Posted on: 14 December 2021
With so many skin rejuvenation treatments available today, you don't have to feel sad or self-conscious about acne scars or wrinkles. Talk to your dermatologist or skincare specialist about treatments that can help you feel better about your skin. Here are three popular cosmetic procedures that help rejuvenate your facial skin.
1. Microneedling With PRP Or RF Treatments
Microneedling can be done with a roller or pen that uses small needles to puncture your skin. Hyaluronic acid might be applied to your face at the same time so it can reach deep in the skin through the needle punctures. This can be an uncomfortable procedure and cause some bleeding. However, your face is numbed with anesthetic cream first so you feel no pain.
Microneedling can be done alone or it can be done with platelet-rich plasma. Platelet-rich plasma is derived from your own blood right before you have microneedling done. The plasma is applied to your skin or to the needles and then inserted into your skin through the needle punctures.
Microneedling can also be done with RF, or radiofrequency, treatments. This is done with a handheld device that has needles on the end for microneedling and it also delivers radiofrequency waves that enhance the results of the treatment. These microneedling treatments can improve scars, tighten sagging skin, and reduce wrinkles due to stimulating the production of collagen and elastin in your facial skin.
2. Chemical Peels
Chemical peels work by removing the top layers of skin so new skin can grow with improved health and fewer wrinkles. Different chemicals are used, so you can have a light, medium, or deep peel done. You might need to repeat light or medium peels to get the best results. However, a deep peel doesn't need to be repeated as it is a more aggressive treatment. Even so, chemical peels aren't as effective at getting rid of sagging skin or very deep wrinkles. Instead, they work better on mild wrinkles, sun damage, and shallow scars.
3. Laser Resurfacing
Laser resurfacing is also done to treat scars, sun damage, and wrinkles. There are two types of lasers used for these skin rejuvenation treatments. One is ablative, and the other is non-ablative. The ablative laser removes the top layer of skin and heats up the layer underneath to stimulate collagen. The non-ablative laser is more gentle and has a faster recovery time since it doesn't remove skin while stimulating collagen production.
All of these skin rejuvenation treatments might give you a freshened appearance with improved skin tone, more even color, and fewer fine lines. However, your dermatologist or cosmetic doctor has to consider the depth of your wrinkles, amount of sun damage, and your age to determine if these treatments would benefit you or if you need other types of cosmetic treatments too for the look you want.Share