Most people don’t ever consider that their skin is an organ, like the heart, brain, kidneys, and other organs in the body. So, it’s easy to forget about addressing skin health, until a problem arises. But, the skin is essential to overall health, and its condition should not be overlooked.
The skin provides a protective barrier for the body. It helps keep infections and harmful organisms out. Proper skin care helps skin do what it’s meant to do. Developing a daily skin care regimen helps skin stay supple and can prevent wrinkles or fine lines. Proper skin care may even protect you from skin cancer. Taking proper care of your skin can boost your confidence in social situations. When skin looks good, it makes a more favorable impression on others, whether during an interview, on a date, or when meeting new people. The psychological benefits of being more confident and feeling good are additional reasons to take care of skin regularly. The best way to gain confidence is by caring for skin because it’s the first thing people usually notice.
Skin problems come in many forms. There are health issues that affect the skin and various cosmetic problems people face. Our focus is on skin problems and treatments related to cosmetic issues. Some of the most common skin problems include scarring from acne, age spots, sagging, and wrinkles. The treatments available for these conditions include laser rejuvenation, laser resurfacing, microdermabrasion, botox, fillers, and chemical peels.
This treatment removes darker age spots and minor acne scars. It can also be used to treat wrinkles, as the procedure can be done efficiently in the dermatologist or facial skin specialist’s office. The procedure will exfoliate the top layer of skin by suction, removing dead skin cells and crystals used in the exfoliating process. Some people may require more than one treatment, for wrinkle removal and treating other skin conditions.
The chemical peel is sometimes known as chemexfoliation or derma peel. They are cosmetic procedures used to rejuvenate the skin and promote new skin growth. They are often used to treat irregular skin surfaces and remove lines or age spots caused by harmful UV rays. The strength of a chemical peel can vary, depending on the type of acids used in the solution. The most common ingredients in chemical peel solutions include alpha hydroxy acid (AHA), trichloroacetic acid (TCA), and phenol.
This procedure removes the outer skin layers, removing the damage. Resurfacing encourages grown of new skin cells in the layers below the outer layer of skin. It is currently used to reduce or eliminate wrinkles and smooth fine lines on the face and neck.
In this procedure, the laser uses infrared light to deliver heat below the surface of the skin. It’s used to remove wrinkles and tighten the skin, without using any surgical procedures. People like having an alternative such as this, to the conventional cosmetic surgery. Additional benefits of not needing anesthesia and quick recovery mean less time off from work or other important responsibilities.
Blue light treatment
Blue light treatments work by focusing on the bacteria that cause acne. When acne doesn’t respond to other skin care regiments, this therapy can be used in several weeks. The treatment usually causes no side effects and leaves skin undamaged.
Pulsed Light (IPL)
Intense pulsed light is a facial skin treatment designed to target effects of UV damage, hereditary conditions, and signs of aging. Wrinkles, abnormal pigmentation, rosacea, noticeable veins, brown spots, and freckles can all be reduced or improved using IPL. The procedure requires no advanced preparation and no recovery time afterward. Both the blue light and intense pulsed light treatments are great alternatives for those with busy lives, who don’t want the inconvenience, pain, and recovery period of traditional cosmetic surgical procedures.
Thermage is a skin treatment used to tighten and improve the skin of the face and neck, which doesn’t involve any exfoliation. The treatment involves using radio frequency on the affected areas, with a device he is passed over the face. The tip comes in contact with the skin’s surface. The radio waves create heat in the thick layers of the skin, to help encourage collagen development and healthy new skin cells. The treatment usually results in tighter, smoother skin. Thermage does not require any preparation or downtime. For some, it may be a better option than laser treatment, because it can treat a variety of skin types. Also, the benefits of the treatment are usually noticed right away and tend to be longer lasting.