However, the importance of skincare is spreading slowly among the masses. Rampant stress and deteriorating environmental conditions are forcing people to embrace a good skincare routine to make sure that they have healthy and young-looking skin.
But no matter how well you take care of the skin, it’s going to lose its glow and firmness as you age. The skin will become dull and filled with wrinkles as you cross the 30s and 40s.
Thankfully, healthcare has advanced to such levels that you can bring back your youthfulness through cosmetic treatments. Skin rejuvenation treatment is one such example. These are non-invasive skincare treatments that produce natural-looking results with minimal downtime.
When should you undergo skin rejuvenation treatment?
This is a perfectly normal question as most people are unsure what is the right age to start the skin rejuvenation treatment. But there is no right answer. Every individual age differently. Some are blessed with picture-perfect skin. They can opt for skin rejuvenation treatment in their late 40s or early 50s. Some start developing dark spots, sagging skin, and pigmentation even in their early 30s. They might need skin rejuvenation treatment much earlier.
So it all boils down to the age at which your skin starts showing signs of aging.
Top skin rejuvenation treatments
Here are some of the top skin rejuvenation treatments that are shown to produce great results –
It is a non-chemical cosmetic procedure that works by removing the thick outer layer of the skin. Think of this treatment as an advanced and highly effective exfoliating procedure that removes dead skin cells. In this treatment, the dermatologist will use a hand-held device to gently spray fine crystal particles like sodium bicarbonate or aluminum oxide on your skin. They then work these crystals into your skin and use a vacuum to remove the dead skin cells. The old skin will give way to the new skin underneath.
The treatment is perfect for addressing skin issues like wrinkles, fine lines, blackheads, stretch marks, melasma, hyperpigmentation, uneven skin tone, and dull-looking complexion.
Chemical peels are probably the safest and most common skin treatment out there. This treatment works by removing the top layer of the epidermis.
There are three types of chemical peels, viz. light, medium, and deep. Dermatologists will choose one of these peels based on your skin condition and desired results. The light peel removes the epidermis layer of the skin, while the medium peel removes the epidermis and the upper part of the dermis layer. The deep peel removes the skin up to the middle of your dermis layer.
This treatment is perfect for treating scars, wrinkles, and discolored skin.
Dermal filler treatment (along with botox) has been dominating the world of cosmetic treatments for quite some time now. It is an extremely safe and effective treatment for hollow eyes and cheeks, filling in vertical lines, sculpting lips, adding height to the cheekbone, and filling in nasolabial fluids.
Dermal fillers are often known as injectable implants as they are used to create a fuller-looking skin that is wrinkle-free. The skin will absorb this gel-like substance over time, so multiple procedures might be required.
This treatment uses botulinum toxin, a neurotoxic protein that is produced by the bacterium clostridium toxin. Botulinum toxin A&B is widely used for medical use. This treatment is best suited to treat wrinkles, crow’s feet, fine lines, frown lines, excessive sweating, and migraine. Like every other treatment on this list, it is also a minimally invasive procedure. Botox works by blocking the nerve signals that control the stimulation of muscle contraction.
Medifacial might seem very similar to the facials that you get in a salon. But there is one big difference. In medifacial, a dermatologist uses medical-grade ingredients to give excellent results. This treatment is best suited for people of all skin colors and types. Medifacial works by rejuvenating the deep layers of the skin, which gives you a youthful appearance. The treatment is perfect for treating skin issues caused by stress. It helps to eliminate bacteria, stabilize oil production, relax facial muscles, reduce pore size and promote overall cell growth.
The treatment primarily uses two types of laser called non-ablative and ablative. The ablative laser treatment is used to remove the outer layer of the epidermis layer; the newer layer formed is smoother and has a more youthful appearance. Non-ablative lasers work by heating the underlying dermal layer; it doesn’t remove any skin.
Laser treatment can be used to treat various skin conditions like acne scars, crow’s feet, warts, fine lines, photo-aging, age spots, wrinkles, and enlarged oil pores. The dermatologist will choose the type of laser based on your skin and the required results. Some commonly used lasers are erbium laser, carbon dioxide laser, and fractional layer.
Now that you know the different types of skin rejuvenation treatments, let us look at their top benefits.
Benefits of skin rejuvenation treatment
Here are 5 benefits you can enjoy if you undergo skin rejuvenation treatment –
It reduces wrinkles and fine lines
As we age, the production of collagen slows down. It is estimated that the collagen production in our body is reduced by 1% every year. To the unversed, collagen gives the skin its structure and aids in its healing. As you would have guessed, without sufficient collagen, the skin tends to lose its structure. It will start to look saggy, wrinkled, and dry. Skin rejuvenation helps by boosting collagen production in our body. So it automatically brings back the glow in the skin.
Minimize Facial veins
The small lines that you see under the skin’s surface of the cheek, nose, and chin are facial veins. They appear in blue, red, or purple colors. As we age, the facial veins will become susceptible to dilating and stretching. This happens when the skin is damaged by irritants and the sun. The facial veins will also become more prominent and thicker. Skin rejuvenation treatment can treat this condition by disintegrating the veins and changing them into scar tissues. These tissues can later be absorbed by the skin to give an even-toned skin.
Improve acne scars
Acne cysts, a type of acne scar, are pus-filled large pockets that disrupt collagen production in our body. They also destroy skin tissues. The cysts usually don’t let the collagen production go back to its full capacity even after the area is totally healed. Skin rejuvenation treatment helps by promoting collagen in this scar-affected area.
Due to constant exposure to the sun, our body reacts by multiplying pigmented skin cells, which leads to sunspots and age spots. Skin rejuvenation treatment is a very effective treatment to heal sunspots. It works by breaking down melanin and other pigments in the damaged area, leaving the surrounding tissues unharmed.
Relieves rosacea and redness
Rosacea can make the face look flushed or red. It does this by making the blood vessels in the face visible. It causes pimples, uneven skin tone, skin thickening, and inflammation. Skin rejuvenation treatments will shrink the blood vessels and allow additional collagen production, thus improving the overall skin texture.
Skin rejuvenation treatment can be a great weapon to fight against age spots, fine lines, and wrinkles. It will also help to keep your skin healthy and radiant. But any cosmetic treatment is considered safe only when performed by an experienced dermatologist. You will also achieve the desired results when you consult those who have considerable experience in handling that particular type of treatment. This is where someone like Dr. Renu Nair can help. With more than 10 years of experience in performing skin rejuvenation treatments, she can help you achieve the desired results in no time. To book an appointment with her, click here.