Wanting to improve your skin’s texture and appearance is something very common. However, it can seem overwhelming at first as there are so many different options (such as laser resurfacing) when you are looking for facial treatments to help rejuvenate your skin, improve skin with sun damage, or bring new skin to the surface. Even acne scars can be a common problem that results in people looking desperately for ways to make the most of their skin, and one that can be often improved with the right approach quite significantly. Read on to learn more about the top methods to restore your skin and compliment your skin care regime. Find out if laser or something else may be a good fit for your aesthetic concerns.
What is Laser Skin Resurfacing?
Laser skin resurfacing is a modern treatment option that takes advantage of the power and precision provided by advanced cosmetic lasers. These treatments are may typically be broken down into two differing types of resurfacing treatments, either ablative laser or non-ablative laser. Ablative laser skin resurfacing treatments are ideal for targeting acne scars, deep wrinkles and skin lines. Ablative laser skin treatment may even be recommended for use to remove warts. The lasers for face treatment used for these more intensive jobs tend to use carbon dioxide, whereas the ablative lasers using erbium may often be used for fine lines, wrinkles, and other superficial skin concerns. Ablative laser treatment focuses on the outer layers of the skin and does so with often impressive results when used for face treatments. Non-ablative laser resurfacing doesn’t remove layers of skin; these are more a form of pulsed light energy that is beneficial for concerns like rosacea, active acne, and spider veins. Which is best for you will depend on a range of factors, speak with an experienced cosmetic doctor to help you develop a plan that is best for your skin. If laser skin resurfacing is something that is interesting to you, book a consultation today at SKIN CLUB, and our skilled cosmetic doctors can help you find out if it may be a good fit for your skin and aesthetic goals.
What is Laser Resurfacing Used to Treat?
- Wrinkles and fine lines can be improved with laser resurfacing
- Uneven skin tone can be adjusted with laser treatments
- Skin texture problems can be addressed with laser resurfacing
- Sun damage visibility may be reduced using laser
- Moderate acne scarring can be improved with laser resurfacing
Microdermabrasion & Dermabrasion
Using a very direct approach to dealing with the skin, microdermabrasion and dermabrasion can assist with a range of skin concerns. The primary difference between dermabrasion and microdermabrasion is the intensity of which the abrasion is performed and with what. If you are opting for dermabrasion, often your doctor will use a powerful device to remove quite a lot of external skin layers which may or may not be necessary for what you are trying to address. While microdermabrasion is more common and often complimented for its more gentle and non-surgical approach to skin resurfacing. During a microdermabrasion treatment, the skin is exfoliated, using either a very fine-tipped tool, or by using abrasive particles. The delicate skin particles that are removed can be immediately vacuumed away, leaving fresher and more youthful-looking skin to take its place at the top layer. While laser resurfacing and having laser on face can be beneficial for a lot of issues, often microdermabrasion can be more gentle and produce more subtle improvements with minimal intensity.
Benefits of Microdermabrasion
- Help skin products absorb into the skin and work more efficiently
- Reduce fine lines and wrinkles
- Improve skin tone and help to brighten the skin in general
- Assist with minor acne scarring
- Reduce the visibility of age spots and other skin damage
- A resurfacing treatment that doesn’t involve surgery
- Minimally invasive leading to reduced potential side effects
Some treatments take advantage of the body’s own mechanisms, microneedling does just this and does so very well. Microneedling creates tiny microscopic holes in the surface of the skin triggering the body to respond with its natural healing processes, in turn helping to improve the quality of the skin in the targeted area. Increasing levels of elastin and collagen in the area is a benefit as well that assists in promoting the growth of healthy skin cells. Microneedling is great for trying to break up tough skin or scarring of the skin. One of the best parts about microneedling is the holes produced in the skin are so small they are not usually even visible to the naked eye, allowing you a discrete approach to skin rejuvenation as well. Micro-needling is suitable for just about anyone as no layers of skin are removed; this makes it ideal for even those with darker skin which can be a problem when using some other skin resurfacing treatments. There is no associated downtime with microneedling either making this an excellent treatment option for those with a busier lifestyle thanks to it being fast and generally coming with minimal side effects. Microneedling is an exceptional choice for someone looking for something less intensive than laser or chemical peels. In contrast, laser therapy can be extremely effective; sometimes, microneedling can provide the results that you are looking for with less recovery time.
What Can Microneedling Treat?
- Surgical scarring
- Acne scars
- Oversized pores
- Stretch marks
- Wrinkles and fine lines
- Tough skin
- Rough patches of skin
While it’s important always to seek your cosmetic treatments from an experienced cosmetic doctor, for skin peels, this is even more important. While a well-performed skin peel can produce magnificent results, it takes skill and experience to know which depth of a peel is suited for a specific skin issue. Light peels are milder and help with more superficial issues, whereas deep chemical peels can reach quite far into the skin. Deep chemical peels can assist with addressing more significant signs of ageing or things like severe acne scarring. Your skin type and a range of factors involved in what you want to achieve will help in deciding what the best kind of chemical peel will be for you, book a consultation at SKIN CLUB if you are considering a chemical peel, laser, dermabrasion, or something else and let our cosmetic doctors personally assess the state of your skin to help guide you on your treatment journey and get optimal results from your skin resurfacing treatments and minimise potential side effects needed to reach your goals.
What Can a Chemical Peel Do for Your Skin?
- Reduce blemishes and other skin discolouration
- Smooth the skin including fine lines and wrinkles
- Tighten the skin by removing the stubborn outer layers
- Improve your complexion and start looking brighter
- Stimulate new collagen production
- Improve skin tone
- Reduce the visibility of sun damage
Getting Prepared for Skin Resurfacing Treatments
When you are getting ready to have your skin resurfaced with laser or anything else, it can be highly beneficial to prepare your skin to be in the best condition possible in preparation for your resurfacing treatments. In the lead up to your resurfacing being diligent with your skin by ensuring you use sunscreens and practice proper sun safety is a great start. Avoiding smoking and drinking in excess in the lead up to your treatment can help your skin bounce back faster from resurfacing treatments as it isn’t held back, trying to process toxins from these activities. Drinking too close to your resurfacing appointment can also be problematic as it will likely lead to excessive bleeding if you undergo a treatment where the skin is pierced. A little sun avoidance before and during your recovery from skin resurfacing treatments is often quite beneficial to your preparation and recovery when having treatments for face issues. Chemical peels and laser for facial resurfacing can be beneficial, but it pays to be careful with your skin before and after to get the best results. Discuss with your doctor what will be beneficial for both before you resurfacing treatment and for your aftercare to ensure you get the most optimal results and trouble-free recovery period. Hydration is another important thing that is often neglected, as many of us simply don’t drink enough water. However, adequate hydration helps ensure the healing process goes as smoothly as possible and can be a great help in the lead up to your treatment and during your recovery. Diet is also something to address is you are having trouble with your skin’s texture and elasticity, though this is a broader measure and does take some time to improve.
Topical Skin Treatments
While you may be looking for something you can apply yourself to assist with the quality of your skin, there is a mountain of options out there. If you are considering topical treatments to help improve the quality of your skin, seek the advice of one of our cosmetic doctors who can advise on the products that are well suited to your needs, and even prescript prescription topical skin treatments when necessary. While many things out there promise results for just about everything, to get the best results, you have to find treatments that are suited to your skin and your goals. What will be the best treatment for your needs will depend on you, so having your skin assessed by an experienced practitioner is an excellent step in the right direction even when you are considering whether or not to add a topical skin treatment into your regiment for a stubborn aesthetic issue you may be facing.
Why SKIN CLUB is the Best Choice in Melbourne for Skin Resurfacing
At SKIN CLUB, we don’t just perform skin resurfacing; we are experienced and skilled in providing a range of types of skin resurfacing treatments. If you want laser skin resurfacing, microdermabrasion, chemical peels, or other forms of skin care assistance, we can help. Book a consultation today and experience our attention to detail and a wide range of treatment options that we provide. Find out what it’s like to be in the hands of experienced cosmetic doctors who are adept at developing personalised treatment plans to best address your aesthetic concerns, using only the finest quality treatments including everything from our laser to our injectables. Whether you want laser skin resurfacing or another popular treatment like fillers or anti-wrinkle injections, SKIN CLUB has all of your cosmetic needs covered.