Many people find that, as they age, imperfections in their skin develop and become more noticeable. Fortunately, Dr. Doezie offers several non-surgical skin care treatments to address these concerns.
Am I a Candidate for Skin Care Treatments?
Anyone who has blemishes, scars, acne, or wrinkles is a potential candidate for skin care treatments. Ideal candidates should be in good health with realistic expectations of their results. People with medical conditions that may affect treatment or recovery should consult with Dr. Doezie before treatment.
What Procedures Are Available in Ladera Ranch, CA?
Dr. Doezie offers a number of treatments in his California office.
Diamond Glow Facials
A diamond glow facial treatment uses a special diamond-tipped tool to exfoliate the skin and remove contaminants and debris from your pores. This treatment is ideal for patients who want younger-looking skin and are looking to reduce wrinkles, skin discoloration, and more.
Chemical peels apply a series of chemical solutions to exfoliate the skin. This treatment causes the surface layer to peel off, revealing the younger-looking layer of skin beneath. This treatment is ideal for patients who want to address skin discoloration, low level scaring, or minor wrinkles.
Dermaplaning treatment uses a scalpel to remove the topmost layer of dead skin cells. This process also removes fine facial hairs (known as peach fuzz). The major advantage of dermaplaning is that it can be done before other skin care treatments to enhance their effects. On its own, dermaplaning provides brighter, younger-looking skin immediately.
Patients with acne breakouts or who have sensitive skin should avoid this option.
Microneedling treatments use a specialized roller or derma pen to create microscopic injuries in the skin to stimulate healing. The natural processes that heal these micro-injuries cause skin cells to rejuvenate around each of these points. Also known as collagen induction therapy, microneedling results in healthier and firmer skin.
This treatment is ideal for patients with sagging skin or wrinkles, but can also be used to reduce the appearance of scars. Patients with blood-borne illnesses or medical conditions that exacerbate bleeding should not undergo this procedure.
Intense pulsed light (IPL) treatments are used to treat skin discoloration and surface-level wrinkles. These treatments are often used to treat skin discoloration caused by sun damage. IPL tends to be slightly safer than laser treatments, with a reduced risk of burns. However, IPL treatments are usually pigment-based; therefore, they will be less effective at treating conditions that are not focused on skin discoloration or hair follicles.
CO2 laser treatments are used to treat many skin conditions, including scarring, skin discoloration, wrinkles, and more. It is often used in short bursts to remove the top layer of skin, revealing the younger, healthier skin below. Laser treatments are quite popular, with many patients reporting high levels of satisfaction with their laser treatment results.
How Long Is the Recovery After a Skin Care Treatment?
This depends on which treatment you choose, but most patients experience minimal downtime and return to work immediately following treatment without issue. There may be a few days when patients experience minor discomfort after certain specific treatments, similar to that of a moderate sunburn. These symptoms generally pass within two to four days.
What Are the Results of Skin Care Treatments?
Most skin care treatments provide younger-looking skin with fewer wrinkles, discolored areas, or unwanted hair. Results may vary depending on the specific treatment used and the degree to which the treatment is performed. Most patients require a series of treatments (usually between three and six) to achieve optimal results.
The final results of most skin care treatments are lasting, with some lasting many years. Proper skin care, such as an at-home regimen, proper sun protection, and good skin cleanliness can extend these benefits.
Interested in Skin Care Treatments in Ladera Ranch, CA?
Are you curious about skin care options in Ladera Ranch, California? Contact Mission Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Center if you want to find out more about the cost of specific skin care treatments. We have been serving the Orange County area since we opened in 2007 with a vision of providing high-quality medical care. Call us at 949-481-9850 or fill out our online contact form to set up an appointment.