In Annapolis, MD
Aging, exposure to the sun, and our genes can cause our faces to lose their glow and firmness.
Wrinkles and sun and age spots start to appear. Blood vessels show through the surface. Thankfully, there are numerous skin resurfacing techniques available to improve the look and feel of your skin. Dr. Namita Murthy, fellowship-trained and board eligible by the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, may give you back that youthful radiance.
As we age, we lose a number of important proteins that lay in the middle layer of our skin, collagen, and elastin.
These two substances provide our skin with the support and elasticity it needs to ward off fine lines and wrinkles as well as sagging. Skin resurfacing or skin rejuvenation is an overall term for facial treatments that can rid you of these signs of aging and wear and tear on your skin. A few of these procedures are dermabrasion, chemical peels, and microneedling.
Dermabrasion is a treatment that utilizes a wire brush or diamond wheel. These devices have rough edges that remove the surface of the skin, resulting in controlled surgical scraping. Once the area heals, the skin heals. Dermabrasion is usually used on facial skin that has scars or to reduce fine lines and wrinkles. The process can be done on the whole face or just a small area.
Chemical peels are an alternative to surgical treatments. This process uses a chemical solution to remove the outer layers of your skin. They are most often used to improve acne or acne scars, rough skin, and sun damage. They can also be an effective treatment for discoloration such as age spots, freckles, and dark patches. Chemical peels are classified as either light, medium, or deep depending on how many layers are removed.
Microneedling is a process, sometimes referred to as collagen induction therapy, that uses tiny, sterilized needles to prick the skin, making small wounds. These wounds then encourage more collagen and elastin to be produced. The increased collagen and elastin help to reduce large pores, sun damage, dark spots, and fine lines and wrinkles.
Plasma Skin Resurfacing
Plasma skin resurfacing builds up regenerative proteins in the deeper layers of the skin by using inert nitrogen gas to create micro-injuries to the skin, triggering the body’s healing response. As the body begins to heal, it ramps up the production of collagen and elastin. Plasma skin resurfacing goes a step beyond by using high-frequency waves to further improve the creation of these vital proteins. By then treating the skin with plasma from your own blood, your body absorbs the high concentration of platelets, with gorgeous results.
Skin resurfacing techniques benefit people who want to return their faces to that healthy, youthful glow they had when they were younger.
The treatments are designed to reduce the signs of aging such as dark spots, fine lines and wrinkles, and visible blood vessels. The results depend on the area and condition you want to be treated. Dr. Namita Murthy is dedicated to finding the best fit for your issues and focuses on natural results to help you look and feel more refreshed and younger. If you are interested in skin resurfacing in Annapolis, Dr. Murthy can work with you to find a solution that achieves your cosmetic goals.
When you meet with Dr. Murthy, the two of you will discuss what you hope to accomplish with skin rejuvenation. Depending on the problems that need correction, she will outline the resurfacing treatments that are available.
In addition to dermabrasion, chemical peels, and microneedling, she may suggest others such as laser resurfacing, IPL Photofacial, or plasma skin resurfacing, or dermal fillers, or Botox. If you have more serious concerns, surgical options such as a facelift might be a better solution. The choice depends on what area needs treatment, how much improvement is desired, and how much downtime you can afford.
What to Expect During Skin Resurfacing
After discussing the goals for your appearance, Dr. Murthy will first examine your face and skin. The decision will be made on the type of skin resurfacing technique that will be used. The process for skin resurfacing is dependent on the method used.
With dermabrasion, you are normally given a local anesthetic plus a sedative. You will be awake but relaxed during the procedure. Dr. Murthy will scrape the top layer of skin until the scar or wrinkle is less visible. The treated skin will be protectively covered. With chemical peels, the application will depend on the peel used and the depth of the peel. Either a liquid or gel will be applied to your skin. You will feel some sensitivity while the peel is on your skin. In the end, a neutralizing rinse or cold compresses may be applied.
With microneedling, Dr. Murthy will apply a numbing cream to your skin. She will then use a tool with tiny needles. These needles make tiny cuts in your skin, causing some bleeding. After the procedure is complete, Dr. Murthy may use a cream or serum. With any procedure, Dr. Murthy will explain your follow-up care which will include minimizing sun exposure and using gentle facial care products to extend the benefits of the treatment.
Dermabrasion will require cleansing your skin to avoid infection, changing the dressing or ointment to promote healing, avoiding sun exposure, and several follow-up visits to ensure the health of your skin.
The healing time for chemical peels depends on the level of peel and will range from one day to three weeks. Sun exposure must be avoided. Your skin may need to be soaked daily and ointment applied afterward. For medium and deep peels, you may be prescribed antibiotics. With microneedling, you may have some pain after the treatment. You may need two days to a week of downtime.
The area treated may appear as if you have a mild sunburn. It will take some time to see the results; the increase in collagen will happen over time. In all of these methods, you may need additional visits to achieve the results you want. Remember that aging still happens. Although skin resurfacing is not permanent, you will see an improvement. The length of time that the results last will depend on the type and extent of the treatment.
What Will Skin Resurfacing Accomplish?
In Annapolis skin resurfacing provided by Dr. Namita Murthy will reduce the signs of aging in your face. You will have a decrease in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Scars and discoloration will be less noticeable. The texture of your skin will be improved, and scaly patches will be gone.
Dr. Namita Murthy approaches every treatment with a feminine aesthetic eye for a natural and healthy appearance. She is dedicated to helping you become your best self. Contact Dr. Murthy to determine your ideal type of skin resurfacing in Annapolis.
When you are confident, it shows. Not just in your behavior or your vibe, but in all you do.
If you are self-conscious about a particular area of your body, that shows as well. Imagine the freedom that comes with not worrying about your look when you make your way through life; the freedom of knowing you are putting your best self out there. That is the aesthetics of confidence.