Aging is more than just wrinkles and fine lines. Changes in your skin’s pigment and texture can also make you look older. Dull, dry skin with age spots can do just as much to age you as crow’s feet around your eyes or sagging skin on your cheeks.
Fortunately, you can explore non-surgical solutions to improve your skin’s appearance and quality. You have many options depending on your needs, including:
A chemical peel uses a chemical solution to remove the outer, damaged layer of skin. It can help with sun damage, acne, scarring and more. Your provider can adjust your chemical solution to fit your skincare needs and have the best possible effects. You may have a light chemical peel for minor imperfections or a deep chemical peel for serious scarring or discoloration.
During a chemical peel, you’ll have your skin cleansed first before the treatment is applied. The treatment will remain on for a few minutes, then be neutralized with saline. After your chemical peel, you may have redness and stinging. Keep your skin out of the sun and well moisturized after your treatment for the best results.
You can get repeat chemical peels for even better results.
If fine lines and wrinkles are your problems, then Botox can help–particularly with wrinkles around your eyes and on your forehead. Botox uses a natural substance to block nerve signals to small facial muscles. As Botox takes effect, these muscles relax, reducing the appearance of wrinkles.
You may experience some redness after Botox but will have no downtime after your appointment. Results should last around 4 months and repeat injections can help maintain your smooth look.
Aging can also cause the skin to sag and lose volume. Dermal fillers, like Juvederm, can help replace this lost volume, giving you a younger-looking appearance and even filling in wrinkles. They are made of natural materials that are injected into your cheeks, lips or around your mouth.
Dermal fillers have immediate results that can last for a year or longer. While you may have some redness or swelling after your treatment, these side effects should disappear quickly.
Microdermabrasion uses a small instrument to sand away from the rough, uneven outer layer of skin. This triggers your body’s natural healing processes, helping rejuvenate your skin and reduce the appearance of:
After microdermabrasion, your skin produces more collagen, a protein that helps skin look young and smooth. You may have some skin irritation and redness after your treatment, but this should go away with a few days with proper moisturizer and skincare. With repeated visits, you’ll see a great improvement in your skin’s quality.
At Galardi | Bowen | Rosenblum Plastic Surgery in Virginia Beach, we offer a full range of services to improve your appearance, from nonsurgical skin treatments to advanced cosmetic surgery procedures. We are dedicated to helping you look and feel your best. Contact us today at (757) 496-5556 for your skin treatment consultation.
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