Skin Resurfacing

Skin Resurfacing Treatment in Chandigarh

Most people wish to always have smooth, clear, and evenly-toned skin. Unfortunately, over time, the skin surface prevents wear and tear from injury, ageing, and environmental factors, in the form of age spots, wrinkles, scars, and discoloration. Skin resurfacing treatment in Chandigarh offered by Dr. Ishaa Junejaa can alone help them achieve the same and enhance their looks.

What is Skin Resurfacing?
Skin resurfacing refers to a variety of non-surgical or minimally-invasive treatments designed to renew and revitalise the skin with minimal downtime. These treatments help one achieve a younger-looking, beautiful, brighter complexion by removing or remodelling the most damaged outer skin layers and allowing healthier, smoother skin to appear in its place. These treatments encourage the production of new collagen and the new skin cells help reinvigorate the skin. Their results usually last for years if the skin has been properly cared for. Usually, these treatments are performed on the face, hands, and some other body parts like the neck and chest.

Why is it done?

Skin resurfacing can be done to treat a myriad of skin concerns, such as:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Sun-damaged skin
  • Dull and rough skin
  • Loose skin
  • Pigmentation
  • Acne scars
  • Uneven skin tone
  • Scarring.

If one is suffering from these issues and wants to achieve youthful, clear-looking skin, they can get these amazing skin resurfacing treatment in Chandigarh with Dr. Ishaa Junejaa, an expert cosmetologist.

Why is it done?

Most Sought-After Skin Resurfacing Procedures

Chemical Peel
This treatment modality makes use of particular peeling agents that are acidic solutions of varying strengths- called chemical peels. The healthcare professional applies a chemical solution on the skin to be treated which causes uncontrolled damage to the skin. During the treatment, the acid is carefully applied using a brush or cotton swab and left undisturbed on the skin for some time. At this time the patient may feel a warm-to-hot sensation lasting for a few minutes. 

It is followed by a stinging sensation. The applied acid is then washed off or neutralised. Over a couple of days following the treatment, the old, damaged skin layer peels away gradually to reveal a smoother, youthful, refreshing skin appearance.
A chemical peel can be used to reduce or remove acne scars or minor surgical/injury scars, tighten and evenly tone the skin, brighten the skin complexion, smoothen superficial fine lines and wrinkles, lessen or remove blotchiness, age spots, or skin discoloration; and remove keratosis or pre-cancerous growths.
Depending upon the strength of the acid used for chemical peel treatment, a chemical peel treatment can be classified as light, medium, or deep peel. These three types of peels vary in how deeply they can penetrate the skin and how many skin layers they can effectively remove. The doctor recommends a chemical peel based on the skin type, the specific type of issue they wish to address, and how deep the peel needs to work to achieve the desired results.

Light chemical peels can reach only through the upper epidermis. These include mild acids like alpha-hydroxy acids like lactic acid and glycolic acid. It can be safely applied to the skin by a trained experienced aesthetician or a cosmetologist. This lunchtime peel may be best for the treatment of acne, fine wrinkling, dry or uneven skin, and rough sun-damaged skin to help encourage a healthy glow to the skin. After treatment with a light chemical peel, the recovery may be within hours to a few days but with minimal to zero downtime. The desired results cannot be obtained in a single treatment. Multiple sessions are required to produce and maintain the desired results.  
Mild chemical peels help remove the outermost skin layer and the upper part of the middle skin layer. These include salicylic acid and mild concentration of trichloroacetic acid. This choice may be best if the patient has age spots, acne scars, uneven or moderate skin discoloration, and mild to moderate wrinkles. Recovery from such a peel may take a week or more and involve some downtime. The desired results are obtained after multiple treatments.  
Deep chemical peels penetrate much deeper into the skin to the lower middle layer of the skin. There is a need for pre-treatment for up to 8 weeks. These types of peels are recommended to address moderate lines and wrinkles, deep acne scars, extensive sun-damaged skin, blotchy skin, and/or actinic keratosis (precancerous growths). Examples include phenol peels and strong trichloroacetic acid peels. In a single treatment, the desired results can be achieved. Recovery time is much longer and the procedure is associated with no significant downtime. These are more involved treatments producing more dramatic skin improvements.             
Unlike other skin resurfacing treatments, chemical peels tend to be very cost-effective as there is no need for expensive equipment to perform chemical peels. For more information on skin resurfacing treatment in Chandigarh, pay a visit to Dr. Ishaa Junejaa Aesthetics.

Laser Skin Resurfacing

This approach involves the use of a laser that delivers intense light beams of a specific wavelength into the skin. Two types of lasers can be used to treat minor skin flaws and improve the appearance of the skin, including:

Ablative lasers- These are aggressive on the skin as they cause thermal injury to the skin surface (epidermis) to remove the old and damaged skin layers and encourage new skin to heal on that site. They even heat the underlying skin (dermis) that stimulates the growth of new collagen- a skin structural protein that improves skin texture and firmness. The different ablative lasers include an erbium laser, CO2 laser, and combination systems.

Non-ablative lasers- These types of lasers do not break the skin’s surface, instead they heat the skin dermis to encourage collagen growth. The different non-ablative laser types include ND: YAG laser, pulsed-dye laser, and intense pulsed light therapy.

  • The above-mentioned lasers are also the two methods of performing laser resurfacing. Both of them can be delivered using a fractional laser that helps create microscopic columns of untreated tissue in the entire treatment site. This allows the laser light to safely penetrate deep into the skin and provides dramatic skin improvements without extensive downtime.
  • Laser skin resurfacing can help smoothen fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin tone and texture, treat age spots, treat sun-damaged skin, tighten skin, remove the unwelcomed body and facial hair, and fade away mild to moderate acne scars or remove surgical scars. It is done as an outpatient procedure by numbing the skin to be treated with local anaesthesia. However, if there is a need for extensive skin resurfacing, the person to be treated may be sedated.
  • If ablative laser resurfacing is performed, the procedure may typically last anywhere between 30 minutes to 2 hours, depending upon the technique used and the size of the area treated. In a single treatment, it can produce the desired skin improvements. However, if the patient is undertaking a non-ablative laser resurfacing, possibly the results that he/she is looking for can be achieved in 1-3 treatments or even more scheduled over weeks or months.
  • Following ablative laser resurfacing, the patient’s skin may remain inflamed for up to several months. After it heals completely, there is a notable improvement in the skin quality and appearance which stays for years. The results of non-ablative resurfacing tend to be gradual, progressive, and long-lasting as new collagen is produced for rejuvenating the skin's appearance. The patient is most likely to notice improvements in skin texture and pigment rather than in wrinkles. It may take several months to visualise the full effects of a new layer of the skin and for collagen growth to take its shape.  

Frequently Asked Questions

What other skin resurfacing treatments can help?

These treatments help minimise blemishes and sun damage and help one restore a youthful and clear complexion.

Other treatments for skin rejuvenation are:

  • Dermabrasion
  • Photofacial
  • Micro needling
  • Certain skin exfoliating serums.

How skin resurfacing treatment can improve the skin?

  • They help minimise age spots, fine lines, or wrinkles
  • Treat age spots, tanning, redness, or discoloration
  • Tighten aged skin by encouraging collagen production
  • Remove acne or acne scars
  • Make the skin look brighter and flawless.

For more information on skin resurfacing treatment in Chandigarh, schedule an appointment now with the best skin doctor in Chandigarh at Dr. Ishaa Junejaa Aesthetics.

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