Of the hundreds of OTC skin care products on the market today, how does a person know which are safe, and which are not? Sadly, many have spent thousands experimenting on different “cures” only to end up with a worse problem than what they started with because product labels can’t always be trusted. Truthfully, the best treatments for many skin care issues won’t be found at your local pharmacy. Options such as Acne Surgery or Radio Frequency treatment can only be found in places like Medical Spa Palm Springs Ca.

Acne Surgery

Scars from acne can leave a person emotionally scarred as well as physically. Now, instead of simply being forced to live with a daily reminder of what is normally a teenage malady, trained professionals can erase the marks of the past with acne surgery. Dermabrasion, cryotherapy, and laser resurfacing are the most common techniques when other therapies have not worked. Regardless of the cause of the scars, once skin has healed from surgery the goal is to make it look as if they were never there at all.

There is some risk involved such as prolonged erythema (redness of the skin or mucous membranes) but most people interested in clear, smooth skin don’t mind that for a while they may look as if they have severe sunburn on their face. Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation and possibility post-operative scarring are two more risks which occur in patients with darker skin. Scarring may require another surgery to clear it up, but the end results are more than worth it.

Chemical Peels

Normally done on the face, neck, or hands the skin is coated with a chemical to make it “blister” so it can be peeled off to expose the smoother, less wrinkled skin underneath. Depending on the issue presented for treatment, naturally dark patients run the risk of uneven skin tone after this procedure. During recovery skin will be more sensitive to direct sun so time outdoors should be limited and whenever necessary large brimmed hats are also recommended.

Keep in mind that the two options discussed in this blog are medical procedures and should never be performed by anyone who is not a licensed healthcare professional in a safe and clean environment. Once the decision has been made to seek help at a medical spa, and the search is on for the closest availability facility, pay no attention to hype and advertising. Regardless of how beatifically or well a web site done looks online, check their stats in the real world first before agreeing to anything.

After checking in with the BBB, it’s a good idea to ask for before and after photos of previous patients. Simply having a medical license to perform certain procedures doesn’t mean the person is going to be good at what they do or that they have had experience in the field. Arranging for a tour of the facility to give yourself a general idea of what to expect is also a good idea. The more you know in advance, the more you can enjoy your visit to a medical spa and what it can do for you.