If you’re concerned about your appearance and want skin that is more clear, smooth, and even; you should consider undergoing skin resurfacing. With advancements, it is easier than ever to revitalize your skin with minimal downtime. In addition to looking better, your self-confidence will increase dramatically, and depending on your particular situation, the results can last for years with proper skin care.
Skin Resurfacing Options
There are several different options for patients considering skin resurfacing procedures:
Laser Skin Resurfacing. Using highly concentrated beams of light energy, laser skin resurfacing can improve your skin tone, texture, and appearance by minimizing fine lines and wrinkles, treating skin discolorations, tightening your skin by encouraging collagen production, and removing acne or surgical scars. You can choose either ablative lasers or non-ablative lasers which will either remove the outer layers of your skin and encourage new skin growth, or by heating skin below the surface to encourage new collagen growth.
Chemical Peels. This involves applying a chemical solution that causes the outer layers of skin to peel away. Light chemical peels involve the use of glycolic acid, hydroxyl acid, salicylic acid, fruit enzymes or a low concentration of trichloroacetic acid. Deeper peels are used to address more advanced signs of aging, such as deep wrinkles, or extensive sun damage. They are move involved and may require anesthesia to keep a patient comfortable during treatment.
Microdermabrasion and Dermabrasion. This requires the use of mechanical exfoliation using an instrument to slough off the outer layers of skin to remove visible skin damage. Microdermabrasion is relatively gentle and is used on the face, neck, or hands. It is safe for all skin types, has few side effects and no downtime. Dermabrasion is more powerful and involves using a rotating blade to precisely remove skin from a treated area, layer by layer. It can be used to remove acne scars and deeper facial wrinkles.
Microneedling. This involves creating several micro injuries to the skin that trigger the natural healing process by prompting your skin to produce new collagen and regenerate new and healthy skin cells.
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