Check in with your Skin

Not only are we wrapping up the summer, but September is Skin Care Awareness Month. We of course remind you to remain vigilant about sunscreen, but we also want to help you to start taking even better care of your skin with some of our in-office procedures.

Here are our three favorite ways to improve skin texture and appearance, from least to most invasive:


Indications: Pigmentation, active acne, sun-damaged skin, fine lines and wrinkles.

How it works: Chemicals penetrate layers of the skin and promote rapid cell turnover and collagen synthesis. It also clears dead skin cells and oils. This helps create brighter, more even, and smoother skin. Select ingredients also work to reduce dark spots or treat active acne lesions. Best results are achieved with a series of peels. 

Recovery: You will likely have significant peeling, especially 3-4 days after the peel. Most peeling resolves by about a week. 

Cost: Varies by area, $


Indications: Acne scarring, surgical scars, loss of collagen from aging.

How it works: Small needles puncture the superficial layers of the skin, inducing collagen and elastin production. This results in brighter, tighter, and younger looking skin. A growth factor serum is simultaneously infused into the skin punctures, enhancing collagen production.

Recovery: For the first week you will experience redness. Avoid sun exposure for one week after treatment. 

Cost: Varies by area, $


Indications: Sun-damaged skin, fine lines and wrinkles, acne scars, lighter skin tones.

How it works: Fractional CO2 laser creates micro punctures in the skin while also delivering thermal energy. This removes damaged tissue and stimulates tissue shrinkage while inducing collagen production. Collagen remodeling continues for 3-6 months. Best for lighter skin types not prone to dark spots.

Recovery: This will depend on how aggressive your treatment is. You could have redness for up to a month during healing. Depending on your healing, you may be able to wear makeup after 1 week. 

Cost: Varies by area, $$ – $$$

About Appearance Center of Newport Beach

Orange County’s most trustworthy and reliable team of cosmetic surgeons, dermatologists, and skin cancer specialists. We provide advanced surgical and nonsurgical solutions for facial aging, beauty modification, and skin health maintenance for men and women of any age.