Noninvasive Treatments For Your Skin

Our last two blog posts were about the best rejuvenation techniques for the hands and neck, which tend to be overlooked areas that many times exhibit the first signs of aging. The obvious location that we see every time we look in a mirror is the person looking back at us, and today we are focusing on the top facial rejuvenation methods.

Top Facial Rejuvenation Methods

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Noninvasive techniques continue to grow in popularity for 2017, a trend that is expected to persist in 2018. Because they usually result in less pain, less scarring, and a quicker recovery for the patient, the less invasive options are many times preferred.

As one of the top trending noninvasive cosmetic surgeries, facial rejuvenation offers different treatment modalities to treat a variety of skin damage. What are the main culprits?

Sun, skin disorders, aging and even heredity can all contribute to skin irregularities on the face and elsewhere on the body. These include textural irregularities like wrinkles and acne scars, pigmentation changes like freckles, sunspots or visible blood vessels. In addition, skin may lose tone, feel less firm and lose the healthy glow that is evident in younger skin.

See the full post here:  Skin Rejuvenation and Resurfacing

Laser Skin Resurfacing

Sometimes called skin resurfacing, this technique utilizes a laser to meticulously remove skin layer by layer. The new skin cells that form during healing give the skin a tighter, more youthful appearance.

Depending on the level of skin damage, your California cosmetic surgeon will advise you on what method would be the best for your situation. There’s the possibility that an actual surgical procedure would provide the best results, but many times noninvasive techniques will work, which are more accessible and affordable.

The cosmetic surgeon in the following video answers some questions about skin rejuvenation using CO2 and Erbium laser techniques:

Recovery Time With Skin Rejuvenation

With only three days of red skin and swelling from the CO2 laser treatment, it is a good balance between superficial Fraxel laser, with very little downtime and minimal results, and an all-out facelift, which can take up to a year to fully recover.

However, the final results with CO2 laser resurfacing can take up to six months because of the way the laser stimulates collagen production within the skin isn’t something that happens overnight.  This process has been shown to provide a long-lasting reduction in the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, age spots, and acne scarring.

What is the Cost of Skin Resurfacing

Although not as expensive as a facelift, this post provides information on the cost of laser resurfacing:

laser resurfacing

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The average cost for laser skin resurfacing was about $2,330 in 2016, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. However, costs vary widely depending on where the procedure is being done.

Because laser skin resurfacing is considered a cosmetic procedure, most medical insurance companies will not cover it. There may be an exception if you get the procedure to modify scars or remove precancerous growths on your skin.

See the original post here:  Laser Skin Resurfacing: Benefits, Side Effects, and Average Cost

Be sure to plan ahead and discuss the procedure with your insurance company so there won’t be any surprises after the procedure is completed.