Generating new skin growth is an appealing option in a variety of circumstances. For example, procedures are used to improve the appearance of wrinkles or minimize the appearance of scars. Procedures targeted at regrowing skin focus on removing top layers of skin, called the epidermis. Once these layers of skin are removed, the body’s natural response is to grow new skin cells.
Undergo dermabrasion treatments. Your dermatologist will use a rotating wire wheel to remove the top layers of skin. Six to eight weeks after treatment, new skin growth will occur. Cost of treatment is typically $1,500, as of 2010, according to Acne.org. Usually a single procedure is required.
Use a chemical peel. Chemical peels use an acid solution to remove top layers of skin. Your dermatologist applies the solution with a cotton ball. This creates an exfoliation process, removing older skin and generating new skin growth. The cost treatments vary, from $50 to $150, as of 2010. Multiple sessions may be required, depending on your skin issue.
Request a microdermabrasion treatment. With microdermabrasion, your dermatologist uses a hand-held vacuum to blow small crystals on to the top layers of skin. The vacuum also collects the crystals. This treatment gets rid of outer skin cells, promoting the regrowth of new skin.
Use a skin rolling technique. A tattoo-like gun is used to poke small holes in the skin. This technique causes new skin growth. Cost per session is up to $500, as of 2010. Depending on your skin, multiple sessions may be required.
Undergo laser light treatments. A laser is used to destroy the outer layers of skin. As the skin heals, new skin will grow, providing a tighter and smoother appearance. Costs for this procedure vary, depending on your doctor.
- Discuss procedure side effects with your dermatologist. Some procedures have uncomfortable side effects to consider. Understand the potential risks to make the best decision.
- Insurance companies might not cover treatments if the reason is cosmetic, according to the American Academy of Dermatology. Contact your insurance company to learn about coverage under your health care plan.
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