Yes, spring has sprung and as many of us are doing spring cleaning in our houses (how did that dust bunny get there?), many of us are getting spring cleaning done to our faces as well. The harsh winter weather, stress or sun damage could be to blame but as seen on The Doctors, these 3 non-invasive facial rejuvenation procedures can clear the cobwebs, buff and shine the face for a fresh spring look.
Iriderm KTP Laser Treatment of Facial Spider Veins
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- Laser The Cobwebs (Spider Veins) Away
Spider veins that appear on the face may not be painful but they can be unsightly. Luckily, they are also quite easy to treat. Previously, the only option was sclerotherapy but board certified dermatologist Dr. Sandra Lee visits the set to perform a laser procedure that "erases" spider veins on the face. Sun damage causes the small blood vessels to dilate and can happen on any skin type but Dr. Lee points out that spider veins tend to be more visible on fairer complected people.
The Iriderm KTP laser can be used to be treat all skin types as it targets the red blood cells, causing the vessels to collapse, shrink and in most cases, disappear. Designed to be a single treatment, spider veins that are treated are gone. It is possible to develop new spider veins so more treatments may be necessary. Staying out of the sun and always using sunblock is a good way to try to prevent new spider veins from forming again.
- Buff Away Peach Fuzz
In a process that Dr. Ordon called "dermaplaning," Dr. Lee performed the next rejuvenation step with a skin blade. Many women have peach fuzz on their face and by removing this fine facial hair first, it allows the last step, the laser resurfacing, to really penetrate the skin. Removal of peach fuzz will not cause it to grow back thicker or darker. Also a standalone procedure, peach fuzz removal can be combined with other facial rejuvenation procedures such as a facial peels.
- Time To Add Some Shine
Not the bad kind, of course! The last and final step of the spring cleaning facial rejuvenation is laser skin rejuvenation with the Mixto CO2 Fractional Laser. On a deeper setting, the Mixto is capable of treating a myriad of skin conditions, including acne scars, stretch marks, deep lines and wrinkles. However, in this case, a much lower setting is being used to refinish the skin so the procedure takes only 10 minutes and has no downtime.
Patients can have these procedures done during lunch and return to work, looking refreshed and ready for spring!