3 Ways Your Dermatologist Can Help You Look Younger

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Mature Woman at BeachIf you’ve always dreamed of having more even, smoother and younger-looking skin, your dermatologist may be able to help. There are a variety of skin rejuvenation treatments, such as intense pulsed light therapy (IPL), chemical peels, and BOTOX® that can help to restore a more youthful complexion.

1. IPL

IPL, or intense pulsed light therapy, involves the use of bright light to lift pigment and to stimulate your skin’s natural production of collagen, the protein that gives skin its firm, youthful structure. This can help to minimize the appearance of lines and wrinkles, as well as address acne scars and other skin discoloration. It is also effective at reducing sun spots and for hair reduction.

Most IPL treatment sessions take about 30 minutes or less, although some can be longer depending on your individual needs. Best results are obtained with more than one treatment.

2. Chemical Peels

Chemical peels work by using a specific chemical solution as an exfoliant, causing your skin to shed the old outer layer of skin cells, revealing the fresh layer underneath. There are numerous types and strengths and chemical peels, and depending on the type used, treatments can improve a variety of concerns, such as fine lines and wrinkles, skin discoloration, scars and other signs of sun damage. This treatment can help to get rid of crow’s feet and other wrinkles, skin discoloration, scars and signs of sun damage. Again, best results are obtained with more than one treatment.

Chemical peels come in a range of different types and concentrations, so talk to your dermatologist about the best choice for your skin.

3. BOTOX®

BOTOX® is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures. It consists of a neurotoxin called botulinum toxin, which temporarily relaxes the facial muscle contractions that cause lines and wrinkles. One of the many benefits of BOTOX® injections is that they typically take less than 20 minutes to administer and they result in little to no downtime afterwards.

Although your BOTOX® results will gradually fade over time, most people enjoy a smoother, younger look for up to six months before scheduling a touch-up appointment. Over time, BOTOX® can soften even deeper wrinkles.