The teenage years are among the most stressful when it comes to matters of the skin. Fluctuating hormones due to puberty and the stress of school and sports performance, as well as peer pressure at school can wreak havoc on your child’s skin. The best thing you can give your teen who is experiencing skin issues is to schedule them an appointment with a pediatric dermatologist for cosmetic dermatology procedures.
Cosmetic dermatology is aimed at improving the appearance of the skin, which increases attractiveness and confidence. Here, we will talk about some of the most common dermatology procedures offered for and requested by teens.
Microdermabrasion is a minimally-invasive procedure that uses a handheld device to gently sand away the top layer of skin or dead skin cells, which contribute to the formation of acne and other skin issues. The treatment is very mild and suitable for most skin types. An added benefit of microdermabrasion for teens is to improve their overall complexion and make the skin look brighter and more even-toned.
Beta-lift and glycolic acid peels can help teens suffering from acne. Similar to microdermabrasion, chemical peels remove the top layer of the skin, unclog pores, and prevent acne from getting worse. Chemical peels can also make pores look smaller, and make skin look fresher and smoother. They can be customized according to your child’s skin challenges.
Laser Skin Resurfacing
Another cosmetic dermatology procedure for teens with acne is laser skin resurfacing treatments. The concept is similar to microdermabrasion and chemical peels, which is to remove the top layer of the skin and help treat superficial scarring. Laser skin resurfacing uses a powerful beam of light and is a relatively painless procedure.
Other Very Popular Cosmetic Procedures for Teens
While not necessarily for acne treatment, we also have other treatments that offer great benefits for teens. Examples include:
- Pulsed Dye Laser Rosacea, which is a condition that causes facial flushing that makes the blood vessels in the face very visible, can also make teens self-conscious, and so do vascular birthmarks such as port-wine stains, especially when they are on visible areas of the body. Pulsed dye laser is used to treat vascular formations and birthmarks on the skin. The laser treatment can shrink the blood vessels in the face, so they are no longer visible and eliminate the birthmark without harming the surrounding skin.
- Laser Hair Removal Laser hair removal can be a great option for teens who are looking to get rid of unwanted hair. It is a safe and effective way to remove hair from the face, legs, arms, underarms, and bikini area. The Gentle Pro laser series allows for comfortable hair removal, has a patented cooling feature before and after hair removal, and delivers a permanent reduction of unwanted hair on the body.
Pediatric Dermatologist in Miami and Coral Gables, FL
Dr. Ana Duarte at The Children’s Skin Center has the unique distinction of being double board-certified in dermatology and pediatric dermatology. Dr. Duarte is also fellowship trained in pediatric dermatology, which means your child will receive treatment from a dermatologist who not only has experience but has also received advanced training in treating cosmetic issues in children.
Let us know what your teen’s skin issues are, and we will provide a solution for better skin and greater confidence. Our team is proud to offer the highest quality kid-friendly dermatological care in South Florida. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Duarte, call our office today at (305) 669-6555 or use our convenient online request form.