Age spots can make you appear older than you would like. Though signs of aging are inevitable for many people, that doesn’t mean you have to live with them. There are steps you can take to reduce age spots and improve the appearance of your skin. Here are our top three minimally-invasive and highly effective treatments to restore your youthful look.
Dermabrasion is an exfoliating procedure that removes the top, damaged layer of your skin through physical scrubbing of the skin with an abrasive product. In doing so, it encourages cell turnover and collagen production and reveals fresh, healthy skin with fewer wrinkles and other imperfections.
Dermabrasion is particularly effective for anyone who is worried about age spots and other signs of aging. Best of all, dermabrasion is non-surgical and requires little downtime. While your skin may be pink and tender for a couple of days, your body will quickly produce new skin cells. You can expect to return to your normal daily routines right after treatment.
Like dermabrasion, chemical peels remove old, dead skin cells. However, rather than relying on a handheld device or physical abrasion of the skin, chemical peels use a combination of medical-grade ingredients to achieve dramatic results. Like dermabrasion, chemical peels remove an outer layer of skin and stimulate the formation of smoother, younger-looking skin. This non-surgical treatment will provide you with a healthy, radiant complexion. And, chemical peels can be customized to your particular concerns; the strength of the peel can be adjusted to meet your goals and fit within your recovery constraints.
As you might expect, deeper peels address more extensive aging concerns and also have a longer recovery time associated with them. After evaluating your skin and talking with you about your age spots and other issues you want to treat, Dr. Schmidt will help determine what level of peel is right for you.
Dr. Schmidt is one of the first surgeons in the Denver area to offer the PicoSure laser, which represents the latest in laser skin resurfacing options. Because of its safety, efficacy, and ability to produce outstanding results, this FDA-approved laser has earned a reputation as the “gold standard” of laser treatments.
What sets PicoSure apart from other non-surgical skin treatments? Primarily, the answer is its ability to deliver energy in rapid-fire pulses with minimal heat, which breaks up areas of discoloration and leaves you with younger-looking skin. PicoSure also stimulates your body’s natural healing response, which causes your skin to produce new collagen and elastin. The renewal of these structural proteins, which are gradually lost as part of the natural aging process, helps tighten and firm the skin without the need for surgery.
This technology is unlike other types of lasers, and PicoSure is safe for all skin tones. You can also expect minimal side effects and no downtime from this relatively painless procedure. Most people can immediately return to work and other normal daily activities after treatment. Depending on the extent of the issues you wish to address, Dr. Schmidt may recommend a single session with the PicoSure or a series of treatments laser spaced over a period of several months.
How to Care for Your Skin After These Treatments
After receiving any anti-aging treatments, your skin will be more sensitive to the sun’s UV rays. Because of increased sensitivity, you will need to be diligent about applying sunscreen before going outdoors. Choose an SPF of 30 or higher, and make sure it is a full-spectrum sunscreen.
You will also need to keep your skin clean and moisturized as part of your post-procedure care regimen. Dr. Schmidt will send you home with specific care instructions on how to avoid future sun damage and maximize your results, so you can enjoy younger-looking skin for longer.
Schedule Your Anti-Aging Consultation Today
If you are concerned about age spots or any other of the most common signs of aging and want to know more about how to turn back the clock without surgery, contact us at Schmidt Facial Plastic Surgery today. Dr. Schmidt is a double board-certified surgeon who applies his extensive training and advanced skills to produce stunning results.