When it comes to skin treatments, there are many options available. From dermabrasion to laser rejuvenation, chemical peels to microneedles, and photofacials to non-invasive skin tightening procedures, there is something for everyone. But which one is the most effective? In this article, we will explore the different types of skin treatments and their effectiveness.
Dermabrasionis a procedure performed by a dermatologist or a licensed professional.
They will first numb the skin and then use an exfoliating device that removes the outer layers of the skin. When the damaged layers of the skin are removed, the body will create newer, younger skin cells. Dermabrasions improve the appearance of acne, acne scars, sunspots, fine lines, and uneven skin tone. This procedure may cause redness, swelling, and irritation immediately afterwards.
These side effects should go away during the week following the procedure. Dermabrasion results can last for years.
Microdermabrasionscan also cause redness and swelling after they are performed. The results of a microdermabrasion can last about 30 days. Specialists recommend more than one treatment for longer-lasting results.
Laser Rejuvenationuses repetitive pulses of light rays on a target area of skin.
The laser works in two different ways. First, it destroys the damaged outer layer of skin, allowing new skin cells to develop in its place. Second, the heat from the laser stimulates the production of collagen, a protein that helps keep skin smooth and smooth. Performed by a plastic surgeon or dermatologist, the procedure can last up to 2 hours and will improve fine lines, wrinkles, acne spots, sunspots, birthmarks and warts.
For the treatment of skin with rosacea, a different type of laser therapy is used. Laser rejuvenation will cause the skin to redden immediately after treatment and will also make your skin sensitive to the sun for a few months. Be sure to apply SPF every day to prevent further sun damage.
Dermal Fillersare primarily used to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. As skin ages, it becomes thinner and more susceptible to sagging and wrinkles. Dermal fillers can be injected into the skin to counteract volume loss.
Licensed professionals can inject fillers with a needle into the lips, cheeks and around the eyes. Fillers improve the appearance of aging skin and result in younger, brighter skin. Side effects of dermal fillers include bruising, redness, excessive swelling, and pain at the injection site. The results are not permanent and usually last between 6 and 18 months.
Botoxis another procedure in which the doctor injects the botulinum chemical into the muscles of the face.
The most common use of Botox is to improve fine lines and wrinkles on the face. When Botox is injected into the muscles, they are temporarily paralyzed and relaxed. This causes wrinkles to relax and soften, improving their appearance. Botox is usually injected into the lines between the eyebrows, the crow's feet, around the eyes, and into the neck.
Botox side effects include bruising, headaches, dry eyes, mild pain, and weakness in surrounding muscles. The results last for 3 to 6 months.
Chemical Peelsare performed to improve the appearance of the skin. It can treat sunspots, acne scars, dark freckles, wrinkles, and acne spots and generally improve skin tone and radiance. Chemical peels range from mild to deep and are performed by a dermatologist.
A chemical solution is applied to the skin, causing it to blister and peel off. Once the top layer is peeled off, the skin underneath will look younger with an even and brighter tone. Immediately after this procedure is done bandaging is necessary for several days in order to avoid any complications or infections at that site. Over 7-14 days post-treatment you may experience crusting blisters or peeling off of your skin which is normal for this type of treatment. The results of medium-depth chemical peels can last up to 1 year while deep peels can last up to 10 years.
Microneedlescreate small tears in your skin in order for it to repair itself as well as increase collagen production which helps with anti-aging effects on your face but it may not be suitable for everyone who is pregnant or has a skin infection or takes certain medications.
Platelet-rich Plasma Therapy, also called vampiric facial treatment uses your own blood platelets as part of a facial rejuvenation process.
Radiofrequency Skin Tightening is a non-surgical procedure that uses radiofrequency energy to heat up collagen fibers in your skin which causes them to contract resulting in tighter looking skin with fewer wrinkles or sagging areas.
Ultherapyuses ultrasound technology which penetrates deep into your dermis layer where collagen production takes place resulting in tighter looking skin with fewer wrinkles or sagging areas.
Photofacials (IPL), also known as Intense Pulsed Light therapy uses light pulses that penetrate deep into your dermis layer resulting in tighter looking skin with fewer wrinkles or sagging areas.
Non-invasive Skin Tightening Procedures, such as microneedling or radiofrequency treatments are becoming increasingly popular due to their non-invasive nature but they may not be suitable for everyone who is pregnant or has a skin infection or takes certain medications.
The signs of aging can present themselves differently for different skin types so you should always talk to your dermatologist about a personalized approach for your skin care needs before deciding on any particular treatment option.