Taking good care of your skin is essential if you want to prevent premature aging and retain a natural glow. But if you're not into invasive procedures that might require inpatient appointments, there's no need to worry. There are plenty of non-invasive procedures that can help you get the skin you've always wanted. Let's talk about three of the most popular.
Microneedling, as the name suggests, does involve some needles, but it's still a minimally-invasive procedure for your skin. The results are well worth investing in a microneedling treatment, too. During this treatment, your dermatologist will utilize a tool that has a number of micro-needles on it. With this too, they'll create micro-wounds on the surface of your skin to encourage rapid healing. As your body works to heal these tiny wounds, it will produce collagen. As a result of this extra collagen production, your skin will look brighter, feel more supple, and develop a smoother texture. So if wrinkles are your top problem area, then this treatment is an excellent option to consider.
Chemical peels are truly a one-stop shop for skincare perfection. Whether you're looking for a treatment to reduce eye wrinkles, minimize the appearance of acne scars, or brighten up a dull complexion, look no further than the chemical peel. Beyond being a great skin refreshing treatment, chemical peels can also treat a wide variety of imperfections on your face, neck, and even on your chest. During your treatment, your dermatologist will apply a chemical solution to your skin to remove the outermost layers. Not only will this help reveal brighter skin, but it will also help promote collagen production, which means the skin that grows back after your chemical peel is smoother and firmer. Worried about more sensitive skin? Chemical peels can be customized based on a number of factors, including your skin's sensitivity and your desired results. It may take a few treatment sessions before you see your desired results, but the benefits are undeniable when it comes to chemical peels.
Botox might not be completely non-invasive, but it is one of the most effective minimally-invasive wrinkle treatments out there next to dermal fillers. This particular treatment might be touted as a wrinkle reducing treatment more often than not, but the truth is that Botox can be used to treat a number of skin conditions. Botox injections have been used with success to treat excessive sweating, muscle spasms, and even chronic migraines. It might seem strange at first, but the reason for Botox's effectiveness lies in the product itself. Botox actually blocks certain chemical signals from nerves that tell your muscles to contract. As a result, the muscles in the treatment site will stay relaxed. This treatment is most commonly used on areas around the eyes, mouth, and forehead when it comes to wrinkle treatment.
Taking great care of your skin doesn't have to mean investing in invasive cosmetic dermatology services. If you want to learn about more minimally-invasive options for skincare, don't hesitate to make an appointment with our staff at North Pacific Dermatology today.