Uneven Skin Texture
Some of us are born with great skin, while others suffer with dull, blotchy, unevenly textured or discolored skin. Even if you were born with good skin several factors can contribute to an uneven skin texture including sun exposure, smoking, pollution and climate, all of which can strip the skin of its natural proteins. A big factor in uneven skin texture is oil. Oily skin tends to produce less sebum causing the dead cells to stick to the surface for longer resulting in uneven patches of cells. And some areas of the skin may simply have less melanin, which can cause discoloration.
Thankfully, its possible to reduce to look of uneven skin and reverse some of the damage brought on by nature, genetics and time. Leif Rogers, M.D., FACS Plastic Surgery has several skin resurfacing treatments for dealing with uneven skin texture. These treatments cause controlled injury to the skin’s damaged cells triggering the body’s natural healing process and generating the production of more proteins and the growth of new cells.
Dermabrasion uses a high-powered rotor with an abrasive brush or wheel to sand off the surface layer of the skin. The rotor breaks up dead skin cells and then vacuums them up.
Microdermabrasion is used for mild treatments and for targeting smaller areas of the skin. Using a wand-like device, fine crystals are sprayed against the surface of the skin and then vacuumed up along with the dead skin cells.
CO2 uses concentrated, pulsating beams of light to remove areas of damaged skin layer by layer. It simultaneously heats the underlying skin or dermis stimulating growth of new collagen.
If you are struggling with uneven skin texture one of these treatments may be able to help.
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