5 skin rejuvenation treatments you need right now
Skin rejuvenation is quite the buzzword nowadays, but what exactly does it mean? Simply put, skin rejuvenation refers to anything that makes the skin look better, such as skincare products, treatments, and in-office procedures. As such, it can take many forms, including lasers, acids, or other means to remove damaged cells on the skin's surface. While some methods require significant downtime, others are gentler and less invasive—yet they still produce powerful results. Want to quickly and easily refresh tired skin? Here are five non-invasive to minimally invasive skin rejuvenation treatments you should get right now:
1. Fire + Ice facial
The Fire + Ice facial, developed by LaserAway, combines cutting-edge laser and cryogenic technologies to stimulate collagen production, reduce pores' appearance, and even and brighten skin tone and texture. This unique skin rejuvenation treatment first uses a laser light treatment, which produces heat within the skin to improve the skin's tone and texture while promoting collagen production. Then, the skin is immediately cooled using cryogenically-forced air to seal in all the skin benefits. Lastly, a cooling mask containing Vitamin C is applied to help brighten the skin. As a part of a well-rounded skin fitness routine, many patients undergo monthly Fire + Ice facials to maintain beautiful skin.
2. Clear + Brilliant laser resurfacing
Clear + Brilliant is a gentle laser resurfacing treatment that uses advanced laser technology to improve skin tone and texture, reverse the early signs of aging, reduce pores' appearance, reverse sun damage, improve the appearance of acne scars, and rejuvenate skin. It works from the inside out by creating millions of microscopic holes, or "treatment zones," in the skin, replacing damaged skin with healthy, younger-looking tissue. Patients typically start to see results after one treatment, and many choose to complete a series of treatments or receive monthly treatments to achieve their skin fitness goals.
3. IPL facials
IPL, which stands for intense pulsed light, uses broad-spectrum light to gently and effectively treat uneven pigmentation and redness, reverse sun damage, remove dark spots, and stimulate collagen. They work by targeting the lower layers of skin (dermis) while leaving the top layers (epidermis) unaffected. The heat generated from the light promotes healing of the skin within. Most patients opt to undergo a series of IPL facials to achieve their desired results.
Unlike Clear + Brilliant and Fire + Ice facials, microneedling doesn't use laser technology. Instead, it involves the insertion of very fine short needles into the skin to improve scars' appearance, boost collagen production, and reduce wrinkles and fine lines. These tiny pinpricks enter the skin only surface-level deep, causing slight injury, which encourages the skin to create new, healthy skin tissue. Because microneedling alone only gives temporary results, many patients pair it with Clear + Brilliant and Thermage for longer-term results.
5. Chemical peels
Rather than using lasers to rejuvenate the skin, chemical peels rely on acids to promote a chemical exfoliation process that causes the skin's top layers to start shedding. This process stimulates collagen and increases cell turnover to reveal new, fresh skin. Chemical peels can even skin tone and texture, improve the appearance of pores and acne scars, smooth skin, and erase fine lines and wrinkles. They range from mild to deep, depending on patients' aesthetic goals. However, deep chemical peels require significant downtime and come with increased risks, whereas mild-to-moderate peels only involve minimal downtime.
Where you go for skin rejuvenation treatments matters
When it comes to skin rejuvenation, experience does matter. That means you should go somewhere with a great reputation and years of experience in administering skin rejuvenation treatments, such as LaserAway, the nation's leader in aesthetic dermatology. While they specialize in laser hair removal, they offer a wide variety of skin rejuvenation treatments, including Clear + Brilliant, Fire + Ice facials and IPL facials.
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- "Will My Skin Shed Like a Snake? And More Important Questions About Chemical Peels, Answered," Elle, November 12, 2018.