a roadmap.
To rejuvenate the skin you’re in with enlighten, please give us a call to set up a consultation. Or you can use the scheduling tool on this website to book an appointment.