Skin Rejuvenation Specialist

Dr. Maria Villa Medical Clinic & Aesthetics

Family Practice Physicians & Aesthetic Specialists located in San Diego, CA

While it’s impossible to turn back the clock on aging, there are many ways you can regain a more youthful appearance thanks to advances in laser technology. Dr. Maria Villa, an aesthetic specialist at Dr. Maria Villa Medical Clinic & Aesthetics, offers a host of solutions for skin rejuvenation to her patients in the San Diego, California area. To learn more about how Dr. Villa can help you reverse the effects aging has on your skin, call or book a consultation online.

Skin Rejuvenation Q & A

What does aging do to my skin?

While most people don’t refer to it as such, your skin is your largest organ, and it plays one of the most vital roles in your overall health. Your skin is your body’s first line of defense, and it undergoes an incredible amount of abuse over the course of your life. That abuse starts to take its toll as you age. From sun exposure to wind damage, your skin takes a beating, resulting in:

  • Wrinkles and fine lines
  • Age spots
  • Broken blood vessels
  • Scarring
  • Stretch marks

Internally, the forces of aging are also at play, namely a decrease in collagen and elastin production, which leads to looser, less toned skin. Imagine a rubber band that begins to lose its elasticity over time: Gradually, the rubber band doesn’t hold its original shape, it no longer stretches, and permanent damage results.

How does laser technology work to rejuvenate skin?

Laser technology works to rejuvenate your skin by stimulating collagen and elastin production. The laser travels beneath your skin and triggers a nontraumatic healing response in your body, and that’s important when it comes to skin rejuvenation. The laser isn’t harsh enough to trigger a traumatic healing response, which floods the area with overproduction of collagen and elastin -- which can cause scarring -- but rather signals a less urgent repair response.

Your body’s response to laser therapy is a controlled production of collagen that gently restores and repairs the treated area.

What skin problems can I correct with laser?

Over the past 20 years, laser technology has found a number of applications in skin correction, and Dr. Villa is equipped to address most problems, such as:

  • Acne scar removal
  • Stretch mark removal
  • Reduction of wrinkles and fine lines
  • Elimination of age spots and veins
  • Reduction of redness and spider veins from rosacea

Whatever your skin concern, Dr. Villa reviews the problem with you, discusses your goals, and determines which treatment is best.

What laser treatments does Dr. Villa offer?

Dr. Villa has several state-of the-art laser treatments at her disposal, including:

  • Icon™ -- pigmentation, veins, acne scars, and stretch marks
  • Pellevé® -- wrinkle reduction
  • PelleFirm® -- skin tightening

To discuss your options, call Dr. Maria Villa Medical Clinic & Aesthetics or book an appointment online.