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By Boulevard Dermatology
February 07, 2018
Category: Skin Care
Tags: anti-aging  

Let’s find out the many ways we can take years off your skin.anti-aging

You welcomed the New Year, now isn’t it time that you welcomed a new you? While we would all like to turn the clock back to our younger years, it doesn’t mean that aging has to be a source of stress. Yes, lines and wrinkles happen, but our Philadelphia, PA, cosmetic dermatologist, Dr. Deirdre Wood, offers several solutions for treating these signs of aging and giving you more youthful, radiant appearance.

Chemical Peels

What is it? This treatment uses a specialized chemical to remove the damaged, outermost layers of the skin to reveal fresh new skin underneath.

What can it do? It can reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles, superficial scars, age spots and freckles, sun damage and dark patches.

Procedure: During this procedure, the skin is cleaned before a chemical solution is applied to the face. You may feel a slight stinging or burning when the chemical is applied. The length of the procedure will depend upon the depth of the chemical peel (superficial to deep). 

Recovery time: The recovery period can last anywhere from two weeks to a couple of months, depending on the type of chemical peel you get.

Microdermabrasion

What is it? This handheld device uses microcrystals rather than a chemical to buff away the outer layers of the surface.

What can it do? Similar to chemical peels, microdermabrasion also reduces the appearance of lines, wrinkles, minor scars and pigmentations, as well as some types of acne. It also stimulates the production of collagen to help improve elasticity and skin’s natural firmness. 

Procedure: During microdermabrasion, our Philadelphia dermatologist will run a small device over your face to remove the outer layers, which are the most damaged. The length of treatment will depend on the type of microdermabrasion you choose (deep vs. superficial).

Recovery time: You may require multiple microdermabrasion sessions over the course of several weeks. While you might experience some redness after treatment, there is no recovery period associated with microdermabrasion.

Micro-Needling

What is it? This minimally invasive therapy is used to stimulate the production of collagen using a series of small needles. 

What can it do? It can reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles while also improving skin’s tone and texture.

Procedure: A handheld device containing tiny needles is rolled across the skin. These needles, while relatively painless, will create microscopic tears in the skin that stimulate the body’s natural healing process while also increasing collagen and elastin. 

Recovery time: There is no recovery period; however, some sensitivity or redness is possible. These side effects are minimal and will go away in a couple of days.

Are you interested in any of these treatments? Are you ready to find out if you are an ideal candidate for cosmetic dermatology? Then it’s time to consult the skin care experts at Boulevard Dermatology in Northeast Philadelphia, PA. Call us today.