Non-Invasive Cosmetic Treatments Can Help You Look and Feel Younger! Despite our best efforts and firm commitment to healthy diet and consistent exercise, there are still some physical features that are resistant to change or simply unavoidable because of the natural process of aging: mainly dark spots, facial lines, wrinkles, acne scars, and sun spots.
Non-Invasive Cosmetic Treatments
Unfortunately, these symptoms that affect so many of us don’t simply go away overnight with the application of facial creams or ointments. On the other hand, the good news is that at the Women’s Institute of Cosmetic & Laser Surgery, there are a number of non-surgical cosmetic treatments that are amazingly effective at minimizing signs of aging and restoring a more youthful appearance. Here we’ll take a quick look at three of the most popular:
Laser Skin Resurfacing
Laser skin resurfacing is a non-surgical solution for fine facial lines and wrinkles, sun spots and moderate acne scarring. Utilizing the Syneron Laser, the procedure heats a top layer of skin to reveal tighter, smoother skin underneath it for a refreshed appearance.
Patients looking for a solution to fine lines under and around the eyes or age spots from too much sun exposure can benefit from a chemical peel. It’s a noninvasive procedure that effectively reduces signs of aging on the face, neck, chest, hands, legs and arms. It involves applying a combination of acidic chemicals on the problem areas, all based on the patient’s goals and Dr. Hein’s recommendations.
Patients having a chemical peel may feel a moderate burning sensation and some redness on the treated areas. During the three or four days after receiving the chemical peel, a crust of skin forms. After about a week, the skin gradually peels away to reveal refreshed, energized-looking skin with a recognizable decrease in fine lines, sun spots, liver spots and acne scarring.
Another popular method for the rejuvenation of the skin we perform at our facilities is microdermabrasion. This procedure involves application of a mist of crystals and a vacuuming device to remove dead outer layers of the skin. Microdermabrasion reveals newer, smoother skin for a younger and healthier complexion. Like a chemical peel, microdermabrasion minimizes age spots, lines, wrinkles, sun spots and clogged pores. It’s a convenient outpatient procedure that usually takes under 30 minutes, with no discomfort and no downtime.
To schedule a consultation with Dr. Hein at the Women’s Institute of Cosmetic & Laser Surgery, call us at 630-232-7860.