Cosmedical – cosmetic + medical – treatments that are gaining popularity these days include ways for a person to look younger, feel healthier, and be happier.
When a person eats right, works out, and has reached their personal best, it may be time to see a cosmetic surgeon so they can look as great as they feel. Even though a person sports a taut six-pack, there isn’t an exercise in the world that can get rid of age spots or loose skin.
That’s where cosmetic dermatology comes in. Dermatologists now offer a wide range of cosmetic treatments to make your skin look smoother, tighter, and more even-toned. Let’s discuss some of those procedures:
Laser Skin Resurfacing
Special lasers are now used to resurface facial skin. By precisely removing top layers of the skin, this process stimulates the production of collagen – and removes wrinkles, sun damage, acne scars, and age spots. This skin treatment results in smoother, younger-looking skin.
If a doctor is doing only a small portion of the face, such as around the eyes, a local anesthetic can be used. In this case, the process would take about 30 to 45 minutes. If the entire face is receiving laser skin resurfacing, it would require a general anesthetic and would take two hours.
Laser Skin Tightening
A noninvasive process, laser skin treatment can be used as a skin-tightening method to remove wrinkles or tighten loose skin on the neck, abdomen, legs, and buttocks.
These treatments can be done in-office with zero downtime. For best results, the treatment should be repeated after a month or two.
Probiotic Skin Care
The last few years have seen a surge in the use and benefit of probiotics, which have shown their usefulness in maintaining digestive health as well as their effect in rejuvenating skin care. “Good” bacteria form a healthy barrier in our digestive tract, on the skin, and throughout the body.
The greater the number of healthy bacteria on the skin, the healthier the skin stays in fighting off germs that contribute to acne and skin infections. Probiotic skin care is a way to replenish the natural barrier one’s skin provides against infection and disease.
Be careful of taking antibiotics, because these medicines can disturb our natural bacterial balance. This process ignites a storm that inevitably damages the lining of the intestines – and materials once slated for excretion can leech into the bloodstream, finding their way to the skin. This results in breakouts, eczema, rosacea, and rashes.
A combination of dermatological and cosmetic treatments, such as laser skin peels and certain types of micro-fillers like BOTOX, can be utilized to remedy age lines before they become permanent.
In places where the pores are more prominent, micro-fillers in conjunction with laser treatments can significantly reduce pores’ visibility and oil production.
Laser Tattoo Removal
That trendy tattoo you got back in the 1990s might now cause major embarrassment – so what better way to get rid of it than laser tattoo removal. Certain types of lasers have proven to be very effective in removing tattoos.
The laser energy targets the ink in the tattoo, disrupting the ink particles in the skin. After this occurs, the body can absorb and eliminate the ink particles. It will likely take several sessions to make your tattoo go away completely.
Cosmetic Dermatologists Near You
As our society places a growing emphasis on looking good in pictures, more and more people are visiting cosmetic surgeons to reverse the effects of aging and to fix other skin problems.
Our team at Atlantic Dermatology is trained and experienced in all aspects of regaining a better, younger-looking you. This is the year to go ahead and get those cosmedical treatments you’ve been hearing about!