A Few Non-Surgical Cosmetic Skin Care Procedures

Posted on: 11 December 2015


Acne, scars and wrinkles can make you feel less than confident. They can keep you from going after your goals, meeting new people or feeling good about yourself. It doesn't matter if people tell you they don't notice the imperfections, and they probably don't, you see them. To help make you feel better about yourself, here are a few non-surgical procedures for the most common skin problems.

Dermal Fillers

When fine lines and wrinkles plague you, dermal fillers may be the answer. They are injections under the skin used to add volume. They can be made of natural products, such as collagen or hyaluronic acid, or synthetic materials. The synthetic material tend to last for a longer time, some may even give permanent results.

Chemical Peels

If you suffer from acne scars that are not responding to topical medications, a chemical peel may help. Chemicals are applied to the affected area to remove the top layers of skin. This takes off any dead skin cells, opens the pores, and kills the bacteria that causes the blemishes. It can also reduce the inflammation and dead tissue of acne scars. 

Intense Pulse Light Therapy

Intense pulse light therapy works good for skin discolorations, such as freckles or sunspots, acne and its scars, and wrinkles. Multiple wavelengths of light are directed through the outer layer of skin to the inner layers. This causes the skin tissue to heat up and produce more collagen. The collagen will then fill the skin out, removing wrinkles. It also causes any excess pigmentation to rise out of the deeper areas of the skin where it can be brushed away.


Microdermabrasion is a stronger, deeper exfoliation. Exfoliating crystals are applied to the skin and then a rotating wheel or brush is used to remove the dead skin cell, scar tissue and blemishes on the skin. It differs from dermabrasion in that the crystals are tinier. This means the process is not as harsh, making it more comfortable. However, for either procedure, you may be given a topical anesthetic to reduce the sensations during the procedure.

Any of these procedures can be done on any part of your body. You should not feel self-conscious or afraid to do anything in your life because of imperfections on your skin. When over-the-counter products or regular treatments your physician provides for you do not work, it might be time to consider cosmetic skin care procedures.