Your skin is the first thing people will notice about you, and whether you’re walking down the aisle or to the coffee shop, you’ll want to look your best! There are tons of skincare treatments you can utilize, and we’ve collaborated with our friends at the Center for Cosmetic Dermatology to teach you about the options available to you!

BOTOX

Botox is an injection that reduces the activity of the muscles that cause lines to form over time. Used primarily to smooth the lines of the forehead, eye and neck area, it eliminates wrinkles by relaxing the underlying muscles. Botox injections are non-surgical and minimally invasive. Clients often see a dramatic improvement, especially in the upper face. The Botox Cosmetic treatment is a quick procedure with little to no downtime or recovery. Anesthesia is not required and the treatment takes as little as ten minutes. Normal activities can be resumed immediately after your visit.

EXFOLIATION

External factors, like the sun, create fine lines and wrinkles, brown spots, and rough skin. Natural or intrinsic aging issues include less frequent exfoliation of dead skin cells and loss of collagen. As a result, the skin will appear sallow and less hydrated. Exfoliation treatments are designed to create a uniform and controlled shedding of the dead skin cells. The result is improved tone and texture, softening of fine lines, and lightening of uneven pigmentation.

There are three types of exfoliation that are offered at the Center for Cosmetic Dermatology!

MICRODERMABRASION

Utilizing a controlled spray of fine mineral crystals, this treatment helps to reduce or eliminate many textural and pigmentation irregularities resulting from acne, sun exposure, and aging. Skin will be noticeably smoother and fresher after the first treatment. Microdermabrasion also has little to no “down time” and regular activities can be resumed immediately. It is often referred to as a “lunch time” treatment because of the lack of recovery needed.

DERMAPLANING

This anti-aging form of exfoliation is done by a trained professional. Using a scalpel and a delicate touch, the provider simply abrades the surface of the skin using light feathering strokes and multiple passes. It is also a first choice for patients who have excess vellus hair on the skin, also referred to as “peach fuzz.” This hair often causes a buildup of dirt and oils in the follicles, so removing the hair gives the patient healthier looking skin.

CHEMICAL PEEL

Chemical Peel treatments result in healthier, smoother, and more evenly toned skin by causing mild to moderate peeling of the skin’s outermost layers. Peels are effective in treating many concerns including acne, brown spots, and fine lines. These treatments also assist in building collagen. For best results, we recommend a series of treatments administered every 4- 6 weeks.

You’ve been enjoying the sunshine all summer long, so now it’s time to jump into fall with healthy, glowing skin! Consider these cosmetic dermatology treatments to remove the dead skin and minor imperfections and feel your very best during the coming season.

For more information on the Center for Cosmetic Dermatology, go to their website!