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Skin Resurfacing

By Bernard I. Raskin

Looking to get your glow back? Skin resurfacing just might be the solution. Time, sun damage, free radicals, all of our skins enemies can steal that fresh faced glow that makes us appear more youthful. There are many different ways to resurface the skin and choosing a method can be overwhelming. Depending on what kind of damage you have or how severe the damage is can help in the decision making process.

Microdermabrasion is a great treatment for almost anyone. This treatment is a physical exfoliation that gives a light polishing to the skin helping with pigmentation, acne, scarring, and superficial lines.

The Vitalize Peel is an intensive Retin-A peel that can achieve dramatic improvements in superficial lines and congested pores, restoring your skins natural radiance. This unique treatment is excellent for clearing acne breakouts, and helps to lighten age spots, leaving your skin smooth and soft to the touch.

The Melanage Peel is a Hydroquinone and Retinoid masque for the treatment of hyperpigmentation or pigmented blemishes on the skin. It is a superficial peel designed to improve the texture and appearance of hyperpigmented skin and involves a masque and an at-home regimen.

The Erbium laser removes the top layers of skin, reliably, predictably, and precisely. By removing the top layers, the skin is smoothed and a softer texture results. Removing the top layers also stimulates new collagen to form under the skin helping to permanently improve wrinkles. Color problems are also improved. This light laser zaps away a few fine layers, leaving behind a softer, smoother skin.

The CO2 is possibly the best treatment to address the most severely damaged skin. This laser treats pigmentation, lines and wrinkles, tightens skin and stimulates collagen. CO2 laser resurfacing is also good for acne scars. CO2 laser is used to remove areas of damaged or wrinkled skin, layer by layer. The procedure is most commonly used to minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, especially around the mouth and the eyes. However, it is also effective in treating facial scars or areas of uneven pigmentation.

All of these treatment options will help restore a more youthful appearance, and to keep your skin fresh and glowing we always recommend protecting the skin from the sun with sunscreen and protective clothing.

For more information please contact Advanced Dermatology & Cosmetic Care at 661.254.3686 or visit