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Skin Texture Changes: Treatment Options

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Posted March 01, 2013 in News

Skin texture changes is an all-encompassing term that includes several changes that happen in your skin as you age. Examples include wrinkles, scarring from acne, hyperpigmentation, dry skin, or roughness. It is one of the aspects of facial aging, along with volume or fat loss, and sagging skin.
Since skin texture changes include so many different issues, each of which depends on the persons genetics and lifestyle, treatments must also be individualized to deal with each persons different skin as they age. Your esthetician or plastic surgeon will be able to assess your specific needs and make recommendations for treatment based on that.

There are a number of ways to treat skin texture changes, the first of which is changing your skin care routine. There are medical-grade skin care products that can treat hyperpigmentation to a certain extent, as well as dry skin, rough skin, and wrinkles. These products are not available at regular drug stores or department stores, so you will need to contact your plastic surgeons office for more information.
One of the most effective ways to treat almost any skin texture change is with a laser treatment. Laser treatments can be used to combat fine lines and wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, rough skin texture, and a general dull complexion. There are a number of different types of laser treatments, ranging from a 15-minute treatment done by an esthetician, to laser facial resurfacing done by the surgeon. Most laser treatments need to be done in a series, spaced about four weeks apart, in order to get the best results.
Chemical peels are another option for treating certain skin texture changes, including rough skin and fine lines and wrinkles. Chemical peels involve applying a solution to the skin to remove the top layer, leaving the younger, more rejuvenated skin showing. Like laser treatments, chemical peels come in a variety of strengths that allows the esthetician or surgeon to control the precision of the treatment.
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