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5 Treatments to Maintain Healthy and Healthy-Looking Skin

Your skin is a defining feature, so keeping it looking healthy matters. Of course, that starts at home with a comprehensive skin care plan, sunscreen, and a healthy lifestyle. There are some things that you need to see the doctor for, though, if you want the best outcome. Conditions like acne and spider veins interfere with your healthy skin glow and make you look older and sickly. Consider five treatments that help maintain healthy-looking skin.

1. Let’s Start With the Basics Like a Facial

Sure, you can do a facial at home, and you should, but it’s not the same thing that you would get at SkinMD. There are several different kinds of professional facials available to you.

For example, the Trinity facials use a customized serum to exfoliate and improve your skin. This anti-aging facial works to rehydrate dry skin with a unique formula of vitamin C and alpha hydroxy.

Think beyond your face, too. Skin, after all, covers your entire body. The back is a common place to find clogged pores and acne.

2. Skin Tightening

Of course, for most people, skin tightening elicits images of the surgical facelift. That is an option but not the only one available to you. SkinMD strongly recommends a noninvasive approach that utilizes the latest in technology to make skin firm in key places.

Ultherapy lifts the skin on the:

  • Neck
  • Chin
  • Brow
  • Chest

This noninvasive lift relies strictly on ultrasound waves to trigger collagen production, giving your skin a natural pick-me-up. There is no downtime from the procedure, and after a few months, you see real results.

3. Spider Vein Treatments

Spider veins can pop up anywhere on your body but are typically on the legs and face. No matter where they are, they make you look and feel older. The good news is it’s not hard to treat spider veins.

The gold standard treatment for decades has been sclerotherapy. With this minimally invasive procedure, our doctor injects a solution into the vein cluster that causes the affected veins to collapse and eventually disappear.

Sclerotherapy is not the only option, though. Laser technology once again comes to the rescue to offer a noninvasive solution.

The excel® V laser does virtually the same thing as sclerotherapy but uses light energy to collapse the veins. The laser is an especially useful treatment option for the face because it targets those unseemly red and blue veins that appear on the nose.

4. Filling in Wrinkles

Everyone gets them. What really matters is what you do about them. There are two critical options for wrinkles:

  • Botox
  • Dermal Fillers

Botox is more of a preventative step. With the help of botulinum toxin, our doctors can block the signals that cause muscles to contract.

Often wrinkles are no more than a fold in your skin caused by repetitive movements or facial expressions. Every time you smile or frown, you crease the skin. By blocking those movements, it prevents the muscles from creating that crease.

The other option for wrinkles is a dermal filler. As a person grows older, the face loses some of its fat, and the skin naturally folds down to create a wrinkle. Fillers add volume to perk the face back up and remove lines.

5. Treating Skin Conditions

One of the most important things you can do to protect your skin is to get treatment for conditions that can potentially cause damage or at least make skin look unhealthy, such as:

  • Acne
  • Psoriasis
  • Rosacea
  • Skin cancer
  • Vitiligo

SkinMD offers medical treatment for each of these conditions designed to give you back that healthy look you deserve.

The kind of treatment depends on the condition. For example, the doctor might use phototherapy to help those with vitiligo or chemical peels to reduce the effect of acne scarring.

If you are looking for a way back to healthier and healthier-looking skin, let SkinMD help. Give the office a call today to see what services might be right for you and your skin.

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