Repairing Skin Damage with Professional Skin Care Treatments at Our Bay Area Practice
Your skin is your largest organ, but you may take it for granted. Sun exposure, lifestyle habits (like smoking), environmental factors, inadequate care, and the natural effects of aging can damage your skin. A lot of this damage is cosmetic, but some types of skin damage, like cancer, can be deadly if left untreated.
If you are seeking quality skin care treatments, including dermabrasion, chemical peels, and skin cancer treatments, our San Francisco cosmetic and reconstructive surgery practice offers professional facial and body skin rejuvenation that can provide a youthful, healthy glow to the skin. Skin care treatments and procedures by renowned Bay Area cosmetic surgeon Kenneth Bermudez, M.D. can address a host of common skin problems and provide better protection against certain forms of skin cancer.
Combating Skin Damage to Get Healthier Skin
Properly taking care of your skin can do wonders for keeping you looking fresh, young, and healthy for many years to come. With professional skin care treatments you can effectively combat the effects of skin damage including:
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Sun/age spots
- Acne scars
Regular skin checkups are vital to the early detection of cancerous moles, melanoma, and other forms of skin cancer. The skin care staff at our Bay Area practice can help you start the road to better skin and reduced risk of skin cancer today. Contact our San Francisco cosmetic surgery practice for more information.
Reducing the Signs of Skin Imperfections with Dermabrasion
If you are trying to combat facial lines, wrinkles, and acne scars, you may benefit from the skin treatment dermabrasion.
Available at our San Francisco practice, dermabrasion is designed to resurface your skin by removing the upper skin layers. The skin care procedure can soften the look of your skin by:
- Smoothing lines and wrinkles
- Correcting discoloration
- Treating acne scarring
- Reducing the appearance of wrinkles surrounding the mouth
The Dermabrasion Procedure
During dermabrasion, Dr. Bermudez will gently move a special handheld brush across the treatment area. Fine diamond particles on the sides of the brush soften the edges of fine lines and scars and remove skin irregularities.
The dermabrasion procedure can last from a few minutes to an hour, depending on the number and size of areas you need to be treated. Multiple treatments are generally required in order to achieve optimal results.
Dermabrasion can be performed with a local anesthetic, which is often combined with a sedative or general anesthesia for larger treatment areas.
Getting a Youthful Sheen from a Chemical Peel
Your aged or damaged skin can be rejuvenated to a youthful sheen with a chemical peel.
This popular skin care treatment, available at our Bay Area practice, uses a specially formulated solution that is applied to your skin to remove surface layers of dead cells and stimulate the growth of new cells. The removal of damaged outer layers of skin tightens the area and reduces wrinkles, and allows the fresher underlayers to appear.
Chemical peels can also be used to address acne scarring, uneven skin pigmentation, sun damage, and blotchy patches. There are varying degrees of chemical peel, ranging from light to deep-skin treatments.
During your initial consultation with Dr. Bermudez, you will discuss your aesthetic goals to better determine the extent of the chemical peel according to your aesthetic goals and the size of the area to be treated.
Smoothing Your Skin with Laser Skin Resurfacing
Another option to combat wrinkles, lines, scarring, uneven pigmentation, and other skin imperfections is laser skin resurfacing. Similar in concept to dermabrasion, this procedure uses a medical laser to resurface your skin. Learn more about laser skin resurfacing offered at Our Bay Area practice.
Eliminate Unwanted Hair with Laser Hair Removal
Perhaps it is not blemishes, but unwanted hair that is taking away from the beauty of your skin. While some hair removal treatments can be painful or too temporary, the laser hair removal treatments at our San Francisco practice can help rid you of unwanted hair. Learn more about the laser hair removal treatments we offer.
Recovery from Skin Care Treatments
You may experience redness and swelling of the skin following dermabrasion or other skin care treatments. However, any burning or tingling sensations can be alleviated with medication. These side effects should dissipate within a few days to a week. Depending on the size of the treatment area and level of post-operative discomfort, you can usually return to your normal daily routines within one to two weeks after the procedure.
Knowing the Risks of Skin Care Treatments
Although Dr. Kenneth Bermudez will work to minimize any potential risks involved with dermabrasion, chemical peels, and other skin care treatments offered at our San Francisco practice, the possibility of complications does exist. Potential risks of these procedures include:
- Change in skin color
- Enlarged skin pores
- Infection (possible risk for most surgical procedures)
- Adverse reaction to anesthesia (possible risk for most surgical procedures)
Dr. Bermudez uses only the safest equipment and stringently follows the guidelines of professional skin care treatments to ensure that complications do not occur.
Benefits of Professional Skin Care Treatments
Dermabrasion and chemical peels have been standard cosmetic treatments for skin renewal for many years, and the technology continues to improve. Some of the benefits of these and other skin care treatments include:
- Lessening in the appearance of scars
- Reduction of fine lines and wrinkles
- Better skin pigmentation
- Fresher, healthier-looking skin
Please contact Kenneth Bermudez, M.D. to set up an appointment for skin care treatment at our San Francisco facility.
Continue Your Treatment at Home with Professional Skin Care Products
Our skin care clinic in the Bay Area provides an array of top-of-the-line products that you can use at home to replenish and rejuvenate your skin. These products not only address present skin damage, they also contain powerful ingredients that can protect the skin from future problems. Some of the professional skin care products we offer include:
- Obagi Nu-Derm® System
- Obagi® Professional C-Serum
- Neova® Copper Peptide Therapy
- Jan Marini Age Intervention® Eyelash Conditioner
Many of our skin care product lines include most of the items you will need to provide complete skin rejuvenation and protection, including gel cleansers, toners, exfoliants, sunscreens, eye cream, and more.
Visit Our San Francisco Office for Your Skin Care Treatment Needs
Whether you need skin resurfacing with dermabrasion or a chemical peel, professional skin care products, or a screening for skin cancer, our San Francisco cosmetic surgeon can help. Contact our Bay Area practice to schedule a skin care consultation with Dr. Bermudez. We look forward to helping you with your skin care needs.