A guide to skin treatments
* Dermabrasion: This involves the use of an abrasive instrument to
mechanically "sand" or resurface the skin, achieving a rejuvenated,
more youthful appearance. It is often used to treat substantial
scarring, sun damage and pigmentation problems.
* Laser resurfacing:
Using laser light energy, this procedure heats and removes the top
layer of skin cells, allowing new, unblemished skin to grow. Often used
to remove scars, pigmentation problems, precancerous skin growths, even
small tumors, and to diminish lines and wrinkles.
laser treatment: Penetrates below the skin surface to stimulate the
production of collagen, a natural substance that helps plump skin,
creating a more youthful appearance. Also helps to tighten underlying
* Chemical peel: A chemical solution is applied to
remove outer layers of aged, discolored or irregular skin, allowing
fresh, new skin cells to grow. Most often used for wrinkles around the
eyes and mouth, skin discoloration, age spots, dull skin texture or
mild acne scars.
* Botox injections: A derivative of the Botulism
bacteria, this treatment, when injected into the skin in tiny amounts,
paralyzes small facial muscles causing the surrounding skin to relax,
thereby diminishing lines and wrinkles.
* Laser hair removal: Short
pulses of energy generated from a laser light source help to injure the
hair follicle, eliminating active hair growth and stunting regrowth.
Skin type, skin color and hair color all respond differently to this