After acne treatments, many patients choose to treat their acne scars. Lasers, such as the Fraxel and Fractional CO2 Laser stimulate collagen to fill in the pitted acne scars left behind after acne is treated. After treatment of acne and acne scars, our patients often seek out ways to make their skin appear brighter, healthier, and more radiant. Once the skin is clear, its time to decrease pigmentation, fine lines, and wrinkles.
Dr. Schweiger explains that, "Treatments such as chemical peels, microdermabrasion and Botox are very popular after patients complete their acne treatment. These are fast treatments, performed in the office, with little to no downtime."
Chemical Peels use a peeling agent to remove dead skin cells and unwanted pigmentation from the skin. Medium depth chemical peels are used to treat melasma, sun damage, and improve the texture of the skin. Superficial chemical peels can be used to improve the skin's appearance before a big event.
Microdermabrasion uses crystals to manually remove dead skin cells and mild textural changes from the skin. Fine lines and clogged pores both benefit from microdermabrasion treatments.
Botox is used to prevent and treat wrinkles on the face caused by excessive muscle movement. Botox works by blocking the neurotransmitter that signals muscle contraction; this prevents the unnecessary muscle contraction that results in the formation of deep wrinkles between the eyebrows, on the forehead, and around the eyes.
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