Advancing age, sun exposure, skin disorders, and even heredity can all contribute to skin irregularities on the face and elsewhere on the body. These include textural changes like wrinkles and acne scars, pigmentatory lesions like freckles, sunspots or visible blood vessels. In addition, skin may lose tone, feel less firm and lose the healthy glow that is evident in younger skin.
Skin rejuvenation includes various aesthetic treatments aimed to restore a more youthful appearance. It can be achieved through either surgical and/or non-surgical options.
Skin rejuvenation treatments can be invasive or non-invasive. Invasive procedures are surgical procedures and include a brow lift, blepharoplasty, surgical facelift and neck lift.
Non-invasive treatment modalities are chemical peels, muscle relaxant injections, dermal fillers, laser resurfacing, photo-rejuvenation, radiofrequency and Ultrasound.
The following are some of the conditions that different skin rejuvenation approaches can address:
Static wrinkles: These wrinkles are present at rest and do not change
with facial movements
Dynamic wrinkles: These are expression lines that appear as folds with
facial movements or expressions
Pigmentation: It results mainly due to chronic sun exposure and
includes freckles, sun spots, or other darkened patches of skin
Scars: Scars can appear due to acne or any skin injury. They can be
of various types - superficial rolling scars, deep box or pitted scars.
They can be dark coloured or light coloured.
Vascular conditions: Tiny blood vessels may become visible on the skin
with advancing age
Loss of skin tone: Weakening of the supportive skin structures (collagen
and elastin fibres) that result in a loss of skin firmness and sagging
Dull skin: Skin that has lost the radiant glow because of deposition of
dead skin cells and clogged pores