Peels And Fillers And Light, Oh My! What You Need To Know About Aesthetic Dermatology Procedures


Long gone are the days when a trip to a doctor's office was solely for whatever internal malady plagued you -- nowadays, acne or sagging features are as common as stomach aches or sprained ankles in the doctor's waiting room. Aesthetic dermatology -- treating benign skin conditions --  has been on the rise over the last few decades; 15.1 million procedures happened in 2013 alone. If you're wondering what aesthetic procedures can help your skin be the best it can be, these are the ones you need to know about.

Chemical Peels

Used generally to remove blackheads and to rejuvenate skin, chemical peels are usually concentrated on a facial cloth which is applied to the skin on your face and left to sit for a small period of time -- usually around 20 minutes. Your doctor will administer the peel, which allows the dead skin and any surface blemishes to be sloughed off. While you may feel a slight tingling, the chemical peel doesn't result in any pain and recovery time will be minimal, allowing your skin to be soft and clean right after a session.

Wrinkle Fillers

All types of fillers are used to smooth out wrinkles and return skin to its plump, youthful state. While injectable botox is traditionally the filler that comes to mind, there are other methods, such as the so-called 'liquid facelift', which are considered to be akin to surgical facelifts (though less permanent). These face-lifts are applied with a topical cream rather than with a scalpel and stitches. Your doctor might also recommend products with dimethicone, which can help skin look younger by settling in wrinkles to create a smooth surface.

Blue Light

If you suffer from acne, you're not alone -- between 40 and 50 million people in the United States do -- and you've probably tried every cream and homeopathic under the sun to try to get rid of it. But a newer technique is sweeping across aesthetic dermatologist's offices -- that of blue light therapy. The light helps to kill acne bacteria without damaging the healthy skin, helping you on your way to clear, even skin without the scars that can too often come from lots of other acne treatments. Even better, the light can be self-administered (under the direction of a doctor), so you don't have to spend hours in a doctor's office for the treatment to work.

For more information on procedures like this, contact a professional like those at Appearance Dermatology.


22 July 2015

Turning Back the Clock

After my thirtieth birthday, I began to notice some unappealing signs of aging on my face. I started to see dark spots and fine lines. Because I wanted to turn back time, I researched non-invasive cosmetic procedures to help people look younger. I was immediately intrigued by microdermabrasion. I began getting microdermabrasion treatments regularly. After each treatment, my skin instantly looked smoother and more vibrant. Within a few weeks, the fine lines under my eyes and around my mouth became less noticeable. On this blog, I hope you will discover the most popular types of cosmetic treatments performed on patients today. Enjoy!