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5 Best Ways to Treat Skin Damage from Smoking
Smoking, or being around secondhand smoke can have severe consequences on the skin. Over 4,000 chemicals are present in tobacco smoke and many destroy the body’s collagen and elastin fibers, which cause the skin to appear blotchy, wrinkled and saggy.
Our Birmingham, MI Med Spa offers treatment to improve smoking skin damage.
There are a variety of skin treatments that can help “reverse” the signs of smoking. Treatments that focus on regenerating the skin’s collagen and elastin are most beneficial, these include Laser resurfacing and IPL, Fraxel, Microneedling with PRP, and specific chemical peels.
#1. Ellipse IPL Laser for Treating Smoking Skin Damage
The Nordlys Ellipse IPL laser is a single device that uses a combination of fractional and infrared lasers to treat multiple skin conditions derived from smoking.
#2. Fraxel Lasers for Treating Smoking Skin Damage
Fraxel encourages the growth of elastin and collagen by creating microscopic wounds in the skin to stimulate renewal. The effects are painless and only a mild redness occurs, similar to a light sunburn, that can be covered by makeup for a day or so. Fraxel is completely safe and leaves no scars.
#3. PRP Microneedling for Treating Smoking Skin Damage
PRP can actually repair skin damage caused by smoking. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) has concentrated platelets, rich in growth factors that help the skin produce elastin and collagen fibers to help repair the damage caused by smoking.
Blood is drawn from the patient’s arm and spun to separate the platelet-rich plasma (PRP) way from other cells types. Once microneedled back into the face, the PRP begins to rejuvenate cells and erase skin damage caused by smoking.
Our Birmingham, MI Med Spa offers a “fractional” treatment to help improve skin damage caused by smoking using the SkinStylus microneedling process, the best and most advanced microneedling system and device available.
#4. Chemical Peels for Treating Smoking Skin Damage
Our Birmingham, MI medical skin care professionals may recommend an Obagi Blue Chemical Peel to treat skin damage from smoking. Unlike many other alpha-hydroxy peels, the Obagi Blue Chemical Peel is applied in layers to allow for precise control of the strength and depth of treatment.
The number of peel layers will be chosen by our medical professionals based on each patient’s prescribed treatment for the type and depth of their smoking skin damage.
#5. Botox & Dermal Fillers for Treating Skin Damage from Smoking
Smoking skin damage can also cause lines and wrinkles in the skin. In addition to peels and other forms of treatment, dermal fillers and Botox can help “fill in” or relax wrinkles.
Best Skin Treatments for Smoking Damage – Birmingham, MI
Reversing skin damage caused by smoking is possible! Our experts will help you determine the most effective treatments to help rejuvenate your skin’s elastic and collagen cells and reduce the signs of aging that smoking and exposure to secondhand smoke causes.
Birmingham, MI board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ali offers the absolute best, state-of-the-art technologies in skin care treatments, and wrinkle and line reduction. In addition to Fraxel 1550 laser treatments, we also offer Nordlys Ellipse IPL laser skin treatments as well as ThermiSmooth radio frequency skin treatments.
Each skin treatment begins with a professional skin consultation. Treatments are selected and optimized to meet the specific needs of each client with the most innovative and comprehensive products and technologies.
Schedule a skin treatment to reverse your smoking damage – and then relax in our Birmingham Med Spa, while we make you look and feel younger and even more attractive!