The demand for skin rejuvenation methods has seen a sharp increase in recent times. This rising demand is fueled by sunshine exposure, ageing, and lifestyle factors such as alcohol consumption, nutrition and smoking, all of which are linked to facial wrinkling.
There may also be pigmentary changes on the skin including brown spots and blotchiness, caused by age, birth control pills, genetic or pregnancy factors. In addition, there are a number of changes that normally occur to an ageing skin. These include:
- Decrease in sebum production
- Skin becomes thinner and drier
- The subcutaneous tissue is lost
- Pigmentation disorders
All of these conditions and other skin issues can be gotten rid off through skin rejuvenation. But that’s not say that only the elderly qualify for skin rejuvenation. You can have that done at almost any age, as guided by your surgeon.
Skin Rejuvenation Methods
There are different modern skin rejuvenation techniques such as:
- Chemical peels
- Non-ablative lasers
Each of these techniques best fit with different types of patients, through the consideration of unique characteristics. Additionally, your surgeon may have preference on which technique to used based on his/her experience.
In this technique, the upper layer of the skin is removed up to the papillary dermis. The collagen is then remodeled after which a period of not less than 1 week is allowed as ‘down time’. Dermabrasion is normally adopted for given types of aged skin and scarring.
Some of its complications include hypertrichosis scars, hyper-/hypo pigmentation, HSV-infection, erythema, milia, and bacterial infection.
This is a minimally abrasive technique in which a patient’s skin is gently sand so as to get rid of the uneven outer layer of the skin, which in most cases is thicker. This current rejuvenation method is best for treating sun damage, discoloration, light scarring and stretch marks.
The impact of Microdermabrasion on a patient’s skin is that the collagen is thickened, producing a younger-looking complexion. Collagen is normally abundant when one is a child and is what makes a child’s skin be more smooth and taut. But its production normally decline with ageing, raising the need to undergo skin rejuvenation.
They are available in three main categories that is, deep peels, medium deep peels and superficial peels. Different agents can be used for chemical peels including Chemical peels, salicylic acid, lactic acid, glycolic acid and Retinoid. Some bleaching agents such as Koji acid and hydroquinone can also be used as your surgeon sees fit.