A little too much fun in the sun is good for the soul, but hard on your skin. If you’re noticing signs of sun damage such as fine lines, wrinkles, age spots, and uneven skin tone, treat yourself to one of these cutting-edge cosmetic treatments for your face.
1. Radiofrequency Microneedling
Microneedling uses a small handheld device to create tiny microchannels within your skin. This process, combined with radiofrequency waves, stimulates collagen to tighten and firm your skin. This minimally invasive procedure can be a great choice for anyone looking to refresh and rejuvenate their skin and achieve a brighter, younger-looking complexion.
2. Fractional CO2 Laser Treatments
Lasers like the fractional CO2 laser can offer excellent results when it comes to treating sun-damaged skin. This laser is able to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, dark spots and uneven skin tone and texture — all common signs of sun damage. Downtime after fractional CO2 laser treatments is minimal. It usually takes just 3 to 5 days for your skin to heal.
3. Injectable Wrinkle Treatments
Injectables like BOTOX® and dermal fillers temporarily erase lines and wrinkles, leaving you with a smoother and more youthful-looking complexion. BOTOX is often used to smooth away forehead wrinkles, crow’s feet and “11” lines between your eyebrows.
Generally speaking, fillers are best used for wrinkles in the mid and lower face, as well as restoring lost facial volume and plumping the lips. There is a variety of different fillers to choose from, each with their own unique benefits and formulations.
What’s Right for You?
Of course, there are many other nonsurgical ways to freshen your skin if you’ve spent too much time outdoors this summer. Chemical peels, at-home masks, and additional laser and light therapies all may be able to help you improve skin tone and texture. You can certainly go it alone and through trial and error find some treatments that work for you. But the easier option, and one that is often most forgiving for your skin is to consult with an experienced facial plastic surgeon in your area about the full range of options that will be best for your skin concerns and cosmetic goals.
Serving the Orange County and Los Angeles area since 1980, Facial Aesthetic Concepts is an award-winning cosmetic surgery center with two highly experienced surgeons who offer facial, breast and body plastic surgery. Facial plastic surgery including facelifts, blepharoplasty, rhinoplasty and otoplasty, as well as “mommy makeovers” are some of the core competencies of the surgical team.