Plastic surgery and many nonsurgical anti-aging treatments can reduce lines and wrinkles and even correct sagging, but these procedures will not address superficial flaws. Dark spots, scars, broken capillaries, and similar issues can make you look older just as much as wrinkles. You need a unique solution to these problems. At Mirror Mirror Medical Aesthetics & Wellness, our medical aestheticians recommend skin resurfacing.
What Is Skin Resurfacing?
Skin resurfacing includes a range of treatments that remove the damaged outer layers of skin. It can be used for fine lines and wrinkles as well as dark spots, scars, and other flaws. When the damaged skin cells are removed, it reveals younger, healthier cells. The treatments also stimulate cell turnover for long-lasting results.
What Can Be Treated With Skin Resurfacing?
Some of the issues that our medical aestheticians treat with skin resurfacing are:
- Fine lines
- Mild to moderate wrinkles
- Acne scars
- Dark spots
- Uneven skin tone
- Enlarged pores
- Some skin growths, such as skin tags and warts
Lumenis® AcuPulse™ CO2 Skin Resurfacing
Our Lumenis® AcuPulse CO2 skin resurfacing treatment not only clears your skin of superficial flaws, but it also stimulates collagen production for toning and tightening. This means that you can address several cosmetic concerns in a single treatment. Downtime is minimal, and the results can last for months or even years if you take good care of your skin and wear a high-quality sunscreen.
M22 ResurFX Skin Resurfacing
The Lumenis® M22 ResurFX™ system is another tool that we use for our skin resurfacing treatments. It allows our medical aestheticians to treat small areas of your face as well as all the skin if necessary. If you have isolated areas that you want to address, this may be the best option. The treatment remodels skin cells, eliminating flaws and revealing healthy, young skin cells.
Skin Resurfacing Treatment
For your skin resurfacing treatment, our medical aesthetician may apply a numbing cream to help you feel comfortable. The device is placed gently on your skin, and the skin rejuvenating energy is applied in short bursts. The sensation that you feel is similar to a small pinch on the skin. After the treatment, your skin may be slightly red and feel sensitive. You may also have some minor swelling.
After Skin Resurfacing
If you have swelling or redness, it should only last the first 24 to 72 hours after the treatment. You can use nonprescription medications for any discomfort. Full results for our skin resurfacing treatments can take several days or weeks. You may notice some flaking skin, and this is perfectly normal. It shows you that the damaged skin cells are sloughing off to reveal healthy, young cells. We recommend that you avoid sunlight until your skin is healed and wear high-quality sunscreen when you do need to be outdoors.
Skin Resurfacing Results
Depending on your lifestyle and how well you care for your skin, the results of skin resurfacing at Mirror Mirror Medical Aesthetics & Wellness can last for six months or longer. We do recommend that you come back for an examination by our medical aestheticians to address any emerging issues that can make you look older.
Look Younger and Brighter With Skin Resurfacing
Learn more about the many benefits of skin resurfacing at Mirror Mirror Medical Aesthetics & Wellness. We can also answer any questions that you may have and let you know about our other aesthetic services.
Call us today at 520-689-6809 to schedule a personal consultation with one of our medical aestheticians.
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