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Popular Cosmetic Skin Treatments That Might Interest You

May 17, 2021

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Do you have fine lines on your skin, age, or acne spots you’d like to clear off your face? You should consider using cosmetic treatments as they’d help improve both the look and feel of your skin. These treatments do not alter your body’s makeup like surgery. The recovery time needed for the treatment is little and the cost or their effectiveness varies. Even though there are different types with varying procedures, they’ve got one thing in common - they’re getting more popular. 


Your skin helps to keep infections away from your body and you from getting ill. Taking proper care of your skin would help it do its job as at when due and even avoid future challenges like skincare. Good skincare would boost your confidence; check out trending skin treatments you might find interesting.

Chemical Peel

Chemical peels also known as chemexfoliation or derma-peeling treatments is a cosmetic treatment done to remove wrinkles, age & acne spots, rough skin, and freckles. The procedure is a direct one and involves the application of a chemical solution on your face to remove damaged skin. 

The peels range from mild, medium to deep levels and the best type to choose depends on how severe your skin problem is. Alpha-hydroxy acids are used by mild peels while medium peels make use of trichloroacetic acid. Both acids reduce fine lines and acne on your skin. Then there’s phenol that treats deep scars and wrinkles. If you want a simple facial rejuvenation treatment, chemexfoliation should be considered. It is very efficient and produces more results than the medium and mild peels. The difference between deep chemical peels and the rest is that the recovery period is longer, lasting up to 10 years. 

Botox Injections

Botox, one of the most popular non-surgical skin treatments, is directly extracted from a bacterium that causes botulism. They are applied by injecting small quantities of Botox using very thin needles into muscles in the face. In the right proportion, it is meant to minimize the appearance of lines and wrinkles on the skin. 

Essentially, Botox disables the function of the muscles or blocks certain nerves. It is done carefully and targeted at certain muscles to ensure the surrounding skin isn’t harmed. The number of injections you’d take is dependent on how severe the wrinkles are. The treatment is also one of the fastest, lasting only about 15 minutes, and doesn’t need anesthesia to numb the pain with the results still evident even after several months.

Thermage

This is a facial rejuvenation technique that helps to refine your skin by tightening and improving the contours of the face or neck. How’s this achieved? A radio-frequency-like device is passed over the face with the tip touching the skin’s surface. Then, controlled radio waves from the equipment heats up the deeper layers of the skin causing the development of new collagen. The outcome is tight and smooth skin. The thermage procedure, unlike other forms of treatment, treats all types of skin requiring no downtime. The result of the treatment is instantaneous and lasts for a long time. 

Laser Resurfacing

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 The laser skin resurfacing treatment removes the damaged layers of the skin by heating deeper layers. The procedure supports the production of collagen that helps the skin to look smoother and nouvelle skin cells in the inner layers of the skin. Laser resurfacing is then used to purge out wrinkles and fine lines on the skin (face and neck in most cases). 

There are two types of laser treatment; the ablative and non-ablative laser. The former focuses on deep wrinkles or scars while the latter is a great way to treat aging at an early stage. With ablative lasers, you get results faster than expected but longer recovery. The non-ablative laser, on the other hand, works in a similar way with an ablative laser just that discomfort is reduced including the recovery time. This treatment type has side effects which include redness and sensitivity to sunlight for months after treatment, however, the results can last a decade.

 

Dermabrasion

Dermabrasion is unlike other treatments on this list in that it is a surgical procedure. It is used to treat scars and wrinkles but needs to be done by a doctor. Anesthetic is first used to numb the skin before a wire brush or similar device is applied to remove the top layer of the skin. 

How deep the procedure goes depends on the severity of the problem and there are usually side effects with this treatment such as redness, swelling, and burning. Ensure only qualified and experienced doctors perform this procedure on you. 

 

Much like our heart, lungs, stomach, kidney, or brain, the skin is also an organ. It’s actually the largest organ, but somehow, it’s easy to be taken for granted. The only time care is taken is if there is a problem with the skin even though it has one of the most important functions in the body. This is a friendly reminder to take care of your skin and make it feel appreciated.

 



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