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What Is Cosmetic Skin Treatment?

  • Cosmetic facial skin treatment includes all cosmetic procedures which help in rejuvenating the facial skin by treating skin problems. These procedures include peels, medical/dermatologic facials, radiofrequency micro-needling and laser fractional resurfacing. Skin treatment help in:
    • Promoting skin cell growth and repair
    • Removal of dead skin cells 
    • Cleaning or skin pores
    • Decreased production of sebum resulting in less to no acne and breakouts
    • Treating the signs of ageing
    • Increased production of collagen, elastin and blood vessels
  • These cosmetic treatments can be done alone or with other facial treatments for improved long-lasting results.
  • To achieve and maintain the desired skin results, the patient might need multiple sessions at regular intervals. Also, proper skincare post-treatment helps in maintaining the results for a longer time.

Skin Conditions Requiring Cosmetic Skin Treatment

Cosmetic skin treatment help in treating:

  • Acne and frequent breakouts
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Dull and tired skin
  • Scars, blemishes and sunspots
  • Melasma- increased cheek pigmentation in women especially during or after pregnancy
  • Early ageing signs of facial skin
  • Redness or red patches on the face

Risks Associated With Cosmetic Skin Treatments

  • The common and temporary side effects are:
    • Redness
    • Dryness
    • Stinging
    • Burning 
    • Mild swelling
    • Mild acne flare-up
    • Cold sore breakout
    • Puffiness
  • Rare side effects are:
    • Uneven darkening or lightening of the skin colour 
    • Permanent thick scarring 
    • Infections
    • Heart, liver, or kidney damage due to chemical used in skin treatment
    • Allergic reaction to chemicals or serums used 
    • Persisting swelling or redness or bleeding
    • Bruising
    • Fatigue
    • Headache 

Are You Eligible For Cosmetic Skin Treatments?

  • Anyone can choose cosmetic skin treatment irrespective of gender or age. But it is advised to consult the dermatologist before opting for any skin cosmetic treatment, especially during pregnancy or breastfeeding.
  • The patient is not eligible for skin treatment if:
    • The patient has currently or recently used Accutane (steroid drug used for treating acne)
    • The patient has an active cold sore breakout
    • The patient has a skin infection
    • The patient has moderate to severe skin disease (like psoriasis)
    • The patient is receiving chemotherapy or radiation therapy
    • The patient is pregnant or breastfeeding
    • The patient is taking anticoagulants or other drugs which can lead to complications
    • The patient has a history of keloids, hypertrophic scarring, or poor wound healing
  • Always choose the dermatologist wisely. Improper skin treatment can worsen the current skin problem of the patient resulting in permanent damage to the skin.

Why Choose Medstar For Cosmetic Skin Treatment? The Medstar Advantage

At MEDSTAR, we strictly follow the global standards for all certified skin treatment procedures. Our dermatologists are skilled and certified to perform cosmetic skin treatment for safe and excellent results. Their vast knowledge and experience help our patients to get rid of both acute or chronic skin problems. This results in healthy, clear and glowing skin of the patient with a boost in his/her self-esteem.  


Peels are the skin cosmetic treatment that reveals the underlying new smooth skin by exfoliations and removal of dead cells. These peels help in treating skin problems like acne scars, blemishes, sunspots, blackhead, whitehead, fine lines & wrinkles, redness, sun damage and hyperpigmentation.

  • Chemical Peels are the cosmetic skin treatment in which certain chemicals like AHA (alpha-hydroxy acid), trichloroacetic or glycolic acid or retinol are used to treat skin problems. 
    • The type of chemical to be applied is determined according to the need of the skin of the patient. Peels can be light, medium or deep penetrating depending on the severity of the skin problem.
    • In this procedure, the face is cleaned and the eyes are protected by gauze or eye protective gear. Local anaesthesia might be required if there is extreme irritation or burning sensations. Then the chemical peel solution is applied with the help of a brush, gauze or applicator tip and left for 15-20 minutes. After 15-20 minutes the solution is neutralized or wiped and medicated sunscreen or moisture is applied.
  • Diamond Peels use a diamond-tipped wand-like device that exfoliates the skin and removes dead skin cells, blackhead, whitehead, dirt and oil through suction.
    • In this procedure,  after cleaning the face diamond-tipped handpiece is used gently to exfoliate the outermost layer of the facial skin. The whole procedure is completed in 30-45 minutes and sunscreen or moisturizer or serum is applied to the skin.


  • Medical facials or dermatologic facials are the cosmetic procedure to gently exfoliate, deep clean and hydrate. They help in reducing acne scars, blemishes, sun damage, dryness, pigmentation, redness, fine lines and wrinkles, resulting in a bright and glowing complexion.
  • Types of medical facials:
    • In Hydra facial aka hydradermabrasion, a wand is used for microdermabrasion of the skin for exfoliation with the delivery of serum for hydration. 
    • In an Oxygen facial, a beam of pressurized oxygen is used for the exfoliation of the skin. In this procedure, oxygen is used to cause the death of the cells resulting in a new underlying skin layer.
    • In Vampire facial aka platelet-rich plasma facial, blood plasma is injected into the facial skin of the patient. Blood is collected from the arm of the patient and then separated into different components of blood. Blood platelet-rich plasma is collected and injected into the facial skin. This results in the stimulation of skin cells and collagen production are increased. 


  • In this procedure, the face is cleansed and topical or local anaesthesia is used for the comfort of the patient. Then with the help of micro-needling device tiny wounds are made and simultaneously radiofrequency waves are released into the skin. This whole procedure takes 10-20 minutes. Time can vary according to the severity of the skin problem. After this step, a cell growth solution is applied followed by a soothing solution to minimize any discomfort.
  • This procedure results in micro-injuries in the facial skin which stimulates skin cells to grow and repair resulting in increased production of collagen and elastin. New skin cells, collagen and elastin make skin even, healthy and glowing.


  • In this procedure, a laser beam is used to create micro-injuries in a grid pattern, without damaging the skin. These injuries help in the formation of new skin cells and collagen resulting in new healthy and glowing skin.
  • This is one of the most effective skin treatments to rejuvenate dull, tired and pigmented skin.
  • This whole procedure takes 45-60 minutes.

  • Non-surgical cosmetic skin treatments are extremely safe skin treatments. 
  • These procedures are completed within 1-2 hours. The patient can go home the same day and can resume their normal daily life activities.
  • Post-treatment instructions are very important and must be followed to avoid skin damage. The patient is advised to:
    • Protect the skin from sunlight. Avoid going out during day hours and wear sunscreen always.
    • Apply ice in case of itching, burning or redness of the skin.
    • Apply the cream/moisturizer/serum as instructed by the dermatologist
    • Avoid using soap or facewash on the day of treatment
    • Take the prescribed medications to ease pain, swelling and prevent infections.
    • Quit smoking for at least 2-3 weeks 
  • Consult the dermatologist if the severity of symptoms increases or in case of infection or delayed wound healing. To avoid such complications always consult a certified dermatologist.

Cosmetic skin treatment can resolve the skin problems of the patient non-surgically. These procedures result in healthy, clear and glowing skin. However, the patient might need several sessions of the treatment to achieve the desired results. Results can be seen within a day to a couple of weeks depending on the type of procedure. A proper skincare regimen can help the patient in maintaining the cosmetic results for a longer time.

What are chemical peels for the face?

Chemical peels are chemicals used for peeling or removing the uppermost layer of the skin resulting in exposing the new healthy skin. These use AHA (alpha-hydroxy acid),  trichloroacetic or glycolic acid or phenol to exfoliate the facial skin gently.  These chemicals are used for treating the skin problems like:

  • Acne
  • Acne scars, blemishes and sunspots
  • Sun damage
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Hyperpigmentation 

What is a diamond peel?

Diamond peel is the procedure of exfoliation, deep cleaning and smoothening of the skin. This procedure exfoliates and cleans the skin by the use of a diamond-tipped device. Along with cleaning it delivers the serum according to the skin of the patient. This helps in rejuvenating skin and helps in reducing acne, scars, blemishes, pigmentation and ageing signs.

Does chemical peel hurt?

Chemical peels use chemicals to mildly exfoliate the skin. Mild itching and burning are experienced during the procedure but they subside within a couple of minutes. The patient is monitored during the whole procedure and ice or neutralizer is applied after the peel to get relief from common symptoms. There are no severe post-peel side effects.

How are dermatologic facials different from common facials?

Dermatologic facials are performed by a certified dermatologist and they are customized according to the skin concern of the patient, unlike spa facials. These dermatologic facials stimulate skin cells, increases the production of collagen and elastin resulting in healthy, bright and glowing skin.

What is a vampire facial?

Vampire facial is gaining popularity as it is a safe and non-allergic option for rejuvenation of the skin. This facial aka platelet-rich plasma facial uses a small amount of blood drawn from the arm of the patient. From this blood, platelet-rich plasma is separated, collected and injected into the skin of the patient. This stimulates the skin cells growth and increased collagen production resulting in healthy and glowing skin.

How does RF micro-needling help?

Radio-frequency micro-needling creates micro-injuries by delivering radiofrequency waves through multiple small needles. These injuries stimulate the skin cells to grow and repair. It also increases the production of collagen, elastin and small blood vessels. All these skin actions counteract the intentional injuries that result in healthy, bright and glowing skin.

What is the advantage of Fractional laser resurfacing?

Fractional laser resurfacing is the procedure that uses the laser to stimulate skin growth and repair. The laser beam is used to create superficial injuries in the skin in a grid pattern and in response, the skin starts production of new skin cells, collagen and elastin. This results in smooth, scar-free and glowing skin.

Are non-invasive skin treatments effective?

Yes, non-invasive skin treatments like peels, facials, micro-needling and laser resurfacing are very effective. These treatments gently exfoliate, clean and stimulate the skin to produce new cells and collagen resulting in smooth, clear and glowing skin. They are customized according to the concern of the patient for effective and safe results.

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