Skin Rejuvenation Basics, Part 2: Wrinkles and Texture

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Another component of rejuvenation that should be addressed is Texture. Sun exposure, acne, or aging can leave your skin texture uneven, wrinkled, or scarred. Which, can be improved by toxins, chemical peels, lasers, topicals, microdermabrasion and/or micro-needling. Botulinum toxins such as Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin reduce fine lines on the face by weakening the muscles. Injections of botulinum toxin blocks muscular nerve signals, which then weakens the muscle so it can’t contract that causes fine lines. The end result is diminished unwanted facial wrinkles.

Chemical peels smooth the texture of the skin by removing the damaged outer layers. Chemical peels are used mainly on the face, but can be used to improve the skin on your neck and hands as well. A chemical peel can help with acne scars, age/liver spots, sun damage, fine lines, uneven skin tone/texture, and rough/scaly skin. However, chemical peels do not treat deep facial lines, tighten loose or sagging skin, nor do they remove broken capillaries or deep scars. Laser skin resurfacing can reduce facial wrinkles, scars and blemishes as well. Some have minimal down time others have more. They also have more risks than other procedures.

The laser beam used in laser resurfacing removes the outer layer of skin, called the epidermis while simultaneously heating the underlying skin, called the dermis. This stimulates growth of new collagen fibers resulting in smoother and firmer skin.

Topicals can be used alone or in conjunction with treatments to aid in improving skin texture and tone. Microdermabrasion treatments also can help by using a minimally abrasive instrument to gently exfoliate the skin by removing the thicker, uneven outer layer. Microdermabrasion can improve black heads, refresh the skin’s appearance, aid in reducing fine lines, minimize enlarge pores, and help even skin texture. Microdermabrasion stimulates your collagen over time giving you a younger looking complexion.

Micro-needling stimulates skin cells to proliferate leading to the formation of new tissue layers of elastin and collagen. The device glides along the skin, penetrating the upper layers of the skin to a maximum depth of 2mm to create numerous tiny needle wounds. The procedure prompts the body to respond and stimulate new collagen and elastin fibers reducing the appearance of scars and fine lines, while evening skin textures and reducing pores. Adding platelet rich plasma or PRP in conjunction with micro-needling can boost your results even more. Any of the above treatments can improve your skin texture and give you a more youthful appearance.

Call today (813) 902-9559 or (727) 278-3992 for a free consult to address your texture and rejuvenation concerns at Hermann Aesthetics & Wellness with one of our experienced providers Dr. Anne Hermann M.D., Robin McClain ARNP, and our aesthetician Mandy Brown. We have locations in both Tampa and St. Petersburg.