The Patient’s Guide to Cosmetic Skin Treatments

Woman holding up cosmetic skin treatmentsAs we age, our skin becomes less resilient and more susceptible to permanent damage — whether it’s serious cancer-causing sun damage or just the gradual accumulation of scars and wrinkles from a poor skincare routine or skin shaving techniques.

Luckily, there are several methods for reducing the appearance of wrinkles and scars. At Riverside Oral and Facial Surgery, we provide our patients with a range of anti-aging and anti-wrinkle treatments, including scar revision surgery, the Obagi Nu-Derm skin care system, chemical peels, and more. Let’s walk through the basics of each treatment.

Obagi Nu-Derm System

Ready to say goodbye to fine lines, wrinkles, rosacea, sun damage, increased pigmentation, acne, and symptoms of premature aging? The Obagi Nu-Derm System is a range of dermatologic skin treatments that not only reduce (and prevent) the effects of aging on your skin.


Another popular cosmetic skin treatment that helps reduce the appearance of scars, wrinkles, sun exposure damage, and other skin imperfections is dermabrasion. During a dermabrasion session, the top layers of your skin are removed using a rotating wire brush. While your skin will feel and look raw immediately after dermabrasion, your skin comes out looking younger and newer after healing.

Chemical peels

Chemical peels treat many skin imperfections, including age spots, freckles, melasma, scars, and even precancerous lesions. There are different types and strength levels for chemical peels. At Riverside Oral and Facial Surgery, we offer glycolic peels, which help reduce the appearance of scarring and blemished while also removing dead skin cells. The result is a bright, fresh face! Not sure what to expect after a chemical peel? Our professionals will guide you through the entire process, both before and after your treatment.

Scar Revision Surgery

Trying to drastically reduce the appearance of scars? Fancy lotions only get you so far. Some scars are just too prominent to naturally fade away on their own. If this sounds like you, then one option you might want to consider is scar revision surgery.

Other cosmetic skin treatments

Other cosmetic treatments we offer at Riverside Oral an Facial Surgery include permanent makeup (such as microblading of the eyebrows) and treatment of hypotrichosis (also known as insufficient eyelashes) for patients who want their eyelashes to look fuller and longer. For hypotrichosis, in particular, we generally prescribe Latisse, a topical treatment that is applied to your lashline. Learn more about treating hypotrichosis with Latisse.

At Riverside Oral Facial Surgery, we are committed to providing the highest quality cosmetic skin treatments in Georgia. To learn more or schedule an appointment, call us today at (706) 235-5570.