Winter can be a magical time of year, with beautiful snowfall and warm beverages. Unfortunately, it can also be the time of year for dried out, damaged skin. Areas like the face and hands can take a beating from the cold weather when they’re exposed, and sometimes moisturizer just isn’t enough to get them ready for springtime. If you’re looking for solutions and a fresh, healthy layer of skin for the warmer temperatures, Dr. Ellen has some easy, non-invasive treatments for you.
This procedure is a tried and tested favorite for patients who want an easy, relaxing way to get rid of dried out, damaged skin. Using a chemical solution that is brushed over the skin, a carefully-calculated amount of skin is removed, leaving a clear and beautiful layer revealed. This jumpstarts your skin’s natural healing process that you’ve probably experienced when your skin is sunburnt. The new cells that grow in are fresh, elastic, and moisturized, and chemical peels are known for being able to treat a wide array of skin problems, so it can also be a solution to your scars, wrinkles, and pigmentation.
ProFractional Laser Skin Resurfacing
If you’re looking for something high-tech, laser skin resurfacing can also give you great results and new skin. Using a precisely-tuned laser, it creates tiny, narrow channels in the skin that jumpstart your skin’s healing process and fibroblast production. New, healthy skin grows in more quickly and effectively than a traditional laser peel because most of the topical skin is left intact. Although it might sound a little scary, there’s very little discomfort and it can be precisely adjusted to the depth that your skin needs for best results.
It’s important to know that both of these treatments come with specific post-treatment care instructions in order to ensure your skin is healthy and damage-free. You’ll need to be sure and avoid sunlight for some time afterward, as your skin will be especially susceptible to sun damage. Dr. Ellen may supply you with skin products to be used before and after to ensure you get the best results out of your peel procedure.
If you would like to explore your skin resurfacing options, check out our specials and contact our office to schedule a consultation with board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ellen Janetzke.