The term skin resurfacing describes a variety of procedures done to improve the appearance of the client’s skin. Depending on the chosen procedure, skin resurfacing can smooth and tighten skin. It is commonly done to repair damage caused by aging or exposure to the sun. Skin resurfacing can also be used to treat discolored skin or remove scars. Common skin resurfacing techniques include chemical peels, dermabrasion and laser resurfacing.
What is a Chemical Peel?
During a chemical peel, the doctor applies a solution to the client’s face for a set period of time. The peel can be applied to the whole face or just part of it. It is typically used to get rid of wrinkles or age spots. There are many types of chemical peels of varying strengths. Chemical peels include the following treatments:
Glycolic (AHA) peels are mild chemical peels used to treat brown spots and fine wrinkles. A single treatment can make the skin look more radiant, and repeated treatments can improve the skin’s texture. An AHA peel is generally done in the doctor’s office, and the client does not need anesthesia. The patient will probably feel only a mild stinging or tingling when the solution is applied to their face.
A Beta peel is used to treat blemishes, wrinkles, and discolorations like age spots. Beta peels can be done on other parts of the body that have been exposed to the sun, and they can also help dark-skinned clients.
Vi peels are among the stronger peels available used to treat sun-damaged and rough skin.
What is Microdermabrasion?
In <a href="http://drsapproach online task manager.com/microdermabrasion/”>microdermabrasion, your treatment provider will work deep into the layers of the skin to exfoliate the skin and remove impurities and improve skin tone and texture. At Doctors Approach, we can also combine a chemical peel with microdermabrasion with our Micropeel treatments.
What is Laser Resurfacing?
There are two types of laser resurfacing. The first type works like dermabrasion in which the doctor removes the upper layers of the skin. In the second type, called fractional resurfacing, the doctor uses the laser to drill holes in the deeper layers of the skin. That stimulates collagen that contracts between the holes and thus tightens and smooths the skin. Regardless of type, the patient will need local or general anesthesia. Like other forms of skin resurfacing, laser resurfacing is used to treat wrinkles, scars, and discolored spots. If you’re interested in regaining smooth skin, contact Doctor’s Approach today to schedule an appointment.