Our skin is prone to all sorts of irregularities. From acne to ageing, we can find our skin losing clarity and elasticity, but gaining fine lines and wrinkles, among other problems. It wasn’t that long ago when the only sort of treatment for the skin was either nothing or using ineffective cosmetic creams, or undergoing a complete facelift. Technology has changed all that, which is why skin rejuvenation is probably one of the best cosmetic investments you can make. Where cosmetic creams and lotions and serums fail us, skin rejuvenation treatments don’t disappoint.
So, what is skin rejuvenation exactly?
Skin rejuvenation is about using the available technologies of today to rebuild collagen in the skin. Collagen is a structural component and as we get older, our bodies produce less and less of it. Besides that, environmental factors cause different damages to our skin, such as too much sun. Today, doctors and other health care professionals are able to use light technology to restore much of what our skin is missing to give it a glowing, healthy look. Light technology, both multi-spectrum light as well as laser light, do not harm the skin and actually improve it.
There are different treatments that you can consider, some which target specific skin problems, while others will help the overall appearance of your skin.
Peeling is often used as an anti-ageing treatment, yet also works nicely on other irregularities, such as helping to rid of sunspots, or to even out discolouration. The chemicals used will vary in strength, but there are three main acids used; Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA), trichloroacetic acid (TCA), and phenol.
Botox or Dysport:
This treatment uses injections to inject botox or dysport in order to treat wrinkles in the face in particular. This procedure is provided by clinics that specialise in skin rejuvenation and it has been around for years. It’s very convenient in that it doesn’t require any kind of prep beforehand and there’s no recovery needed.
This is a great option to receive the most results with one type of treatment. In this procedure, columns of damaged skin are removed, leaving the skin surrounding each column whole to aid in healing. The healing time might be longer than other treatments, usually between a week to two, but the results are amazing because you’d be treating a host of skin issues including wrinkles, scarring, uneven pigmentation, skin laxity, textural irregularities, and discolouration.
Laser resurfacing is an advanced and popular technique that is often opted for where infrared light is used to tighten the skin. By removing the outer layer of damaged skin, it stimulates collagen production and makes room for new skin cells to grow. It reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on the face and neck.
The treatment is one of the best that allows your skin to breathe. It consists of a graded system of a metal tip that glides over your skin smoothly to exfoliate allowing more oxygen to penetrate into your skin. It too reduces fine lines and wrinkles, as well as helping to clear bacteria which is one of the causes of acne.
Non-invasive treatments are not just about better complexions because skin problems are very visible to others and can make us feel uncomfortable. It can cause us anguished feelings. With these treatments, you can get healthier looking skin and bring back your confidence.