It is nearly impossible to stay away from the sun’s rays. No matter how hard one tries to protect the skin from the damaging effects of the sun, by middle age, some effects will be noticed by almost everyone. Of course, this should not change the protection that one uses. Sunscreen is a must even in the winter and on cloudy days. Also, wide-brimmed hats are great when at the beach, taking walks or gardening. From one’s 20s and on, a skin lotion with antioxidants can repair the damage done during the day. A formula with retinol can be used in one’s 30s and beyond to repair damage and keep the skin smooth and elastic.
- Microdermabrasion helps to remove the outermost layer of skin. It uses a mechanical process to remove dead skin and even to limit the look of scars. It also works well on sunspots and acne but should not be used if the individual has been on Accutane within the past year. Microdermabrasion also activates the next layer of skin to grow fresh, new, healthy cells.
- A chemical peel uses a chemical formula to remove the same outermost layer of skin. The peel that is used may be mild or deep depending on the areas to be targeted. Chemical peels also leave the skin smooth, limiting the look of fine lines and wrinkles. Some of the formulas that may be used include retinoic acid peels, alpha hydroxyl acid peels and beta hydroxyl acid peels.
- Finally, laser resurfacing uses a specialized laser beam to target the skin’s cells to regenerate and to smooth themselves. It can also help eliminate age spots by changing the pigmentation of the skin. Sometimes, laser skin resurfacing is also used after liposuctions or other procedures that leave the skin wrinkled.
Dr. Tavoussi can discuss which procedure is right for each patient at a consultation at OC Cosmetic Surgery Clinique in Newport Beach, California. With fine-tuned results individualized for each patient, Dr. Tavoussi has built a reputation for precision and artistry.