Skin resurfacing runs the gamut in terms of invasiveness, ranging from major permanent and long-term plastic surgery, mid-range surgical procedures and temporary skin treatments. Skin resurfacing treats a variety of skin conditions and offers numerous treatments for facial rejuvenation. The following are the main group of skin resurfacing treatments:
Microdermabrasion is a skin resurfacing treatment that may improve signs of aging and sun exposure and is performed without anesthesia, resulting in fresher looking skin with hardly any recovery time. One of the less-invasive treatments, microdermabrasion is a popular one-hour procedure for the skin on your face, neck, or arms.
Laser Skin Resurfacing
Laser skin resurfacing uses a laser to treat deep layers of the skin, deeper than microdermabrasion, but not as deep as laser scar removal. This modern treatment lasts longer and produces less discomfort than many of the alternatives.
Vibraderm stimulates the skin's natural collagen production and exfoliation on any area of the body. It is one of the latest solutions available to improve the appearance of skin and is an alternative to microdermabrasion.
A chemical peel treats wrinkles and skin discoloration and can remove pre-cancerous growths, making the procedure effective for a variety of conditions and imperfections. There are many types of peels to choose from and the doctor will select the appropriate strength and combination of chemical agents.
Micropigmentation is often referred to as permanent makeup and treats pigmentation in the first two layers skin, for a longer-lasting effect. Micropigmentation enhances facial features such as eyebrows, lashes and lips and improves conditions like scarring and uneven pigmentation. The treatment can also be used to reconstruct the nipple and areola area of the breast.
Thermage improves tightened facial skin and facial contour lines. It is a nonsurgical skin-tightening procedure that uses radio waves that helps achieve a more youthful appearance.
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