Your skin is the largest organ in your body. It’s responsible for protecting all of your other organs. It also helps regulate body temperature and excretes sweat. But as you age, things can change — wrinkles form, spots appear, and sometimes dry patches show up.
If you wonder how to get rid of textured skin and bring back the glow of youthfulness, rejuvenation techniques are what you need.
Below we’ll take a look at 6 effective methods to help you feel young again.
What is Skin Rejuvenation?
The term skin rejuvenation refers to several methods used to improve the appearance and health of damaged or aging skin.
A common skin issue is sun exposure over time damage, including fine lines around the eyes, uneven pigmentation on hands or face, rough texture, dryness, and more.
What are the Most Effective Skin Rejuvenation Treatments?
Topical Skin Rejuvenation Products
Topical skin rejuvenation products are the most effective of all treatments for aging and sun-damaged skin.
Active ingredients such as retinol, glycolic acid, and vitamin C help stimulate collagen production and elastin fibers, leading to more firmness in your complexion. These active topical agents can be found in over-the-counter and prescription clinical treatments.
Creams and Serums
Creams and serums are great ways to rejuvenate your skin. Still, these products should only be used by those who have already experienced some success with topical agents because their concentrations of active ingredients may not be as strong. However, even low-level retinol creams can do wonders for the skin.
Serums are another way to deliver active ingredients deep into the skin, but their use is limited because they require a prescription.
Creams and serums are effective treatments for aging and sun-damaged skin due to their concentrations of topical agents such as retinol, glycolic acid, vitamin C, which help stimulate collagen production and elastin fibers to increase firmness.
Non-invasive Skin Rejuvenation Treatments
A chemical peel is a technique that uses a solution applied topically on the face to remove damaged layers of skin cells and diminish wrinkles. It can be superficial or deep and may be combined with other rejuvenation methods.
Superficial peels remove only the top layer of skin cells and are generally used to improve uneven pigmentation or small scars.
Medium-depth peels penetrate more deeply into the dermis, removing approximately 30%-60% of skin layers along with a portion of damaged melanin in one treatment session.
A deep chemical peel removes about 70% – 90% of skin layers and is used to treat severe sun damage, deep scars, or wrinkles.
Laser Treatments for Skin Rejuvenation
The most common laser treatment is known as CO₂ Laser Resurfacing.
This type of facial resurfacing, which only requires local anesthesia, uses a carbon dioxide (CO₂) laser to remove the damaged outer layer of the face. The CO₂ laser works by emitting a wavelength of light that is highly absorbed by the water contained in the skin. The heat generated from this absorption vaporizes and ablates layers of tissue, allowing for new smoother skin to form over time.
Minimally Invasive Skin Rejuvenation Treatments
Microneedling is a minimally invasive method for skin rejuvenation. This treatment uses tiny needles to create hundreds of punctures in the top layer of the skin, causing it to flake off and reveal newer layers underneath. Over time, these punctures can stimulate collagen production, which tightens and smooths your complexion, as well as offering treatment for acne scars, stretch marks, and other skin concerns.
This is a minimally invasive procedure that can be performed in just minutes to reduce the appearance of fine lines under your eyes, on your forehead, and around the mouth, as well as deeper wrinkles such as those caused by age or sun damage.
Botox is a neurotoxin, which means it blocks the nerve impulses to the muscles. As a result, Botox can prevent or reduce muscle movement. It also removes crow’s feet around the eyes and prevents horizontal lines from forming on your forehead.
There are three main types of Botox treatment: Cosmoden, Myobloc, and Dysport.
Cosmoden is the most common type dermatologists use to reduce moderate or severe frown lines between the eyebrows in patients over 21 years old. This method requires more injections than other methods due to the popularity of these lines.
Myobloc and Dysport injections require fewer treatments than Cosmoden. Still, they’re generally only used for people who don’t want their forehead muscles paralyzed (Cosmoden can do that) or who have a disease that inhibits nerve function like ALS.
Dermal fillers are injected into the skin to rebuild collagen and restore volume. This is an excellent choice for people with wrinkles or scars who want their faces to look more youthful again.
Many patients choose dermal fillers because they offer instant results that can last up to 18 months. The price varies depending on which filler you use, where you get it done, and how much filler is injected.
Author Bio: Liam Mills
Liam Mills is a Supplier Quality Assurance Manager, expert and founder of ValueHunta.