There are numerous spa treatments that can improve a range of skin issues. Treatments that are meant to smooth wrinkles, repair skin damage, and promote collagen production will allow your skin to return to a more youthful state.
Chemical Skin Resurfacing
Chemical peels are one the of most versatile treatments to rejuvenate the skin. The type of acid used will dictate the intensity of the peel and the results. Light peels that only use a weaker acid can help smooth the skin by encouraging old skin to slough off. A light peel might be done routinely as a component of a more complex skin care regimen. Smoother skin can improve the way makeup looks on the skin and increase the absorption of skin care products.
Peels can also be medium or deep in intensity. As the intensity increases, the peel is done less frequently and the recovery period will be longer and more extensive. For example, deep peels may take weeks for the skin to fully recover because the upper layer of skin darkens, then peels away. The benefit of more intense peels is they can be effective for significant skin issues such as old acne scars or deeper wrinkles.
Manual Skin Resurfacing
Manual techniques can be used for skin resurfacing. One of the benefits of manual techniques is the procedure is more controlled and there is less risk of burns or other damage to the skin. Microdermabrasion is one skin resurfacing technique that involves using a fine granular material to essentially polish the skin. The abrasive nature of the procedure removes old skin and smooths imperfections. Since microdermabrasion can be done in a precise manner, it works well for targeting acne scars or smoothing specific wrinkles. Laser skin resurfacing can perform a similar function. Much like chemical peels, laser resurfacing can be done at varying levels of intensity.
Stimulate Collagen Production
Spa treatments designed to stimulate collagen production can make the skin tighter and more youthful-looking. Microneedling or facial acupuncture are options to promote collagen production. Both techniques are designed to cause small amounts of damage to the skin by using needles. As the body heals these small areas of damage, collagen production increases during the healing process. Although laser resurfacing has the benefit of smoothing the upper layers of skin, it also simultaneously encourages collagen production, which can make the skin tighter, especially if there are areas of sagging. A major advantage of using laser resurfacing as opposed to a needling technique is not breaking the skin and reducing the possibility of infection or excessive bleeding.
Chemical and manual methods of resurfacing the skin are popular ways to help reduce lines while improving skin texture. Combining collagen-increasing treatments with skin resurfacing can help you achieve ideal results.
Contact a local spa to learn more about skin rejuvenation treatments.