Spring Clean Your Skin: Refresh and Renew with Laser Rejuvenation

Are you fed up with dry and dull skin after the winter? If you want to get your skin ready for spring, laser-rejuvenation treatments can help you get the glow you’ve been looking for. Everyone’s skin starts looking worse for wear in the winter months. Dry, dull and flaky, it can be a total downer. But when spring arrives, it brings with it the perfect opportunity to give your skin a little extra TLC and get it looking its best. That’s where laser rejuvenation comes in.

Laser rejuvenation can fight fine lines, wrinkles and more severe signs of aging. It can improve the skin’s texture and tone, improve elasticity, and give your skin a refreshed look – all without the downtime of plastic surgery. This popular cosmetic treatment can work on virtually all skin types and addresses a wide array of skin care issues, making it one of the most versatile and effective options for improving skin health.

Refresh and Renew with Laser Rejuvenation

Laser rejuvenation can be just the thing your skin needs to bounce back after a dreary winter. There are several different types of lasers used for skin rejuvenation, each with its own specific uses and benefits.

Non-Ablative Lasers

Non-ablative lasers use heat to stimulate collagen production and can be used for treating fine lines, wrinkles and loose skin. These lasers energize the collagen deep in the skin tissue, helping to reverse the signs of aging. The results are subtle, and patients will typically require multiple treatments for optimal results. Non-ablative lasers are great for healing acne scarring as well.

Ablative Lasers

Meanwhile, ablative lasers work by removing the top layers of damaged skin, unveiling the younger, healthier skin beneath. This type of laser can improve fine lines, wrinkles, sun spots and scars. Advanced skin-resurfacing procedures have made ablative lasers gentler while still achieving dramatic results. The downtime with ablative lasers is typically longer than with non-ablative lasers.

Zap Unwanted Brown Spots and Redness with IPL

Intense pulsed light (IPL) treatments are excellent for reducing redness and sunspots, as well as improving skin texture. IPL uses light energy to penetrate the skin and target cells that produce melanin, the pigment that can cause fine red or brown spots. This treatment is also great for reducing facial redness such as rosacea.

Does Laser Rejuvenation Hurt?

Everyone experiences pain differently, but most people report that laser-rejuvenation treatments are tolerable. Many patients only feel a warm, tingling sensation while their skin is being treated. Side effects are also generally mild and include redness, swelling and some scabbing. Lasers treatments have come a long way in recent years – they are more effective and less painful than ever, and are a great option for patients who are reluctant to undergo more invasive treatments.

Getting on Board This Spring Season

If you’re now considering laser rejuvenation for your skin this spring, you’ll want to make a few preparations. First, you’ll need extra protection from the sun’s harmful rays, which means using sunscreen and wearing protective clothing when outdoors.

Also, if you are susceptible to cold sores, you will need to take anti-viral medications before having a laser-rejuvenation procedure to prevent a cold sore outbreak. If you are currently experiencing a breakout, your treatment should be postponed.


Spring is the perfect time to refresh, renew and rejuvenate – and laser treatments can be a big help. Spring is a great time to give your skin an overhaul with laser rejuvenation. With the warmer weather on its way, now is the perfect time to book a consultation and see if laser rejuvenation is right for you. Contact Dr. Peterson’s office today.