As you age you will notice a change in the overall quality and texture of your skin. Fine wrinkles begin to develop. The outer layer of skin may thicken and become more rough whereas the deeper layers lose elasticity and begin to droop. Sun damage leads to pigment (color) changes and even early skin cancers. A complete facial rejuvenation involves addressing the skin.
There are three ways to resurface the skin: chemical peels, dermabrasion, and lasers. In turn, each resurfacing technique can be superficial, medium, or deep. As you can imagine, the recovery time takes longer the deeper the resurfacing, but the results can be longer lasting. In addition to the restoration of a youthful appearance to the skin, a further benefit is that these can help treat and prevent early skin cancers from developing into a true skin cancer.
Dermabrasion involves using an instrument to buff and abrade the skin layer by layer. This leads to an immediate resurfacing of the skin with a red coloration. Dermabrasion is helpful both for improving the quality and texture of roughened skin as well as improving the contour of the skin. It is frequently employed in scar revision as well as is the gold standard resurfacing modality for improving acne scarring.
Dr. Guy has expertise with all methods of skin resurfacing, and he can discuss each of them with you during a consultation.