If you’ve done any amount of research on cosmetic skin procedures, then you probably know just how many options are available for skin resurfacing. While it’s great that patients have so many great choices and can choose a tailored procedure that best suits their needs, it can also be very overwhelming to decide on which procedure really is best for you.
Whether you’ve done a little research or a lot, you may still be wondering which treatment best suits your cosmetic goals, lifestyle, and budget. Don’t worry! We’ve got you covered. Let’s take a look at some of our resurfacing treatments so you can learn more about your options.
Skin resurfacing is an extremely popular method of cosmetic rejuvenation. Our skin often betrays our age, and years of accumulated damage can take their toll. Resurfacing serves to remove dead and damaged skin cells, allowing brighter, more youthful skin to form.
More in-depth resurfacing also affects the amount of collagen production within the skin. Collagen is a key component in achieving that youthful glow. It’s a structural protein that helps skin to remain firm, supple, and beautiful.
When the skin is injured, whether in an accident or during a controlled resurfacing procedure, the body begins to produce more collagen in response. When healing an injury from an accident, collagen production might create an irregular scar. But controlled skin resurfacing helps to make up for the typical age-related reduction in collagen production and rejuvenates the skin.
In short, skin resurfacing is popular because it safely and effectively harnesses the body’s natural ability to renew and refresh itself!
Popular Skin Resurfacing Treatments
At Mirror Mirror Beauty Boutique, we offer a range of effective, non-invasive skin resurfacing procedures. Here are some of our most popular options.
Laser resurfacing is very popular and has come a long way in the last few decades. There are two major types of skin lasers: ablative and non-ablative. Ablative lasers destroy the top layer of skin and are more invasive, while non-ablative lasers heat the deeper tissues while leaving the top layers of skin intact. Fraxel is a non-ablative laser, which makes it gentle, yet still effective.
Fraxel treatments use light energy to heat the skin and activate the body’s healing responses. The procedure can be used to treat everything from dull, rough skin to acne scars, wrinkles, and uneven pigmentation. It is an excellent choice for reducing sun damage.
The treatment is quick, usually taking 30 to 60 minutes to complete. After the treatment, patients might notice some swelling and redness for about a week. The results will gradually appear over the next several weeks and months.
Unlike laser treatments, which use light to create controlled injuries for the purpose of rejuvenating the skin, SkinPen uses a roller equipped with tiny needles. The roller creates micro-channels in the skin, which evenly encourages rejuvenation and collagen production. This procedure is sometimes known as collagen induction therapy (CIT).
SkinPen treatments lead to healthier, smoother, tighter skin. As the skin heals and new collagen is generated, skin imperfections will be improved and the skin will look more youthful. This procedure is safe for all skin types and involves few risks. It can be used on its own or combined with other skin treatments for enhanced results.
Chemical peels can be gentle or deep, but most peels are superficial and offer mild resurfacing. The procedure uses a chemical solution to exfoliate the face and encourage the formation of smoother, healthier skin.
Peels like the Vitalize peel are very safe and offer skin rejuvenation benefits for people who suffer from poor tone and texture, acne and acne scars, and skin discoloration. They can be repeated at intervals to help maintain glowing skin.
Even gentler than the Fraxel non-ablative laser, Laser Genesis treatments are perfect for people with redness, poor texture, wrinkles, and large pores. The treatment delivers light energy deep into the dermis layer of the skin for a healthier, brighter appearance.
The procedure takes less than 30 minutes, but patients usually need a series of treatments to see optimal results. Sessions are performed about a month apart. There is no downtime and very few side effects are associated with Laser Genesis.
Still Not Sure? Book a Consultation!
Many resurfacing procedures can create similar results. If you’re still not sure which treatment is right for you, that’s okay! It’s best to get customized advice from a skin professional before you decide on a treatment plan.
At Mirror Mirror, our skilled estheticians and skin experts create a customized treatment plan for each patient. During a consultation, they will evaluate your skin and recommend a resurfacing procedure based on your individual needs. They might also recommend injectables or a skin-tightening treatment like Ultherapy to help you reach your goals. Mirror Mirror Beauty Boutique in Houston is run by renowned, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Paul Vitenas. Our experienced staff will be happy to help you find a procedure that will boost your confidence and improve your skin health. Visit our website or call (281) 810-9083 to schedule your consultation.