Skin resurfacing refers to any of a number of procedures that smooth the skin, remove damaged cells, and reduces fine wrinkles.
Your skin is composed of millions of living cells. Everyday, thousands of your skin cells die and are replaced by new cells. As we age, the process of cell replacement becomes slower. Some factors hasten the skin aging process, such as sun, dust and smog. Unhealthy habits such as smoking, alcohol, improper diet and vitamin deficiencies, as well as stress and hormonal conditions, pregnancy or menopause speed up the aging of skin.
Skin resurfacing procedures
Today skin rejuvenation consists of several procedures that help the skin shed layers of damaged cells and expose a new rejuvenated layer of skin. The new layer of cells is younger, smoother in color and texture, and some of the fine wrinkles are decreased. Skin rejuvenation procedures are not limited to the face and neck area. These procedures can be performed on the hands, arms, upper chest and back. The result is a healthier, more youthful, refreshed appearance. Skin rejuvenation procedures include those involving manual exfoliation. The procedures have many names depending on the equipment or formulations used in the treatment.
In Dr. Apesos’ office, these treatments are called are Power Peels, MicroPeels and Ultrasonic Rehydration. The sessions are personalized depending on the age, skin type, and condition of the skin.
Light, medium, and deeper exfoliative treatments like dermabrasion and laser resurfacing are also available.
Regardless of the type of procedure performed, Dr. Apesos can recommend specially formulated cleansing products, moisturizers, and sunscreens that, along with proper diet and exercise, will help to keep your skin looking healthier and refreshed.
Dr. Apesos has the cosmetic surgery and treatment experience and training to help you determine which procedure or set of procedures is best your your desired outcome. To discuss whether skin resurfacing is right for you, and to understand the options, please call our office for a consultation appointment.