What Is Skin Rejuvenation?

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          Skin rejuvenation is the process of improving the appearance and texture of a person’s skin. This is performed for various reasons, from repairing damaged skin to helping people look their best. Natural ageing can lead to loose skin (laxity), fine lines and wrinkles, and discoloration. Skin rejuvenation treatments provide non-invasive and minimally invasive ways to promote a more youthful, refreshed complexion.

          You do not have to be in your 40s or 50s to undergo treatment, either. Many younger patients in their 20s and 30s seek skin rejuvenation to reduce the appearance of acne scars and enhance their skin’s clarity.

          What Are the Best Treatments for Skin Rejuvenation?

          Skin irregularities, such as sun spots, wrinkles, and pigmentation, can occur anywhere on the body. Various skin rejuvenation methods can help treat these irregularities.

          Chemical Peels

          A chemical peel is an exfoliating procedure that uses AHA and BHA Acids to improve skin texture. These work to cause a patient’s skin to exfoliate which may result in mild flaking or peeling.

          The peeling process also triggers a healing reaction in the skin, which causes it to regenerate with new, fresh skin cells. This can lead to long-term benefits and more lasting results than you can achieve with surface-level treatments.

          Chemical peels can be used to treat various skin concerns. These concerns typically include wrinkles, fine lines, uneven skin tone, scars and acne. In addition, there are multiple types of chemical peels with each one targeting a deeper layer of skin.

          Below are the main types of chemical peels you can have performed:

          • Light chemical peels — Light chemical peels, also known as superficial peels, are the gentlest type. Light peels only remove the surface layer of the skin, which is known as the epidermis. They are used to treat concerns such as fine lines, wrinkles and mild sun damage.
          • Medium chemical peels — Medium peels penetrate a deeper layer of the skin known as the dermis. These peels can help treat moderate wrinkles, acne scars and uneven skin tone. 
          • Deep chemical peels — Deep chemical peels are the most potent as they reach the lower levels of the dermis. These peels can help treat severe skin issues, such as deep wrinkles, sun-damaged skin and pre-cancerous lesions. 

          It is important to consult with a dermatologist or plastic surgeon to determine which type of chemical peel is right for you. They can create a chemical peel using the right combination of ingredients for your complexion. Chemical peels are suitable for all skin types and tones, but it is important to work with an expert who can prevent permanent lightening of darker complexions.


          Microneedling is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure where small, fine needles are injected into the skin. The injections are controlled and are meant to cause micro-injuries. These injuries are meant to trigger the body’s natural healing process. This helps stimulate the production of collagen and elastin — key fibres that support a firm, tight complexion.

          Radiofrequency (RF) Microneedling

          Radiofrequency microneedling is similar to traditional microneedling. It combines microneedling with radiofrequency energy to help treat a number of skin concerns, such as hyperpigmentation, scarring and texture.

          The radiofrequency energy heats up the skin and helps the body produce more collagen. Furthermore, it also tightens the skin, which can help those looking for a more youthful appearance.

          Dermal Filler

          Dermal fillers are injectable substances that are used to help plump up wrinkles, smooth out fine lines and restore lost volume in the face. These fillers are typically injected around a person’s nose, eyes, and mouth. The dermal fillers are hyaluronic acid (HA), calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA), and poly-L-actic acid (PLLA). It is important to remember that the ingredients used depend on the dermal filler you have injected.

          Fine Lines and Wrinkle Treatment

          Fine lines and wrinkles are natural and will occur as we age. However, ageing is not the only way these can form. Genetics, smoking, and sun exposure can also lead to wrinkle formation, especially among younger patients in their 30s-40s.

          There are multiple ways to treat fine lines and wrinkles, including:

          • Topical creams
          • Chemical peels
          • Microneedling and RF Microneedling
          • Dermal fillers
          • Neuromodulators
          • Laser resurfacing

          Depending on your treatment needs and goals, a dermatologist may recommend a different treatment.

          Intense Pulsed Light

          Intense pulsed light (IPL) is a non-surgical cosmetic procedure where pulses of light are used to address a variety of skin concerns. These concerns typically include sun damage and age spots, uneven skin tone, rosacea, and hyperpigmentation. This is a great alternative to those who are uncomfortable with more invasive treatments.

          Restylane Skinboosters™ Treatment

          Restylane Skinboosters™ is a type of dermal filler designed to exclusively improve skin texture and hydration. Restylane Skinboosters are an excellent choice to reduce wrinkles, fine lines and acne scars by improving the skin's hydration and overall quality. They are also ideal for improving skin elasticity.

          Skin Tightening

          Skin tightening is a process that can improve loose or sagging skin. As people age, their bodies gradually begin to lose elasticity and collagen, which can lead to laxity, fine lines, and wrinkles. There are various types of skin tightening procedures to help combat these concerns, such as:

          • Microneedling
          • Laser skin tightening
          • Platelet-rich plasma (PRP)
          • Radiofrequency treatments, such as EMSculpt NEO

          Thread Lift (Instalift)

          Silhouette Instalift is a cosmetic procedure created by Suneva Medical. It is a non-surgical and minimally invasive procedure designed to have a lifting effect in the facial and jawline areas. This is achieved by inserting dissolvable sutures into target areas to treat concerns such as jowls, wrinkles and sagging skin.

          Lip Fillers

          Lip fillers are injectable substances used to improve the appearance of a person’s lips. Although they are a type of dermal filler, they are designed to specifically treat the sensitive lip area. Lip fillers are able to enhance volume, correct asymmetry, and enhance fullness.

          Laser Skin Resurfacing Treatment

          Laser skin resurfacing is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure that uses concentrated lasers to enhance the appearance of a person’s face, neck, or chest. There are two types of lasers used with this method: ablative and non-ablative.

          Ablative lasers remove the top of the epidermis to reach into the deeper layers of the skin. This triggers the body’s natural healing process by stimulating collagen production. Ablative lasers do offer more dramatic results but have a longer recovery period.

          Non-ablative lasers do not remove the top layers of skin. Instead, they immediately penetrate the deeper layers of skin to stimulate collagen production. Compared to ablative lasers, non-ablative treatments require multiple sessions to achieve the desired results.

          Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)

          Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) has become increasingly popular in the world of aesthetics, especially when it comes to skin rejuvenation. PRP treatment is when a concentrated solution is made of a patient’s platelets and blood cell fragments meant to stop bleeding, and plasma is injected into target areas. Once injected, PRP can enhance collagen production, renew cells, and improve blood flow.

          Are Skin Rejuvenation and Skin Resurfacing the Same?

          Skin rejuvenation is a term used to describe products and treatments dedicated to enhancing a person’s skin. Skin resurfacing is a cosmetic procedure that removes any damaged skin by removing the outer layer of the skin and heating the underlying layer called the dermis. Skin rejuvenation is a broad field that encompasses many treatments, including a variety of skin resurfacing treatments for concerns such as wrinkles, fine lines, scars, age spots, sun damage, and hyperpigmentation.

          Why Should I Do a Skin Rejuvenation Procedure?

          There are many reasons why you should do a skin rejuvenation procedure. Skin rejuvenation offers people a wide array of benefits to help them look their best.

          Some of these benefits include:

          • Enhance your skin’s tone, texture and colour
          • Treat pigmentation disorders
          • Reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines
          • Reduce the size of pores
          • Tighten the connective tissue in your face
          • Reduce the appearance of under-eye hollows

          Schedule an Appointment for Your Skin Rejuvenation in Toronto, ON

          If you are interested in skin rejuvenation, visit us at DLK on Avenue. Led by dermatologist Dr. Lisa Kellett, our team is here to help you reach your aesthetic goals with proven, leading treatments.


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