Multimodality Aesthetic Skin Rejuvenation
28 July 2005 (online)
Patients requesting skin correction and rejuvenation are motivated by a number of clinical problems. Photo damage, abnormal pigmentation or vascularity, textural problems, rhytides, and laxity due to chronological aging are the primary complaints of the majority of patients. Advances in new technology in the past decade have provided the skin correction specialist with new options for treatment. Specialists with multiple technology options then face a new dilemma. What is the best treatment plan for individual patients when many options exist? Over the past five years we have developed an approach to our patients based on an individualized treatment plan consisting of a prescribed series of skin correction treatments utilizing the most specific rejuvenation techniques for each clinical problem. Multimodality aesthetic skin rejuvenation (MMASR) emphasizes the corrective process and utilization of the most appropriate technology for the patient's clinical skin problem as evidenced by the clinical examination. MMASR also takes into consideration patient bias, cost concerns, expectations of treatment, and feasibility of combining different technologies in the same treatment session. Combining skin rejuvenation techniques with surgical rejuvenation is also reviewed as an option for patients with both facial laxity and clinical skin problems.
Skin rejuvenation - laser rejuvenation - laser resurfacing - chemical peel - dormabrasion - photodynamic therapy