No matter how hard we might try to prevent it, we all grow older. Father Time looms over all of us, and one of the first places people tend to show the passage of time is on their face. As birthdays pass, age lines increase, jowls develop, and areas that were once full of life seem a little less vibrant.
Thanks to advances in cosmetic surgery, there are many ways one can slow the aging process. For many people, the idea of invasive surgery and lengthy recovery time will dissuade them from many of the surgical procedures available to help maintain a youthful appearance. Fortunately, surgery is not the only option available for facial rejuvenation.
With the advent of modern skin treatments, people are now able to consider facial rejuvenation without the need for surgery. Since our skin is the first place that can give away our age, removing older skin and letting new, more youthful looking skin shine through can give people the fresh, rested look they’ve been looking for.
During your consultation, many options to achieve your facial skin care goals can be explored. Understanding the differences between each procedure, and the benefits they may offer, is an important step in figuring out the right treatment for each patient. In order to make each consultation as smooth as possible, Pinsky Plastic Surgery would like to share several options for skin treatments to help patients turn back the hands of time:
- FACIAL PEELS: The use of these laser facial peels removes the upper most layers of the skin, smoothing fine lines and wrinkles. This can result in a more even complexion in both the tone and texture of the skin. Facial peels are most effective at treating superficial lines and shallow wrinkles.
- LASER SKIN TREATMENTS: Like chemical peels, and similar to facial peels using a laser, laser resurfacing removes the upper-most layers of skin, but can also penetrate deeper to stimulate new collagen growth. This is achieved by using concentrated laser technology instead of chemicals. Different lasers are used to achieve different goals, with wrinkle treatment and skin pigmentation being some of the options.
- DERMABRASION: Dermabrasion is the act of mechanically stripping away the top layers of skin, much like sanding wood, leaving you with the fresh, healthy skin that lies beneath.
- MICRODERMABRASION: Microdermabrasion is very similar to dermabrasion, but instead of a mechanical process, tiny particles that pass through a vacuum are stripped away from the treated area. This technique is best suited for mild skin issues, and multiple treatments may be necessary.
Treating fine lines and hyper-pigmentation by removing the outer layers of skin can be an excellent way to achieve a more youthful appearance, without the need for surgery. The professionals at Pinsky Plastic Surgery hope to make your consultations a stress-free process by help you understand the differences between each of these procedures.
Thanks to modern cosmetic skin treatments, patients now have more options for aging gracefully. Learn more about these skin treatments, and other age defying procedures, by scheduling your consultation with Pinsky Plastic Surgery today.