5 different types of skin treatments you need to know about

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Your skin is the largest organ in your body, so it’s vital to take care of it on both the inside and outside. There are many different types of skin treatments available to help you do this, each with its own intended purpose and ingredients. This guide will discuss the five most common types of skin treatments and how they work together to create better overall skin health and appearance.

1) Laser

Laser skin treatments use focused light to improve the appearance of the skin. lasers can be used to remove unwanted hair, treat acne, reduce the appearance of scars, and more. There are different types of lasers that can be used for different purposes, so it’s important to consult with a laser skin clinic or aesthetician to find out which laser is right for you. CO2 lasers, like Fraxel, selectively target darker areas while causing less damage to surrounding tissue. Diode lasers emit short pulses in blue and red wavelengths that penetrate deep into the skin’s layers where they interact with water molecules in the dermis to stimulate collagen production for firmer-looking skin. Erbium lasers use heat to destroy epidermal cells in order to activate healing processes below the surface of your skin for improved tone and texture.

2) Microdermabrasion

Microdermabrasion is a skin treatment that uses fine crystals to exfoliate the outer layer of skin. This type of treatment can be done at home with an at-home microdermabrasion kit or at a spa or dermatologist’s office. Microdermabrasion can help improve the appearance of sun damage, fine lines, age spots, and more. It can also help reduce oil production in your pores. While you should avoid this treatment if you have active acne, it’s safe for most people with dry or sensitive skin types. 

3) Chemical peels

A chemical peel is a treatment used to improve the appearance of the skin by removing the top layer of dead skin cells. The new skin that is revealed after a chemical peel is usually smoother and less wrinkled than the old skin. Chemical peels can be done on the face, neck, or hands. There are three different types of chemical peels: light, medium, and deep. Light chemical peels are the most gentle and are often used to treat fine wrinkles, sun damage, and mild acne scars. Medium chemical peels help with moderate wrinkles, brown spots, moderate acne scars, and melasma. Deep chemical peels have a greater effect on severe conditions such as severe acne scarring and pigmentation problems.

4) Body peels

One popular type of skin treatment is a body peel, which is essentially a facial for your entire body. This treatment can be done in a spa or at home, and typically involves applying a chemical solution to the skin, which removes the top layer of dead skin cells. Body peels can leave your skin feeling softer and smoother, and can also help improve the appearance of scars or stretch marks. However, if you have sensitive skin, this may not be the best option for you. Those with darker complexions should use caution as some treatments could cause hyperpigmentation, especially if there are sunspots on the area being treated. 

5) Laser hair removal

Laser hair removal is a type of cosmetic treatment that uses laser light to remove unwanted hair. It’s considered safe and effective for most people. During laser hair removal, a technician will use a handheld device to direct laser light at your hair follicles. The intense heat from the laser damages the hair follicles, which prevents them from growing new hair. Laser hair removal can be used on any area of the body, including the face, legs, arms, bikini area, and armpits.