Our skin is a precious part of our health and beauty. Proper skin care can help you maintain your natural beauty as well as help you look younger and more refreshed. With time, our skin will inevitably age, which means a lot of different things for different people. Where many people experience wrinkles and lines, others may experience sagging and age spots, and then there are some who may experience all of the aforementioned issues. Luckily, there are a lot of different skin treatment techniques that are available for any combination of ailments. With the right set of procedures, anyone can look younger and more rejuvenated.
Different kinds of treatments or combinations of treatments can be tailored to meet a specific type of skin blemish. There are multiple types of “ablative” skin treatments, such as chemical peels, dermabrasion, and laser resurfacing. These types of procedures are designed to exfoliate the skin by removing the topmost, oldest layer. The exfoliation is important because it reveals the younger, refreshed layer of skin and also removes surface-level blemishes.
There are more specific types of treatments, such as sclerotherapy, mole excision, scar revision, and photothermolysis. These procedures are varied in their uses. For example, sclerotherapy is a classic type of skin treatment that is meant to remove spider veins. Mole excision and scar revision are similar, because they involve surgical removal of skin blemishes but can also entail using skin resurfacing in order to soften their appearance.
An important step in ensuring that you have the right procedure for you is to undergo an examination with an experienced practitioner. Coming up with an appropriate skin analysis and treatment plan can be quite complicated. Each patient’s skin tone and skin elasticity are examined. It is also important to note what kinds of blemishes are of particular concern to the patient and the quality of each blemish. From there, a treatment plan is devised, which may include one procedure or a combination of many.
Moreover, each of the procedures, from a chemical peel to laser resurfacing, can be further tailored to meet the needs of the patient. Chemical peels come in different formulas of strength. Laser resurfacing can employ different intensities of light for gentler resurfacing. A procedure like photothermolysis can even adjust the color of the laser that is more effective if you have a darker skin tone.
With excision procedures like mole or scar revision, incisions are involved, which means surgery. With surgery comes considerations such as anesthesia and scar location. Depending on the location of the skin blemish, incisions can be made smaller or tucked along the natural creases of the skin to hide the scar.
There are a wide variety of skin blemishes that can be treated. With the techniques available, you can eliminate acne, acne scars, spider veins, age spots, discoloration, rosacea, fine lines, wrinkles, and moles, and you can even soften scars. Rejuvenating procedures like chemical peels or microdermabrasion can refresh the skin and give you a youthful glow.
Each patient will have a different set of concerns and skin quality, so it’s important to schedule a consultation. With an experienced practitioner like Dr. Berhane, you can voice your goals and walk through the different options available to you, which will only enhance your experience. Contact us today for a consultation.