Skin resurfacing is one of the most versatile and effective skincare treatments available. Here at Derrow Dermatology, we recommend it for patients with various skin concerns as it can restore their confidence without surgery.
So, how exactly does skin resurfacing work? We use three unique treatments for skin resurfacing: DOT® Therapy, Microneedling, and Venus Viva™ RF. While DOT® Therapy vaporizes the skin gently to reveal fresh skin, Venus Viva™ RF uses SmartScan™ technology to trigger the body’s natural self-healing process. Microneedling uses your natural skin regeneration process to increase collagen within the skin and refresh your overall complexion over time.
Your particular skin concerns and aesthetic goals will dictate which treatment we recommend for you. Keep reading to learn more about the benefits of skin resurfacing.
Treats a Variety of Skin Concerns
Skin resurfacing treats countless skin concerns. Whether you’re struggling with acne scars, wrinkles, sun spots, lax skin, or any other imperfections on your skin, skin resurfacing may be the solution you’ve been longing for. It can improve the appearance of your skin and help you feel good about the way you look. In the event you don’t have a serious skin concern, skin resurfacing can be a great preventative treatment and help you keep your skin looking great.
If you opt for skin resurfacing, you can expect to be in and out of our office in an hour as the actual treatment time is usually 30 minutes or less. Depending on the treatment you choose, you may need to do a series of treatments spaced out every four weeks or so.
Since skin resurfacing is a non-invasive treatment, it comes with minimal downtime. Unlike surgical procedures like a facelift, you can return to work and your daily activities right away if you do something like the Venus Viva. Microneedling can take up to a few days to heal after each treatment and DOT Therapy can take as long as a week to fully heal. If you lead a busy lifestyle, you’ll love these treatments because they can help you achieve great skin without causing a major disruption in your life.
Although results from skin resurfacing aren’t immediate, you can expect a visible improvement in your skin in several days. This improvement will get even better over the course of several months. While you’ll likely require future touch-up treatments, the results are usually long-lasting.
With Venus Viva™ RF and Microneedling, you may require 3 to 4 monthly treatments. DOT® Therapy, however, often only require a single treatment.