Decisions about your own skin treatment can include the following points. There are several facial resurfacing treatments that are popular today. A photorejuvenation procedure is available. This type of skin rejuvenation uses an intense pulsed light or IPL process that delivers light to your deeper cells. Patients choose this form of skin rejuvenation when recovery time needs to be minimal. No chemicals are used, and a collagen regeneration process results in fewer wrinkles.
You may need several repeated treatments in order to achieve a smoother skin surface. This procedure is performed by a dermatologist and is often used for aging skin and wrinkles, persistent red irritation problems, and sun spots. Younger patients find that photorejuvenation works well for acne damaged skin surfaces and other complexion blemishes.
Microdermabrasion Skin Resurfacing
Microdermabrasion is another form of skin resurfacing. It is popular with adolescent patients, who wish to reduce the signs of acne. It can be completed in a short amount of time. This facial treatment process uses tiny crystals and a facial buffer, to remove the dead skins cells or damaged skin cells from adolescent skin. The new cells underneath are allowed to grow.
This type of skin surface exfoliation removes unwanted skin cells that are causing an unhealthy appearance. It can help to remove dark, age spots, also. Several skin resurfacing treatments may be needed for more stubborn dark spots or acne areas. This process can be completed by a trained skin professional.
Deciding About Your Skin Treatment
There are other state-of-the-art skin procedures available, if you wish to use chemicals. The following procedures use chemicals to achieve the smooth-skin results that you want:
Chemical peels have been around longer than IPL procedures or microdermabrasion. Chemical peels remove the dead cells on your skin, and can be compared to microdermabrasion. The outer layer of your skin is resurfaced by using a chemical solution that burns away dead surface cells of your complexion. A trained skin professional applies a layer of chemical peel solution, to the areas of your face or skin that you wish to resurface. The facial chemicals remove or burn away the cells that are causing an unhealthy appearance.
Chemical peels are used to diminish signs of aging, fine lines, wrinkles and sagging skin lines. Younger patients use chemical peels to help treat uneven pigmentation and surface scarring from acne. A chemical peel can be light, medium or deep, depending on the condition of your skin.
A retinoid solution is another form of skin resurfacing solution. A retinoid or retinol cream is derived from vitamin A. It is used to improve the texture of your skin and to help improve fine lines that have been caused by photo damage or sun damage. It can help to remove the signs of aging, temporarily.
What to Expect During Your Skin Resurfacing Process
A skin resurfacing process that uses a medical device may include the following steps:
- An initial patient skin evaluation is usually in order. Your skin professional will take a patient history and will discuss with you the type of process that is recommended. More advanced skin problems may require that you use a photorejuvenation process or a microdermabrasion procedure.
- During your procedure appointment, your skin will be cleaned and prepared for the skin treatment that you have selected. A photorejuvenation process may leave a red skin surface, that needs to heal for a few days. A microdermasion is called a lunchtime wrinkle treatment, and most patients can return to work after this selection. Several treatments of each of these skin solutions may be needed, in order to correct stubborn skin surface areas.
Skin resurfacing with a chemical peel is similar to a microdermabrasion process. A light or medium chemical peel can have little or no down time, for example. A deeper chemical peel may require a few days of recovery. Retinoid creams can be used under makeup and are the least invasive forms of skin resurfacing. They provide a temporary relief.
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