Smooth and even skin tones are often equated with a youthful complexion. Skin pigment cells provide your skin with its natural color. Sometimes, they can clump together to form moles. You can have them for genetic reasons or you could develop them later in life. Often, moles appear on skin that’s exposed to the sun.
Wrinkles and lines are another common sign of aging skin. It’s no surprise that a treatment that helps reduce these flaws can also help fade the intensity of moles. That’s why when you visit Winnie King, MD, Aesthetics and Wellness, Dr. King may recommend the wrinkle-reducing Pelleve® system to treat your moles. Here’s how it all works.
Melanin and sun exposure
Photoaging is one of the most common factors besides genetics that affects your skin. Tanning is a natural response to sun exposure, a mechanism to protect your skin. With the boost in melanin production caused by the sun, there’s more pigment available to form clusters that add to or become moles.
These clusters live in the dermis, the middle layer of your skin. The dermis is also the home of collagen and elastin, substances that give skin volume and flexibility. It’s natural for collagen production to slow with age, a big reason why your skin loses moisture and elasticity.
Renewing the collagen matrix is a process your body retains. However, it takes an injury or simulated injury to trigger the process. As new collagen forms, old tissue flushes from the body naturally. With that old tissue go some of the clumps of melanin. The question is, how can you trigger collagen production using a treatment with no downtime?
Pelleve by CynoSure®
It’s possible to trigger collagen replacement through treatments like dermabrasions or chemical peels. While effective, these techniques cause considerable damage to the epidermis, the outer layer of your skin.
Pelleve uses radiofrequency energy to work through the epidermis without damaging skin on the surface. Instead, radio waves gently warm collagen tissue directly, raising its temperature to the coagulation point, at which point your body perceives damage to the important dermis layer and starts the tissue turnover.
Some of the melanin that forms moles gets disrupted along with the collagen. You’ll notice that moles start to fade after treatment and the effects of a Pelleve session could continue to show improvements for up to six months.
At the same time, new collagen adds volume and elasticity to your skin, so lines and wrinkles fill in. You benefit from smoother skin and a more even complexion. It’s a double win for your skin.
Touch base with the skin tightening and mole removal specialists at Winnie King, MD, Aesthetics and Wellness in Houston. Call now to make an appointment.