Treating Your Skin in a Clinic With or Without Lasers

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If you have suddenly realized that your skin is starting to look a bit unhealthy, you aren’t alone. Everyone develops skin issues as they get older, and some of us develop skin issues that aren’t even age related. The question is how can you fix them? There are several clinical treatment plans that can reverse some of those skin problems.

Trying to Treat Your Skin Using Laser Therapy

One choice you have is trying to treat your skin using laser therapy at your local clinic. Lasers are definitely fantastic at treating certain skin problems. It doesn’t matter if it’s wrinkles or acne scars. There are even lasers that can lighten sun spots or completely resurface your skin.

What does matter is selecting the right laser for the job at hand. There are ablative, non-ablative, and fraxel lasers to pick from. It all depends on whether you want to treat the surface of your skin, the internal areas of the skin, or all layers including the surface. That, in turn, depends on the type of skin issue that you are trying to get rid of.

A Milder Choice You Could Try

It’s possible that you might want to avoid laser treatment because it is too harsh on your skin. In fact, clinicians may recommend that people with specific skin issues or types avoid having treatments with medical lasers at all. If that’s the case, a similar but milder option to try is intense pulsed light therapy, or IPL. IPL machines don’t create the same heat as lasers, which mean that they have less potential to burn sensitive or oily skin.

Treatments That Don’t Involve Light Beams

There are also a lot of skin treatments that have nothing to do with light beams. For example, a chemical peel can be used to remove blemishes from the outer layer of your skin. It’s a great way to revitalize your face and give it a healthier look.

If you don’t like the chemical treatment idea, you could get the same result from having a microdermabrasion treatment. That’s a process where a clinician will basically rub off the top layer of your skin with a device that works in a similar way to how a sanding tool works on wood, but without as much pain as you would expect.

Additional Ways to Get Your Cells to Repair Themselves

The list of treatments you could use to cure skin problems certainly doesn’t stop there. You could also try many other therapies, including radio frequency treatments. Ultrasound therapy is another option that is similar to that. While neither of those treatments will resurface your skin, what they can do is send sound beams at your underlying cells, which should make your body’s defenses kick in. Then it will start to send in “repair men” in the form of healthy proteins that can fortify your skin cells.

It’s important to think about every treatment option you have before you get too settled on a specific one. There may be a better way to approach your particular skincare needs that you haven’t thought of yet. That’s why talking to your dermatologist or doctor should be an essential part of your decision making process. Never have a skincare procedure performed without a medical recommendation.