A lot of effort goes into maintaining the appearance we want. This cumulative effort amounts to billions of dollars each year in our country. From cleaning and moisturizing products to cosmetic plastic surgery, there isn’t much that hasn’t been tried by men and women who are serious about looking as young as they feel. In all of the excitement about injectables and minimally-invasive surgeries, it’s easy to forge that there is an in-between; a way to promote radiant skin throughout every season of the year – and every season of life.
Skin resurfacing may bring to mind the idea of red, swollen skin and weeks of downtime. Not so. There is a range of resurfacing, starting with mild exfoliation from gentle chemicals (chemical peel) to deeper laser resurfacing using fractional CO2. Regardless of the method and strength that is selected, there are numerous benefits to maintaining a good resurfacing regimen throughout the aging process.
Skin Resurfacing Benefits
- Reduction in pore size. Pores enlarge when oil, dirt, and bacteria accumulate on the skin. The more expansion that occurs, the more visible pores become. Removing debris with exfoliation such as microdermabrasion lets pores shrink to a more discreet size.
- Increased radiance. The surface of the skin becomes covered in a blanket of dead and damaged cells. This can happen even if you wash your face every day, because these cells are somewhat sticky. They have no circulation and no life, so they block the glow of healthy cells stuck beneath. Exfoliation reveals the healthy shine you are meant to have.
- About that glow. Many people like the idea of having a sun-kissed glow, and sunless tanning treatments have made this a much safer endeavor. But to get the bronzed skin you crave, you need to first make sure you’re working with a clean slate. Exfoliation of the skin on the face, neck, chest, and the rest of the body maximizes the results of sunless tanning (spray tans, not tanning beds).
- Improved skin care. Just like that blanket of dead cells inhibits your natural glow from being revealed, the layer of debris also stands in the way of your skin care products. Those retinol creams and vitamin serums can’t do much when they aren’t absorbed into the living cells of your skin. Resurfacing treatments pave the way for greater results from daily habits.
Several varieties of skin resurfacing are offered in our Williamsburg office. To learn more, call (757) 345-2275.