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Why is it important to take care of my skin?

Your skin is your body’s largest organ and protects your internal organs from toxins and injuries. Your skin is also one of the first parts of your body to start to show signs of aging. As you get older, your skin cells’ production of collagen and elastin fibers slows down. Additionally, the ultraviolet (UV) rays in sunlight damage your skin, and when combined with slower cell regeneration, your skin begins to wrinkle and sag.

Besides the cosmetic reasons to take care of your skin, you can also reduce your risk of skin cancer with effective skin care and sunscreen use. Skin cancer is the most commonly diagnosed type of cancer in the United States. Fortunately, you can protect your skin, and when caught early, skin cancer is usually successfully treated.

What aesthetic treatments are available?

Mountain Medical Arts offers a comprehensive range of aesthetic services, designed to help you look your best and protect your skin.

Depending on your needs, you can choose treatments using the Icon or TempSure equipment. Icon uses customizable light energy waves to rejuvenate your skin. It stimulates collagen production and exfoliation, breaks up excess pigmentation in your skin, and can also be calibrated for laser hair removal.

TempSure uses radio-frequency energy to tighten your skin. The energy triggers collagen coagulation and production, which tightens your skin on the inside, reducing the appearance of loose or sagging skin anywhere on your body. Laser treatments can take up to an hour, depending on your specific treatment and the size of the area being treated.

The doctors also offer customized skin examinations to check for abnormal moles and growths, combined with sunscreen education services to help you learn how to protect your skin. By wearing sunscreen every day and avoiding the sun when it’s at its strongest, you can reduce your risk of developing skin cancer and prevent premature signs of aging.

How should I take care of my skin after an aesthetic treatment?

Aesthetic treatments with the Icon or TempSure equipment don’t require any downtime for recovery. The laser energy may make your skin more sensitive to the sun, so it’s more important than ever to wear sunscreen after your treatments. Your doctor may also recommend skin care products or sunscreens to protect your skin.

If you’re ready to enhance your appearance and get advice on how to protect your skin, call Mountain Medical Arts or book an appointment online today.