How Can Your Dermatologist Even Out Your Skin Tone?

Uneven skin tone can be caused by many factors – from sun damage, acne scars, age, and hormones. The question is: can the discoloration and unevenness of your skin tone be reversed. The answer is yes, your dermatologist can provide you with these three treatments that are sure to provide positive results:

Chemical Peels

Chemical peels do exactly what they are called. An acid solution is used to remove the outer layers of your skin that have been damaged by the elements and are full of debris and accumulated dirt. The most common acids applied are glycolic acids, salicylic acids, or lactic acids. There may be some burning sensation for a short duration during your treatment, and may be followed up by a little bit of a stinging feeling. After your chemical peel, you may experience some redness and scaling (similar to a sunburn) that may persist for up to a week. This is completely normal. There is low risk of scarring and the results can be fantastic if you continue to protect your skin using sunscreen afterwards.

The Right Sunscreen

When your dermatologist evaluates your skin, he or she will recommend certain products and treatments that can help improve its appearance. This includes providing the proper sunscreen that is just right for you. Part of your skin evaluation is determining your skin type. Your dermatologist will tell you if you have naturally dry skin, or if you have sensitive skin, or oily skin. For example, if you have dry skin then your dermatologist may recommend sunscreens that have a moisturizing property that can hydrate your skin while protecting it from the sun. Those with sensitive skin may be recommended a higher SPF to provide more protection. It is important that you always protect your skin from the Sun, and it’s even more important to be getting the right protection.

Microdermabrasion

Microdermabrasion is another treatment that can improve your uneven skin tone, and more. It can also exfoliate, reduce enlarge pores, and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. This treatment uses small crystals to scrub off the top-most layer of your skin, taking with it dead cells and accumulated dirt alongside. This means that the younger, fresher layer of your skin becomes the new surface, giving you a rejuvenated look. The difference between a chemical peel and a microdermabrasion is that a chemical peel uses chemicals, while a microdermabrasion uses a mechanical tool.

For more information about these treatments or to schedule a consultation, call us today at (727) 528-0321

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