Having a healthy skin is important for maintaining an attractive persona. However, there are a number of issues that can badly affect the skin and have telling effects on a person’s overall personality. To counter these issues, there are a number of treatment options that are available as well. However, the exact treatment needed in individual conditions and individual cases varies.
In order to correct a given skin condition or conditions, one must first be able to full understand the problem and its extent. A skin care professional is best suited for the job and can guide you in the process. It is important that you too understand these conditions and are able to discuss the potential treatments with your doctor to make sure that you can choose the best option of all.
In the following lines, we shall discuss the various skin conditions that you may counter at different stages of life and which treatments are available to correct them.
Common Skin Issues
The common skin ailments include hyperpigmentation issues such as Melasma and freckles and blemishes, scars of different kinds including trauma scars, acne scars and surgical scars. Fine lines and wrinkles and sagging skin appear with age and can make a person look tired and at times angry due to its very nature. Acne can damage the skin and can be painful in certain conditions and needs to be treated.
Laser skin care treatment is generally used to correct the problem of sagging skin. The laser is set at frequencies to bypass the top layer of the skin and provide the deeper layers with the right set of conditions to start producing collagen and elastin. These two are responsible for the firmness and flexibility of the skin. As they go up, the sagging skin starts improving.
The side effects are minimal and there is no downtime. Cooling gel may be applied to the skin prior to the start of the treatment to ensure that there is no feeling of discomfort. A few treatment sessions are needed to achieve the desired results.
This treatment can be used to correct a wide range of skin conditions including fine lines and wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, acne and various kinds of scars. The treatment uses fractionated carbon dioxide laser to resurface the top, damaged layer of the skin. As the skin crusts away over a period of few days, healthier skin replaces the damaged layer. It also boosts the collagen production in the skin to boost its suppleness.
The treatment is largely pain free and application of topical anesthetics can numb down any sensation of discomfort. Side effects are temporary and minor and there is no downtime. With five to six sessions, most people can achieve the desired outcome.
Chemical peels are acidic solutions available in different strengths. They can be obtained over the counter in most drugstores. These resurface the top layer of the skin to improve the overall condition and to boost the level of collagen being produced by the skin. It is useful in treating acne, mild acne scarring, fine lines and wrinkles and certain pigmentation problems.
Side effects vary with the strength of the peels. Similarly, downtime can vary from being nonexistent in light peels to several days in case of deep peels. Peels should be applied by experts to ensure that you do not end up burning the top layer of your skin.
It can be used to correct a wide range of skin problems including skin laxity, scarring and pigmentation problems. A specialized wire brush is used to exfoliate the top layer of the skin to allow generation of new skin and instigate the production of collagen to improve the overall condition of the skin.
Do keep in mind that the treatment is highly invasive and several days of downtime are to be expected. Due to its harsh nature, the treatment is generally performed once only.
Microdermabrasion works by exfoliating the top layer of the skin in order to allow new skin generation and to boost the level of collagen production. For this purpose, tiny crystals are sprayed onto the skin with the help of a handheld device. The dead skin and used crystals are then collected into a chamber with a suction pump. The treatment works very well for scarring, hyperpigmentation and fine lines and wrinkles.
The side effects are minimal and there is no downtime whatsoever. Like most such treatments, several sessions are needed to correct any given condition completely. There is no pain involved in the treatment. Use of topical anesthetics to reduce any such feeling is quite common.
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