skin-care-treatments

We all have something in common when it comes to our skin. All of us want to look our best. The skincare industry is thriving as we all make attempts to have more radiant skin, to refine wrinkles, and to ultimately look younger. With so much product and so many skin care treatments, it is a struggle to find what really works the best.

To help you choose, here is a breakdown of the various methods of skin care.

 

Skin Care Treatments


 

Topical creams and lotions

It sounds ideal, to use a cream or lotion on the surface of your skin and magically remove skin issues. As appealing as it sounds, it just isn’t reality. Only a few of the many serums on the market can actually make visible improvements to your skin. Even those few are very limited in their ability to reduce wrinkling or cellulite.

Depilatory creams remove hair, but not for long and many people suffer mild chemical burns from such products. To top it off, they can only provide very temporary results. It’s more like tossing money in the trash bin.

 

Chemical peels and facial masks

lemon-skin-peelThere are a large variety of chemical treatments available to people through clinics or in the home in the form of facial masks.

Cucumber facials, mud masks, lemon skin peels and the like sound pleasant, especially when combined with other spa treatments.

But what are the actual benefits of these masks?

They very temporarily improve the appearance of your skin. However, mild facial masks don’t do anything deep down in your skin.

Chemical peels offered in clinics offer more by exfoliating the skin to reveal the healthy, fresh skin cells beneath them. However, these peels also include recovery time, side effects, and the risk of infections. While the effects last for months afterwards, it may not be worth the effort.

I use a weekly at-home peel by philosophy! Click here to read about it.

 

Laser treatments for skin care

Do you know just what laser treatments can do to care for your skin? Take a look at the different ways laser procedures can help with skin care:

Cellulite reduction – By heating up the skin cells, lasers can smooth dimpled and lumpy skin in the thighs, buttocks, and tummy

Hair removal – Laser hair removal can remove unwanted hair from most parts of the body such as legs, the back, and underarms.

Scar reduction – Lasers can remove smaller scars or reduce heavier scarring. This includes scars due to acne breakouts.

Skin tightening – Also called skin resurfacing, lasers can tighten the skin while also rejuvenating the skin cells to make you look younger.

Tattoo removal – A bad tattoo doesn’t have to last forever thanks to laser procedures.

 

How Laser procedures work

Clinics and spas have used laser equipment for the last few decades to improve their client skin care needs with great success. Lasers use a light-based energy to target specific cells while leaving the other cells untouched.

This means they accurately treat only the selected area of skin to provide the desired results. Depending on which laser procedure is being performed, sessions generally last only about an hour.

 

Choosing a Laser treatment

Before making your first appointment, you should consult with your personal physician to see who they recommend.

While you can find many clinics to serve your skin care needs, it’s important to find one with a good reputation.

Click here for a directory of skin care treatments and locations from the

American Med Spa Association.

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