Flawless skin is a wonderful asset that radiates health and vitality and can improve confidence and self-esteem. A few people are lucky enough to be born with perfect skin, but for most people a clear complexion requires a large amount of care and maintenance. Cleansing, toning and moisturizing the skin is incredibly important for its overall health along with a nourishing diet of fresh fruits and vegetables. For those that need a little extra help, the following treatments offered at our dermatology center can help you achieve a healthy glow and smooth out minor imperfections such as fine lines or acne scars.
Microdermabrasion involves spraying the skin with tiny microcrystals that gently remove the outermost layer of dead skin cells revealing radiant, younger looking skin after just one session. The procedure is a gentler version of dermabrasion where a special tool is used to sand off a layer of skin to reduce the appearance of scars and deep lines. Microdermabrasion is suitable for all skin types and does not cause skin discoloration as with dermabrasion. Those that wish to reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, age spots or sun damage are ideal candidates for microdermabrasion. Those suffering from active acne may also benefit from microdermabrasion as the treatment effectively unclogs pores and will smooth your skin.
Intense Pulsed Light Therapy
For those suffering with rosacea, sun damaged skin, or uneven skin tone, intense pulsed light (IPL)therapy can transform the skin in just 30 minutes. IPL uses intense pulses of light aimed directly over the skin to restrict blood vessels and collagen leading to a more even skin tone. The therapy can completely remove dark spots, freckles and hyperpigmentation making it one of the most popular treatments on the market. IPL can also be combined with radio waves to produce even more dramatic results. Unlike many cosmetic procedures, IPL does not require any healing time, and most people experience only a minimal amount of redness and swelling that quickly disappears.
The sun can do some harsh damage and with your face regularly exposed to its rays, it’s important to protect your skin to avoid damaging cells. Exposure to UV radiation is the main cause of premature skin aging. Too much sun exposure to the skin can stem most wrinkles and age spots, which we may think are normal stages of aging, but taking preventative care and applying sunscreen each day can help repair sun damage and reduce the signs of aging. Try to use sunscreen with a minimum of SPF 15 or higher after your normal face wash routine. For many women that wear makeup each day, applying a sunscreen moisturizer is a great solution to apply first before applying your makeup.
Always seek the guidance of a licensed dermatologist before undergoing any type of cosmetic procedure. Occasionally, some doctors will offer services that they have little or no official training in which could lead to diminished results or even facial scarring. Our fully trained dermatologists have years of experience in all types of cosmetic and surgical procedures, so you can rest assured that you are in the best possible hands. Call our dermatology center today to arrange a free consultation and start your journey towards beautiful, flawless skin.
Disclaim: This blog provides general information and discussion about medical, cosmetic, mohs, and surgical dermatology. The words and other content provided in this blog, and in any linked materials, are not intended and should not be construed as medical advice. If the reader or any other person has a medical concern, he or she should consult with an appropriately-licensed dermatologist or other health care worker.