If you’re considering a skin rejuvenation treatment, chances are it’s time for you to get one. Both men and women struggle with the damage and changes that occur due to skin damage and aging but it seems that many second guess themselves when it comes to addressing these issues and insecurities.
Skin rejuvenation treatments are meant to address several skin concerns whether it be dark spots, wrinkles, skin laxity, or sunspots but promote new healthy skin cell growth and boost cell turnover. Skin rejuvenation treatments can pose multiple benefits to skin health and boost your confidence as well.
Laser skin resurfacing treatments are one of the newer cosmetic dermatology treatments for skin rejuvenation. Also known as a laser peel or lasabrasion, the treatment is meant to reduce the appearance of scars, acne, dark and brown spots, and facial wrinkles.
There are two types of laser skin resurfacing treatments, the first using ablative lasers and the second being non-ablative lasers. The main difference between the two is that ablative lasers is a wounding laser that removes the outermost layer of skin while stimulating collagen for new skin to grow.
On the other hand, non-ablative lasers don’t cause any injury to your skin while still promoting new healthy skin to appear. Both laser rejuvenating treatments are safe for the general population and will give you similar benefits.
A chemical peel treatment is a skin rejuvenation procedure that uses mild chemicals to exfoliate the outermost layer of your dead skin cells and damaged skin. Depending on the chemical used the treatment may cause some skin peeling and shedding for a couple of weeks before new skin can peek through.
Through clinical research, chemical peels have been proven to help with tightening, skin texture, dark spots, and acne scarring. Overall, chemical peels as a skin rejuvenation service can help you achieve healthy and radiant skin.
Think of microdermabrasion as an intensive yet gentle all-over exfoliant for your face and body. Using different tools in the treatment, microdermabrasion will mechanically slough off dead skin cells and damaged skin you may have and reveal brighter and healthier skin underneath.
If you’re not sure of chemical skin rejuvenation and resurfacing techniques, microdermabrasion is a great non-chemical option that is safe for all skin types.
Microneedling is a skin resurfacing treatment that addresses issues particularly related to skin texture and scarring. Using a derma roller with tiny needles, your plastic surgeon or dermatologist may apply serums or chemicals before passing the roller all over the surface of your skin promoting the production of collagen and skin turnover.
After your microneedling treatment, you should see smoother, tighter skin as well as improved overall skin tone. Please note that while there are many dermarollers marketed for at-home use, microneedling should only be done by a professional dermatologist as improper use may lead to further skin damage.
If you’re suffering from pigmentation, redness, and complexion issues in particular, intense pulse light therapy may be the skin rejuvenation treatment for you.
Considered as laser skin resurfacing treatment, IPL uses a single wavelength to remove hyperpigmentation caused by sun exposure and other external factors while also stimulating collagen production to improve the overall health of your skin.
IPL treatments are safe for most skin types and require little to no downtime after the initial treatment.
The frequency of how often you need to get skin rejuvenation treatments is highly dependent on which service you get. Chemical peels, microneedling, and laser treatments should be done as frequently as your dermatologist suggests but generally, it’s advisable to have 4 weeks in between each session. Microdermabrasion on the other hand can be done once a week if preferred.
Like the frequency in which you get the treatments, the longevity of the results will also depend on which treatment you get. However, regardless of which skin resurfacing treatment you have done, results will be more lasting and permanent if done regularly. Whether it be every month or once a year, consistently coming in for your scheduled appointment is important in maintaining your skin's health and appearance.
With most skin rejuvenation and skin resurfacing treatments being non-invasive and non-surgical, there is very little downtime when it comes to these services. You may notice some soreness, redness, or flaking from certain treatments like the chemical peel but that should subside in a matter of days or a couple of weeks at most.
Depending on what skin concerns you’re facing, one treatment may be better suited to you than another. For the best skin rejuvenation treatments suited to your skin, it’s advisable to disclose your main concerns to your dermatologist so that they can help narrow down and even customize your skin rejuvenation treatment to fit your skin needs.
Between skin rejuvenation treatments, a good skincare routine could help maintain the results of the treatments for a longer period of time. Things like keeping your face clean, wearing SPF and moisturizing your face are all great habits that will benefit your skin's health in the long run and complement the benefits of your skin rejuvenating treatment in between appointments.
While there are many products and tools that are marketed as at-home skin rejuvenation treatments, most are either ineffective or cause your skin's condition to worsen. At most these products can complement the professional treatments but they shouldn’t be your main skin resurfacing treatment. If you’re thinking of getting any skin rejuvenation treatment including microneedling, you should have a professional do it rather than risking further damage to your skin.
Anyone can benefit from a skin rejuvenation treatment. From acne scarring, wrinkles, brown spots, to sun damage skin rejuvenation treatments can improve the overall appearance of your skin by promoting collagen production and stimulating new skin cell growth. With regular treatments and proper at-home maintenance, a skin rejuvenation treatment may just be what your skin needs.
At Revitalize You MD, we offer safe and effective skin rejuvenation treatments that can be customized to every patient’s needs. Book your consultation and improve your skin health today.