Are you unhappy with some aspect of your appearance? Cosmetic surgery and other procedures can correct issues that keep you from looking your best and reduce the signs of aging. The dermatologists at Florida Dermatology Associates in Melbourne, Palm Bay, Cocoa Beach, Titusville and Cocoa, FL, discuss a few procedures you may want to consider.
Laser hair removal
Laser hair removal is an excellent solution if you want to get rid of hairs on your upper lip or give up shaving your legs for good. When the pigments in hair are exposed to the heat of laser light, the follicle becomes damaged and slows or stops growing completely. Because the laser light is precisely targeted, it won't hurt your skin. You may need several treatments in our Melbourne, Palm Bay, Cocoa Beach, Titusville, and Cocoa offices to completely eliminate the hair in an area.
Intense pulsed light (IPL)
IPL treatment is very effective in reducing signs of aging caused by sun exposure, such as dark spots and fine lines and wrinkles. The treatment breaks down pigments that cause age spots, freckles, broken capillaries, spider veins and rosacea and also increases your body's production of collagen, a natural protein that gives the skin its elasticity. Boosting your collagen level makes lines and wrinkles less noticeable. IPL treatment is also a good choice if you have acne, as the laser light decreases redness and reduces oil production.
Injectable dermal fillers offer a simple way to treat lines and wrinkles without surgery. Collagen, hyaluronic acid and other fillers plump up the volume in your face and are used to minimize crow's feet, improve the appearance of undereye areas, thicken lips, lift your cheeks and fill wrinkles. Fillers may improve your appearance for several months to several years, depending on which type is used.
Dermabrasion and chemical peels
Dermabrasion and chemical peels remove the layers of your skin that contain fine lines and wrinkles, acne, growths, sun damage and scars. Chemical peels target the outer layers of your skin, while dermabrasion removes deeper layers.
Would you like to find out if cosmetic surgery is a good choice for you? Schedule an appointment with the dermatologists at Florida Dermatology Associates by calling (321) 768-1600 for the Melbourne, Palm Bay, Cocoa Beach and Titusville, FL, offices or (321) 264-6266 for the Cocoa office.