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By The Dermatology and Skin Cancer Center of SW FL
April 09, 2021
Category: Skin Treatment

Your dermatologist in Port Charlotte, FL, can help you enjoy smooth-looking skin.

Your skin is important to your appearance, and you want your skin to look as smooth as possible for as long as possible. That’s where skin rejuvenation options come in. Skin rejuvenation can take years off of your face, giving a boost to your self-confidence.

Your doctor at The Dermatology And Skin Cancer Center of SW FL, in Port Charlotte, FL, offers comprehensive dermatology care, including skin rejuvenation options to help you enjoy younger-looking skin.

So, how does skin rejuvenation work? It promotes cell turnover and increased collagen production, to help your skin look younger and more healthy. Skin rejuvenation can turn dull skin into glowing skin. It can also even out skin tone, giving your skin a uniform, beautiful look.

The most common skin rejuvenation procedures

Laser resurfacing works using light to resurface the upper layers of your skin and stimulate the production of collagen. Your skin will heal naturally and reveal more youthful skin underneath. Laser resurfacing is an excellent choice for reducing the appearance of:

  • Age spots and sun damage
  • Acne scars and uneven skin tone
  • Fine lines and wrinkles

Microdermabrasion works using a device that emits tiny crystals onto your skin. The crystals polish the upper layer of your skin, removing dead skin cells. Microdermabrasion is a great choice for:

  • Minimizing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines
  • Reducing the appearance of large pores
  • Minimizing acne scarring and sun damage

Chemical peels utilize substances like alpha hydroxy acids to get rid of dead skin, showing off the healthy skin underneath. Chemical peels are the perfect choice for:

  • Minimizing uneven skin tone and discolorations
  • Reducing the appearance of sun damage
  • Minimizing acne scarring
  • Reducing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines

You don’t have to let age take over your skin. Keep your skin radiant with rejuvenation procedures. To find out more about how you can achieve younger-looking skin, call The Dermatology And Skin Cancer Center of SW FL, in Port Charlotte, FL, at (941) 625-2878 now!

By The Dermatology and Skin Cancer Center of SW FL
March 02, 2020
Category: Skin Treatment
Tags: Tattoos   Tattoo Removal  

Tattoo removal has become one of aesthetic and medical dermatology's most sought-after services. Read on to learn about how this treatment works.

The procedure

Dermatologists mostly use Q-switched, or quality-switched, laser instruments for tattoo removal. Short, focused bursts of light break up the tattoo pigment that lies embedded in skin. With repeated treatments, the pigment particles eventually clear the body, and the tattoo lightens or fades away completely. Your skin doctor will tailor your treatments to your skin and to your tattoo.

Skin doctors find that older tattoos composed of darker hues such as brown or green respond best to laser removal. Colors such as red or yellow are more easily retained and may not fade completely.

These treatments are best performed by a board-certified dermatologist who will examine your skin and your tattoo, review your medical history, and give you the safest and most effective treatment options available.

The American Society for Aesthetic Surgery reports that skin doctors performed more than 45,000 tattoo removal procedures in 2013, and those numbers continue to rise. In just a few treatments, many patients experience complete erasure of their body artwork.

After your tattoo removal

As you may have some blistering, bleeding, and swelling after your laser removal procedure, you must treat your skin gently afterward. Keep the area clean and dry to avoid infection.

Additional aftercare involves:

  • Avoiding sun exposure
  • Keeping the treated skin covered
  • Wearing loose clothing over the tattoo site
  • Applying antibiotic ointment or cream as directed

If you want a tattoo removed...

See your board-certified dermatologist for a personalized consultation. They have the credentials, skill, and tools to do the job safely and effectively. Call your skin doctor today to find out more about removing tattoos.