Sun, skin disorders, aging and even heredity can all contribute to skin irregularities on the face and elsewhere on the body. These include textural irregularities like wrinkles and acne scars, pigmentation changes like freckles, sunspots or visible blood vessels. In addition, skin may lose tone, feel less firm and lose the healthy glow that is evident in younger skin.

Different treatment modalities are available to treat the different aspects of skin damage.

Laser resurfacing, mechanical resurfacing, chemical peels and injectable products can improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles of the entire face or those that develop in specific regions of the face, such as the upper lip and around the eyes. These treatments can also be used to address pigmentation disorders, such as sun and age spots, and they can be used to improve the appearance of acne scars or other skin conditions.

The best type of treatments are determined after a consultation with the plastic surgeon. Most skin treatments require a series of treatments and a multi-modality approach to achieving excellent results.

The following are some examples of skin rejuvenation and resurfacing treatment methods:

  • Face lift remove skin laxity and wrinkles of the face.
  • Blepharoplasty repair eyelid’s laxity and wrinkles
  • 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
  • Ablative Laser Treatments (Fractional, CO2 Lasers) remove outer layers of skin to smooth lines and wrinkles
  • Dermabrasion, surgical scraping methods to soften skin surface irregularities
  • Dermal Fillers  injectable compounds to improve skin contouring
  • PRP (Platelet rich plasma) treatment
  • Mesotherapy
  • Botulinum toxin nerve contraction to relax wrinkles
  • Spider Vein Treatment (Sclerotherapy) injections to collapse unsightly surface veins

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 the plastic surgeon based on personal specific situation and desires.

The results of skin resurfacing and rejuvenation are variable depending on the technology, the age, the skin type and the doctor’s experience. Following treatment, whether skin resurfacing or rejuvenation, skin will continue to age naturally and you may develop similar conditions to those that have been treated or other new skin conditions.

Skin resurfacing and rejuvenation procedures can produce a marked improvement in skin conditions and your overall appearance. The technologies and treatments available are advancing rapidly and you may be surprised at the improvement that can be achieved by relatively simple procedures.