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How to Know Which Cosmetic Facial Treatment Is Right for You

How to Know Which Cosmetic Facial Treatment Is Right for You

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With so many facial plastic surgery and non-invasive skin care procedures available, it’s hard to know which treatments are best suited to treat specific skin flaws. The DocShop guide to professional facial rejuvenation can help you decide which treatment is right for you.

Problem: Acne

Sure, there are thousands of skin care products on the market that are designed to clear up and mask the signs of acne. But we are focusing on medical-grade skin care treatments, the ones that provide men and women with the best possible results.

Solutions: Light Therapies or Peels

The following acne-busting treatments can be performed at your dermatologist’s office or at a local medical spa:

  • Acne blue light therapy
  • Acne chemical peels
  • IPL™ fotofacial
  • Laser skin resurfacing
  • Photodynamic therapy

Problem: Age Spots and Sun Damage

Age spots and sun damage result in uneven skin pigmentation that can prevent us from having a smooth, flawless complexion. Fortunately, cosmetic dermatology lasers are able to specifically target dark spots and diminish their appearance.

Solutions: Facial Skin Regeneration

You can accelerate the regeneration of facial skin to lighten dark spots by undergoing peel, laser, and heat-based treatments:

  • Chemical peels
  • Cosmelan depigmentation
  • IPL™ fotofacial
  • Laser skin resurfacing
  • Portrait® plasma skin regeneration

Problem: Facial Hair

Unwanted facial hair can be embarrassing for women while an excess amount of facial hair can be a nuisance for men. Shaving, waxing, and depilatory products can cause pain, skin irritation, and a dent in the wallet. That is why millions of men and women are seeking a more permanent method of hair removal.

Solution: Laser Hair Removal

Laser hair removal can be performed on specific areas of the face to reduce the amount of hair growth, including on the:

  • Upper lip
  • Chin
  • Eyebrows
  • Cheeks

Problem: Fine Lines

Fine lines and moderate skin laxity can be addressed through non-surgical skin care treatments that require little downtime. However, those with deeper wrinkles and more severe cases of loose skin may experience better results with the plastic surgery procedures listed in the next section.

Solutions: Injectables and Skin Tightening

BOTOX Cosmetic® and dermal fillers are designed to reduce the appearance of wrinkles while skin tightening treatments tone and smooth the skin.

  • BOTOX® Cosmetic
  • Restylane®
  • Juvederm®
  • Thermage®
  • Laser skin tightening
  • Laser skin resurfacing
  • Portrait® plasma skin regeneration

Problem: Deep Wrinkles and Severe Skin Laxity

Those men and women with deeper wrinkles and sagging skin are typically the best candidates for facial plastic surgery. Cosmetic surgery procedures target specific areas of the face to lift and tighten skin in areas that require toning.

Solutions: Cosmetic Facial Lifts

Whether you have heavy brows, tired-looking eyes, or jowls, there is a lift procedure that can address your individual needs:

  • Facelift
  • Brow lift
  • Eyelid lift
  • Neck lift

Problem: Large Pores

You can finally say goodbye to large pores by undergoing professional skin treatments that minimize pore size while rejuvenating the skin. By utilizing laser light and peels, dermatologists can improve your skin texture during a series of treatments.

Solutions: Exfoliation and Laser Therapy

Most skin care patients must undergo more than one round of the following treatments to notice a reduction in pore size:

  • Chemical peels
  • IPL™ fotofacial
  • Laser skin resurfacing
  • Microdermabrasion
  • Photodynamic therapy

Problem: Rosacea

The redness and pimples that are associated with rosacea can cause extreme embarrassment to men and women who suffer from this condition. Fortunately, advances in dermatology care allow rosacea to be treated quickly and with minimal discomfort.

Solutions: Laser Treatments and Glycolic Peels

A range of laser treatments, in addition to medication, have been found to reduce the redness and other skin flaws associated with rosacea:

  • Chemical peels
  • IPL™ fotofacial
  • Laser skin resurfacing
  • Photodynamic therapy

Problem: Scars

Injuries, burns, and acne can cause permanent scars that do not fade unless you undergo a professional skin care or reconstructive surgery procedure. The scar removal treatment that is right for you will depend on the severity of your scarring.

Solutions: Skin Regeneration, Fat Transfer, and Skin Grafts

The appearance of superficial scars can be reduced with skin renewal treatments, while deeper scars may need to be treated with a fat transfer or skin grafting procedure.

  • Chemical peels
  • Collagen injections
  • Fat transfer
  • Laser skin resurfacing
  • Microdermabrasion
  • Skin grafts

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