Skin problems come in many different forms. When you have problem skin, it can make you look less attractive or older than you actually are. Dr. Rao of Rao Dermatology offers a wide range of skin treatments and procedures for each and every skin condition that you may have. Whether you are looking to treat aging skin or a serious skin condition, our dermatologist can help you. Let’s take a deeper look at some common skin treatment choices that are available and what each involves.
Chemical peels are medical-grade solutions that are applied to the skin for varying periods of time to remove portions of the outer skin layer. This prompts healing and removal of the outer skin layer, leading to the diminishment of problems like scars due to acne, injury, or trauma and other skin imperfections.
Light chemical peels remove only the outermost layer of skin or epidermis. They are effective at treating superficial skin imperfections like fine lines and wrinkles and light scars. They typically involve the application of acids like glycolic or lactic acids and are left on the skin for a short period of time. No sedation is required.
Since light chemical peels are the gentlest form of peel available, they sometimes require multiple treatments with our dermatologist in order to have success against some skin problems. However, many patients prefer to have a light peel because no sedation is required and little to no downtime is expected.
If you have more stubborn skin problems, a deeper chemical peel may be necessary. Although this type of peel involves more side effects and downtime, it also offers the most dramatic results available. During your initial consultation, our dermatologist can help you determine if a professional peel treatment can work for you.
MesoNeedling is a minimally-invasive skin rejuvenation treatment that involves passing a special device over the surface of your skin to create tiny punctures in it. Although these microscopic channels are virtually invisible to the naked eye, they coax your body into a healing cascade that helps minimize lines, wrinkles, and scars.
This treatment also works very well in conjunction with topical skin care products. Ointments, gels, serums, and solutions see dramatic increases in skin absorption by taking advantage of the micro-channels created by the treatment process.
The incredible precision of modern lasers makes them ideal for skin treatments with our dermatologist. Since we are able to selectively target only unwanted skin tissue, the surrounding tissue remains intact. Less skin removal means less time spent in recovery and healing.
These are just a few of the useful treatments offered at Rao Dermatology in Fresno, Hanford, Woodbridge, Manhattan, and Atlantic Highlands. Contact us today to schedule a consultation with our dermatologist!