Skin rejuvenation involves cosmetic treatments that cause your face and skin to appear more youthful. It helps to make you look and feel younger by improving the natural glow of your skin. There are treatment options to aid in the rejuvenation of your skin including BroadBand Light treatments, collagen induction therapy treatments, and chemical peels.
BroadBand Light (BBL™) Treatments
This method of skin rejuvenation uses a precise, filtered light to decrease the discoloration of your skin. It helps to fix the appearance of discoloration that appears due to sun damage, such as excess brown pigment or uneven redness.
The treatment itself is quick and comfortable with zero downtime. Results are visible after a single session, but the best results often require three separate treatment sessions.
It’s important to note that the procedure can’t be performed on your skin if it is tanned or dark. Because of this, it’s best to receive a BBL™ treatment in the fall or winter.
Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT) Treatments
Collagen Induction Therapy, or CIT, differs from BBL in that it stimulates the growth of new collagen to help your skin rejuvenate. Also known as microneedling, CIT treatments are minimally invasive and require minimal downtime. In addition, collagen induction therapy procedures are beneficial to all skin types and colors.
During the treatment, a pen with a mini needle runs over your skin and creates multiple micro-punctures. This prompts your skin’s natural healing process to take place, therefore decreasing fine lines, wrinkles, and oddly textured skin.
After the treatment, your skin will be red and require frequent moisturization for 1-2 days. It is important to avoid the sun and dusty environments during this time. A great way to keep your skin looking healthy and youthful using collagen induction therapy is to schedule treatments three weeks apart.
Chemical Peel Treatments
Chemical peels are another skin rejuvenation treatment. These peels improve uneven skin tones, visible sun damage, and other superficial discoloration. Depending on the type of peel, chemical treatments can also soften the surface of your skin by reducing fine lines and wrinkles, decreasing acne by decongesting pores, or improving skin tone and laxity.
There are multiple different peel options depending on the goals you have set for your skin’s revitalization, but all chemical peels are in-office treatments. During the procedure, the peel exfoliates superficial cells and stimulates cell turnover. Often, 4-6 peels are necessary before you see significant results.
After a chemical peel treatment, your skin will continue to peel for 3-5 days. During this time, it’s best to avoid sweating heavily and it’s also important to gently use moisturizer and sunscreen as the peeling takes place.