Cosmetic Skin Services Specialist

Laughlin Plastic Surgery

Plastic Surgeons located in Annapolis, MD

Advancements in aesthetic technology have led to an astounding array of cosmetic skin treatments. Daniel Laughlin, MD, has gone to great lengths to research the available options and brings the very best treatment platforms to Laughlin Plastic Surgery, his practice in Annapolis, Maryland. If you’d like to learn more about how to enhance the appearance and texture of your skin, schedule a consultation with Dr. Laughlin online or by phone today.

Cosmetic Skin Services Q & A

What causes visible signs of aging?

The primary factor in aging is collagen loss. When you’re young your face is padded by a thick layer of collagen that creates soft, rounded, “baby face” features.

As you age you lose much of that collagen, leaving your skin to fall and sag into wrinkles, lines, and folds. The effects of years of sun exposure and environmental toxins also take a toll on the texture and appearance of your skin. You might notice enlarged pores, areas of hyperpigmentation, and acne scarring.

What is microneedling?

Microneedling is an innovative approach for men and women who want to achieve a clearer, more youthful complexion. Microneedling improve following:

  • Increase collagen
  • Reduce Wrinkles
  • Decrease acne scars
  • Even skin tone
  • Improve texture
  • Shrink pore size
  • Safe on all skin colors

The ability to treat multiple conditions at once is part of what makes microneedling so appealing. 

During your treatment sessions, a handpiece equipped with a cluster of thin, sterile needles is moved across the surface of your skin. The device creates thousands of microinjuries prompting your body’s innate healing powers without causing discomfort. A new layer of collagen is produced, which smooths and plumps your skin. 

What is intradermal pigmentation?

Intradermal pigmentation is more commonly known as permanent makeup. It’s a process that introduces natural pigments deep within the dermal layers of your skin. 

This technique can enhance your eyebrows or define your lash lines or lip line. Intradermal pigmentation can also help reduce the appearance of scars or create the appearance of an areola after breast cancer treatment. 

Intradermal pigmentation is perfect for anyone who is allergic to makeup, wants to simplify their morning beauty routine, struggles to keep makeup in place on oily skin, or who simply wants to look their best at all times. 

What else can be done to improve my skin?

Microdermabrasion is a great way to address fine lines, enlarged pores, age spots, and acne scarring. This form of manual exfoliation gently removes the outermost layer of skin cells to reveal a fresh, glowing complexion. These 30-minute sessions, spaced out four to six weeks apart, can deliver impressive results. 

Chemical peels offer many of the same benefits but rely on a safe but powerful chemical solution to achieve those results. You’ll see results after your first peel, but a series of several treatments may be needed for optimal results.

If you’d like more information on these and other cosmetic skin treatments, schedule a consultation with Dr. Laughlin online or by phone today. 

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