Most of us would like to erase the effects of aging if we could. A lot of things can bring about the aging process such as over-exposure to the sun, heredity, and lifestyle choices including nutrition, alcohol consumption, and especially smoking all contribute to wrinkles and fine lines. For many people, spa procedures such as skin resurfacing can present a viable solution.
It is important to remember than skin resurfacing techniques literally strips away the top layers of your skin in order to decrease the blemishes and spots that may appear during the natural course of aging. To discern whether or not you may be a good candidate for a resurfacing technique including microdermabrasion, your skin may present with one or more of the following conditions:
Excessive wrinkles around your mouth
Lines known as “crow’s feet” around the eyes as well as skin laxity in your eyelid area
The appearance of fine lines around the upper eyelids
Brown spots or blotchy skin color
Appearance of precancerous skin growths
Scars from acne or other diseases of the skin
Facial scars from a previous injury
Skin resurfacing can be done on patients of any age; however good plastic surgeons may have their own criteria for selecting appropriate patients.
Recovery time may also play an important role in what kind of skin resurfacing you may want to consider. All patients are unique and not all techniques are the same. Depending on the results, skin resurfacing is generally performed at varying depths to achieve specific and custom tailored results.
A more superficial, surface type skin treatment will generally require less healing time. The downside is that you may need to have the procedure repeated several times to achieve the same results as a deeper treatment. Therefore, when considering a skin-resurfacing, a deeper and more thorough procedure may be the best and most cost-effective bet!