Skin resurfacing procedures, including chemical peels and micro-dermabrasion, are used to resurface the outer layers of skin to help minimize wrinkles, acne, dark spots, and other signs of aging. While they are highly effective treatments, they may not be ideal for everyone.
When you meet with a cosmetic surgeon, a few things will be discussed, including your skin type, ethnicity, and age. If you have previous burns to the skin or a darker skin color, you may require a special evaluation to make sure you are a candidate for these treatments as they could discolor your skin permanently.
Before deciding if skin resurfacing is right for you, your plastic surgeon may recommend at-home treatments first or multiple phases of skin resurfacing to attain the right results.
Skin resurfacing treatments rejuvenate the outer layers of skin, but they do not solve every skin problem. For example, skin resurfacing treatments cannot fix sagging or excess skin as this likely requires another plastic treatment option.
Skin resurfacing treatments are outpatient procedures. Even though they are simple and done on a daily basis, there are a few things about getting started that you should understand first.
During the consultation phase,it’s vital to provide your plastic surgeon with a detailed medical history, including history of cold sores around the mouth, burns, medications, allergies, and so on. Your plastic surgeon will also want to make sure you have realistic expectations about your skin treatments, and expectations will be discussed thoroughly.
An examination will be done to assess your face and skin condition. The physician will need to check for any scars or other indicators you may not be a candidate for skin resurfacing.
Your physician will discuss your skin resurfacing options with you in detail, including the technique used, where the procedure will be performed, follow up treatments, costs, and even potential side effects.
Meet with a Professional to Decide if Skin Resurfacing is Right for You
It is best to meet with a plastic surgeon to see if skin resurfacing is right for you. The team at the Plastic Surgery Center for Excellence offers no-obligation consultations and can discuss your skin resurfacing treatment options. If you’re a candidate, we can schedule your appointment. Contact us today at 561-537-3588 for more information.