Comparing Skin TreatmentsDr. Lawrence Jaeger
Comparing Skin Facial Treatments
Skin resurfacing treatments help to restore a more youthful, beautiful complexion by removing the most damaged outer layers of skin to reveal younger, vibrant looking skin beneath -simply by encouraging new, healthy skin cell growth.
The Glowing Differences:
Skin Rejuvenation & Skin Resurfacing
Skin resurfacing is simply a method of reviving (simply rejuvenating) the top layer of damaged skin. Skin resurfacing can be achieved in a host of methods. Lasers, acids or other means are the more common methods used to remove damaged cells on the skina��s surface.
a�?When it comes to skin treatments, therea��s lots of good news in therapies for medical conditions as well as cosmetic concerns,a�? says Dr. Kenneth Arndt, adjunct professor of dermatology at Harvard Medical School.
A growing population of healthy, active older women who want to look as young as they feel has spurred the development of skin rejuvenation techniques that are more subtle and have much shorter recovery times than face-lifts.
Always consult a dermatologist to weigh the possible risks and explore your benefits from the best available treatments.
Cosmetic procedures arena��t covered by insurance, so cost might also be an important factor in choosing your skin rejuvenation procedure.
The Most Common Skin Rejuvenation Procedures.
The following are several often-used techniques to remove fine wrinkles, scars, uneven pigmentation, and other imperfections.
Injections of botulinum toxin a�� a category that includes Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin a�� are relatively affordable, have very few risks, and require no recovery time. And theya��re quite effective at temporarily smoothing a wrinkled face, brow, or neck.
In this procedure, the doctor or aesthetician sands an area with tiny aluminum hydroxide crystals to create smoother-looking skin. Ita��s relatively inexpensive, and no recovery time is needed.
Soft tissue fillers
Injections of soft-tissue fillers under the skin can add height to cheekbones, improve the jawline, diminish acne or surgical scars, restore fullness to hollow cheeks and eyes, fill fine vertical lines, re-sculpt lips, and fill in nasolabial folds (the deep lines that run fromA�the outside of the nostrils to the corners of the mouth). Some fillers, such as hyaluronic acid and poly-L-lactic acid, are eventually absorbed by the body. Others contain tiny beads of solid materials suspended in gel. The gel is absorbed over time, and the beads form a scaffold for collagen growth.