Anti-wrinkle and anti-aging medical treatments
The dermabrasion It is a surgical procedure that consists of control wear (abrasion) of the upper layers of the skin with sandpaper or some mechanical means. Dermabrasion is used for removal of fine wrinkles, tattoos, moles and scars such as those caused by acne. At the beginning there will be some scabs, swellings and redness, which usually disappear within a couple of weeks.
In the microdermabrasion a aluminum oxide microcrystals spray on the skin surface. The procedure achieves remove the outer layers of skin cells, as well as stimulate cell growth in the underlying dermis. This procedure is said to help give the skin a fresher, smoother appearance, as well as a decrease from the appearance of lines and wrinkles, enlarged pores, thick skin and damage caused by the sun.
Laser, rejuvenation light and radiofrequency
The energy of a light source such as laser or pulsed light diode removes the top layer of skin, making a small imperceptible wound than stimulates the development of new collagen fibers. When the wound produced heals, the skin acquires new, firmer and softer skin. No anesthesia is needed and it is a treatment you receive in the consultation itself. Depending on the extension of the area to be treated, the session may last 30 minutes to 1 hour. Home treatment consists of the application of sun protection creams and re-epithelizers that do not prevent the use of makeup.
Botox (Botulinum Toxin Type A)
The botox is the most used word in the field of aesthetic medicine, especially if we talk about eliminating expression lines. Botox, known in this way because this was the name of the first drug of this type to be marketed, is actually the toxin that botulism produces. Thanks to its ability to produce muscle paralysis It has been used to treat neurological diseases and to treat wrinkles of expression (being the most known use).
Botox blocks chemical signals that cause muscles to contract and injected into small doses in specific muscles. If the muscles cannot squeeze, it flattens the skin, giving it a wrinkled and less smooth appearance. Botox is effective for forehead lines and the frownas well as those of Crow's feet. Botox treatments usually last from 3 to 4 monthsTherefore, periodic injections are necessary.
Have you ever tried or thought about doing a chemical peel? It is the best for treat acne wounds, scars and marks. It is very common for topical acne treatments include in your composition some active principle that performs a certain exfoliating action (peeling). Because, honestly, who hasn't ever touched that rebellious pimple on their faces and ended up leaving a permanent mark? Surely many of you who are reading this guide. And yes, you've probably tried everything and tried a thousand treatments, too, but the damn grain is still there.
Well, with the chemical peeling technique you will remove all the superficial layers of dead cells thanks to a chemical product (an acid), you will take care of the epidermis and your skin will be softer, brighter and more hydrated like a baby's bottom. A treatment that can take between 10 and 30 minutes. To treat acne with a chemical peel you can use the Glycolic Acid or the salicylic acid, although the latter is the most effective due to its clear sebum-regulatory and keratolytic action (it removes the plug caused by the comedone), and because it has a greater affinity for the sebaceous glands of the skin (lipophilic).
Among the most common substances used in a chemical peel are the phenol, the Glycolic Acid, the trichloracetic, the salicylic acid and the kojic. The selection of substances will be based on the type of peeling that is performed, whether it is anti-acne, anti-wrinkle or depigmenting. The main objective of this procedure is improve the elasticity of the skin, give it luminosity and increase the production of collagen and elastin. Depending on the depth of the peel, its effect will vary, there are 3 types of chemical peels:
Deep peeling: Designed to be able act deeply helping to eliminate both superficial wrinkles, as well as medium and deep ones, keratosis, sun spots and sagging. The substances used are Baker-gordon, based on phenol. The expected results are very effective.
Medium peeling: Ideal to combat slight wrinkles, sun spots and aging, mainly the substances in a solution mask are used phenolsolution trichloroacetic acid and trochloroacetic acid. This type of peeling is also used as a previous procedure in treatments such as microdermabrasion and lifting.
Superficial peeling: It is indicated to combat acne scars, oily skin and slight wrinkles. This peeling will help improve the appearance of the skin, restoring luminosity, making it look younger, in addition to serving as basis for the application of other types of dermatological treatments. In this type of chemical peel, it is mainly used alpha-hydroxy acids and trichloroacetic acid, among other substances.
First of all it is necessary that 2-3 weeks before doing the peeling, prepare the skin to be treated by applying a formula containing keratolytic substances such as glycolic acid, salicylic, and / or tretinoin. The preparation is strictly necessary, since it improves the penetration of the peeling and therefore its effectiveness. Once the preparation is done, the peeling will be performed in the dermatologist's office. First, sebum and cellular debris of the skin must be removed using a hydroalcoholic or acetone solution.
Subsequently, the salicylic acid (normally 30%) on the skin to be treated with a brush. During the application an increasing stinging is felt that in just a few seconds or minutes reaches its acme, at which point it does not increase or continue. While the salicylic acid remains on the skin, it dries out and assumes a white coloration similar to the one that remains when seawater evaporates. At this time, salicylic acid no longer penetrates and it is not necessary to neutralize it to stop it from acting.
Later, the remains of the peeling are removed and you can apply a soft moisturizer that will provide a pleasant sensation. But, do we have to repeat the salicylic acid peels? Yes. In acne there is a tendency to excess sebum and the formation of comedones and inflammatory lesions, so the peels must have a certain periodicity. They can be practiced every week up to approximately every 6 weeks, to maintain their effectiveness.
What care must be taken after having a salicylic acid peel? You just have to apply sunscreen SPF30-50 on a non-oily base to avoid clogging pores. If you use a topical quertolytic and anti-inflammatory treatment at home, the improvement after peeling is greater and more lasting, which is why it is usually recommended. You can also wash your face and use makeup (oil free) without any concern after the peeling.
Rhytidectomy (face lift)
The face lift without surgery it's a procedure non-surgical to improve the appearance of the face. There are different treatments and techniques that serve to stretch the skin of the face, eliminate wrinkles and, in general, rejuvenate the skin. These include injections with hyaluronic acid, collagen, Botox, and mesotherapy. It is also known as rhytidectomy, is a type of cosmetic surgery designed to give a more youthful appearance.
This type of fillers may include collagen, hyaluronic acid or fat. They are injected into the deepest wrinkles on the face, giving the skin more volume. Sometimes patients may experience redness, swelling, and bruising on the treated areas but only for a short period of time. As with Botox, for more lasting results it should be repeated every few months.