Refresh Your Look Today
With all the time you are spending outdoors this summer, you may be starting to notice that the sun exposure is taking a toll on the look and feel of your skin. If your complexion is beginning to look dull and tired, help is available. At Houston Center for Plastic Surgery, we offer a variety of rejuvenation treatments to refresh your skin and give you a healthy glow for the rest of the summer months and into the fall season.
Microdermabrasion is an exfoliating treatment that shaves off the outermost layer of skin cells to reveal softer, smoother skin underneath. This non-invasive process uses a diamond-tipped tool to remove the dead, dry cells on the surface that dull the complexion without damaging the healthy cells underneath. In just a few minutes of treatment time, you can sport clearer skin and a healthy glow. A series of treatments will usually produce the best results and maintenance sessions will be needed to keep your radiance.
Chemical peels also exfoliate the skin, but they use a chemical solution that is applied to the face rather than a device. The chemical solution can be tailored to your precise needs and desired outcome, with deeper treatments producing more dramatic results. Dr. Rappaport and his team will carefully assess the condition of your skin and the results you are looking for to choose the right peel for you. Keep in mind deeper peels will also require some recovery time afterward, but the results could last many months. Superficial peels produce the same healthy glow as microdermabrasion but will need to be repeated to keep up your youthful appearance.
An IPL photofacial is also a non-invasive procedure that can be performed over a lunch hour if you like. This treatment uses intense pulses of light (IPL) to work in the underlying dermal layers to constrict tissue and stimulate collagen production. In addition, this procedure is highly effective in reducing the appearance of those brown spots and spider veins that formed as a result of your summer sun exposure. While you may see full results after a single treatment, some patients may opt for a series of sessions to further enhance their outcome overall.
Smooth away fine lines and wrinkles with one of our injectable procedures. Both neuromodulators like Botox and dermal fillers like Juvederm offer a variety of anti-aging benefits, from diminishing lines and creases to restoring youthful volume to areas like the cheeks, temples and jawline. These procedures take just a few minutes, and you will be able to enjoy your results soon after treatment. Results are temporary but will likely last for many months before another treatment is necessary.
Skin laxity is often one of the first aging signs to appear on the face, creating hollowing in the cheeks, the formation of jowls along the jawline, and lines and creases throughout the face. Now, you can tighten up loose skin without surgery using a revolutionary process known as Ultherapy. This device delivers ultrasound energy into the deep dermal structure where it can tighten skin right away and in the future as more collagen is produced. Ultrasound imaging is also used during the procedure to pinpoint the treatment areas that will offer the greatest effect. Most patients achieve their full results in just one treatment session.
Microneedling is a minimally-invasive procedure that uses the body’s regeneration processes to reverse telltale aging symptoms. A device is run across the surface of the skin, creating micro-injuries and stimulating your own healing system to kick in. Through cell renewal and collagen formation, you will see signs of the times slowly fade away in the weeks following your treatment.
No matter what your skin concerns might be this summer, there are rejuvenation procedures to address them. To find out more about any of these treatments, contact Houston Center for Plastic Surgery today at 855-853-7926.