Glowing skin doesn’t need to come with a recovery process. If you want to improve your skin’s appearance without surgery or other invasive procedures, a cosmetic dermatologist can recommend a few gentle, yet effective, services. Here are the top three minimally invasive skin treatments that can keep you looking radiant.
Dermatologist microdermabrasion is superficial peeling therapy that’s both safe and effective. During this treatment, a dermatologist will use a small tool to spray or rub fine crystals onto the skin. This removes dead skin cells and evens out your complexion. Dermatologists often recommend microdermabrasion for acne, minor pigmentation issues, fine lines, and shallow wrinkles.
While you might experience some redness immediately after treatment, your skin should be back to normal within a day. Your dermatologist will likely recommend a series of treatments to fully improve the appearance and texture of your skin. However, the best treatment schedule for you will depend on your skin needs.
Another exfoliating treatment, chemical peels are a non-invasive way to eliminate old dead skin cells. During this procedure, a dermatologist will cleanse the skin and apply a chemical solution. After leaving the solution in place for a specific amount of time, they will neutralize and remove it. Chemical peel facial treatments are a great solution for shallow wrinkles, mild scarring, fine lines, pigmentation issues, sun damage, and certain types of acne.
Keep in mind that there are several “depths” of chemical peels. Shallow peels are the least invasive and require little recovery time while the old skin sloughs off. However, deeper peels lead to redness, crusting, and swelling that can last several weeks. Scheduling shallow peels about every six to eight weeks can boost collagen production and maintain smooth skin without the need for recovery time.
If you’re looking to drastically improve the texture of your skin without any downtime, laser therapy is a great option. Dermatologists will recommend laser therapy for spider veins, broken blood vessels, wrinkles, acne, hyperpigmentation, and scarring. There are several types of laser treatments available, so your dermatologist will choose the best service for your skin goals.
Laser therapy works by stimulating collagen production and resurfacing the skin. There are also lasers that eliminate bacteria and inflammation in acne lesions. Most clients will require several treatments before experiencing full results, but your dermatologist will set up a treatment schedule for you. You may notice some redness, similar to a sunburn, after treatment, but this redness can last up to 10 days. The skin typically starts to peel after three to four days, revealing fresher skin underneath.
The skin experts at Pacific Dermatology Specialists are proud to offer minimally invasive skin procedures to our clients. Through microdermabrasion, chemical peels, laser therapy, and more, you can enjoy youthful skin without any down time. With locations in Downey, CA and other communities in the Greater Los Angeles area, we also offer medical and surgical services to support your skin health. Contact us today with questions about our services or to schedule an appointment with one of our providers.