Understanding the basics of various forms of plastic and cosmetic surgical procedures will help consumers make educated decisions on various forms of skin care.
Dermabrasion and micro-dermabrasion treatments, also known as chemical peeling, involve removing layers of skin to eradicate pitting, scarring, and pigmentation common with those who’ve suffered from acne or sun damage. In such procedures, a variety of chemicals in varying strength can be used to facilitate smoother skin. Common chemical peels include glycolic acid, which is the mildest form of chemical peel agent.
Many people suffering from acne-scarred skin as well as those experiencing typical signs of aging such as crow’s feet, wrinkles, lines, and age spots opt to engage in non-surgical skin treatments called refinishing or surface repair treatments. These treatments are ideal for those who have mild to moderate imperfections on facial skin. Surface repair treatments give the skin a smoother, fresher look, but in most cases won’t remove extremely deep scarring or prevent the aging process.
Dermatologists or facial plastic surgeons often perform various skin care treatments and procedures. As with anything, it is important for consumers to verify the certification and training of any dermatologist or plastic or cosmetic surgeon prior to engaging his or her services. Checking with local, national dermatological or cosmetic, as well as facial surgeon associations will help to ensure that consumers are engaging the services of properly trained physicians for their skin care needs.
Facilities such as the Grand Resort Bad Ragaz in Switzerland and the Jordan Hospital in Jordan offer age management and anti aging technologies and procedures backed by accreditation and world-renowned reputations that offer security and peace of mind to consumers.