Cosmetic Surgery Ottawa

Non-surgical Skin Rejuvenation for Glowing and Smooth Skin

Aging of the skin is based upon specific genetic determinants as well as external influences such as sun exposure, smoking and diet.

The speed of skin aging can therefore be altered to some extent by utilizing appropriate protective sun screens, maintaining a proper diet, in addition to the avoidance of specific environmental toxins such as cigarette smoke.

Forms Of Skin Rejuvenation

  • Microdermabrasion
  • Chemical peel
  • BLU light for acne
  • Photorejuvenation

The actual skin changes which occur during the aging process include both biochemical and structural alterations which ultimately result in the loss of skin tone, discoloration, dryness, wrinkling and thinning of the overlying layers of the epidermis, dermis and subcutaneous tissue.

Skin rejuvenation procedures incorporate a multitude of treatment options ranging from the use of simple exfoliation skin creams to the more aggressive approach utilizing laser resurfacing techniques. The depth of treatments and thus the recovery time and potential adverse side effects will vary depending upon wether you are being treated for superficial skin layer problems or the deeper dermal tissue.

Skin rejuvenation procedures are therefore divided by the various types of techniques utilized to improve skin quality. In general, the different methods are meant to improve the structural layers of skin by first of all removing the dead or unhealthy skin and replacing this substrate with healthier components of the skin matrix, thus producing a more youthful skin cover. Efforts of replenishing are directed towards stimulating the production and reorganization of various dermal components which include elastin and collagen.

Skin Care Products such as Retin A and glycolic acid as well as Vit C and hydroquinone products of varying strengths and concentrations may be the first line of treatment and are categorized as non surgical methods to improving skin quality.

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