According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the popularity of non-invasive facial rejuvenation techniques has grown over 200% since 2000! The two most common non-invasive treatments for baggy eyes, wrinkles, and scarring are injectable fillers and chemical peels. Here’s what you need to know about these non-invasive procedures to take away wrinkles and dark circles.
Injectables are the fastest and most comfortable way to get rid of wrinkles, crow’s feet, laugh lines, and frown lines. Examples of injectable fillers include:
- Juvéderm® is a type of filler used to treat facial contours
- Botox® is an injectable muscle relaxer used to treat wrinkles
- Radiesse® is an injectable that stimulates collagen in the body, which in turn gets rid of wrinkles
- Belotero Balance® is an injectable used to treat wrinkles around the mouth area
- Restylane® describes a line of products that uses hyaluronic acid, offering popular lip and cheek fillers
- Xeomin® is used to treat cervical dystonia as well as frown lines found between the eyebrows
- Dysport® is similar to Botox and is used to treat wrinkles on the face as well
About Chemical Peels
Chemical peels carefully remove a layer of skin using specially formulated compounds to leave behind a smoother skin layer. If you want to treat pigmentation, blemishes, or skin texture, then a chemical peel may fit your needs. Chemical peels come in different types, and a professional plastic surgeon will help determine which type is the most suitable for you based on skin type and level of damage. There is no one size fits all approach when it comes to chemical peels.
There are three basic types of chemical peels. They include:
- Superficial peel
- Medium peel
- Deep peel
Superficial peels involve using an acid with mild potency that will only penetrate your skin's top layer. They work well if you only have some discoloration or light blemishes. An example of a superficial peel is the Jessner’s peel, which can treat acne, photo-damaged, and aging skin.
Medium peels are the next step up from superficial peels. Medium layer peels will target the middle layer of the skin and generally eliminate fine lines, age spots, wrinkles, freckles, and most skin discoloration. An example of a medium peel treatment is the cranberry salicylic micro peel. Salicylic peels can also be done as a superficial peel by lowering its potency, depending on your skin condition.
Deep peels are medical-grade peels and are the last resort for any chemical peel treatment. Deep peels can get rid of most skin blemishes, including scars resulting from injury or acne. The VI Peel™ and Glycolic Peel are examples of deep peel treatments.
Expert Non-Invasive Facial Rejuvenation in Washington D.C.
If you live in the Washington D.C area and need expert advice and skin treatments, then visit Baltimore-Washington Facial Plastic Surgery, the office of Dr. Thomas T. Le. From microfacial therapy to more advanced skin rejuvenation procedures, Dr. Le will take care of all your plastic and cosmetic surgery needs. Call us today!