What is Facial Rejuvenation?
Facial Rejuvenation includes:
- Plastic surgery procedures that are permanent and long-lasting.
- So-called ‘mid-range’ procedures that are typically less invasive.
- Non-invasive temporary skin treatments.
What are some common causes of facial aging?
- Sun damage
- Exposure to extreme weather such as wind, heat, and cold
- Air pollution
- Conditions that cause scarring, such as acne & chicken pox
- Hereditary tendencies
- Skin growing thinner as we age
- Reduced collagen production in the body as we age
- Hormonal changes
- Stretched ligaments
- Bone shrinkage as we age
- Poor skin care over the years
- Poor diet
- Lack of exercise
- Some medications
Non-Surgical Facial Rejuvenation Procedures:
If you were to talk to ten different people, they might give you ten different viewpoints on what facial rejuvenation is. It can refer to non-invasive “lunchtime” treatments or to very invasive cosmetic surgery. But in all cases, the ultimate goal is to improve facial imperfections and the overall facial appearance. In the end, it may take a combination of several different procedures to achieve the desired results.
Walk down the aisle of any pharmacy retailer, and you’ll be overwhelmed at the choices available to you over the counter. It’s not your grandmother’s skincare. In fact, technology is advancing so rapidly, it’s not even your mother’s skincare anymore. With cleansers, exfoliators and moisturizers to handle every skincare issue for ages 20 and up, today’s treatments are highly effective at combating signs of aging.
Non-surgical facelift treatments – have changed dramatically to create a marked improvement in your skin’s texture, elasticity, and pigmentation.
Antioxidant therapy – a popular skin treatment, with vitamin C and Retin-A following closely behind as alternative ways to protect your skin, improve its appearance and ward off signs of aging skin.
Acne & Skin Disorders – There are a number of accepted and emerging treatments for these.
Skin Resurfacing – reduces or eliminates dry skin, freckling, large pores, fine lines, skin spots (hyperpigmentation), and broken capillaries and improves collagen production. Halo laser treatment, chemical peels, and microdermabrasion are among the most popular of these treatments. In addition, laser scar removal can help to reduce old scars.
Injectables and Facial Fillers – Such as Sculptra, Restylane, Juvederm, and fat transfers from other body areas. These work by filling in wrinkles and increasing volume in sunken or hollow areas of the face. Botox reduces wrinkles by ‘relaxing’ the muscles in the face and neck, such as the forehead, that habitually contract, so that the area appears smooth. Many of these products offer anti-aging benefits. Visit Fillers & Injectables for more information.
Peels - A peel stimulates the skin to renew itself. A slightly caustic solution is applied to the skin, which causes a burn like a sunburn. With a mild peel, it’s a mild burn which removes the surface layer of skin cells.
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What Treatments Can Help Tighten Loose Skin?
We used to have to rely on surgical procedures to correct the signs of aging that had to do with the skin. Facelifts, neck lifts, arm lifts, and more are still popular. However, they may not be necessary for every case. Some of the nonsurgical options that are available to tighten loose skin on the face, neck, and body include:
- SkinTyte™. This non-surgical form of facial rejuvenation works through the delivery of infrared energy into the deeper layers of the skin. When the dermis is heated by infrared light, collagen denaturation and contraction occur. The heated tissue also serves as a minor controlled injury to which the body responds with an abundant production of collagen, resulting in firmer, more radiant skin.
- Morpheus8. Facial rejuvenation with Morpheus8 happens through microneedling coupled with radiofrequency energy. This combination maximizes tissue regeneration while minimizing downtime and side effects. Furthermore, the delivery of radiofrequency energy through hundreds of tiny microchannels made in the skin can correct multiple cosmetic concerns at once. So, while the process can lead to tighter skin, it can also resolve scars, sun damage, and rough texture.
How Long do the Results of Laser Skin Rejuvenation Last?
We're proud to offer Halo laser skin rejuvenation at our Denver medical spa! This hybrid laser uses both ablative and non-ablative technologies to address various signs of aging simultaneously. Ablative laser wavelengths affect the uppermost layer of the skin, targeting dark spots, scarring, and rough texture. Non-ablative laser wavelengths permeate into deeper layers of the skin to promote collagen proliferation and remodeling. Together, these two forms of laser technology achieve remarkable results that can last several years. Depending on your goals, you may want to schedule Halo laser resurfacing once a year. Doing so continues to prompt your body to make more collagen than it would naturally, which can slow down your cosmetic aging process!
What Type of Chemical Peel is Best for Skin Rejuvenation?
The experienced team at ReDermMD can help you attend to your various cosmetic concerns using a variety of therapies. Chemical peels are popular for several reasons. One is that they're highly versatile. This means that we can help you discover which type of peel is best for you because we can customize your treatment! Some of the popular types of chemical peels include:
- Alpha hydroxy acid peels. These treatments, AHA peels, are on the lighter side. They're great for reducing uneven pigmentation and rough texture, and can also come in handy for reducing acne and minor acne scarring. Alpha hydroxy acid peels may be ideal for a lunchtime treatment that doesn't require any downtime. That said, if you have more significant concerns to correct, you may want to schedule one light peel a month for several months.
- Trichloroacetic acid peels. The TCA peel is more robust than alpha or beta hydroxy acid peels. You may experience some peeling and redness that last a few days and may want to take a little time off work and social engagements to allow your skin regeneration process to occur.
- Phenol peels. On the stronger side, the phenol peel works on more layers of the skin at once. The treatment may involve the use of a topical or regional anesthetic to ensure comfort. While some downtime and aftercare are needed, the phenol peel can correct more significant concerns with just one treatment. These include visible sun damage, blotchiness, scars, and deeper wrinkles.