is Skin Rejuvenation?
Sun, skin disorders, aging and even heredity can all contribute to skin irregularities on the face and elsewhere on the body. These include textural irregularities like wrinkles and acne scars, pigmentation changes like freckles and sunspots, or visible blood vessels.
In addition, skin may lose tone, feel less firm, and certain areas of the body may develop cellulite conditions.
Conditions that can be treated with skin rejuvenation and resurfacing include:
•Static wrinkles: These wrinkles are visible at all times and do not change in appearance with facial movements
•Dynamic wrinkles: These are expression lines that may appear as folds when the skin is not moving, and deepen with facial movements or expressions
•Pigmentation: Freckles, sun spots, or other darkened patches of skin result mainly from sun exposure
•Scars: As the result of acne or injury to the skin, scars may be rolling (a wavy appearance to the skin), pitted, discolored, or have raised borders
•Vascular conditions: Blood vessels visible on the surface of the skin, vascular lesions that appear as tiny blood-filled blisters or even a constant flush of facial redness
•Loss of skin tone: Weakening of the supportive skin structures (collagen and elastin fibers) that result in a loss of skin firmness or the development of cellulite
Who are good candidates for the skin rejuvenation procedure?
Skin rejuvenation is an option for you if you:
- Are physically healthy
- Don’t smoke
- Have a positive outlook and specific, but realistic, goals in mind for the improvement of your appearance
Skin Rejuvenation Results
When your procedure is completed, you will be instructed on how to care for the treated skin.
You will also be reminded about:
- The expected duration of your results
- Specific concerns to look for in treated skin
- Your follow up session
Following your treatment, your skin will continue to age naturally and you may develop similar conditions to those that have been treated or other skin conditions.
Skin rejuvenation procedures can produce a marked improvement in skin conditions and your overall appearance.
The technologies and treatments available are advancing rapidly and you may be surprised at the improvement that can be achieved by relatively simple procedures.
Skin rejuvenation risks and safety information
Although it is not as involved as surgical aesthetic procedures, skin rejuvenation is a medical procedure and does carry some risk.
Skin rejuvenation risks include:
- Burns and scarring
- Pigmentation irregularities
- Skin surface irregularities
- Textural changes
These risks and others will be fully discussed prior to your consent.
Special note about sun exposure
Sun protection is essential for the first year after any of these resurfacing treatments to prevent irregular pigmentation. Sun protection is necessary to help to maintain your new, younger, smoother skin.