If you are in good overall health and considering improving your look without surgery, you should consider skin rejuvenation and resurfacing.
Many factors can change your skin and make wrinkles, freckles, and sunspots. Some of these factors include skin disorders, aging, smoking, and sun exposure.
On top of all these, collagen production reduces as we age. So, our skin loses its firmness and starts to sag. You might wonder how to tighten your skin and get its glow back. In this article, we will discuss skin rejuvenation and resurfacing treatment methods, as well as the results of such treatments on your face and other parts of your body.
What is skin rejuvenation and resurfacing?
Skin rejuvenation removes damaged outer layers of skin to make it younger and more beautiful. This procedure is done by laser treatment, light therapy, chemical peels, energy-based treatments, and non-ablative methods.
Skin resurfacing refers to a procedure that physically removes the top layer of your skin. Laser, chemical peels, etc., can resolve many skin pigmentation problems such as sun and age spots.
Skin rejuvenation and resurfacing treatment methods
The most popular, less invasive skin resurfacing methods include, but are not limited to:
- Laser and Intense Pulse Light (IPL) Treatment
This method can reduce scars, brown spots, blemishes, redness, facial wrinkles, and tighten sagging skin. Lasers resurface the entire face and stimulate collagen production. There are two types of lasers used during skin resurfacing procedures:
- Ablative lasers
- Non-ablative lasers
- Chemical peels
A chemical peel is a treatment that can be used to resurface the skin by applying a solution consisting of an exfoliant acid. This solution will peel away the outer layers of the skin, making it smoother and brighter.
A chemical peel can remove fine lines and wrinkles, minimize injury, surgery and acne scars, and tighten your skin. Chemical peels usually fall into two major categories:
- Light chemical peels
- Deep chemical peels
This gentle procedure can be used on the neck, face, hands and other parts of the body. During treatment, the skin surface is exfoliated by either a very fine-tipped applicator or a fine mist of abrasive particles sprayed onto the skin. The exfoliated skin is then vacuumed away. This procedure is completely safe and has minimal side effects.
This treatment is a more aggressive technique, as it targets deeper layers of the skin using a rapidly rotating instrument or blade. Due to its relatively aggressive nature, and that it does cause bleeding, dermabrasion is not recommended for everyone.
This method is a skin renewal technique that can stimulate elastin and collagen production, and is done using small, sharp, thin needles, hence the name microneedling.
- Dermal fillers
Fillers are substances that help add, or restore volume and fullness to the face. This treatment will smooth out wrinkles, decrease under-eye hollows, combat dark circles, and improve the appearance of scars.
- Botulinum Toxin Type A Treatment (Botox)
This method can soften facial wrinkles by blocking signals from the nerves to the muscles, so the latter won’t contract.
What does rejuvenation do for the skin?
Facial rejuvenating treatments can refresh the appearance, and help remove signs of aging and stress, wrinkles, and discoloration. Each procedure has specific outcomes that vary from patient to patient. In general, skin resurfacing procedures can:
- Smooth out fine lines and wrinkles
- Decrease skin laxity
- Even out skin tone
- Decrease skin pigmentation
- Soften the texture of scars
- Restore natural glow to the skin
- Rejuvenate the skin
- Remove dark spots and blemishes
How to Tighten the Skin
Some factors such as aging, smoking, weight loss, pollution, and diet can decrease collagen production and lead to sagging skin. Loose skin is more prominent on these areas:
There are ways through which you can tighten your skin. These include, but are not limited to:
- using skin-firming creams and lotions;
- using sunscreen;
- drinking enough water;
- quitting smoking;
- changing your lifestyle.
The modern procedures for skin tightening include:
- Laser peels
- Ultrasound therapy
- Dermal fillers
- Non-invasive skin tightening procedures
- Laser resurfacing
Sagging skin and the way it looks can affect your daily life and lower your self-esteem. To remedy that, you could consult your dermatologist and choose a treatment method that best suits you and your skin concerns. All skin rejuvenation procedures are harmless, with little to no side effects and down time. To learn more about skin rejuvenation and resurfacing and skin tightening methods, please feel free to contact us and have a consultation with our experts.