11.25.2014

Skin Makeover: Plastic Surgery

Acne Scars, Hyper pigment, sun damage, wrinkles? Skin Makeover! If you have try all the at home products, it might be time to talk with a plastic surgery.

Personally there is a limit to what a cream, can do. I don't care who makes it, or what it has in it... If you have really really damage skin, the way thing that might help is plastic surgery.

I know a lot of people are afraid to do something like this, but you shouldn't have to living with those acne scars or sunspots. A lot of times it's is cheaper and less painful then you think. Over all something to look into and do some research on.

A List of Some Different Treatments

1. Laser Skin Resurfacing
Cost: $1,850
Downtime: Around 8 week or longer
What it's for: treats wrinkles, acne scars, age spots, face blemishes, stretch marks, scars, sun damage and hyperpigmentation.
What it does: Uses intense light to burn skin, helping regrow new skin.

2. Scar Subcision
Cost: Vary depending on how many scars, around $150 per scar.
Downtime: Varies
What it's for: People with rolling scars & pitted scars.
What it does: Subcision is better paired with a filler.

3. Dermabrasion
Cost: $1,125
Downtime: regrowth of skin occurs in 5 to 8 days. The pink or red color, usually fades in 6 to 12 weeks.
What it's for: Scars, Color changes in the skin (like Melasma), fine lines and wrinkles and even skin texture.
What it does: a wire brush or a diamond wheel rapidly, taking off and leveling the top layers of the skin. This process injures or wounds the skin and causes it to bleed. As the wound heals, new skin grows to replace the damaged skin that was removed.

4. Fillers
Cost: Depends on type of Filler and how much injected... Est. $200-$500
Downtime: Around week
What it's for: Cosmetic treatment used to smooth wrinkles or pitted scars in the skin,
What it does: A needle goes into skin and add a "filler" to plump skin.

5.Fat Grafting
Cost: $1,500 and $4,000
Downtime: Around 2 weeks or longer
What it's for: treats wrinkles, acne scars, dips in skin.
What it does: Your own fat is taken and plump into your skin. Has longer results then filler.

When Seeing/Choosing a Doctor
Always see more than one
Do your own research
See if they have reviews
Ask them about the possibly of side effects

I hope this helps, some of you guys with really damaged skin. Remember they best thing you can do for you skin is careful it, where skin screen and get a good skin routine.

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