What does Skin Rejuvenation mean?
These processes are intended to improve the appearance of your skin, including skin care products, treatments, and in-office procedures. One of the most common examples of skin rejuvenation is skin resurfacing, a method that refers to any treatment or procedure that will physically remove the top layer of skin.
The specific type of treatment that will best address your concerns are determined after a consultation with Adonia Med Spa. Most skin treatments require a series of treatments and a multi-modality approach to achieving excellent results. Most importantly, the patient must be committed to protecting his or her skin going forward so that the results achieved will be longer lasting.
The following are some examples of skin rejuvenation and resurfacing treatment methods:
- Laser And Intense Pulse Light (IPL) Treatments – used to remove discoloration and/or tighten sagging skin
- Chemical Peels – various acid peels used in different combinations to remove damaged outer skin layers
- Laser Treatments (Fractional CO2 Lasers) – remove outer layers of skin to smooth lines and wrinkles
- Mechanical Ablation (Dermabrasion, Dermaplaning) – surgical scraping methods to soften skin surface irregularities
- Non-Ablative Treatments (Microdermabrasion, Microneedling, Light Acid Peels) – minimally invasive sanding methods to treat light scarring and discolorations
Am I a candidate?
Every patient is unique and will exhibit different combinations of genetic and environmental signs of aging that impact their skin. There are multiple ways to treat many of these issues, and those treatment methods should be planned and discussed with your board-certified plastic surgeon based on your specific situation and desires.
The following are some of the conditions that different skin rejuvenation approaches can address:
- 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
- Dull skin: Skin that has lost the vibrant glow from a buildup of dead skin cells and clogged pores
What is the best treatment for me?
Possible skin rejuvenation and resurfacing risks include:
- Activation of herpes zoster infection in susceptible patients
- Burns and scarring
- Delayed wound healing (particularly concerning for patients who have been on Accutane)
- Hypersensitivity or allergic type reactions
- Increased susceptibility to sunburns
- Pigmentation irregularities (light spots or dark spots)
- Skin surface irregularities
- Textural changes
These risks and others will be fully discussed prior to your consent. It’s important that you address all your questions directly with your provider.
Special note about sun exposure
Absolute sun protection is essential for the first year after any of these resurfacing treatments to prevent irregular pigmentation. Diligent sun protection for life will help to maintain your new, younger, smoother skin.