Many people find that they feel insecure or unhappy with the condition of their skin. Between sun damage, acne scars, and wrinkles, it can be difficult for people to learn to love their skin. Fortunately, there are many treatments available to reduce the appearance of perceived imperfections.
One of the easiest ways to refresh the look and feel of your skin is through microdermabrasion. Microdermabrasion is the process of exfoliating the skin with tiny crystals, removing the outermost layer and all its imperfections, such as acne scars, age spots, and discoloration. Microdermabrasion is painless, and usually takes less than an hour to complete.
Some people feel that microdermabrasion is too gentle, or that they need further treatment. These people may seek chemical peel treatments. What is a chemical peel? A chemical peel is a solution placed on the skin, which causes the outer layers to peel off, like after a sunburn. This achieves similar results to microdermabrasion. The patient may feel slight discomfort, but recovery takes very little time. Chemical peels effectively remove acne scars and age spots, and can be used to treat minor wrinkles as well.
People who are less concerned about scarring and more concerned with wrinkles may get Botox or Juvederm injections. Both are used to reduce the appearance of fine lines, Botox for frown lines between the eyebrows and Juvederm for smile lines between the mouth and nose. Juvederm is capable of filling wrinkles that are slightly deeper than those that can be treated with Botox, but choosing one over the other is really a matter of personal preference.
People who wish to achieve a more vibrant, younger look have many options to rejuvenate their skin. These treatments are most effective when combined with a moisturizing routine and skin-healthy diet. With so many choices available, there is sure to be a cosmetic skin treatment for everyone.