Skin Rejuvenation vs. Skin Resurfacing: What’s the Difference?

In the never-ending pursuit of healthier, younger-looking skin, you may have come across the terms “skin rejuvenation” and “skin resurfacing” as possible options for you. But, what exactly do these terms mean? And, how are they different?

First, some Skin 101. By definition, according to, to “rejuvenate” means “to make young again” and to “resurface” means “to give a new surface to” something. Skin Rejuvenation refers to any process that gives skin a less weathered, more youthful appearance. Skin Resurfacing actually involves skin removal and can vary in the levels of removal from non-ablative (i.e. little to no downtime) or ablative (i.e. some downtime depending on the strength). In addition to maintaining a healthy diet and proper hydration, the methods by which skin rejuvenation can be achieved include many topical solutions (both over the counter and prescription) and treatments. Some of these treatments can be performed in your home, while other treatments are performed in a professional setting like an aesthetics center, doctor’s office or spa that specializes in skin rejuvenation and resurfacing procedures.

Dr. Leslie Baumann, in an article published in the Miami Herald, points out that there are multiple methods of skin resurfacing to choose from based on your individual needs and desired outcome. These methods include, but are not limited to; chemical peels, microdermabrasion, dermaplaning and laser treatments. Each of these methods can provide fantastic and visible results when performed by qualified practitioners.

To review, skin rejuvenation is a broad term that refers to many treatments and procedures including skin resurfacing. Varies treatments target different skin concerns so it’s important that you schedule a consultation to decide a treatment that is customized to your individual skin time.

Interested to learn how the Strella specialist can help you with skin rejuvenation options? Then contact us today to schedule your complimentary consultation.