Your appearance plays a significant role in determining your self-confidence. Every person wants to feel good about their body and is constantly searching for ways to look better. Medical aesthetics are getting popularized as a viable option to improve your looks, with traditional practices such as plastic surgery seeming a bit too drastic. Dr. Ian Walker in Colorado Springs is one of the finest medical aestheticians with a renowned reputation and vast experience in the field. He offers alternatives to plastic surgery with some of the best options to maintain or restore your youthful appearance.
Some of the services offered in medical aesthetics include:
Permanent Hair Reduction and Hair Removal
The hair removal process involves the use of lasers. The lasers emit a wavelength that can go deep below the skin’s surface, reaching the melanin in the hair follicle but not damaging the skin’s superficial layer.
The laser light is combined with radiofrequency energy to provide longer wavelengths and heat the hair shaft for darker skin tones prone to burns, scars, or discoloration. This will minimize the risk of hyperpigmentation or any other skin damage.
Fine lines, acne scars, and wrinkles are all signs of aging. They cannot be stopped but are somewhat slowed down. A fractional laser is used to emit a laser beam divided into multiple microbeams. The microbeams go deep into the skin, targeting water in the dermis and creating a targeted wound that stimulates collagen production without injuring the skin’s superficial layer.
Although fractional lasers do not target melanin, their use for darker skin tones is done with caution since they are prone to hyperpigmentation and discoloration. A small skin area should be tested first to evaluate the results and determine whether the complete treatment should be performed.
RF Skin Rejuvenation
RF skin rejuvenation devices are color-blind and use heat to damage the dermis and trigger collagen production. It is excellent for tightening sagging skin and highly effective for other skin conditions
A device outfitted with needles creates tiny punctures in the skin that damage the dermis and stimulate collagen production without damaging the skin’s superficial layer. The needles are adjusted to various lengths for different skin conditions, such as stretch marks, acne scars, wrinkles, and fine lines. Anti-aging serums may also be used during the procedure.
Chemical peels are one of the oldest treatments used ever since ancient Egypt and are still popular today. They can refresh the skin for a younger-looking appearance, even out skin tones, and reduce the appearance of acne marks and scars. Some of the common types of chemical peels include:
- Jessner’s peels
- Alpha hydroxy acid peels
- Trichloroacetic peels
- Beta hydroxy acid peels
The health of your skin is an essential factor in determining your appearance and, ultimately, your level of self-confidence and self-esteem. Laser treatments and medical aesthetics are non-invasive methods, unlike cosmetic surgical procedures, and provide long-lasting effects. Book a consultation with our offices in Colorado Springs, CO, or visit our website.