Your skin is made up of millions of living cells.
Everyday, thousands of cells die and are replaced by cells formed below their surface. As we age, the process of cell replacement becomes slower. Some factors that hasten the skin aging process are: environmental conditions; such as the sun, dust, and smog, unhealthy habits; such as smoking, improper diet, and vitamin deficiencies, as well as stress and hormonal conditionals, and pregnancy or menopause.
Skin rejuvenation consists of several different procedures that help the skin shed layers of damaged cells and expose a new rejuvenated layer of skin. The new layer is more even in color and texture, while some of the fine wrinkles have decreased. The end result is a healthier, more youthful, and refreshed appearance.
Skin rejuvenation procedures include home medical skin care peels that a patient can apply themselves. Also used frequently are light, medium and deep chemical peels performed by Dr. Moore, laser peels, of which there are a variety and micro peels (a combination between microdermabrasions and chemical peels).
Depending on the type of procedure, time away from work can range from none to two weeks. Also, the amount of outdoor activity may be limited from one week to several weeks, depending on the type of skin rejuvenating procedure performed. Regardless of the type of procedure performed, cleansing, moisturizers, sunscreen, and proper diet and exercise are all important to keep your skin looking healthier and refreshed.