As we age our skin starts to lose it natural fresh, smooth and supple texture, courtesy internal changes, hormonal changes being at the top of the list, and external factors, such hot and cold weather, sun exposure, humidity and dryness etc. All these factors, together with aging, take a toll on your skin, making it look wrinkled and tired. But the good news is that cosmetic surgery and aesthetic medicine both have a solution for your tired looking skin. Three most commonly used skin rejuvenation procedures have been listed below.
Chemical peels, as the name suggests, is a non-invasive skincare procedure that works by gently peeling off the top most damaged skin layer to reveal fresh, rejuvenated skin underneath. The procedure involves applying a chemical solution to the face and neck. The solution is allowed to sit on the skin for a pre determined time and is then neutralized. Strengths of chemical peels vary from superficial peels to medium to deep peels. Glycolic acid is the main peeling agent of superficial peels, medium peels contain Trichloroacetic acid (TCA), whereas the active ingredient of deep peels is generally phenol.
Mesotherapy is another non-invasive technique used for skin rejuvenation. The procedure involves employing multi-vitamin rich cocktails and natural plant extracts into the middle layer of skin to improve aging symptoms such as dull skin tone, rough texture and appearance of wrinkles and fine lines on the face. Besides helping you combat aging signs, it also brightens your complexion and makes the skin radiant, firm and glowing by removing pigmentation marks, acne scars and freckles and blemishes. Initially you 4 to5 sessions over the course of six months will be required and after that you may be asked to visit the clinic twice a year for touch up treatments to maintain the results.
Photorejuvenation or Intense Pulsed Light Therapy:
This is probably the most effective and most demanded skin rejuvenation treatment nowadays, equally popular among men and women. It is primarily used to treat damage caused to skin by excessive unaided sun exposure, such as skin discoloration, melasma, age spots and early aging. However, it can also be used to treat numerous other skin conditions such as acne scars, expression lines and wrinkles and sagging skin. A pulsating beam of light is made incident on the areas that need to be treated. The heating effect causes the skin to become taut and also accelerates natural collagen production, which ultimately makes you skin look and feel smooth, soft and supple.
All these treatments are for skin rejuvenation, but which procedure will be best for you depends on your skin type, extent of damage and numerous other factors. Visit your skin specialist today and let him decide the best course of treatment for you.