Skin Care & Rejuvenation



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

Woman with great skin after skin rejuvenation in Phoenix AZThe 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.

Which Non-Surgical Facial Treatment Tightens the Face?

While there are several types of non-surgical treatments that can tighten the skin on the face, the laser skin resurfacing treatment Dr. Corey offers with our Fraxel® Dual Laser allows patients to achieve a younger, more radiant look to the face. By providing the most natural-looking results in comparison to other skin tightening procedures, laser skin resurfacing benefits the skin by targeting old skin cells through heat. When this happens, new collagen is stimulated, leading to the production of new skin cells. With the formation of these fresh cells, the skin is left looking rejuvenated, younger, more radiant, and tighter than before the procedure started. Laser resurfacing can also eliminate the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and age spots while also tightening the skin at the same time, so patients can enjoy a more “lifted” look.

Which Procedure Eliminates Sagging Skin?

Just as laser resurfacing can tighten the skin, it can also eliminate sagging skin. Because heat from the laser causes collagen in the skin to constrict, skin that appears to be saggy naturally tightens and will appear much more firm and smooth after recovery. These results often leave patients with younger, less wrinkly skin. Patients can enjoy a more youthful look after eliminating their sagging skin through laser resurfacing treatment. 

Can My Diet Affect the Appearance of My Skin?

Yes! Believe it or not, the foods you eat and put into your system sometimes manifest on the skin. A healthy, balanced diet with the proper ratio of protein, carbs, vegetables, and sugar can provide huge benefits to your skin, such as keeping it naturally hydrated and giving it the nutrients and vitamins it needs. On the other hand, an unhealthy diet can also leave behind damage to the skin. Greasy, salty, and processed foods can sometimes manifest on the skin as acne, rashes, and swelling. Many times, these conditions can leave life-long scars on the face. 

It’s important to keep in mind which foods can rejuvenate the skin from within. Additionally, if you have recently undergone laser skin resurfacing and are curious about making your results last as long as possible, try adding the following skin-friendly, nourishing foods to your diet:

  • Blueberries
  • Papaya
  • Broccoli
  • Spinach
  • Avocado
  • Raw nuts
  • Watercress
  • Red bell peppers

Can Crepey Skin Be Reversed?

Yes. Patients with crepey skin suffer from skin that appears to have fine lines in waves. This type of skin can be more prone to bruising and bleeding. Crepey skin is often thin and fragile, and while it cannot be completely reversed, laser skin resurfacing is one of the best treatments for patients interested in eliminating that crepey appearance and restoring health to their skin. Because laser treatment addresses skin issues from underneath the skin rather than at the surface level, the heat from the laser allows collagen to make crepey skin appear tighter and smoother as a result.

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.