A dermatologist is a medical specialist who is trained to identify and manage benign and malignant disorders of the skin, hair, and nails. Dermatology clinics also offer a number of cosmetic skin rejuvenation treatments to help reduce the signs of aging.
Also known as derma-peeling, a chemical peel is a skincare treatment designed to improve the appearance of the skin using a combination of chemical solutions. Some of the most common types of peels include the following:
- Salicylic acid peel: This peel gently exfoliates dead skin and cleans out clogged pores for an instantly improved skin texture. Salicylic acid may be applied in 10-, 20-, or 30-percent strengths based on your skin type and can be used to soften fine lines, smooth the texture of your skin, and reduce acne breakouts.
- Rejuvenize chemical peel: A combination of salicylic and lactic acids is used to reduce the look of wrinkles and other signs of aging due to sun damage and environmental factors.
- Vitalize chemical peel: This peel uses a combination of salicylic, glycolic, and retinoic acids to reduce the appearance of superficial acne scars, lines, melisma, and sun damage.
Another common anti-aging treatment your dermatologist may provide is microdermabrasion, which utilizes medical-grade crystals to remove the outermost layer of skin and dead skin cells. By revealing new skin cells that are more receptive to nutrients, microdermabrasion treatments can be used to reduce the look of wrinkles, sun-damaged skin, hyperpigmentation, superficial spots, blackheads, and whiteheads.
When superficial skin treatments are not enough to combat the signs of aging, you may consider an injectable treatment such as Botox or a dermal filler injection. Botox reduces or eliminates wrinkles by temporarily blocking the nerve signals that allow for muscle contraction. Dermal fillers take a different approach, using natural compounds to plump or “fill” wrinkles and shallow facial contours.
Whether you’re interested in microdermabrasion, chemical peels, or acne treatment, Arlington Dermatology is here to help. Our skincare center also offers skin cancer treatments. Learn more by calling 847-392-5440.