Tuesday, January 26, 2016

How To Clear Up Unwanted Skin Issues With Appropriate Treatment Methods

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Skin problems are most times difficult to deal with and can make you want to always hide in dark corners. Regardless of how old you are, it's never fun to find yourself stuck with unwanted skin issues. It also doesn't matter what the issue is. It could be acne scarring, sun spots, wrinkles, or blemishes of any kind and the results are the same. You have to deal with discomfort and embarrassment, or do you?

Actually, there are plenty of ways of clearing up unwanted skin issues, including having laser treatments. The trick is knowing how to match your issues with the appropriate treatment method. Check out the step-by-step guide to choosing the right method for your skin issues below...

Examine Your General Skin Type
You know your own skin better than anyone else. So, even though skincare experts can advise you about treatment options, you need to keep them informed about your skin type and any ongoing skin issues you have.

For example, your skin could be oily and prone to acne outbreaks, or it could be dry and paper thin in spots. It could also go through periods of flakiness or feel scaly at times. All of those factors have to be considered, as well as the color of your skin. Specifically, certain treatments don't work for those with darker skin pigmentation.

Assess The Issues You Need to Treat
The next thing you need to figure out is exactly what your skin issues are and whether you have one issue or multiple skin issues at once. For instance, in the case of aesthetic lasers, there are those that treat surface wrinkles, those that promote natural collagen production encouraging the body to repair itself from the inside out, and even some that zap away specific blemishes.

Some can treat multiple issues and some serve very specific purposes. So, you need to know exactly what your end goal is.

Consider All of Your Laser Treatment Options
As far as lasers go, there are many types, but the three most popular are ablative, non-ablative, and fraxal. More specifically, ablative devices affect the surface of the skin, non-ablative devices only affect the lower layers, and faxel devices affect all layers.

Of course, there are a lot of variations among the devices and some of them are more specific in their treatments than others, as mentioned above. So, if you are considering having laser procedures done, you need to familiarize yourself with all of them.

Consider All of the Other Possible Choices
Lasers are not the only ways to treat skin issues. Far from it, in fact. Botox injections, chemical peels, medicated lotions, microdermabrasion, micro-needling, and many other forms of treatment are available.

They all have completely different statistics as far as comfort level, speed of results, and possible side effects. But they have one thing in common. That is, they are all the perfect solution for some people, but not others.

Choose the appropriate treatment method

In order to determine which is the right treatment for you, you need to look at how your body is likely to react to each treatment based on your skin color, skin type, and existing skin issues. As long as you give your skincare expert an accurate picture of your skin's history, as well as your current concerns, they can tell you if using an aesthetic laser is suitable for you, or recommend options that are likely to give you the best outcome.

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