Thanks to that one notorious plot line in Sex and the City, chemical peels have gotten a pretty negative reputation — but the truth is that these professional exfoliating treatments can be a remarkable weapon in your arsenal against skin damage and other signs of skin aging. “Chemical peels can be a really effective means of resurfacing the skin,” explains Dr. Michael Suzman, board-certified plastic surgeon and co-founder of RescueMD.
What if we told you there was a way to make your skin appear immediately smoother and brighter, stimulate cell turnover, and help your skincare products work better — all with practically zero downtime? Now, what if we told you that you can reap all of these rewards by . . . taking a blade to your face? It sounds surprising, but this technique exists, and it’s called dermaplaning. Better, you can get it performed by your local medical esthetician to instantly reap these benefits on your lunch break, or you can DIY dermaplaning for a less advanced version of the treatment.
We all make mistakes. Sometimes they’re harmless, like accidentally missing your video conference call date with your college BFFs. Other times, they’re a bit more complicated — like that tattoo that you spontaneously got on spring break 15 years ago. You may have loved it for a few years, but now it’s become a burden that you’ve tried covering with makeup, jewelry, and clothing for over a decade. If you’re tired of figuring out ways to hide that old tattoo, good news: Advancements in medical aesthetics technology have made it possible to remove tattoos with lasers. Today, tattoo removal lasers can now zap away all different shades of dye on a wide range of skin tones, making it possible to remove all traces of any so-called “permanent” tattoo mistakes.
These days, it seems like there are countless skin treatments — both at home and in-office — designed to give you smoother, brighter, more even skin. One such treatment is microdermabrasion, a form of physical exfoliation. While you can definitely DIY microdermabrasion with at-home devices, you’ll see the most dramatic results by booking a professional treatment with an esthetician, dermatologist, or other skincare expert. Microdermabrasion is a non-invasive procedure that boasts zero to little downtime, but how you care for your skin as you recover can make a big difference in the results you see, as well as how long they last. Keep reading to learn more about microdermabrasion, microdermabrasion aftercare, the best serum to use after microdermabrasion, and more.
So, you decided to help correct different signs of skin damage with microneedling — congratulations! Maybe you liked the effects of at-home dermarolling and wanted to try the professional version, or perhaps your doctor recommended microneedling as a solution for getting rid of acne scars. Either way, this treatment (also known as collagen induction therapy) is a popular choice with anyone looking to help improve the look of their skin.
Acne scars may be the most frustrating form of skin damage out there. After facing a pesky bout of acne, it’s quite upsetting when it leaves behind dark marks and scars — permanent reminders of your struggles with your skin. The good news is that there are professional treatments that can help get rid of your acne scars, as well as skincare products you can use at home to help improve the appearance of visible acne scarring and dark marks.
Take a look in the mirror — what do you see? Hopefully, you’re able to focus on your best attributes, like a great smile or bright eyes, but often, it’s just too easy to concentrate on skin damage instead. You know what we’re talking about, especially if you have a magnifying mirror at home: Fine lines and wrinkles, dark spots, scarring, skin laxity, and other signs of skin damage all have a way of being, well, alarmingly noticeable when you’re up close and personal in the mirror.
What do sun spots, wrinkles and fine lines, and skin laxity all have in common? Besides being frustrating, these skin concerns are proof of DNA damage. It sounds surprising, but it’s true: Skin aging is actually untreated DNA damage that has built up over time, frequently due to careless behaviors. Luckily, there are topical products that can help. DNA repair serums use careful blends of potent, cutting-edge ingredients to help skin look healthier, smoother, and more even in tone. But before understanding how DNA repair serums work, you have to understand what happens to your skin. Keep reading to learn all about skin and DNA damage, DNA repair, and DNA repair serums.