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When considering skin rejuvenation treatments, there are several options available. BOTOX® Cosmetic, JUVÉDERM®, and rejuvenation peels are a series of options offered by Dr. Andreasen’s office. These procedures can be performed separately or in combination with each other.
What Are My Non-Surgical Options?
What Is BOTOX® Cosmetic?
BOTOX® Cosmetic is a neuromodulator designed to inhibit muscle movements that cause wrinkle formation. It can be injected in various facial muscles to prevent new wrinkles from forming and smooth out existing ones. BOTOX® Cosmetic treatments address wrinkles created through muscle contraction but does not restore lost volume or treat sagging skin.
What Is JUVÉDERM®?
JUVÉDERM® is a dermal filler made from hyaluronic acid, which allows the injected tissues to absorb and retain greater amounts of moisture. This allows the treated areas to become more plump. By enhancing the fullness of the treated areas, the treated skin is stretched so that wrinkles are eliminated. JUVÉDERM® works faster and lasts longer than BOTOX® Cosmetic, but treats wrinkles differently. BOTOX® Cosmetic is ideal for areas where muscle contraction causes wrinkles, while JUVÉDERM® is made to minimize wrinkles caused by sagging skin and volume loss.
What Are Rejuvenation Peels?
Rejuvenation peels are acid-based treatments applied to the surface of the skin to treat skin discoloration, scars, wrinkles, and rough skin texture. They work by removing the top layer of existing skin and enhancing the layers below. As the new skin layers grow in, they form a smoother, younger-looking appearance. Rejuvenation peels are suitable treatments for surface wrinkles, but will not treat wrinkles caused by muscle contraction or volume loss.
Should These Treatments Be Combined?
The good news is, all of these treatments can be used together to treat different issues.
Even though all three of these are designed to help restore healthier, smoother, and more youthful skin, they address different concerns (or address similar concerns in different ways). Of these three, BOTOX® Cosmetic is the only treatment designed for expression-causing wrinkles, dermal fillers are the only one that will restore facial volume, and rejuvenation peels are the only one that will improve skin texture.
Since many people struggle with more than one of these concerns, they will likely require more than one of these treatments to see significant skin rejuvenation results. None of the three treatments interfere with each other, and they can be used simultaneously if needed.
Some patients may have their needs met with one type of treatment, while others may want all three to achieve their aesthetic desires.
Interested in Learning More?
If you have questions about non-surgical skin treatments, please contact Dr. Andreasen’s office by calling us at 909-291-4900 or filling out our online contact form.
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Also called “chemexfoliation” or “derma peeling,” the unique design of facial peels diminish signs of aging in the face, such as lines, wrinkles, and uneven skin colors. Even if you do not have any wrinkles, chemical peels are a great way to get rid of troublesome acne or minimize large pores.
These non-surgical treatments produce phenomenal results for a variety of skin obstacles.
How Do Facial Peels Work?
Regardless of the type of peel you choose, a chemical solution will be applied to the surface of your skin. Once applied, the chemicals will interact with the epidermis (and sometimes dermis) to exfoliate the skin.
Different chemicals have different acidities designed for multiple depths of contact. With our variety of peels, patients can receive superficial, medium, or deep peels. The most appropriate facial peel concentration type will be chosen by your provider, easing any worries of side effects and complications.
Who Can Benefit From Facial Peels?
Facial peels are the perfect tool for anyone looking to maintain a healthy complexion. Facial peels used to improve acne, discoloration, wrinkles, textural concerns, clogged pores, and more.
Depending on the pigment of your skin, patients with pale skin may experience the best results. That being said, patients with darker skin may also experience great results.
What Are the Different Types of Facial Peels?
As technology advances in the dermatology world, the options for each patient expand and become more comprehensive. If you feel overwhelmed by the different types of facial peels, you are in good company.
Here are some of the ways each facial peel differs:
What Is a VI Peel™?
- Nearly painless, yet produces dramatic visible results in just days
- Effective on melasma, acne, and acne scars, sun damage, fine lines, and enlarged pores
- Slight skin flaking (for one to five days)
What Is a Rejuvenation Peel?
What Is a Micro-Peel?
What Is A Glycolic Peel?
Want to Find Out More About Facial Peels In The Inland Empire?
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Combining Microdermabrasion and Chemical Peel Treatments
Many patients who struggle with facial imperfections like wrinkles, scars, or fine lines look for ways to refresh the appearance and health of their skin. Microdermabrasion and glycolic acid peels are quick, economical procedures that can renew your skin with practically no downtime. However, if you are looking to rejuvenate your skin even further, combining both treatments into a micro-peel offers long-lasting results that can increase the anti-aging and exfoliating effects, providing you with smooth and healthy-looking skin.
What Is Microdermabrasion? What Is a Mild Chemical Peel?
When it comes to rejuvenating your face, both microdermabrasion and mild chemical peel treatments can remove dead skin cells and stimulate the growth of new skin cells.
Microdermabrasion is a non-surgical procedure performed using tiny crystals that are vacuumed across the surface of your skin under pressure using a small, vacuum-creating tip. This treatment can also be infused with hyaluronic acid to add extra moisture to the skin. Although this treatment will gently cleanse the skin and address acne or pigmentation, it can cause irritation for patients with sensitive skin.
Mild chemical peels, or superficial glycolic acid peels, contain alpha or beta hydroxy acid that exfoliates the outermost layer of the skin to remove damaged and dead skin cells. It can also refine the color and texture of your skin and improve acne. Just like microdermabrasion, the procedure is gentle, and you can return to your daily activities soon after.
There are two ways to combine procedures to create a micro-peel. One way is to alternate microdermabrasion and glycolic peel treatments once every two weeks. If you are considering combining both treatments at the same time, it’s best to have this done once every four weeks. When both treatments are done at the same time, it can provide better results and give you that fresh, rejuvenated appearance you have always wanted.
Recovery time can vary from patient to patient. After your micro-peel treatment, moisturizers and sunscreen will be applied to your skin. Your skin might feel like you have a slight sunburn, and some (but not all) patients may see their skin turn pink for a few days.
Be sure to also follow these instructions:
- Avoid swimming in chlorinated pools for a few days before and after treatment
- Apply sunscreen and moisturizer as needed
- Keep hydrated, and avoid sunlight for one week after
- Do not wax the treated area for at least five days after
- Do not apply glycolic acids or Retin-A® for at least three days after
It is safe to use makeup after your treatment, as long as you apply it over the moisturizer and remove it gently. Make sure you follow your post-treatment care instructions properly and check with your plastic surgeon if you have any questions or concerns about your recovery.
To learn more about micro-peel treatments and to determine if you are a good candidate, please contact our office at (909) 291-4900 or schedule a consultation with us online today!