Understanding the Treatments Availablefor Skin Rejuvenation and Resurfacing

Keeping your skin clear, smooth, with an even tone is key to looking younger. Maintaining this optimal healthy skin requires being careful about your diet and how much your skin is exposed to the elements, plus a dedicated skin care regimen (aesthetic treatments and skin care products).

Fortunately, maintaining or restoring your skin’s appearance does not require drastic steps. There are numerous nonsurgical facial rejuvenation and resurfacing techniques that can result in significant positive outcomes.

Here is a summary of some of the most common and effective nonsurgical facial resurfacing treatment options:

Laser skin resurfacing: This technique uses a CO2 fractional laser to destroy damaged skin cells, thus improving skin tone, texture and pigmentation. Laser resurfacing is especially effective on crow’s feet, fine lines and wrinkles. One session of laser skin resurfacing is typically recommended.

IPL photorejuvenation: Using intense pulsed light (IPL), this laser targets unwanted dark spots, redness, freckles and broken capillaries on the skin. The intense light triggers the skin’s repair mechanism and naturally lessens the dark spots on the skin. A series of 3 treatments, 6 weeks apart is recommended in most cases, depending on the amount of sun damage.

Micro-needling: This treatment option triggers the skin’s repair process through a series of controlled micro-needles that selectively damage the skin. This damage helps improve skin tone and texture and may also address acne scars, fine line and wrinkles by initiating the skin’s repair process that naturally triggers collagen and elastin production. In addition, micro-needling can facilitate the absorption of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) into the deeper layers of the skin through the micro-channels created by the needles. PRP is a concentration of platelets in your own blood that repair and stimulate new collagen and elastin. A series of 3 treatments, 6 weeks apart is recommended.

PicoSure Focus: The PicoSure Focus lens array uses a high-energy picosecond beam that penetrates the epidermis to safely address scars, pigmented lesions (brown spots, sun damage, freckles, and some types of birth marks) stretch marks, fine lines and wrinkles. There is no downtime with this laser, which is why so many people opt in for this quick treatment. A series of 3 treatments, 6 weeks apart is recommended.

Ultherapy: Uses ultrasound technology that targets the deep layers of skin to increase collagen production. With increased collagen production, the skin will have a tighter and lifted appearance. Ultherapy can be a one time treatment or an annual treatment for those looking to correct and prevent.

Chemical peels: With carefully selected and safe combinations of chemical agents, aestheticians can remove damaged layers of skin, leaving smoother, more youthful-looking skin behind. Chemical peels may be administered every 4-6 weeks, depending on the desired outcome.

When administered by the qualified and licensed staff at Phoenix Skin Medical Surgical Group, these treatments can make a substantial difference in the look and feel of your skin.

With a complete suite of nonsurgical facial rejuvenation and non surgical facial resurfacing techniques and an experienced staff, Phoenix Skin Medical Surgical Group is your go-to source in the Phoenix or Scottsdale areas for treatments to help your skin regain its youthful appearance.

Recapture Your Youth Today

If you’re ready to give your skin back its youthful look and feel, contact our Phoenix staff at (602) 222-9111 or our Scottsdale staff at (480) 473-9111 for more information or to schedule an appointment.

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