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They say your eyes are the mirror to your soul, but your skin is also somewhat of a mirror. It can say a lot about what you have been through in life. For example, if you smoke, have a poor diet, or are just suffering from skin damage due to the natural passage of time, the skin begins to show noticeable blemishes and discoloration. To fix many of those problems, there are a variety of corrective procedures you can potentially undergo, including surgery. However, it is better to take advantage of easy treatments to resurface your skin when you can.
The Purposes of Skin Resurfacing Procedures
Skin resurfacing might sound strange to you, so you need to start by understanding what it is. It is not giving your skin a new surface in a literal sense. Instead, it involves removing dirt, chemical build-up, makeup, and dead skin cells. Once all of the garbage collected in your pores and on the surface is gone, the live, undamaged skin cells at the surface are presented to the world, instead. Then you can enjoy a clearer complexion and a healthier glow.
Why Surgery Should be Avoided, When Possible
You might wonder why you cannot just have surgery to correct surface skin issues. The answer is you technically can, but why would you want to? That is the better question. Surgery typically requires a hospital stay and going under anesthesia. It comes with many risks, a lot of time wasted, and a high price tag.
Clinical skin resurfacing procedures are generally better alternatives than surgery. They are low-risk and quite convenient. Many are performed in minutes or not much more than an hour. Also, when you select one your wallet will not suffer in the same way as if you had to pay for an expensive surgical procedure. That means you can save your money for other things you want or need but still experience the self-esteem boost that comes from improving your skin health.
The Intensities of Skin Resurfacing Procedures
You do have to consider a few factors when picking a non-surgical resurfacing procedure. One of the biggest is the intensity of the procedure you need. Most resurfacing techniques, including chemical peels and laser procedures, can be customized to the needs of the patient. For instance, the right ablative laser can treat only the surface of your skin or also treat deeper layers, if needed.
To adjust the intensity of a laser might only take a slight adjustment of the device. Adjusting the intensity of a chemical peel is a little different. The clinician must simply choose a mixture of chemicals designed to get the desired result. Typically, there are mild, moderate, and deep chemical peels available at clinics where chemical peels are offered.
Recovery Times and Post-Procedure Concerns for Clinical Resurfacing
No matter what type of clinical resurfacing procedure you choose, you do have to concern yourself with aftercare and recovery time. Generally, recovery time in terms of mobility is short or non-existent. In other words, you can resume normal activity right away. However, recovery time for your skin itself may take a while. During that time, the clinician might suggest you avoid direct sunlight or use special salves on your skin to protect it while it heals.
Making Up Your Mind About Easy Resurfacing Procedure Selection
Since most of the resurfacing procedures offered as outpatient treatments in clinics are easy and fast, you need to use other factors to choose one. Price is an obvious consideration, but you also need to consider the procedures for which your skin qualifies. Your clinician may tell you your skin is more suitable for one procedure than another. Take those suggestions to heart and you will have clearer skin quickly.