The natural aging process, sun exposure and everyday pollution work against the youthful tone and texture of your skin by damaging collagen. Skin resurfacing treatments in Phoenix can effectively reduce signs of skin damage and improve the skin’s appearance. With just a few quick treatment sessions, you’ll notice a smoother, more radiant and healthier-looking complexion. Resurfacing treatments are safe and efficient, requiring little downtime to provide effective results.

There are several skin resurfacing techniques. The three most common methods to resurface the skin are chemical peels, dermabrasion and laser resurfacing. All three procedures have the ability to remove the surface layers of the skin. Once the old skin is removed, it is replaced by newer, healthier, smoother and much younger looking skin.

Chemical Peels: Chemical peels remove the top layers of skin with a chemical solution. The depth of the peeling is determined by the concentration, duration of contact and where the peel is applied to the skin. For a few days following treatment, your skin will flake and peel, allowing new healthy skin to grow in its place. Chemical peels are best for treating sun damage, wrinkles, pigment changes and growths on the skin. Dr. Holy will recommend the most appropriate type of peel for your needs.

Dermabrasion: Dermabrasion is literally sanding of the skin. During the procedure, a high-speed rotating tool abrades the skin until the entire surface is evened. The depth of abrasion is carefully controlled to produce maximum results with minimal risk of scarring. The principles upon which dermabrasion functions are the same as those for all types of skin resurfacing: the outer layer of the skin is removed, injuring the underlying collagen layer, and stimulating the healing process to produce fresh, smooth skin.

Laser Resurfacing: Lasers are a popular method for skin resurfacing. Laser resurfacing directs pulsating beams of light at irregular skin to correct wrinkles and scars. Laser resurfacing is performed using a beam of laser energy which vaporizes the upper layers of damaged skin at specific and controlled levels of penetration. Laser resurfacing produces less bleeding, bruising and post-operative discomfort than is typically seen with other resurfacing methods.

The results of skin resurfacing are dependent on several factors including your skin type and individual needs and goals. During a consultation in Phoenix, Dr. Holy will evaluate your skin and determine the best resurfacing technique for you. Contact THE CENTER for Advanced Dermatology at 602-867-7546 or website to schedule an appointment today!