Skin Rejuvenation: A Great Way To Start The New Year
- Posted on: Dec 15 2017
The arrival of 2018 marks a fresh beginning, and giving your skin a makeover is a great way to start the new year. Skin rejuvenation treatments help with issues on the surface of the skin, such as sun damage, age spots, acne scars, fine lines, sagging and other concerns. Compared to dermal fillers and facial surgery, skin rejuvenation addresses a larger range of concerns, often with just one treatment.
How Does Skin Rejuvenation Work?
Dr. Kimberly Carpin recommends SkinPen® microneedling with platelet-rich plasma (PRP), IPL skin resurfacing and chemical peels for skin rejuvenation. The combination of microneedling and PRP stimulates collagen production and enhances your body’s natural healing properties. Chemical peels work by removing the damaged skin to reveal younger, healthier skin. IPL skin resurfacing removes damaged skin and stimulates the production of collagen.
What are the Advantages of Skin Rejuvenation Compared to Dermal Fillers and Facial Surgery?
Skin rejuvenation can be performed in conjunction with dermal fillers and facial surgery as part of a comprehensive anti-aging treatment plan. Each of these options helps with fine lines and wrinkles to varying degrees. What sets skin rejuvenation apart from dermal fillers and facial surgery is that there are certain signs of aging that can be treated more effectively with skin rejuvenation, such as:
- Age spots
- Uneven skin tone
- Mild to moderate sagging for which surgery is not indicated
- Dull complexion
- Enlarged pores
Does Skin Rejuvenation Require Downtime?
Downtime is a common concern for men and women who are considering plastic surgery and cosmetic procedures. Microneedling with PRP does not require downtime, but you may have some minor swelling for up to seven days. Similarly, there is no downtime associated with a light chemical peel, but your skin may be red, flaky and dry for the first week. IPL skin resurfacing may cause swelling, flaking skin, redness, and bruise for up to two weeks.
Learn More About Skin Rejuvenation Treatments. Contact Dr. Kimberly Carpin.
To learn more about the benefits of skin rejuvenation treatments, facial fat transfer, body contouring and our other services, contact Dr. Kimberly Carpin using our online form, or you can call our Houston plastic surgery practice directly at (281) 333-4600.
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