Modern society is obsessed with looks, and there's an ever-increasing desire among people to get rid of imperfections and maintain a youthful appearance. This has led to rapid growth of the most popular dermatology cosmetic treatments over the past few years. In fact, according to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Americans spend over $15 billion on nonsurgical and surgical aesthetic procedures combined.
Today, there are plenty of dermatology cosmetic treatments to treat a vast range of conditions. In this article, we explore some of the most popular dermatology cosmetic treatments that you can get to eliminate wrinkles, get rid of age spots, treat acne and improve the overall look and feel of your skin.
Most Popular Dermatology Cosmetic Treatments
Depending on what you're looking to improve, how long you want the treatment to last, and how much recovery time you can afford, there are several different options to choose from. Here is a list of some of the most popular dermatology cosmetic treatments.
1. Botox Injections
Botox is made from the bacterium that causes botulism. At Suncoast Skin Solutions, we use very thin needs to inject small amounts of Botox into your face muscles – just enough to minimize the appearance of wrinkles and lines. Botox blocks specific nerves or paralyzes the muscles. We target particular muscles to ensure the surrounding skin isn't impacted. The number of injections you need depends on the severity of your fine lines and wrinkles. The entire procedure lasts for almost 15 minutes and doesn't require any anesthesia. You can enjoy the results of botox injections for several months.
1. Chemical Peels
Chemical peels are effective against acne scars, wrinkles, age spots, freckles, and rough skin. In this treatment, we apply a chemical solution to remove dead and damaged skin cells. There are essentially three kinds of chemical peels: mild, medium, and deep. Mild chemical peels use alpha-hydroxy acids. Medium chemical peels use trichloroacetic acid. Both these peels reduce acne and fine lines. Phenol is helpful against deeper wrinkles and scars. It produces more significant results than mild or medium peels. However, the recovery periods are considerably longer. The results of a deep chemical peel can easily last up to ten years.
2. Laser Resurfacing
Laser resurfacing involves using repeating pulses of light beam onto a targeted area of skin. The laser works in two different ways. Firstly, it destroys the outer layer of damaged skin, allowing new skin cells to develop in their place. Secondly, the heat from the laser facilitates collagen production. Collagen is a protein that keeps your skin smooth and tight.
A laser resurfacing procedure can last for up to 2 hours and can improve wrinkles, fine lines, acne scars, acne spots, warts, birthmarks, and sunspots.
Keep in mind that your skin might turn red immediately after a laser surfacing treatment. It might also become more sensitive to the sun for a couple of months. Thus, make sure to apply SPF every day to avoid further sun damage. The results of laser resurfacing can last for many years.
Microneedling uses a dozen or more tiny needles to create micro pin pricks on your skin. This initiates your body's natural healing process and boosts collagen production. Microneedling treatments can range from radiofrequency energy to speed up wound healing to gold-plated needles that deliver serums to the skin.
As the skin rebuilds itself, numerous skin problems get resolved, such as wrinkles and fine lines, brown spots, creases, melasma, acne scars, spider veins, large pores, and sagging skin.
Sculptra is an injectable filler that's made of poly-L-lactic acid. This dermatology cosmetic treatment generally comprises three injections over the period of three to four months. It offers a natural-looking and subtle softness to your nasolabial folds and cheeks and corrects poor facial volume.
In addition, Sculptra can stimulate collagen production to create the appearance of fullness and overcome folds and wrinkles over time. The duration of the treatment can lie anywhere between two to five years, depending on your skin condition.
Dermabrasion is a surgical procedure to treat wrinkles and scars. It involves local anesthesia to numb the skin. Our team uses a wire brush or device to scrape away the top layer of the skin. The depth of the procedure varies on the severity of the skin issues. Some effects of dermabrasion include swelling, redness, pain, and a burning sensation. To treat deep wrinkles or scars, we might carry out the procedure in stages, or you might require multiple treatments.
Microdermabrasion is a gentler version of dermabrasion. It gets rid of imperfections on the external layer of the skin, including enlarged pores, age spots, minor facial lines, discolored skin, scars, and acne. It can even minimize the appearance of stretch marks. We use a hand-held device to apply small crystals that sand the skin. The entire process takes half an hour and doesn't require any recovery time. People generally need multiple treatments before they witness any significant improvement. The duration of the results depends on the number of treatments you get and the severity of skin damage.
7. Dermal Fillers
This dermatology cosmetic treatment involves injecting fillers into the skin. These fillers can plump up cheeks or lips. They can even soften wrinkles, creases, and deep folds. Dermal filler injections typically produce instant results. Dermal fillers approved by the US FDA include calcium hydroxylapatite, synthetic polylactic acid, Restylane, and hyaluronic acid.
Get Healthy and Beautiful Skin Today
Whether you want to rejuvenate your skin with an anti-aging treatment or address your pigmentation and acne concerns, Suncoast Skin Solutions can help you out. We offer effective and state-of-the-art therapies–all tailored to your individual medical and aesthetic needs. To find out more about our dermatology cosmetic treatments, schedule a consultation at our Florida office today.