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Skin Rejuvenation Treatment

Apr 26, 2008
Indications for skin rejuvenation could include a variety of symptoms, and depending on the indication, certain non-invasive skin procedures can be perfomed.

Wrinkled, sun-damaged, blemished or unevenly pigmented skin is evidence for a chemical peel. A chemical peel includes the application of a solution consisting either of trichloroacetic acid (TCA) alphahydroxy acids (AHAs), or phenol to remove the skin's top layers. The AHA peel is the mildest, and removes the fewest layers of skin; phenol solutions achieve the most deep peel. The formulas for every type of peel can be adjusted to individual cases.

For skin rejuvenation, a chemical peel may be performed in combination with a face-lift, but it is not a substitute because it does not achieve the same effects.

The AHA peel smooths dry, rough skin and improves the texture of skin that has been sun-damaged. It may also improve mild acne. The AHA solution can be combined with a bleaching agent to correct pigmentation problems. Often the AHA peel is used as a pretreatment in order to prepare the face for laser resurfacing or a TCA peel.

After a TCA peel, the person may experience throbbing or tingling enough to require a mild pain medication; additionally, there may be significant swelling, in particularly if a strong formula has been used. Swelling generally subsides within one week. Scabs that form on the treated areas start to slough off in one week to 10 days. At this time, the person can return to usual activities except for sun exposure, and should be avoided until complete healing has happened. Then the patient is advised to apply sunblock daily for protection after undergoing this type of skin rejuvenation.

Skin Rejuvenation Treatment With Retin-AŽ

People with fine facial wrinkles and/or blotchy pigmented parts of the skin can achieve fresher, brighter-looking skin with treatments at-home of prescription Retin-AŽ gel or cream formulations. This is another preferred skin rejuvenation treatment. To achieve the desired effect, the Retin-A is applied topically each night before going to bed for a eight months to one year. Then, two to three applications a week are enough to maintain the desired result.

Treatments Using Glycolic Acid

Glycolic acid is another skin rejuvenation home treatment that can be prescribed for skin improvement. In a facial-wash or cream formulation, glycolic acid can smooth sun-damaged, rough skin. With the addition of bleaching agents, glycolic acid additionally works to improve uneven pigmentation. The cream or wash is put on twice daily for as long as the person desires. Transient redness, itching, irritation, stinging or dry skin will disappear as the skin gets used to the treatment; it is important to know there are no serious medical risks.

Laser Peel, or Laser Resurfacing is Another Form of Skin Rejuvenation

Symptoms for carbon-dioxide (CO2) laser resurfacing involve facial scars, fine lines, sun damaged skin and at times pigmentation. The CO2 laser acts by removing parts of damaged or wrinkled skin, layer by layer. The most common application is for removal of fine lines, especially around the mouth and eyes, but the procedure can be used on the whole face. It can also be used with other procedures, such as rhytidectomy or blepharoplasty.
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