Do you suffer from patchy, blotchy skin that looks uneven no matter how much makeup you apply? Now you can make your skin look smooth and even with procedures that your Atlanta-based plastic surgeon can perform. As well as being effective, skin lightening treatments give you even skin in an outpatient, minimally invasive manner. Recovery time varies from patient to patient but is not long when compared to other procedures, such as a face lift.
When you have a skin lightening procedure, a licensed plastic surgeon in the Atlanta area will use either lasers or chemical peel solutions to very gently lift off the top layer of skin from your face or body. If you decide to go with lasers, the doctor will cover the area of skin with a cooling gel, then apply a low-heat laser over the area to slough off the skin. Lasers also tighten the skin and increase collagen production, which will not only make your skin look even but will help you look more youthful at the same time. If you decide to have a chemical peel to lighten your skin, your plastic surgeon will apply a special solution over your skin to remove the outermost layer. Your skin might seem sensitive and red after a chemical peel, but once your skin heals completely, it will look smooth and evenly toned.
Ask your doctor about having a skin lightening procedure and which treatment would be the right choice for you. She can show you before and after pictures to help you decide and can give you more information about what to expect.