Written by Jennifer Saul - "Ama's Beauty Expert"
Most of us pay no attention to how fantastic our skin really is. As one of the largest most important organs in our bodies, our skin works to protect internal organs and provides many other functions that we often take for granted. Because it interfaces with the environment, skin plays a vital role in protecting our body from pathogens (germs) and excessive water loss. As our skin and bodies begin to age we experience a physiological change that diminishes the synthesis of collagen within the dermis, and slows our cellular turnover rate to expose noticeably older looking skin. Elasticity, volume, and water loss are factors that reveal the signs of sagging, intense dehydration and discoloration. The cells that compose the outer layers of our skin don’t turnover as fast as they did when we were ten years old, as collagen and cellular production slows to nearly half that rate when we are in our twenties. If we are not altering how the skin is functioning the skin will continue to age and operate without any positive change.
are some of the few tools that can utilize light energy to create positive change within our skin. Lasers emit one simple frequency of purified light that can “zero in” on a specific target, allowing a laser specialist to choose just the right laser for a specific purpose, and utilizing more than one laser to treat multiple skin conditions. The higher the “target specificity”, the lower the required energy, which means fewer side effects are experienced, allowing for less downtime and minimal risk. When a particular frequency of light is directed at a specific tissue, it is absorbed by the naturally occurring pigment within that tissue. This remarkable process is called ‘selective thermolysis.’ In pigmented skin lesions, the targeted pigment is melanin, which after absorbing the laser’s energy will break up and disintegrate over the course of a few days, or turn into a scab and simply fall off in 1-3 weeks. In vascular lesions the laser energy is absorbed by hemoglobin, which instantly collapses and destroys the unwanted vein. Over the course of a few weeks the body simply dissolves and removes any remaining fragments of the destroyed vein. Because of the incredible developments and research that have taken place at American Medical Aesthetics over the past 10 years in regards to target specificity
, many different types of lasers can now allow for an extraordinary range of customized treatments that can create real positive change for a myriad of skin conditions. AMA is the single leading medical aesthetic facility that has trademarked such amazing multiple modality services such as the Spectra Lift
, that have redefined beauty for every patient that has had the opportunity to experience such an incredible positive physiological change within the functionality, look and feel of their skin.