Sun, skin disorders, aging and even heredity can all contribute to skin irregularities on the face and elsewhere on the body. These include textural irregularities like wrinkles and acne scars, pigmentation changes like freckles, sunspots or visible blood vessels. In addition, skin may lose tone, feel less firm and lose the healthy glow that is evident in younger skin.
Different treatment modalities are available to treat the different aspects of skin damage.
Laser resurfacing, mechanical resurfacing, chemical peels and injectable products can improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles of the entire face or those that develop in specific regions of the face, such as the upper lip and around the eyes. These treatments can also be used to address pigmentation disorders, such as sun and age spots, and they can be used to improve the appearance of acne scars or other skin conditions.
The following are some examples of skin rejuvenation methods
- Laser And Intense Pulse Light (IPL) Treatments – used to remove discolouration and/or tighten sagging skin
- Chemical Peels – various acid peels used in different combinations to remove damaged outer skin layers
- Ablative Laser Treatments (Fractional, CO2 Lasers) – remove outer layers of skin to smooth lines and wrinkles
- Mechanical Ablation (Dermabrasion, Dermaplaning) – surgical scraping methods to soften skin surface irregularities
- Non-Ablative Treatments (Microdermabrasion, Microneedling, Light Acid Peels) – minimally invasive sanding methods to treat light scarring and discolorations
- Dermal Fillers – injectable compounds to improve skin contouring
- Botulinum Toxin Type A Treatments – blocks nerve contraction to relax wrinkles
- Spider Vein Treatment (Sclerotherapy) – injections to collapse unsightly surface veins
All of the above information where taken from: www.plasticsurgery.org/