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Facial Resurfacing: What Are the Options?

At the practice of Alfred Cohen, MD, located in Beverly Hills, CA, we specialize in tailoring facial resurfacing treatments to fit your unique skin type and color. This article will explore how these aesthetic procedures work to improve skin health and structure above and below the surface. Additionally, we will offer insights into how adding regenerative therapies and nourishing serums can elevate and prolong the results.

Chemical Peels: The Solution for Texture and Tone

For a refreshed complexion that is smoother, radiant, and more evenly toned, the following main categories of medical-grade chemical peels are a highly versatile mainstay of skin resurfacing treatments:

Superficial Peels – Use mild acids like alpha-hydroxy acid to gently exfoliate the outer layer of skin. They are designed to improve mild skin discoloration and rough skin as well as to refresh the face, neck, chest, or hands.

Medium Peels – Employ trichloroacetic acid or glycolic acid to reach the middle and outer layers of the skin. This type is more effective for treating age spots, fine lines, wrinkles, freckles, and moderate skin discoloration, and can also be used to smooth rough skin.

Deep Peels – Involve stronger acids like phenol to deeply penetrate the middle layer of skin, removing damaged skin cells. Deep peels are effective in treating moderate lines, age spots, freckles, and shallow scars.

Non-Ablative Fractional Laser Resurfacing: Precision and Power

This type of advanced laser resurfacing does not break the skin surface, offering effective treatment with minimal downtime. The technique uses laser energy to create microscopic wounds below the surface without affecting surrounding tissue. This stimulates the body’s natural healing process, encouraging the production of new collagen and elastin fibers. As a result, fractional laser resurfacing can effectively reduce the appearance of wrinkles, scars, sun damage, and uneven skin texture, leading to smoother, firmer, and more youthful-looking skin.

Microneedling: Stimulating Natural Beauty

Microneedling, also known as collagen induction therapy, involves the use of a device equipped with fine needles to create tiny punctures in the top layers of the skin. These micro-injuries stimulate the body’s natural wound-healing processes, resulting in cell turnover and increased collagen and elastin production. Microneedling treatments are revered for their ability to improve skin density and firmness and are even more effective when followed with regenerative therapies.

Regenerative Therapies and Serums

Exosomes, platelet-rich plasma, and medical-grade serums are not only powerful adjuncts to facial resurfacing and other procedures, but also as stand-alone treatments for skin regeneration.

Exosome Therapy – Exosomes are cellular communicators that use signaling molecules to trigger natural healing processes that accelerate tissue repair, reduce inflammation, and encourage collagen and elastin production.

PRP Therapy – Platelet-rich plasma therapy or PRP utilizes a small amount of the patient’s blood that has been processed into plasma concentrate rich with growth factors that heal. The PRP concentrate is topically applied to the skin and is often combined with a microneedling procedure for what is sometimes called a vampire facial.

Medical-Grade Serums – These concentrated formulations are designed to penetrate deeply into the skin, delivering high levels of active ingredients that bolster the skin’s natural protective barrier, enhance moisture retention, and support collagen synthesis.

Contact Us for More Information

To learn more about our aesthetic skin treatments, we invite you to schedule a consultation. By incorporating state-of-the-art treatments and adjunct therapies, we aim to provide you with a seamless experience that leaves your skin looking its best. Contact the skincare experts at  Alfred Cohen, MD, for superior non-surgical skin rejuvenation in Beverly Hills, CA.