Ways to Give Your Skin a Boost for the New Year
posted on 11/25/2010
Get the New Year off to a great start with a skin rejuvenation treatment that can erase years from your face, get rid of acne and improve the texture and tone of your skin. Many cosmetic dermatologists around the country offer several effective skin-enhancing treatments that can eliminate age spots, reduce the appearance of wrinkles and help you maintain a healthy, youthful glow. Getting one of these treatments can be a great way to get the New Year off to a good start.
Set up a consultation with a cosmetic dermatologist in your area to learn about some of the latest skin rejuvenation treatments available. Your dermatologist can perform a thorough skin analysis and recommend a treatment plan that will help you meet your skincare goals.
This laser-based skin rejuvenation procedure can help to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, get rid of sun damaged skin and improve the overall condition of the skin. If you’re noticing signs of premature aging or your skin is beginning to sag, fractional resurfacing can help to tighten, tone and improve the texture of the skin. Start the New Year with fresh, youthful-looking skin by undergoing a fractional resurfacing treatment. The treatment not only delivers near-instant results, but you’ll also notice your skin continues to become stronger and more resilient within weeks of the treatment.
A series of chemical peels can also help to rejuvenate the skin and eliminate age spots, pigmented skin and even out your skin tone. If your skin is looking dull or you’re breaking out more often than usual, a chemical peel can help to clear up some of the congestion in the pores and help to improve the texture and tone of your skin. If you’ve never had a chemical peel before, even a light peel at the start of the New Year can deliver noticeable results within a week of the treatment!
Another effective exfoliating treatment for the skin is microdermabrasion. This skin resurfacing procedure is less aggressive than fractional resurfacing, but can still help to reduce and eliminate fine lines and wrinkles. Microdermabrasion gently scrapes and removes the layer of dead skin cells on the skin’s surface, increases circulation to the skin’s surface and leaves your skin very buff, silky and smooth.
Intense Pulsed Light Therapy
Intense Pulsed Light therapy (IPL) can treat a number of skin conditions that aren’t responding to topical creams and other treatments. IPL facials use non-ablative light and laser energy to target lesions, birthmarks, age spots, spider veins and patches of rosacea. The light goes deep into the skin and doesn’t affect the skin’s surface. There is no downtime involved, and you can expect to see results within a few days and weeks after the treatment. If your skin condition is severe, you may need a series of treatments in order to see results.
Learn more about some of the latest skin rejuvenation treatments in our information guide, or set up a consultation with a cosmetic dermatologist in your area to find out if you are a good candidate for any of these procedures.