You can potentially use many techniques to improve the health of your skin. Some of them can be done at home. For example, having a good daily skincare routine that includes the application of products such as moisturiser is essential for maintaining your skin health. However, no amount of at-home skincare can stop the passage of time. As your hormone levels change and your skin is exposed to years of external factors, it will develop issues like wrinkles. When you need extra help to cure those skin problems, skincare clinicians can assist you. Below is a quick overview of some clinical skincare options, including laser treatments.
Clinical Skincare Procedures in the “Peel” Family
Clinical peel procedures are some of the most popular skincare methods to make the skin look better. They are procedures that get rid of surface problems on the part of the skin you can see, and sometimes in a few deeper skin layers. They may remove dead skin cells so healthy cells can take over faster. They also get rid of other debris that may be clogging your pores or creating additional skin problems.
One popular type of peel procedure is a laser peel. Lasers are medical devices that use particular types of focused light beams to treat your skin. They can treat a variety of skin issues, including mild to moderate wrinkles and scars. Some of them are also capable of encouraging your body to heal itself by producing more collagen and other skin-strengthening substances. Ablative lasers are the types of lasers used to perform peel procedures.
Other members of the “peel” family are microdermabrasion and chemical peels. Like laser treatment, microdermabrasion uses hand-held medical devices. The devices use pointed tips and crystals of various kinds to get rid of surface debris. It is similar to how sandpaper is used to smooth rough spots on wood. Chemical peels use acids safe for use on the skin to perform a similar function. Choosing between the three methods will depend on your preferences, budget and skin type. Your clinician can advise you about the best option for you.
Other Clinical Lasers for Skincare Treatment
Ablative lasers are not the only lasers available to treat your skin. Non-ablative lasers are lasers that bypass the outer layer of skin. You may want to bypass your outer skin layer to reduce infection risks. Also, non-ablative lasers have the benefit of encouraging internal healing on a more long-term basis. As more collagen is produced by your body after treatment, your skin will strengthen and its appearance should improve. However, the results of such a treatment take a while to be visible, unlike the immediately visible results of peel procedures.
Maintaining Healthier Skin After Clinical Intervention
No matter which type of skin treatment you choose, maintaining the results after treatment for as long as possible will minimize your need for additional treatments. To do so, you must follow the aftercare instructions your clinician gives you, such as staying out of the sun. You must also develop an at-home skincare regimen that works for you, such as the daily application of a moisturizing cream.