How Skin Treatments Affect Your Skin’s Health

March 7th, 2018

How Skin Treatments Affect Your Skin's Health

People, usually women, often opt for skin care treatments like use of cosmetics, botulinum, exfoliation, fillers, laser resurfacing, microdermabrasion, peels, retinol therapy to get rid of aging, acne or unwanted blotches, scars & wrinkles.

Yes, these treatments will definitely make your skin look younger. But what if there are underlying side effects of these treatments that most of us don’t know about?

Read on to understand the procedures involved in the skin care treatments and the benefits/ side effects!

What to Expect during the treatment?

Skin care treatments are usually done by a plastic surgeon or dermatologist. Most of the treatments are outpatient procedures, so you might have to stay overnight.

Following the skin treatment procedure, your doctor will bandage the areas that have been treated.

What to expect after the treatment?

Swelling: Swelling after skin care treatments is quite normal. You might be prescribed steroids or asked to sleep on an extra pillow at night to ease the swelling.

Itching or stinging: Feeling an itching or stinging sensation 12-72 hours after a treatment is also quite commonplace.

Lighter skin: After some skin care treatments, your skin can probably look and feel a little lighter for a few days.

Benefits and Risks involved in skin treatments

Skin care treatments cannot produce perfect skin. However, they definitely improve the appearance of your skin. The side effects of skin care treatments including:

1.Burns or other injuries from the equipments used.

2.Scarring that occurs due to various techniques or chemicals used in the treatments.

3.Changes in skin colour or pigmentation including patches or darker or lighter skin.

4.Bacterial infections caused from unhygienic equipments or surroundings.

If you plan on going ahead with getting skin treatments done, make sure you choose the best doctor and hospital available. Before you get it done, it is extremely important that you research on it, take the cost and the risk factors into consideration and then go for it.

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