If you are in good overall health and wish to improve your appearance without surgery, you are a potential candidate for skin rejuvenation and resurfacing.
Skin disorders, aging, smoking, sun exposure, heredity and some diseases are the factors that can change your skin, and appear as wrinkles, acne scars, pigmentation changes, freckles and sunspots.
Additionally, as you age, collagen production reduces. By time the skin loses its firmness, and the cheeks start to sag. You might wonder how you could tighten your skin and get its glow back. In this article, we will be talking about skin rejuvenation and resurfacing treatment methods, as well as the results of such treatments on your face and other parts of your body.
Skin rejuvenation is a treatment that makes the skin younger and more beautiful by removing its damaged outer layers. This procedure can be achieved through laser treatment, light therapy, chemical peels, energy-based treatments, and non-ablative methods.
Skin resurfacing is a way to achieve skin rejuvenation, and refers to a procedure that physically removes the top layer of the skin. Laser resurfacing, injectable products, chemical peels, and mechanical resurfacing can resolve skin pigmentation problems such as sun and age spots, and improve the appearance of wrinkles and acne scars.
The most popular, less invasive skin resurfacing methods include, but are not limited to:
This method can reduce scars, brown spots, blemishes, redness, facial wrinkles, and tighten sagging skin. Lasers resurface the entire face and stimulate collagen production. There are two types of lasers used during skin resurfacing procedures:
A chemical peel is a treatment that can be used to resurface the skin by applying a solution consisting of an exfoliant acid. This solution will peel away the outer layers of the skin, making it smoother and brighter.
A chemical peel can remove fine lines and wrinkles, minimize injury, surgery and acne scars, and tighten your skin. Chemical peels usually fall into two major categories:
This gentle procedure can be used on the neck, face, hands and other parts of the body. During treatment, the skin surface is exfoliated by either a very fine-tipped applicator or a fine mist of abrasive particles sprayed onto the skin. The exfoliated skin is then vacuumed away. This procedure is completely safe and has minimal side effects.
This treatment is a more aggressive technique, as it targets deeper layers of the skin using a rapidly rotating instrument or blade. Due to its relatively aggressive nature, and that it does cause bleeding, dermabrasion is not recommended for everyone.
This method is a skin renewal technique that can stimulate elastin and collagen production, and is done using small, sharp, thin needles, hence the name microneedling.
Fillers are substances that help add, or restore volume and fullness to the face. This treatment will smooth out wrinkles, decrease under-eye hollows, combat dark circles, and improve the appearance of scars.
This method can soften facial wrinkles by blocking signals from the nerves to the muscles, so the latter won’t contract.
Facial rejuvenating treatments can refresh the appearance, and help remove signs of aging and stress, wrinkles, and discoloration. Each procedure has specific outcomes that vary from patient to patient. In general, skin resurfacing procedures can:
Some factors such as aging, smoking, weight loss, pollution, and diet can decrease collagen production and lead to sagging skin. Loose skin is more prominent on these areas:
There are ways through which you can tighten your skin. These include, but are not limited to:
The modern procedures for skin tightening include:
Sagging skin and the way it looks can affect your daily life and lower your self-esteem. To remedy that, you could consult your dermatologist and choose a treatment method that best suits you and your skin concerns. All skin rejuvenation procedures are harmless, with little to no side effects and down time. To learn more about skin rejuvenation and resurfacing and skin tightening methods, please feel free to contact us and have a consultation with our experts.