Everyone has skin imperfections, many of us were born with them or they developed as we aged. What are skin imperfections? Imperfections or irregularities are accumulations of various types of cells that differ from the surrounding skin; they can be flat or raised and range in colour from flesh to dark brown. We’re talking about skin tags, cherry angiomas, seborrheic keratosis, cholesterol deposits, hyperpigmentation and milia.
As we age and our skin is exposed to the elements, sun damage, free radicals etc. and almost everything in our environment cause damage. Now, If you have a spot that is irritated, sore or inflamed you should make sure to see a doctor to rule out anything more serious like skin cancer. If you’re self-conscious about a small imperfection we have many options to remove or improve the appearance of these skin irregularities.
One treatment that is new to us that we’re very excited about is Eskata. Eskata is the first topical treatment for seborrheic keratosis or SK’s, which are flat or raised brown spots. SK’s are non-cancerous skin growths that have traditionally been removed using liquid nitrogen, scalpel or laser treatments. Eskata is non-invasive and has little to no downtime and results are seen in as little as 3 weeks with full results after about 3 months. Application is virtually painless and done in the office with no aftercare needed. Learn More about Eskata.
Another device we love for treating small imperfections is our Perfect Touch High-frequency laser. The perfect touch is used for removing cherry angiomas, skin tags, cholesterol deposits and milia. The Perfect Touch laser uses a high-frequency electrical current to deliver electrical sparks to dehydrate skin growth. Results are immediate and permanent, the skin imperfections are replaced by a scab and new skin cells take about a week to three weeks to regenerate and heal.
The last option we offer is similar to what most people are probably used to for treating skin irregularities, CryoClear Pen. CryoClear freezes at – 79° C to a depth of no more than 2mm, delivering a very safe and clinically effective treatment. CryoClear’s high efficacy – over 95% – combined with less destruction of healthy tissue makes it perfect for treating age spots, sun spots and skin tags.
Choosing the best treatment for your skin imperfections is something you should always consult a professional esthetician, laser technician or medical professional. Most are easily treated in the office with one of these methods and have little to no downtime. Small skin imperfections or irregularities can change or make something more serious with the addition of sun damage. Using a broad-spectrum SPF every day is highly recommended by all skincare professionals. Using good sunscreen can also help prevent future damage.