Aging is inevitable, and no matter how well people take care of their skin, age does eventually show. Fortunately, you don’t have to undergo expensive and invasive surgeries to regain a youthful glow. Advanced cosmetic dermatology in San Diego, CA, has numerous treatment options to help reduce the effects of aging on the skin and take years off your face. Here are some popular treatments you may want to consider.
Skin fillers may be made of hyaluronic acid fillers like Juvéderm or Restylane. These fillers are effective at filling in depressions in the skin that may be from sagging skin, scars, or wrinkles. Botox is sometimes used in conjunction with fillers. While Botox works by paralyzing muscles rather than providing volume, it’s effective because it relaxes the muscles so that wrinkles aren’t as deep and fine lines can disappear altogether. Fillers or Botox may be used for crow’s feet, on the neck, and on other areas of the face.
Microdermabrasion is a treatment that uses tiny crystals that are sprayed onto the skin. This gently removes the outer layer of skin to effectively exfoliate the skin. The procedure helps reveal the underlying skin so that the face is brighter, and the appearance of scars and fine lines is reduced.
Chemical peels are another way to remove the dull, outer layer of skin that can age your face. A chemical solution is applied to the skin and in the following days the skin peels away, like the effects of a minor sunburn. The result is the exposure of the new skin underneath which is less wrinkled, smoother, and free of some of the existing age spots, fine lines, mild scars, and other damage that was previously visible on the skin.
Laser skin resurfacing uses beams of light that’s directed into different areas of irregular skin. The damaged outer layer of skin is removed, and the underlying dermis is heated, which stimulates collagen growth. New skin grows that is smoother and firmer. A dermatologist in San Diego, CA, may use laser skin resurfacing to address wrinkles or fine lines around the eyes or mouth or to remove age spots, scars, blotches, or other skin irregularities. For more information about fillers, give Academic & Aesthetic Dermatology a call at 858-292-7525.