At Dermatology Group of the Carolinas, serving Concord and Charlotte, NC, we specialize in skin resurfacing, a transformative treatment that rejuvenates and revitalizes your skin. These advanced treatments are more than just beauty treatments; they’re a step toward healthier, more radiant skin. Our approach to skin resurfacing is to provide a solution that addresses various skin concerns, from aging signs to textural irregularities. By choosing this service at our practice, you’re opting for a treatment that is both cutting-edge and carefully customized to bring out the best in your skin.
What Is Skin Resurfacing?
Skin resurfacing is a highly effective cosmetic treatment designed to enhance the skin’s appearance and health. At its core, skin resurfacing is about renewing the skin’s surface, giving it a fresher, more youthful look. This treatment works by gently removing the outer layers of skin, which are often damaged by sun exposure, aging, or other environmental factors. In doing so, it reveals the newer, smoother skin beneath.
Benefits of Skin Resurfacing
Enhanced Texture and Smoothness
Skin resurfacing significantly enhances the texture of your skin, making it smoother and softer to the touch. This improvement is achieved by removing the outer layers of skin, thereby reducing roughness and imparting a more refined and polished appearance.
Reduction of Fine Lines and Wrinkles
The treatment excels in minimizing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, a common concern as skin ages. It stimulates the production of collagen, a vital protein that plumps up the skin, smoothing out these age-related lines and creases for a more youthful look.
Minimizing Acne Scars
For those troubled by acne scars, skin resurfacing offers substantial benefits. The process helps visibly reduce the appearance of acne scars, leading to smoother skin and a more consistent texture.
Non-Invasive With Minimal Downtime
Unlike more invasive skin procedures, skin resurfacing is a non-invasive option with minimal downtime. This makes it an ideal choice for people with busy lifestyles looking for effective skin treatments with limited recovery time.
Each skin resurfacing session is tailored to meet the unique needs and goals of the individual. This customization ensures that the treatment is effective and aligned with personal skincare objectives.
Skin Resurfacing Treatments
Our Chemical Peels involve the application of a specialized solution to the skin, which works by exfoliating the outer layers. This process not only improves the texture and appearance of the skin but also stimulates the natural regeneration process. Ideal for addressing issues like fine lines, wrinkles, uneven skin tone, and acne scars, our chemical peels are available in different strengths to cater to various skin types and concerns.
Our chemical peels include the GTZ 15% peel, a very superficial peel that removes the skin’s uppermost layer. We also offer superficial peels, including Jessner’s, TCA 20%, and a Salicylic Acid 30% peel. Our medium-depth peel is a TCA 30% peel that can exfoliate deeper layers of skin.
Very Light Chemical Peels: GTZ Acne Peel – $35
Our very light peels deliver mild exfoliation and only injure the stratum corneum. These peels contain 15% glycolic acid, 15% Trichloroacetic acid, and 2% zinc. They can be applied every two weeks for the best results and can help patients manage acne and treat post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation and redness, and they can speed up medical acne treatments. Patients can expect a very mild stinging or burning upon application and minimal downtime, typically one to two days, for a full recovery.
Light Chemical Peels – $150
The light chemical peels contain Trichloroacetic acid 20%, Jessner’s, and Salicylic Acid 30%. These light-depth peels injure the entire epidermis and promote the regeneration of new epithelium. These peels can be applied every six weeks to treat mild photoaging and epidermal lesions, including lentigines, keratoses, melasma, and pigmentary dyschromia. Patients can expect mild stinging or burning during application and minimal downtime, typically seven days for recovery.
Enhancing Your Results With Dermal Fillers and Neuromodulators
Enhancing the effects of your skin resurfacing treatments can be achieved with the complementary use of cosmetic injectables. Dermal fillers are injectable treatments that add volume to areas like the cheeks, lips, and under-eye region, effectively smoothing wrinkles and restoring facial contours for a youthful appearance. We use the JUVÉDERM® and Restylane® Collections of fillers, which are made with a hyaluronic acid-based formula that can fill hollow areas, smooth lines and wrinkles, and enhance the results of chemical peels.
Neuromodulators work by relaxing facial muscles and reducing the appearance of dynamic wrinkles, particularly around the forehead and eyes. We can also use neuromodulators like BOTOX® and Dysport® to enhance your results by smoothing expression lines on the upper half of the face.
SkinPen microneedling is a minimally invasive treatment that involves using fine needles to create tiny punctures in the top layer of the skin. This process triggers the body’s natural healing response, stimulating collagen and elastin production. Ideal for reducing the appearance of scars, pore size, and stretch marks, this treatment also enhances the overall texture and tone of the skin.
Adding PRP or PRF to Your Treatment Plan
We can supplement your SkinPen microneedling treatment with PRP or PRF, concentrated platelets derived from a standard blood draw. By applying them to your skin during and after the microneedling treatment, the microchannels created by the SkinPen can absorb the growth factors, enhancing your treatment results.
Frequently Asked Questions About Skin Resurfacing
How Long Does a Skin Resurfacing Session Take?
A typical skin resurfacing session can vary depending on the treatment area, but it generally takes 30 minutes to an hour. This makes it convenient for even those with a busy schedule.
What Is the Recovery Time for Skin Resurfacing?
Recovery time post-skin resurfacing is relatively short. Most patients can resume their normal activities within a few days, though some mild redness or swelling may persist for a short period.
How Many Treatments Are Needed for Optimal Results?
The number of skin resurfacing treatments needed for optimal results varies by individual. Generally, a series of treatments spaced a few weeks apart is recommended for the best outcomes.
Who Is a Good Candidate for Skin Resurfacing?
Factors like age, skin sensitivity, and overall health should be considered when assessing if an individual is a good candidate for skin resurfacing. It is essential to consult with us to determine suitability and tailor the treatment to specific needs. We will assess candidacy and provide information about the treatment to ensure the best possible outcome.
Discover the Benefits of Skin Resurfacing in Concord & Charlotte, NC
At Dermatology Group of the Carolinas, we are devoted to providing only the best and most effective skin resurfacing treatments for our clients in Concord and Charlotte, NC. For those looking to improve overall skin tone, reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, or simply rejuvenate the skin, skin resurfacing is the answer.
Using innovative technology and techniques, we can achieve exceptional results with minimal recovery time. We consider each individual’s unique skin type and concerns to tailor our treatments to their needs. Call us at (704) 784-5901 or contact us online to schedule a consultation with us.