Skin care in Arizona is important. The desert climate dries and dehydrates skin. Even without these environmental factors, over the years you will notice changes like wrinkles, sagging and discoloration. Fortunately, today's non-surgical skin rejuvenation treatments restore youthful, refreshed skin. To arrange a consultation to discuss your options in Scottsdale, please call the practice of Dr. John Corey at 480-767-7700.
Treatments to Refresh and Rejuvenate Your Skin
Dr. Corey provides a wide range of skin treatment options:
- Dermabrasion. An abrasive rotary wheel sands the surface layer of skin, removing old, damaged skin cells. A fresh, smooth layer is revealed after treatment.
- Dermaplaning. Using an ultra-sharp blade, the dermaplaning technique removes dead skin cells and hair. Dull, hairy skin is brightened and smoothed as a result.
- Fraxel® Dual Laser. Laser skin resurfacing prompts the skin to produce new collagen while softening the appearance of wrinkles, sun damage, melasma and other skin conditions.
Dr. Corey and our team will help you choose those facial treatments that will achieve your goals. A combination of treatments may be recommended, or a standalone option may be adequate. Rely on Dr. Corey's experience and his commitment to your results as you choose facial rejuvenation.
Benefits of Skin Rejuvenation at Dr. Corey's Practice
The skin care treatments at our practice are non-surgical, and therefore have the following benefits:
- No incisions or sutures
- No downtime or recovery
- Get back to work, exercise, social events or other routines immediately
- Get results quickly before an important event
- Enjoy results that last several months or longer
As a board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Corey also offers a full array of surgical facial procedures. Oftentimes, facial surgery may be combined with a non-surgical injectable or treatment in order to produce the most consistent, most effective results. Discuss your options with Dr. Corey to learn more.
What Skin Changes Happen with Age?
As we age, our bodies produce less of the skin-strengthening protein collagen. As collagen decreases, your skin becomes thinner and less elastic, leading to wrinkling.
Fat loss is also typical with aging, causing your cheeks and the contours of your face to appear less full and firm. Even the most diligent sunscreen users might start to notice some effects of a lifetime of UV exposure, including age spots and discoloration.
Aging is an unavoidable part of life, but it’s a chapter you can celebrate in style. By taking care of your skin through home and in-office cosmetic treatments, you can enhance your appearance throughout your lifetime and enjoy the wisdom that comes with age without the wrinkles.
Am I a Good Candidate for Skin Rejuvenation Treatments?
At our practice, we offer a wide range of skin rejuvenation treatments, each with unique benefits for different skin types and conditions.
While Dr. Corey can help you choose the best treatment, there are a few things ideal candidates share, including:
- An ongoing commitment to wearing sun protection
- Generally good physical health
- Avoiding smoking or nicotine products
What Are the Limitations of Nonsurgical Facial Rejuvenation?
Nonsurgical facial rejuvenation can address many skin concerns, from discoloration to forehead creases, and help you achieve a more vibrant, youthful complexion.
There are some instances where surgical procedures like a traditional facelift could be a better fit to help you achieve your goals. If you have advanced signs of aging or significant skin sagging, minimally invasive treatments will still enhance your appearance. However, your results might be more subtle than desired.
As a board-certified surgeon with additional expertise in skin rejuvenation treatments, Dr. Corey consults with each patient to ensure they understand the benefits and limitations of each service. Our practice then creates a treatment plan that supports your vision.
How Do I Prepare for a Skin Rejuvenation Treatment?
Preparing for a skin rejuvenation treatment depends on the service. At your initial consultation, Dr. Corey will review pre-treatment instructions.
For laser treatments, discontinuing Retin-A or other products that cause photosensitivity is recommended a few weeks before your appointment. You might also be asked to stop exfoliating for a couple of weeks before a chemical peel.
It’s always important to wear daily sun protection, but you should be even more mindful of sun exposure in the weeks leading up to skin rejuvenation treatments. Avoiding smoking is also a good lifelong practice but is especially important pre-treatment.
What Can I Do At Home to Protect My Results?
As stated above, wearing sunscreen and smoking cessation are the best things you can do to promote a healthy complexion. Many chemicals in tobacco smoke trigger the loss of collagen and elastin. UVA rays can also penetrate the deeper dermis and damage collagen fibers, so stock up on sunscreen for daily wear and rock your favorite sun hat on particularly bright days.
A healthy diet and hydration are also key to long-term skin health and maintaining your treatments. Drinking plenty of water to hydrate your skin from the inside as well as using a moisturizer that contains hyaluronic acid can keep your skin looking plump and wrinkle-free.
Aftercare results vary based on the skin rejuvenation treatment you receive. Dr. Corey provides specific recommendations to ensure each patient enjoys their results for as long as possible.
Custom Skin Care Recommendations in Scottsdale
To arrange a consultation at our Phoenix-area practice, please call our experienced staff at 480-767-7700. Dr. Corey has been performing cosmetic surgery in Arizona for more than two decades. Patients visit him from Gilbert, Mesa, Chandler and all the surrounding areas. He is personally committed to helping you find the right skin care and rejuvenation options for your goals.