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By Academic Dermatology
June 26, 2019
Category: Dermatology
Tags: skin rejuvenation  

Skin RejuvenationYour skin takes a lot of abuse everyday, from being exposed to the damaging rays of the sun and bacteria to windy, inclement weather that zaps moisture. So no wonder the skin begins to look dull and rough over time. Luckily, our Edina, MN, cosmetic dermatologist Drs. Whitney and Dawn Tope at Academic Dermatology offers skin rejuvenation treatment to help improve the health and appearance of your skin.

What is skin rejuvenation treatment?

Skin rejuvenation, also referred to as skin resurfacing, is a cosmetic treatment that corrects certain irregularities in the skin often using lasers or special lights in order to target and treat these issues. Among the comprehensive dermatology services we offer here in Edina, MN, our skin specialists also offer laser skin rejuvenation treatments that can be tailored to meet your cosmetic needs.

How does skin rejuvenation work?

A special laser is directed over the skin where this powerful source of energy penetrates the outer layers of the skin, which often contain the most damage. By removing these layers, we can reveal healthier and more radiant skin underneath. Furthermore, laser skin treatment also stimulates the production of collagen, which is crucial for firmness and elasticity. Over the years, as our bodies stop producing as much collagen, we start to notice the effects (e.g. sagging, drooping skin). These treatments can boost collagen production to improve tone and texture as we get older.

What issues can skin rejuvenation improve or correct?

Many people have received incredible results with laser skin rejuvenation because it’s such a versatile, safe and effective way to treat a wide range of problems such as,

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Hyperpigmentation (age spots; sun damage; birthmarks)
  • Blotchy, uneven skin tone
  • Textured, rough skin
  • Superficial acne scars
  • Dullness
  • Enlarged pores

How long the treatment takes will depend on what area or areas of the face you are treating. Smaller regions may only take about 30-45 minutes, while larger areas (e.g. the entire face) can take up to two hours to complete.

Once the procedure is over, our dermatologist will bandage the area to keep the sensitive, healing area free from infection. We will also provide you with self-care instructions for the recovery process to promote faster healing without complications.

How long is the recover process after laser skin rejuvenation?

The recovery process is different for everyone. How long it takes for your skin to heal will depend on several factors including your own health and what problems were treated. An average recovery can take anywhere from 10 to 20 days.

Drs. Whitney and Dawn Tope at Academic Dermatology in Edina, MN, are dedicated to helping you get back that youthful glow once again. If you have questions about getting laser skin rejuvenation treatment and whether you are an ideal candidate for treatment then call our office at (952) 746-6090 today!

By Academic Dermatology
November 09, 2018
Category: Dermatology
Tags: skin rejuvenation  

The effects of aging, heredity, lifestyle and environment...they accumulate, causing aesthetic skin issues you'd love to eliminate. Fortunately, Academic Dermatology in Edina offers comprehensive skin rejuvenation therapy suited to your needs and goals. Dr. Whitney Tope, your board-certified dermatologist, will confer with you, creating a plan which returns a healthy glow and even skin pigmentation and texture. You'll love the results.

What is skin rejuvenation therapy?

Skin rejuvenation at Academic Dermatology in Edina combines medical and aesthetic services which enhance facial appearance safely and dramatically. With your realistic goals in mind, Dr. Tope will review your medical history and examine your facial features, skin tone and aesthetic concerns, compiling the best course of treatment.

Skin rejuvenation therapy addresses problems such as:

  • Static and dynamic wrinkling from sun exposure, smoking and the aging process
  • Uneven and dull skin tone
  • Hyperpigmentation and sun spots
  • Skin sagging
  • Enlarged pores
  • Acne scarring and other superficial scarring
  • Blood vessels which are noticeable below the surface of the skin

Critical to skin rejuvenation are good overall health, realistic skin goals, smoking cessation and commitment to continued protection from the sun, says the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

Available skin rejuvenation treatments

There are several. One of the most popular is BOTOX Cosmetic. A purified and injectable form of the Botulism toxin, BOTOX is applied to areas of dynamic wrinkling across the forehead, between the brows, around the eyes and at the sides of the mouth. The medication reduces muscular movement, and therefore, the obvious appearance of frown and smile lines. BOTOX is a half-hour treatment and causes no downtime.

Another common cosmetic service is laser resurfacing. An expert in, and teacher of, laser techniques, Dr. Tope uses short, intense bursts of light to smooth skin texture and stimulate collagen production. Collagen promotes youthful skin elasticity. Laser skin treatments are comfortable, safe and long-lasting.

Finally, dermal fillers are injectable gels which increase skin volume in the cheeks, lips and under the eyes. FDA-approved, many of these medications feature hyaluronic acid as the key component. It's a naturally-occurring chemical, readily accepted by the body. The American Board of Cosmetic Surgery reports that one million American adults--both men and women--use fillers for quick, lasting and effective facial contouring and rejuvenation.

Create your refreshed look

You can with a consultation at Academic Dermatology. Meet Dr. Tope and his team and learn about the services which help skin look  its

 very best. Call today for an appointment in Edina, MN, at (952) 746-6090.

By Academic Dermatology
January 27, 2015
Category: Skin Care
Tags: skin rejuvenation  

Whether you are meeting new people or meeting up with old friends, anytime you meet with someone face-to-face, they are going to see your skin. Why not make your skin your best feature? While a trip to Academic Dermatology in Edina for skin rejuvenation is sure to make your skin look amazing, you'll also want some quick and easy skin care tips to use in between visits. Here are four of care

1. Drink Plenty of Water

Water doesn't just keep you hydrated; it also washes away impurities and plumps up your skin to reduce fine lines, wrinkles and sagging, leaving you looking younger. If you aren't a fan of water, add fruits like lemon or strawberries, but make sure you get a few glasses of it every day. Drink more if it's very hot or if you'll be working out.

2. Clean Your Face Daily

From your make-up to the dirt and chemicals in the air to the oil and new skin cells your face produces all day long, your skin is exposed to a wide variety of gunk every day. All of this gunk accumulates on your face, and by the end of the night, your face is practically covered in it, even if you can't see it. Make sure you clean your face well every night before bed so your skin can breathe overnight, and be sure to clean your pillowcase regularly as well.

3. Wear a Quality Moisturizer

Your skin needs moisture to look its best. It's your job to provide it. Don't just slap on some cheap lotion whenever you remember. Not only can cheap lotion irritate your face, but it could even dry it out or make it excessively oily if it is made with the wrong ingredients. Choose a quality moisturizer that is designed for your unique skin type, however, and your face will look radiant even between visits to Academic Dermatology in Edina for skin rejuvenation.

4. Don't Forget the Sunscreen

Contrary to popular belief, sun damage doesn't just occur in the summer at the beach. Every time your skin is exposed to sunlight, whether that is driving around town or sitting next to a window at work, it slowly damages your skin over time. Wear sunscreen anytime you will be exposed to sunlight for a length of time and keep your skin looking amazing all year round.

If you want skin that looks truly amazing, a trip to Academic Dermatology in Edina for skin rejuvenation is the way to go. In between visits, however, you'll still want to take care of your skin. These four easy tips will keep your skin looking amazing until your next skin rejuvenation appointment in Edina rolls around.