Common Types of Skin Treatments

Common Types of Skin Treatments
April 22 14:02 2020 Print This Article

Whether you’re seeking to treat skin that suffers from redness and irritation or you simply want to beautify your skin’s appearance, there are no shortage of skin treatments to choose from. It’s important to be gentle with your skin, so make sure you choose a treatment that’s right for your skin’s type and condition. To help you decide, here are some of the most common types of skin treatments.

Chemical Peels

Chemical peel treatments consist of one or more different types of acids at varying strengths. The type of acid and its strength depends on what you’re seeking to treat—for example, deeper fine lines and wrinkles or more surface-level discoloration such as acne scarring. After the peel is applied, it causes the top layer of skin to “peel” off, revealing new skin that is smoother and less discolored. Besides improving skin texture and tone, certain peels can also be used to treat acne.

Laser Treatments

Laser treatments are mostly used to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. One type of laser treatment is resurfacing, in which the outer layer of the skin is removed, and the inner layers are stimulated to produce more collagen. Another treatment is laser rejuvenation, which similarly uses light to stimulate more collagen production in the skin beneath the surface but does not remove the outer layer. This results in a tightening of the skin similar to a face lift.


Microdermabrasion is a type of exfoliation treatment in which an aesthetician uses a tool to spray tiny crystals onto the skin’s surface. As these crystals exfoliate the skin, the tool sucks up the dead skin cells and crystals. This treatment can be used to improve skin texture and color, including reducing the appearance of wrinkles and acne scarring. This is also one of the most popular skin treatments because of how quick and easy it is.

Healthy, glowing skin is within your reach. Always be sure to talk with your dermatologist or aesthetician to determine the best treatment for your skin.

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Mike Morgan
Mike Morgan

Mike Morgan is a health enthusiast and has written several health articles for various health magazines.

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