Facts About Facial Skin RejuvenationDermatologists and dermatologic surgeons have the medical training and experience required to use a wide range of surgical and non - surgical methods to treat skin conditions. As experts on skin aging, these doctors are uniquely qualified to keep skin healthy and youthful looking.
Facial rejuvenation can effectively:
- Reduce wrinkles
- Treat sun spots
- Tighten loose skin
- Improve skin tone and color
- Remove blotchiness
- Eliminate damaged blood vessels
Risks of facial skin rejuvenationTreatment is usually performed in a dermatologist's office, which offers the patient a convenient and cost-effective approach with little or no down time. Many factors influence the treatment that the dermatologist may recommend to rejuvenate one's face, including age, health, skin type, and the amount of sun damage. A dermatologist also can recommend rejuvenation procedures for other areas, such as the skin on the neck, shoulders, or hands. In some cases, more than one treatment may be used to produce better and longer-lasting results. Facial rejuvenation procedures fall into the following key categories:
Facial rejuvenation procedures fall into the following key categories:
Topical ProductsEither prescription or non-prescription products, topicals are usually used to treat milder signs of aging, such as fine lines and superficial wrinkles. Topicals also offer preventive value and can reduce the need to repeat procedures or increase the time between them.
Dermabrasion and MicrodermabrasionDermabrasion is a resurfacing procedure with an abrasive instrument that mechanically sands the skin to remove outer skin layers and smooth the treated skin to achieve a rejuvenated appearance. This technique is used to treat substantial scarring, discoloration, and sun damage. The results are generally remarkable and long-lasting.
Microdermabrasion uses micro-particles, or a diamond-tipped wand, to remove some of the top skin layer (epidermis) and stimulate new skin growth. This non-invasive treatment produces virtually no discomfort, requires no topical or local anesthetic, and involves practically no recovery or downtime. Multiple treatments spaced two to three weeks apart are needed.