Is your skin tired-looking, drooping or showing signs of sun damage? Could you use a little skin refreshment? Women 20 to 60 are feeling the same way and are doing something about it.
There are many minimally-invasive methods for restoring the glow to your body’s largest organ, says Janel Zitzka, director of the Advanced Laser Clinic at Associated Dermatology and Skin Care Clinic of Helena. A visit to the clinic can have your skin revitalized with minimal pain and inconvenience.
Zitzka offers these 4 ways to rejuvenate your skin and enhance your appearance.
1. Vivace Microneedling
Virtually pain-free, microneedling is used to treat light scarring, discoloration, sun damage and stretch marks. This natural, non-surgical treatment renews the skin by stimulating the body’s own production of collagen, firming the skin.
Associated Dermatology is the only clinic in the state of Montana with the advanced Vivace Experience, a process that employs gold-tipped microneedles to create channels in the skin, and LED lights, radio frequency waves and serums to stimulate collagen growth and kill the bacteria that cause acne.
The whole treatment, including prep time, only takes an hour or so, and recovery time is just six hours.
2. Broadband Light Treatment
Perfect for discolored or sagging skin; brown and red spots; and uneven complexion. Intense Pulse Light treatments penetrate to the precise depths of damaged skin to target reds and browns, and even out skin tone. The light beams stimulate the growth of new collagen, so that when the treated area heals, the new skin that forms is smoother and firmer.
Sometimes called the “photo facial”, high-energy light treatment is commonly used on the face, hands, neck and chest. Numbing cream and cooling devices are used so that discomfort is minimal.
3. Chemical Peels
Peels repair aging skin and prevent damage in younger skin.
“Women 20-60 are coming in for chemical peels,” says Zitzka. “The younger ones come in for prejuvenation. The older ones, to repair sun damage.”
Baby Boomers were the last generation to sunbathe without sunscreen and their skin is paying the price now.
A chemical solution is applied to damaged outer layers of skin, encouraging them to peel off, exposing a new, fresher layer of skin.
A totally pain-free scraping of the skin to soften surface irregularities, dermaplaning exfoliates and leaves skin feeling and looking smooth and glowing. Dermaplaning removes dead skin cells and oil and debris clogging pores, and promotes the growth of collagen and elastin, which slow the aging process. It is often used to remove peach fuzz and dry, flaky skin, and to prepare skin for a chemical peel application.
“A lot of people are calling about rejuvenating their skin before school starts,” says Zitzka. “These treatments are most commonly for the face, but can work for all over the body – for example, for stretch mark scars and sun damage on the hands and arms.”
Associated Dermatology and Skin Care of Helena has specials running prior to the start of school, so contact them today to make an appointment to revitalize your skin. Call (406) 324-7447 or visit AssociatedDermHelena.com.
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