While there are many ways to improve the appearance of your skin, one treatment that is becoming more and more popular is facial rejuvenation. This cosmetic treatment has many benefits, but people usually go through it to address the effects of aging on their skin. At Nunnally Dermatology in Baton Rouge, LA, we offer this treatment to help you get a healthier-looking complexion.
How Does Facial Rejuvenation Work?
One of the most common problems associated with aging is the breakdown of collagen. Collagen, which is made up of protein molecules, makes skin appear smoother and more elastic while reducing wrinkles. It gives our bodies its firm structure and helps us heal from injuries faster. As we age, our bodies produce less and less collagen, which can cause signs of aging like wrinkles to appear more prominently on the skin. To combat this, there are several treatments you can consider, such as chemical peels and Juvederm.
These treatments aid in facial rejuvenation by filling in wrinkles and fine lines or removing the top layer of dead skin cells from your face while also providing nutrients that will stimulate the growth of new collagen. Let’s discuss how these facial rejuvenation treatments work.
At Nunnally Dermatology, we offer chemical peel treatments to help rejuvenate the skin on your face. Chemical peels work by applying a solution or cream that contains acids onto the surface of the skin. These substances then “peel” away layers of dead cells while stimulating collagen production in the new layers below. What results is smoother, more radiant, and evenly toned skin.
This treatment can be done in various ways, depending on what our skincare professionals think is best for you. We might choose to use glycolic acid or opt for salicylic or lactic acid instead. We begin by cleansing your face and applying a chemical solution to the areas you want to be treated. After the waiting time, we remove the peel with cool water before gently patting dry and moisturizing affected areas of the patient’s face.
What Areas of Concern Can a Chemical Peel Address?
Chemical peel treatments can be helpful for a variety of skin conditions. At Nunnally Dermatology, we offer this treatment to help address the following issues:
Chemical peels can be customized to help improve acne scars, depending on the severity of your condition. For example, salicylic acid is used for mild cases of acne, while stronger peels are required for more stubborn acne types.
Scars are unsightly bumps on your skin that occur due to an injury, skin infection, or surgery. By removing layers of dead cells through chemical peel treatments, collagen production is stimulated, thus improving the appearance of scars and reducing their visibility.
3) Dull Skin Tone
When the skin’s natural glow starts to fade, it can make your complexion look dull and lifeless. Chemical peels help improve this by stimulating collagen production so that new cells appear more evenly toned than older ones with darker spots on them.
4) Fine Lines and Wrinkles
As we age, our skin loses its natural elasticity, and collagen production slows down. This causes fine lines and wrinkles to appear on the surface of your skin, where it is normally smooth. Chemical peels help improve this by removing dead cells from the top layer of skin so that new ones can grow back evenly toned with restored elasticity.
Hyperpigmentation or uneven skin tone is a common problem where patches of the face have lighter spots on them. These areas can be darker, redder, and more noticeable than others, making people uncomfortable about their appearance. Chemical peels work to treat this by removing dead skin cells from the top layer of your skin so that new ones grow back to even out your skin tone.
6) Photodamage (sun damage)
Sun damage can cause multiple issues on the skin, including hyperpigmentation, fine lines, wrinkles, and a duller complexion. Chemical peels work to treat this by removing dead cells from the top layer of your skin so that healthy, new ones grow back.
7) Skin Laxity
We lose volume and fullness in our skin over time due to the gradual breakdown of collagen and elastin fibers. Chemical peels work to treat this by stimulating new collagen production so that your face is fuller with a more youthful appearance.
8) Uneven Skin Texture
An uneven texture on the skin can make your face look bumpy. Chemical peels work to treat this by removing dead cells from the top layer of your skin so that new ones grow back with an even texture.
Preparation for Chemical Peel Treatment
If you’re considering getting this cosmetic process, please avoid using any anti-acne products on your skin for at least one week before treatment. Also, if you have active acne breakouts on the day of your chemical peel appointment, please postpone it until the inflammation is healed and they are gone. We also recommend avoiding applying make-up or sunblock to treated areas during this time to allow your skin to heal and recover.
Is A Chemical Peel Painful?
Chemical peel is pain-free treatment. There may be some mild tingling sensations as the skin starts to lift away from your face during peeling, but this will go away soon before you know it.
What Can I Expect To See Results After Chemical Peel Treatment?
You can expect to see visible results with improved skin tone and texture just three days after treatment. Over time, you’ll notice that the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles has been reduced while your complexion appears brighter and more even-toned than before.
How Long Does A Chemical Peel Last?
The effects of chemical peels can last anywhere from one to two months. As your skin continues to age, you might need additional sessions done in order to maintain the appearance that you’re after. Peeling starts to appear 24 to 48 hours after treatment and the results are most visible two weeks following the treatment.
Do I Have To Avoid Sun Exposure After Chemical Peel Treatment?
Yes! It would help if you avoided sun exposure for at least two weeks after treatment to help your skin heal properly. If you have any visible flaking or peeling, it’s best not to go out in the sun until those are completely healed for your own safety and the protection of your skin.
After Care Routine After A Chemical Peel
You have to keep your skin well moisturized after the treatment. We recommend using an antioxidant-rich oil such as jojoba, coconut, or argan and applying it twice daily on the treated areas of your face for at least two weeks to help boost collagen production and hydrate the skin. Also, you have to avoid picking at any peeling skin so that the healing process can work its magic without interruption.
Juvederm for Facial Rejuvenation
Juvederm is also an excellent treatment for facial rejuvenation. It’s a biocompatible gel that’s injected into the facial tissue to restore volume and reduce wrinkles. It works by adding volume to the different areas of the face, which minimizes wrinkles and gives your face a more youthful appearance.
How Long Does Juvederm Last?
Juvederm typically lasts for about 24 months, with a touch-up session after one year to help with longevity. The results of a single injection can last anywhere from 6 to 12 months, so it’s necessary to schedule one or two injections in a year.
Is Juvederm Safe?
Juvederm is completely safe to use because it’s made from hyaluronic acid, a substance naturally found in our bodies. With our experienced professional injecting Juvederm, you can have peace of mind knowing that we will know exactly where to inject it for the best results.
Who Is a Good Candidate for Juvederm?
If you’re interested in getting a more youthful appearance without making too drastic changes to your face, then Juvederm is definitely right for you. You can have that perfect balance where people will notice something different about you and say something along the lines of “You look so refreshed!”
Schedule An Appointment Today!
Facial rejuvenation is an excellent treatment for many people and can help you achieve a younger appearance without having to go under the knife. The results are long-lasting, making it an integral part of any anti-aging regimen. Visit us at Nunnally Dermatology in Baton Rouge, LA, to find out more about these treatments. We are always available to answer your questions.