3 Common Skincare Treatments at Goals Plastic Surgery
When it comes to aging and getting older the skin is by far one of the most important parts of the body. A fact that many individuals might not know very well is that the skin is actually the largest organ along the entire body, and thus, it is highly susceptible to blemishes and unwanted abrasions and marks of all types. As the city’s top cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Sergey Voskin is not only the best plastic surgery doctor, but he is also highly proficient at skincare and other non-invasive treatments as well. Considering the team at Goals is all about improving their patient’s aesthetic appearance, it makes sense that the skin and skincare overall would be such a vital aspect of their treatment regimen. The team at Goals specializes in a wide variety of skin issues including things like acne treatment & acne scar removal, mole & birthmark removal, liver spot removal, age spot treatment and much more! The important thing for patients to understand is that as we age, our skin tends to lose vital proteins known as collagen and elastin, these vital compounds are necessary to the overall protection and wellbeing of the skin – keeping it smooth, soft, supple, and providing it with its natural elasticity and tightness. Despite offering the best plastic surgery NYC has to offer, if you’d like to learn more about these important, minimally invasive skincare treatments available at Goals Plastic Surgery, be sure to read on ahead.
· Acne Treatment & Acne Scar Removal
While most of us might assume acne is simply a condition for our teenage years, the fact is that acne removal is a vital part of our adult years, in fact according to studies, acne issues affect approximately 50% of all adults across the United States. Considering this, the team at Goals must be ready and well arms when it comes to acne treatment. Some of our acne removal options include laser skin resurfacing treatments, clearing away the dull, dead skin cells, and helping to stimulate the production of fresh new skin cells in order to take its place. This not only helps prevent the pores from becoming clogged with dull, dead skin cells, but it also helps to stimulate the production of collagen and elastin, the vital proteins that help to form new skin cells, and act as the ski’s natural defense system. In addition, the use of lasers works amazingly well when it comes to acne scar removal as it can help to remove the out surface layers of skin cells, layer by layer – and with it, comes the layers of unwanted acne scars as well. Other treatments for acne removal include chemical peels (which also work well on the treatment of acne scars as well!), certain prescription topical creams, and a process known as PDT of photodynamic therapy – an amazing skin treatment in which we administer a special molecule which becomes activated by our PDT light source. Once this molecule is active, after a short incubation period (can be minutes or days in some cases), it causes the target tissue to be destroyed, essentially removing any acne, hyperpigmentation, moles, or other blemishes in its path.
· Birthmark & Mole Removal
One of the most common minimally invasive skincare treatments offered at Goals Plastic Surgery, is mole removal – as they tend to be quite common amongst both men and women, regardless of color or skin type. The important thing to understand about moles and other growths is that it is always important to get them checked by a dermatologist, in order to determine whether they are benign (harmless) of malignant (cancerous). Moles, for the most part are benign however, there is no way to tell for certain with the naked eye, and therefore it is vital that you get it checked out as early as possible – early detection is key with malignant mole removal. For malignant moles it is vital to get a dermatologist involved – however, once you have determined that it is benign there are a number of options for removal – including things like cryotherapy – freezing off the mole or wart using liquid nitrogen, excision surgery – removal using a scalpel or surgical knife, electrosurgery – removal using electricity to burn them off, laser skin resurfacing – using a high heat laser we can burn them off as well, and other treatments such as dermabrasion (removal of the skin layer by layer). Birthmark removal is another common form of handling a growth as well, however, unlike moles birthmarks are present since birth and don’t just appear during the course of life. As a top cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Voskin has been able to help countless patients to remove all types of different birthmarks. When it comes to birthmark removal, it depends a lot on the type of birthmark it is, in many instances laser skin resurfacing will work quite well – especially if its epidermal nevi, that appear similar to a series of growths all at once.
· Liver Spot Removal & Age Spot Treatment
When it comes to liver and age spot removal, the two are often considered to be one in the same – as liver spots are quite similar to age spots. As the city’s top cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Voskin can often diagnose liver and age spots upon visual inspection pretty well. Age spots are often small, flat dark areas along the skin, that vary in size – generally appearing in areas such as the face, hands, shoulders, and arms. When it comes to age spot treatment, they are known by quite a few different names including sunspots, liver spots, and solar lentigines as well. The main reason why they are most often known as age spots is because they appear most commonly in those individuals above 50 years of age. However, don’t let that fool you, as many younger individuals are often in need of liver spot removal as well. The important thing to be aware of is that age spots can look like cancerous growths. And often, while true age spots don’t need treatment, they are a sign the skin has received a lot of sun exposure and are an attempt by your skin to protect itself from more sun damage. The main reason for age spot removal is actually for cosmetic reasons as many simply aren’t fans of their appearance and they are often lightened or removed. In addition, while age spot removal is fairly common with certain topicals, chemical peels, and lasers, prevention is the best course of action and the preferred one for most individuals. Generally, if you avoid over exposure to the sun, and make sure to wear lots of sunscreen, SPF 30 to SPF 50, you can prevent sunspots from popping up at unwanted times. if you start to notice dark brownish, red spots along your skin, be sure to contact your doctor as soon as possible in order to have them checked out.
For more information and to find treatment for all manner of skin blemishes, abrasions, and unwanted spots, be sure to visit Goals Plastic Surgery today, home of the best plastic surgery NYC has to offer.