Numerous factors can have a dramatic effect on our skin. The sun, aging, hereditary conditions, and other types of disorders all play a role in its appearance. And over time, we may start to notice some textural changes such as wrinkles and acne scars. Or we might see changes in pigmentations such as sunspots freckles, and visible blood vessels. These changes are especially frequent on our face since it receives the most exposure to the harsh environmental elements every day.
Some people seek skin rejuvenation treatment as a way to slow, stop, or even reverse some of these effects. But what exactly is involved with this treatment, and what can be an expected course of action?
There are four main categories of treatment options:
- Laser resurfacing
- Mechanical resurfacing
- Chemical peels
- Injectable products
With these categories in mind, let’s take a look at some of the specific treatment options available.
Through the use of highly focused lasers, this effective technique is a powerful treatment option for skin tightening and acne scar removal. During the laser resurfacing, a small handheld laser (the size of a pen) is concentrated on the affected area. It encourages new growth through the destruction of unwanted tissues.
A chemical peel is a minimally invasive procedure that has been a tried-and-true staple of the beauty industry for generations. It improves the tone and texture of the skin’s surface through the use of a chemical solution that removes the damaged outer layers. Results vary for every person and condition. But in general, this cost-effective treatment is a dependable way to improve acne scars, fine lines, and wrinkles, as well as sun damage and other irregular pigmentation. Keep in mind, though, if you’d like to reduce the appearance of deep scars or wrinkles, a chemical peel is not an effective choice.
Even if you’re unsure what this treatment involves, you’ve likely heard the term before. At its core, microdermabrasion is the removal of unwanted skin tissue through the use of a mildly abrasive instrument. This technique jumpstarts the body’s natural reaction to produce new healthy skin growth. And of course, it’s this new growth that has such youthful tone and elasticity.
Photo Facial Treatments (IPL)
Also known as Intense Pulsed Light (IPL), photo facial treatments target issues of pigmentations such as rosacea, sun damage, and brown spots. It works by emitting multiple wavelengths of light energy, which are directly aimed at the skin cells producing the unwanted pigmentation. This energy is converted into heat and disperses the pigmented cells, causing them to rise to the top layer of skin and eventually flak off to reveal a radiant glow beneath.
No matter your skin type or the types of changes you’d like to see, skin rejuvenation treatments have an option for everyone. Talk with your provider to see which one is best for you.