The causes of uneven skin tone and texture

Your skin tone can become uneven for a number of reasons. Skin blotches, pigmentation, dark patches, and age spots are all conditions where pigment is unevenly distributed, giving our skin a dull and splotchy tone. Healthy and nourished skin tone is bright and luminous.

Uneven skin texture not only feels unpleasant, it makes skin look dull. Sun exposure causes the breakdown of collagen and elastin that gives skin its smoothness and resiliency. Sun damage hurts skin texture slowly and is not highly visible right away. Exposure to too much sun will cause a person’s skin texture to become leathery and rough over time.

Aging is another common cause of irregular skin texture. With aging, surface skin cells aren’t shed as rapidly, causing dead skin cells to build up and skin to appear dry and blotchy. Dry and dehydrated skin also affects its texture, causing skin to feel less velvety to the touch, making it hard to apply cosmetics smoothly.

What are collagen and elastin?

Collagen is an essential component for the skin, and is what helps it stay supple and flexible. The dermis provides the foundation for our skin, and is closely involved in its elasticity because it is the main source of collagen. By having an adequate amount of collagen in the your skin, it can ensure that it looks healthy. Collagen also helps our skin stay hydrated.

Elastin is a highly elastic protein in our connective tissue that allows many tissues in the body to resume their shape after stretching or contracting. Elastin helps the skin return to its original position after it’s pinched or poked. Given the roles that collagen and elastin play, it’s easy to understand how important they are for healthy, youthful skin.

Treatments in NW Calgary

Improving your skin tone and texture can be easily achieved without the use of cosmetic surgery or other invasive procedures. At Fresh Laser Skin Studio, we provide the following treatments to improve the skin:

Chemical Peels

Combines AHAs (glycolic acid) and BHAs (salicylic acid) at varying strengths. Peels are great for superficial scars.*
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Excel V laser vein removal

This is the treatment of choice if you have larger vessels to treat, especially around the nose. When combined with our Picofirm treatments, it will significantly reduce redness in the face.*
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HydraFacial

Increases elasticity and collagen production, which leaves your skin smooth and fresh.*
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Laser Genesis

A non-invasive laser skin rejuvenation treatment that is comfortable and safe for all skin types.
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Laser Photo Facial

A non-invasive laser treatment used for superficial scarring.
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Laser pigment removal

This is the treatment of choice if you have minimal brown spots, sun damage or freckles. Not suitable for all skin types.
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Photofirm

A combination laser treatment that brightens, firms and refreshes the skin.*
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Pico Focus Facial

Uses non-ablative fractionated pico second technology to produce amazing results without downtime.*
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Picofirm

Targets multiple skin layers to treat superficial to minor scars.*
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ThermoClear Pro RF

A precise manual technique that always produces great results.* This what we use to treat milia, oil bumps and congested pores. A procedure may be necessary to help the skin heal and decongest.
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Book a free consultation at Fresh Laser Skin Studio

If you suffer from skin tone and/or texture issues, book a free consultation at Fresh Laser Skin Studio in NW Calgary. To get started, schedule online or give us a call at (403) 264-4494. Get fresh; your skin will thank you!

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* Individual results may vary; not a guarantee.

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