If you are in your 30s and have been in a marriage or relationship for a long time, it can be a sudden shock to your system to when you are suddenly single again. Once you have acclimated yourself to the single life again and are ready to get back out in the world in search of a new relationship, you may want to refresh and rejuvenate your skin to help you feel and look more youthful and confident. Get to know some of the different skin rejuvenation treatments that can help you to get back out there with a fresh new perspective and complexion.
Chemical peels are a skin treatment offered by dermatologists that can help your skin to look fresher and younger. However, before you jump in and schedule an appointment for a chemical peel a few days before your first big date, just know that chemical peels require time to heal from and you should have a month or two between your chemical peel and your date just in case it takes your skin even longer than average to heal.
The chemical peel treatment process involves the dermatologist applying a layer of chemical solution (in a gel or liquid form) to the skin of the face. This solution is used to exfoliate the skin and then to peel off the uppermost layers of the skin.
The idea is that this will remove imperfections and will stimulate the underlying skin cells to produce collagen and to heal the skin making it look fresh and new again once the healing process is complete. Collagen is a fatty substance in the skin that plumps the skin, reducing fine lines and wrinkles and creating a smoother surface. Immediately after your chemical peel (for a few days or weeks), your skin will be quite red and sore looking, but after that the healing should be noticeable and will reveal a younger-looking you.
Laser Skin Resurfacing
Another dermatological way to refresh your skin is known as laser skin resurfacing. This treatment option uses the concentrated light energy of a laser to send pulses of light energy to flawed areas of your skin (such as age spots or wrinkles). The light energy disrupts the cell function and damages them, forcing the skin to trigger a healing response to rebuild and replace damaged cells.
In laser skin resurfacing, the laser removes the top layer of your skin and heats or targets the underlying layers known as the dermis where the flaws to your skin originate. However, unlike the chemical peel, this will only occur in certain areas of your face rather than the whole face which makes it less invasive and quicker to heal from. The healing process for laser skin resurfacing is generally shorter than that of a chemical peel, though it will likely cost more because of the need for precision in the laser treatments to avoid targeting healthy skin.
Keeping these treatment options in mind, you can begin the process of rejuvenating and refreshing your skin so that you feel confident in your foray back into the dating world. For more information, click here.