With the kids back in school and sweater weather upon us, summer may be a distant memory. But the sun can leave a lasting impact on the skin, with fine lines, wrinkles or discoloration detracting from the face. You may wear sunblock religiously and protect yourself from UV exposure, yet over time signs of aging begin to show. Fortunately, there are an array of med spa treatments that can address common skin concerns to give you a fresh-faced appearance. Let’s take a look at three that can help you get back that radiant glow.
1. Chemical Peels
The skin is our largest organ, and its multiple layers serve as a protective barrier to keep us healthy. However, the top layer can look a little worse for wear from playing defense for us. Fine lines, wrinkles, acne, age spots and discoloration can accrue on the face, and a chemical peel can help correct these issues. By applying a chemical solution to face, a chemical peel exfoliates the damaged skin to reveal a fresh, healthy layer of new skin and an improved complexion.
Another exfoliating treatment for the face, microdermabrasion can be done on its own or combined with a chemical peel for a more comprehensive rejuvenating effect. With microdermabrasion, a diamond-tipped wand is applied to the skin to remove dead skin cells and stimulate collagen growth, which results in a brighter skin tone and a smoother texture.
3. Laser Skin Resurfacing
Laser skin resurfacing is a cosmetic treatment that can work more deeply on the skin and may be appropriate for people who have extensive sun damage, discoloration or more pronounced wrinkles. A handheld device targets laser energy beneath the skin’s surface to rejuvenate skin cells.
Laser skin resurfacing can improve the skin’s overall appearance for a rejuvenated effect.
Dr. Lee B. Daniel is board certified by both the American Board of Plastic Surgery and General Surgery. He is a member of numerous societies including the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.