As any woman can tell you, having beautiful skin is hard work. And it only gets harder as we age. Luckily, there are more tools than ever to help battle the tell-tale signs of aging: age spots, wrinkles and fine lines. From organic peels to chemical peels or laser skin resurfacing treatments, women everywhere have the option of looking younger with fresh and rejuvenated skin.
Before and After Results of Green PeelImages Courtesy of www.doctorstv.com
Recently featured on The Doctors, the 100% organic Green Peel may deliver chemical-peel-like results. In place of acids used in chemical peels, the Green Peel uses several herbs, including horsetail to exfoliate the skin. Natural silica within the horsetail polishes the skin and when it penetrates the pores, it may actually stimulate collagen and increase blood flow. Immediately after the Green Peel, skin will turn red as layers of skin are sloughing off. According to dermatologist Dr. Lisa Benest, the Green Peel is ideal for all skin color and type. A full treatment includes 5 sessions.
Another option to treat age spots are chemical peels, which use various strengths and types of acids to treat damaged skin. The strategic application of these acids to the skin removes layers of skin to reveal new fresh skin. Ranging from light, medium to deep, chemical peels treat wrinkles, sun damage, age spots or discoloration. Lighter peels may require a series to get the best result. Deep peels may give the most dramatic results but are not without risk: downtime is prolonged and risk of pigmentation increases.
Laser Skin Resurfacing uses laser technology to strategically wound the skin so new, fresher skin grows back. One such procedure, the Pearl laser, treats wrinkles, uneven texture and sun damage. According to Denver cosmetic physician Dr. Tahl Humes, "The Pearl laser actually resurfaces the entire top layer of the skin. It's going to help with browns, pore size, texture, fine lines and wrinkles. The laser heats the superficial dermis, stimulates collagen and is ideal for anyone who wants their skin to look better."
Results of Dr. Tahl Humes, Patient treated with IPL immediately followed by Pearl
The Pearl laser may also be combined with other procedures such as the IPL to maximize results. Intense Pulse Light treatments produce a laser signal that is absorbed by melanin, which causes pigment in skin. Injured skin is removed by natural body processes and new skin is evenly toned and fresh.
With so many options available, be sure to discuss all your skin concerns with your physician to determine the best course of treatment for you!