Saturday, August 6, 2011

Skin Rejuvenation Aided by Cosmetic Dermatologist

It has often been said that there are only two sure things in a person’s lifetime; death and taxes, but aging skin could come in a close third if it weren’t for the efforts of a cosmetic dermatologist, who is able to help in many ways overcome the harm you may have caused yourself. Sun exposure is one of the main causes of certain issues like age spots, sagging skin and uneven pigmentation and following the advice, as well as any needed procedures provided by a cosmetic dermatologist may help rejuvenate your outward appearance.

As people age they will experience a reduction in collagen, which is the skin’s underlying structure, causing the skin to sag. Coupled with overexposure to ultraviolet light, whether from the sun or from indoor tanning beds, can cause uneven pigmentation and contribute to the skin wrinkling. It is not unusual for aging adults to seek a cosmetic dermatologist who can help them rejuvenate their skin to retain, or even regain, their youthful appearance.

Procedures such as those used to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and to eliminate or at least lighten sun spots are only a few of the goals patients have when seeking a cosmetic dermatologist for skin rejuvenation. Improving skin tone and color as well as removing damaging and visible blood vessels can also be treatment options for those wanting to maintain their youth.

The advantage of rejuvenation procedures is that many of them can be performed by a cosmetic dermatologist, usually in their office or clinic, allowing you to return to work with no recovery time. There may also be some procedures you choose that may be slightly more invasive performed by the cosmetic dermatologist but will require a longer recovery period. When researching the type of rejuvenation procedures available there are a few factors any cosmetic dermatologist will consider.

Some of the factors include the age of the patient, the overall condition of the skin as well as how much time the patient is willing to devote to recovery. Some of the procedures used by the cosmetic dermatologist can include chemical peels and dermabrasion as well as dermal fillers and Botox, which help replace lost collagen. There are many weapons in the cosmetic dermatologist arsenal to help fight off the effects of aging and the patient’s physical condition and overall general health will play a role in the type of procedure recommended.

Following the initial consultation, all of the options available to a specific patient will be discussed with the patient and a schedule for performing the procedures will be determined. It could be that more than one procedure will be required for the patient to receive the level of change they desire. It will be up to them and the cosmetic dermatologist to devise a plan to reach the finished look with the least amount of discomfort and loss of time to the patient. Whether you choose topical treatments, surgical procedures or laser treatments you will want to be assured the doctor you choose has the appropriate credentials and experience to bring back your youthful appearance with minimal potential for harm.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Finding the Right Type of Skin Care for Individual Needs

The time to practice appropriate skin care is when you are young, but age is not the only enemy that can affect the condition of your skin. As you grow older your skin often shows the affects of your lifestyle, especially if you have spent a lot of time in the sun. Ultraviolet rays from the sun  can dry out the skin, and, in addition to increasing your odds of contracting melanoma, can speed up wrinkling skin and age spots, and without the proper skin care can actually make you look older than you really are.

Maintaining skin moisture is a positive action required if you want to retain youthful appearing skin, but in some instances that may not be near enough. As you age collagen, a layer of material under the skin acting as a foundation for your skin and keeping it looking tight, will begin to slowly disappear causing your skin to sag and deepen any wrinkles in the affected area. Most often the loss of collagen is noticeable in the cheeks resulting in sagging jowls, but with the proper skin care this can often be cared for.

Dermatologists can also help provide tips and tricks to help with your personal needs for skin care and in the event when it is needed, they can also recommend procedures that can restore your youthful appearance.  Procedures such as chemical peels and dermabrasion can help remove the outer layer of skin instantly resulting in a more youthful appearance. Laser and ultraviolet light therapy can also help remove age spots or areas of the skin that have darkened over the years. With the proper skin care and treatment, in most instances, your skin can be restored without invasive procedures.

Dermatology is a unique branch of medicine that deals with the skin and its diseases with both medical and surgical means reviewed. Over the years dermatologists have developed and refined procedures to help patients overcome years of self-abuse during which they lacked the proper skin care. Many of the available treatments for skin care only require a few minutes in the doctor’s office and are available through many choices depending on the type of procedure being used.

Improving skin tone, most times removing dark patches caused by excessive sun exposure as well as tightening loose skin due mostly to collagen loss can typically be performed in the office. These two simple procedures almost instantly show improved skin tone and color and provide the right type of skin care to take a few years off of your appearance.

While many skin care procedures can be done in minutes in the office, other more extensive procedures can be more invasive but for the most part, skin care to erase years off of a person’s appearance can be done without the need for surgery. Resurfacing the skin through the use of laser light, photodynamic therapy and with the use of radio frequency technology, allows patients to view a more youthful appearance without any need for an extended recovery period.