Skin is something that many people take for granted. They think of their skin as if it was just a canvas of self expression. So, they get body art, or try to make their skin look more fashionable by tanning. However, the reality is that skin is incredibly important to keep healthy. The skin is an organ within itself, and its primary goal is to protect the internal organs from the outside elements.
People who want their skin to look as nice as possible might also choose one of the various procedures that falls into the category of cosmetic dermatology. In this field, the procedures that are done are not mandatory, but rather elective means of improving what are otherwise considered to be not particularly serious skin irregularities.
Take, for example, the situation of a person who has acne, but not so severely that he or she needs an antibiotic to treat it. One way that they might elect to get clear skin is via a procedure that, in cosmetic dermatology, is known as laser acne treatment. In this kind of treatment, the heat of the laser permeates the upper epidermal layers to destroy the bacteria that is causing the acne.
The more serious forms of acne will leave scarring on the face. This is often noticeable on people who had acne when they were a teenager, and as adults are now left with scars. Again, cosmetic dermatology has procedures that use lasers to get rid of these scars. This time, the emphasis is placed on the laser light, which stimulates the blood flow in the affected area. This improved blood flow incites new skin tissue to grow, replacing the old, scarred tissue. Laser procedures will need to be done in a couple of sessions in order to achieve the best results.
Cosmetic dermatology is not limited to acne procedures, however. Instead, there is a considerable emphasis that is placed on getting rid of fine lines and wrinkles. This is especially true in the cases of people who are still young and discover them. Fine lines and wrinkles are thus not caused just by aging, but also by various lifestyle habits, of which tanning and smoking are the most common.
So, a person who finds him or herself in such a position has the option of choosing various dermal fillers. In order to understand how dermal fillers work, it is important to know the anatomical causes of fine lines and wrinkles. Specifically, fine lines and wrinkles are caused when the natural Hyaluronic acid that is produced by the body becomes depleted. The various dermal fillers thus are designed to replace this Hyaluronic acid.
There are several things that a person should be aware of when it comes to dermal fillers. First of all, there are many different kinds available, and the kind that is right for a particular person will need to be determined by the dermatologist. The dermal injections are administered in the form of injections, and can last anywhere from a couple of months to a couple of years.