The New Year Is A Great Time To Try Skin Rejuvenation
If you’re unhappy when you look in the mirror because of skin imperfections, now’s the perfect time to give a gift to yourself. Modern skin rejuvenation treatments don’t have to involve painful plastic surgery. Non-invasive treatments can dramatically improve your skin’s appearance.
Padma Sripada, MD, uses the most advanced technology available today for non-invasive skin rejuvenation at her practice, Columbia Internal Medicine, in Castleton, NY. Here’s how our skin rejuvenation treatments can help you.
You can blame the sun and aging
If you’ve been a sun worshipper, you may have wrinkles and dark spots on your face. UV rays from the sun harm your skin tissue. The collagen and elastin fibers, composed of important proteins that help keep your skin smooth and supple, disintegrate from too much sun, as well as natural aging. Eventually, uneven ridges or wrinkles, start appearing - especially on your face, neck, and hands.
Perhaps brown spots are appearing on your face, neck, hands and other areas exposed to the sun. When you’re at the pool, on the beach, or in the garden on a sunny day, your body releases a surge of melanin, a skin pigment that tries to protect your skin when it’s exposed to sunlight. It’s the reason your skin tans. As you get older, some of the melanin isn’t distributed smoothly, and dark spots can develop.
Facial veins, also called spider veins, are another unsightly skin problem. Those red or purple squiggly lines running across your cheeks or nose are actually broken blood vessels just under the skin. Like sun spots and wrinkles, facial spider veins and can also result from too much time in the sun or from rosacea.
Non-invasive skin rejuvenation
Dr. Sripada uses the Icon™ Aesthetic System by CynoSure® to rejuvenate your skin without any needles, blood, or invasive surgery. It’s today’s state-of-the-art skin rejuvenation system using intense pulsed light and laser technology. Different hand-held devices offer different wavelengths and types of light to solve common skin imperfections.
Icon’s ThreeForMe™ treats fine lines and wrinkles, dark spots, and facial veins in one treatment, saving you time and money. The Icon’s intense pulsed light (IPL) device reduces the appearance of brown spots, facial veins, and rosacea. Fine lines and wrinkles are smoothed away with Icon’s laser light technology.
Does your face have a series of small craters from old acne scars? The Icon laser system can smooth out the indentations so you don’t have to be reminded of all of those face breakouts when you look in the mirror.
If you had a sports accident that caused facial scarring as a result of surgery, the Icon system also reduces the appearance of surgical scars.
Customized treatments for your skin
Dr. Sripada explains how many treatments you need based on your skin condition. A typical treatment protocol involves one to three 30-minute sessions every four weeks. She takes the time to answer all of your questions about the technology and shows you before and after photos of other patients. Side effects are minor and involve some swelling and redness, which disappear in a day or two.
Call our office for the most advanced skin rejuvenation treatments available today in addition to all of your internal medicine needs.