Skin Care Specialist

Nouvé Med Spa

Medical Spa located in Downey, CA

Nothing is quite as beautiful as smooth, glowing, flawless skin. Unfortunately, no one has perfect skin, and nobody’s skin can escape the effects of time. When aging skin reaches the tipping point at which time, environment, and lifestyle begin to appear in the form of fine lines, wrinkles, age spots, and sagging, laser skin resurfacing treatments can help you turn back the clock. At Nouvé Med Spa in Downey, California, Robert Wielenga, MD and his expert team use advanced laser technology to revitalize skin and reduce the appearance of spots and veins.

Skin Care Q & A

Nouvé Med Spa

What is laser skin resurfacing?

Laser skin resurfacing works by releasing precision light energy into the deepest layers of your skin, where it stimulates collagen growth and helps tighten underlying tissues. Dr. Wielenga and his team use the ICON™ Aesthetic System by CynoSure® with state-of-the-art fractional laser technology. The ICON’s focused microbeams of light penetrate more deeply than other types of lasers, giving you more effective, longer-lasting results.  

As the heated tissue begins a healing process to form new, healthier tissue, you’ll see smoother, more youthful skin with fewer wrinkles, age spots, and flaws.

What are the benefits of laser skin resurfacing?

Laser skin resurfacing may not be able to completely erase every flaw, but it can correct or significantly improve the appearance of a variety of skin conditions, including:

  • Wrinkles and fine lines
  • Blotchy, uneven skin tone or texture
  • Leathery, sun-damaged skin
  • Age spots or sun spots
  • Actinic keratosis (AK), a precancerous skin growth
  • Surfaces scars, including acne scars
  • Rosacea and capillaries near the skin’s surface
  • Spider veins on the face, neck, and legs

Which areas of the body can be treated?

Laser skin resurfacing is most commonly used to treat facial skin, particularly problem areas like age-related wrinkles around the mouth and eyes. It can be used to rejuvenate the skin virtually anywhere on your body, however, including your neck, chest, back, arms, legs, and hands.

How does the ICON laser get rid of dark spots?

Laser skin resurfacing is a safe and effective way to significantly diminish the appearance of age spots and other types of pigmented lesions. The laser targets clumps of excess pigment and breaks them up into tiny particles, which are readily absorbed by your immune system. The ICON also promotes collagen renewal, and it can diminish the appearance of dark spots without harming the surrounding tissue.  

How does the ICON laser treat spider veins?

The ICON laser is the least invasive, most effective way to treat most spider veins and smaller varicose veins. The treatment involves using pulses of laser energy that are absorbed by the blood vessels, which then disappear over time. Treating visible veins with the ICON laser technology won’t damage the surrounding tissues, and doesn’t require any downtime, so most people can return to work the next day.

Who should avoid laser treatments?

Laser skin resurfacing isn’t suitable for everyone. Dr. Wielenga may advise you to avoid the treatment if any of the following apply:

  • You’ve taken the acne medication isotretinoin in the past year
  • You’re pregnant or nursing
  • The area you’d like to treat has undergone radiation therapy
  • You have diabetes, an autoimmune disorder, or a weakened immune system

*Individual results may vary.