When we look at pictures of our younger selves, youthful skin is often the thing that we notice and miss the most. Hyperpigmentation (dark spots), enlarged pores, facial scars, and small wrinkles all conspire to make us look careworn and older than we feel. If the condition of your skin makes you wish that you could turn back time, the good news is that SDBotox offers skin treatments that can significantly reduce most signs of aging skin, removing sunspots, easing out small wrinkles and scars, and rejuvenating your skin to regain an even-toned complexion with a healthy glow. You won’t need to wait long to see a noticeable difference either. Some of our minimally invasive treatments deliver immediate results, while others can significantly improve your skin condition within only a few weeks.
What Causes Hyperpigmentation and Facial Scars?
Over time environmental factors such as the sun, wind and pollution can cause visible damage to our skin. Elements within our bodies, including hormonal shifts, illness, diet, and genetics can also contribute to an uneven skin tone with dark spots, enlarged pores, and scarring. Before you opt to correct skin flaws, you should understand the cause of your condition. Choosing the best treatment solution followed by a maintenance regime with products such as SkinMedica can help you to get the most from the procedure and ensure that you retain a healthy complexion for years to come.
Hyperpigmentationis also called sunspots, liver spots, or age spots and is an unwelcome sign of aging in our skin. Hyperpigmentation is mostly attributed to the skin’s exposure to the elements and may be noticeable as dark blemishes on exposed areas such as your face and hands. These dark spots are the result of the overproduction of melanin, a pigment produced by skin cells called melanocytes. Sun exposure causes hyperactivity in melanocytes, resulting in darkened areas of skin. Although sun exposure is the most common cause of hyperpigmentation, another reason could be melasma, also called chloasma. This condition is found only in women and is caused by fluctuations in estrogen levels due to pregnancy or the use of oral contraceptives. Melasma causes large brown patches in a pattern on the face, specifically on the forehead, cheeks, and upper lip. For unknown reasons, melanocytes (pigment cells) in the skin get triggered by estrogen and are stimulated continuously to produce pigment. There is no way to deactivate melanocytes, which makes treatment of melasma more difficult than other forms of hyperpigmentation. Controlling melasma requires constant maintenance with procedures such as a chemical peel. Other factors that can contribute to uneven skin are enlarged pores due to oily skin, chemicals in cosmetics, and pollutants in the environment. Uneven skin and small wrinkles are also sometimes hereditary. Facial scars can appear due to acne, childhood diseases such as chickenpox, and by accidents or surgery.
What Treatment Option Should You Choose?
When you book an appointment at SDBotox, we will suggest a personalized treatment plan to rejuvenate your skin. All procedures at our medispa are minimally invasive and designed to interrupt your lifestyle as little as possible. While some treatments might cause slight discomfort and redness or swelling for a few hours after the procedure, others will leave your skin immediately looking healthy and glowing, with no downtime at all.
A chemical peel removes the outer layer of dead skin cells (called epidermis) from your face, revealing the smooth, radiant skin below. Chemical peels are successful at removing sunspots, scars, and fine lines from your face, neck, and hands.
PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma)
PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) skin rejuvenation usually delivers a noticeable improvement in skin texture, color, and overall tone within three weeks. You can also expect your skin to keep improving for up to eight weeks after treatment. PRP skin rejuvenation is a minimally invasive natural treatment and works effectively to diminish enlarged pores and improve skin texture and tone by injecting keratin and collagen under the epidermis.
HydraFacial MD is a resurfacing technique for your skin that is especially effective against wrinkles, hyperpigmentation sunspots, oily or congested skin and large pores. There is no discomfort or downtime, and your skin will immediately have more elasticity, firmness, and an even tone and texture. A HydraFacial treatment works in multiple steps such as cleansing, exfoliating, extracting impurities, and restoring vital components to your skin. The procedure can be customized to suit your requirements.
Maintain Flawless Skin at Home with SkinMedica Products
An at-home skincare regimen is an essential part of maintaining the benefits of your treatment at SDBotox. SkinMedica products are only available from a doctor and are formulated to remove fine lines and improve the general health, texture, elasticity, and evenness of your skin. You don’t have to live with hyperpigmentation and facial scars. Book an appointment today to find out how to rejuvenate your skin!