Many people want excellent skin, but they choose not to go through plastic surgery to get it. Thankfully, there are many non-surgical treatments available for the skin. These options are also outstanding when skincare products or drugs haven’t provided the change one desires. Read on to learn more about non-surgical treatments that may be right for you.
Lasers are used for many non-surgical skin treatments. The treatments have four main categories: hair removal and reduction, fine line and wrinkle reduction on the face, vascular birthmark reduction, and to treat blemishes and scars. In all of these treatments, a laser burns away old skin and a new layer grows in its place.
These are made to improve the texture of the skin and to make the skin appear more youthful, firm, and healthy. A peel will reduce the effects of wrinkles and fine lines, blemishes, acne scars, uneven skin, and age spots. Chemical peels will eliminate the outermost layers of skin; new skin grows back and it is smoother and its imperfections reduced. One can receive a chemical peel that is deep, medium, or superficial.
Dermabrasion and Microdermabrasion
These treatments are both meant to improve the look and texture of skin, smoothing out wrinkles and fine lines and evening out skin irregularities such as acne scars, sun spots, and blemishes. Like with a lot of other treatments, the goal is to achieve a more youthful appearance and even skin tone. This technique is abrasive and gets rid of a thin layer of outer skin. Microdermabrasion is a lighter version of dermabrasion.
Laser Hair Reduction
This is an option for when hair cannot be budged by shaving, plucking, or waxing. There are two kinds of cosmetic procedures for the reduction of hair: intense pulsed light therapy (IPL) and laser treatment. Both can be used on the body and face, except near the eyes and both destroy the hair follicle in order to keep hair from growing back.
Thread Vein Treatment
There are some who have veins that are very fine, but visible in places like the legs, cheeks, and nose. There are different treatment options available for this issue. Sclerotherapy is the common one for leg and body thread veins. A very fine needle will inject chemicals into the veins, which causes the vein walls to stick together and disperse. Laser therapy will destroy thread veins by light absorption and high intensity light treatment does the same. There is a trademarked treatment called Veinwave, which is a version of sclerotherapy that uses a needle that is heated.