Skin Resurfacing

Skin Resurfacing:
How to Smooth Your Skin Texture

Is your skin dry, flaky, pigmented, or uneven? Do wrinkles, fine lines, acne scars, and age spots get you down?

All of these issues can be boiled down into one main problem: bad skin texture.  Luckily, you can improve your skin texture in a variety of ways, including:

  • Better quality skincare for textured skin
  • Do-it-yourself skin care recipes
  • A healthy diet full of skin-improving vitamins
  • Lifestyle hacks and habits
  • Professional in-office skin texture treatments

Let’s break down each of these skin resurfacing solutions, so you can learn how to smooth skin texture on your face and finally love your skin.

Each of these remedies will promote new collagen growth, improve your complexion, tighten and firm your skin, and give you a younger-looking glow. Let’s get started with this comprehensive skin texture guide.

The Best Skincare Routines for Textured Skin

There are a number of great skincare products and home remedies you can use to improve your skin texture. Whether you want to try a do-it-yourself treatment or incorporate new top-of-the-line products that improve skin texture, these solutions get great results.

Add Vitamin C to Your Skincare

Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that defends your skin from environmental damage. It can also repair your skin by reducing scarring, pigmentation, and age spots. 

There are tons of great skin serums that include vitamin C, and you can also try this DIY orange peel face mask. Incorporating more vitamin C into your skincare routine will keep your skin looking bright and fresh.

Wear More SPF

The importance of sun protection cannot be overstated when it comes to your skin health and texture. Ideally, you should wear a strong SPF sunblock every day. 

If you don’t want to add another step to your skincare routine, there are a number of great SPF-infused moisturizers and foundations you can try.

Wearing SPF every day will not only protect your skin from sun damage, but will also reduce unevenness and redness, and prevent wrinkles.

Use an Exfoliating Cleanser

Take your daily face wash up a notch by using an exfoliating cleanser. The exfoliating ingredients will remove dead skin cells from the surface of your face and rejuvenate your skin.

There are several natural exfoliators that you probably already have in your pantry, including:

  • Honey
  • Coffee grounds
  • Oatmeal
  • Sea salt
  • Lemon juice

You can whip up your own natural exfoliating recipe, or try a new exfoliating cleanser. You can also use an at-home microdermabrasion device to slough off old skin cells and shrink the pores on your face.

For the rest of your body, try exfoliating with a dry brush, loofa, or pumice stone. Regularly exfoliating your whole body will increase blood flow and improve circulation, which will improve the appearance of your skin.

Never Forget to Moisturize

Daily cleansing and exfoliating your skin is vital, but it also increases your skin’s need for hydration. Make sure you are using a high-quality moisturizer with antioxidant-rich botanical ingredients to hydrate, soothe, and even out your skin. 

Oil-based products, like skin serums, are a great choice for moisturizing because they increase your skin’s sebum production. Sebum is a crucial player when it comes to having smooth and supple face skin texture. Add a serum to your nighttime skincare routine so you can leave it on overnight and wake up to a fresh face. 

Don’t forget to moisturize the rest of your body, too. Treat yourself to a luxurious lotion or body butter. Moisturizing your entire body will improve bad skin texture and make a great addition to your self-care routine.

Try applying moisturizer immediately after your bath or shower. The steam from the hot water opens up your pores, so they can absorb more moisture from your products.

Use Retinol to Reduce Fine Lines

If fine lines and wrinkles are the culprits behind your skin texture troubles, add a nightly retinol serum to your skincare routine. Retinol stimulates collagen and new cell production, which is the best way to combat wrinkles and fine lines. Proper cell turnover also reduces blackheads.

Retinol products can also come in creams, lotions, and even pills. However, it is a potent ingredient that takes some getting used to, so start by using it in small amounts. There are great gentle retinol products designed for sensitive skin, so that’s a great place to start if you’ve never used retinol before.

Retinol can also make your skin photosensitive, which makes it more likely to get sunburned. Only use a retinol product at night and apply sunscreen in the morning. Apply the product to dry skin and then layer on your moisturizer.

Do not use a retinol product if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Skin Texture and Diet

Did you know that what you eat plays a hugely important role in the overall health of your skin? You can improve skin texture by following these diet tips.

Drink More Water

We all know the importance of drinking water, but it still needs to be said again. Dehydration can lead to all sorts of skin texture problems, including dry, tight, and flaky skin.

Drinking plenty of water will boost your skin’s elasticity, which keeps it looking fresh and healthy. Upping your water intake will also make it easier for your body to flush out toxins, which helps prevent acne and gives your skin a radiant glow.

Stay Away From Junk Food

Processed junk food will only harm your skin. It leads to inflammation that can clog your pores and cause problems for your face skin texture.

Instead, add more nutrient-dense foods to your diet so you’re getting the vitamins and minerals your skin needs to stay bright and healthy.

Incorporate more of these food groups that have plenty of vitamin A, vitamin C, zinc, and omega-3 fatty acids:

  • Berries
  • Colorful vegetables
  • Fish
  • Dark chocolate
  • Legumes
  • Meat

You don’t have to eat a perfect diet to have healthy skin, but you will see a major improvement in your skin’s texture when you prioritize whole foods over processed options.

Limit Your Alcohol Consumption

Just like processed junk food, alcohol can cause a build-up of inflammation in your body that doesn’t agree with your skin. Drinking in excess can lead to acne, dry skin, wrinkles, dark circles, puffiness, redness, and more issues that will cause uneven skin texture.

Again, you don’t have to be perfect and cut out drinking altogether to have healthy skin. However, if you want to see quicker improvements, taking a break from drinking will help. Otherwise, just be conscious of your alcohol consumption and make sure you drink plenty of water any time you imbibe.

More Healthy Habits for Better Skin Texture

If your skin texture is a constant battle, the good news is that you have the power to improve it just with a few healthy habits. While high-quality skincare products and professional skin texture treatments are part of the solution, taking care of your body is the best way to care for your skin.

Let’s look at the two habits you need to prioritize for better-looking face skin texture.

Get Plenty of Sleep

Your mom was right when she told you to get your beauty sleep. The power of a solid night’s sleep can change the world, not to mention, your skin.

In fact, not getting enough sleep can cause your skin to age prematurely. Your body repairs itself and recovers from daily stress while you sleep. If you don’t recover from stress overnight, it lingers in your body and damages your skin.

People who don’t get enough sleep often have dry, dark, and sunken skin. Aim for seven to eight hours of sleep each night for even skin texture and a bright complexion.

Sweat It Out

Exercise is great for your overall health, but you might not know how important it is for your skin, too. First of all, regular exercise pumps more blood to your vessels, which makes it easier for your facial skin to heal itself.

It also helps your body release toxins, reduces inflammation, and prevents free-radical damage. If an exercise routine has been a struggle for you, try to find a workout you enjoy, like dancing or kickboxing.

You can also spend time in the sauna to get all the skin-boosting benefits of sweating.

Professional Skin Texture Treatments

High-quality skincare, lifestyle changes, and a healthy diet can go a long way for your skin texture. However, sometimes professional skin texture treatments are needed to fully heal your skin.

Let’s look at some of the in-office treatment options that we offer at Wave Plastic Surgery. All of these treatments are non-surgical.

Medical Grade Facials

If you simply want to maintain your healthy skin texture, we offer exclusive medical-grade facial treatments that will do just that. We also do a complimentary skin assessment to determine which treatment is best for your needs.

Here are the exclusive facials we offer:

  • Valmont Facials: intensive anti-aging facial from Switzerland
  • Cellcosmet Facials: uses top-tier Phyto and Cyto cosmetic products from Cellap Laboratory
  • Hydrafacial: cleanses, exfoliates, and hydrates the skin in a relaxing experience

All of our medical-grade facial options will improve your skin’s texture and give you a more vibrant complexion.

Laser Skin Resurfacing

This treatment is completely non-invasive. It uses concentrated light beams to improve pigmentation, fine lines, wrinkles, and skin texture. It boosts your skin’s collagen production, which helps your facial skin renew itself. It can also deal with unwanted body hair and scars.

You will likely need multiple laser skin resurfacing treatments for the best results. When the treatment is done in a series, it’s gentle on the skin and you get long-lasting results.

Lumecca Light Treatments

At Wave Plastic Surgery, we offer Lumecca light treatments. It uses focused intense pulsed light to heal the skin through photothermolysis.

Lumecca is ideal for treating the following:

  • Dark spots
  • Red pigments
  • Vascular lesions like spider veins
  • Age spots
  • Freckle reduction
  • Rosacea
  • Sun damage

Prior to your treatment, you should prep your skin with retinol for four weeks and stop a few days before your appointment. You should also avoid tanning beds and sun tanning for a few weeks beforehand.

After the treatment, you can apply a cold compress to soothe your skin. Your skin may feel dry, so it’s important to use a daily moisturizer and sunscreen, and you should avoid the sun for two weeks.

We will work with you on your treatment plan, but you can typically schedule a Lumecca appointment every four weeks.

Soundwave Therapy

Did you know that soundwaves can improve your skin texture? It’s true, and at Wave, we offer the leading technology in soundwave skin therapy.

PiQo4 Treatment

PiQo4 uses acoustic sound waves to literally shatter pigmentation. It’s best for treating melasma, but it can even be used as an effective tattoo removal treatment.

Using short and long pulses, PiQo4 has targeted precision that makes it extremely effective. It’s completely painless and non-invasive and requires no downtime.

After your treatment, simply keep your skin hydrated with sunscreen and moisturizer and avoid oil-based skincare products. You may experience some bumps and redness after your appointment, but this is normal and will go away after a few days.

Professional Chemical Peels

At-home chemical peels are growing in popularity, but for the results you want, you should consider a professional in-office chemical peel. The treatments exfoliate and tighten your facial skin. They also improve your skin’s complexion and brightness.

Professional chemical peels should also be done in a series for the best results. You can even alternate them with a microdermabrasion treatment, which we will talk about next.

Cure Peels

At Wave Plastic Surgery, we offer Cure Peels. This treatment is painless and great for all skin types. It uses Salicylic Acid and Trichloroacetic Acid in combination with essential skin nutrients and moisturizers for gentle and effective treatment.

Here are the results you can expect:

  • Lightening pigmentation
  • Acne management
  • Improved collagen growth
  • Better skin quality

The whole treatment takes half an hour, and there’s no downtime or recovery needed. You will see results immediately and can expect your skin to peel in the first few days after your treatment.

You may experience some redness or itching in the first few days, but this is normal and should go away quickly. After your skin peels, it will immediately look brighter, younger, and smoother.
This treatment is a great option for anyone who wants a quick procedure with low downtime and quick results.


For your skin cells to have a chance to rejuvenate and grow healthier, sometimes the top layer needs to be completely removed. You can have this done with a microdermabrasion treatment.
It’s a mild procedure that works on the face, hands, neck, and body. It’s minimally invasive and gets great results.

There are two different types of microdermabrasion treatment.
The first uses an abrasive surface to sand off your outer layer of skin. That may sound uncomfortable, but there’s very little pain.

The second microdermabrasion treatment uses a fine spray with aluminum oxide or sodium bicarbonate with suction to remove the top layer of skin.

Both options are safe and effective for all skin types. They are both more gentle than dermabrasion, which is a more invasive treatment that is not good for sensitive skin.
Microdermabrasion is a great treatment option for these skin issues:

  • Sun damage
  • Blackheads
  • Stretch marks
  • Brown spots and other hyperpigmentation
  • Age spots
  • Acne
  • Acne scars
  • Uneven skin texture and tone
  • Dull looking skin
  • Melasma
  • Enlarged pores

The treatment takes about an hour, and afterward, we use sunscreen and moisturizer on your skin to help it heal. You may experience some redness, swelling, or tenderness, but this is normal and will go away quickly.

You should continue to apply sunscreen and a light moisturizer to your face after the treatment. You may be extra sensitive to the sun in the weeks after your procedure, so it’s vital that you keep your skin protected and hydrated.
Depending on your skin and the results you’re looking for, you’ll likely need more than one treatment. However, you will start seeing results from microdermabrasion immediately.

The number of treatments you need will vary, so it’s helpful to schedule a consultation first so we can outline a plan for you.


If you want to treat acne scars, microneedling is the most effective treatment you could choose. It’s also effective at treating large pores and wrinkles, and it will firm and tighten your skin.

What is microneedling? Think of it as collagen induction therapy. It uses a dermaroller with small needles that prick the skin to generate new collagen.
With microneedling, you are essentially injuring your skin to prompt it to heal. The healing process produces new skin that is more even in texture and tone.

Microneedling is also a great anti-aging treatment. Since collagen production decreases with age, pricking the skin to spark collagen production will reduce age spots and give you a younger complexion. It is usually considered the final non-surgical step before you consider anti-aging cosmetic surgery.

The procedure takes about two hours, and you will see the best results if you have at least four procedures.

ICURED Microneedle Treatments

At Wave Plastic Surgery, we also offer ICURED microneedling. This revolutionary new therapy works by injecting a fractionated protein complex from sheep placenta into the dermal layer of the skin.

The injections dramatically increase your skin’s collagen and elastin, and you will notice tighter and brighter skin within a few days, as well as fewer wrinkles. Your skin will continue to rapidly improve for three weeks after your procedure.

For best results, we recommend three ICURED treatments spaced three weeks apart. Out of all of the in-office professional treatments, you will experience the most discomfort with microneedling. However, the pain is still very mild, and your results can last a lifetime.

We will set you up with a complete microneedling aftercare treatment to help minimize any redness, swelling, or bruising in the days after your procedure.

Treatments at Wave Plastic Surgery

At Wave Plastic Surgery in Los Angeles, we are passionate about healing your skin so you can have the smooth skin texture you want. We’ve created a luxurious and relaxing environment so you can unwind and enjoy your treatment.

We are committed to giving you the most natural-looking results that you will love with our long-lasting treatments. Each one uses state-of-the-art technology and top-tier science-backed cosmetic products so you know you are getting the most from your appointment.

It’s our mission to build a strong relationship with our clients by providing amazing service. We will be with you every step of the way on your skin resurfacing journey until you see the results you love.

Along with our exclusive treatment, we can advise you on the best skin care products for your specific needs.

Start Your Skin Texture Treatments Today

Bad skin texture can lead to insecurities, low confidence, and unhappiness – but the good news is that you can begin improving your complexion with skin resurfacing today.
Start by incorporating new high-quality skincare products designed for your needs. Prioritize SPF, exfoliants, and moisturizers.

Next, look at your diet and daily habits. You will be amazed at how much healthy food, exercise, plenty of sleep, and water can improve your complexion.

Finally, consider a professional in-office skin texture treatment at Wave Plastic Surgery in Los Angeles. We offer the best technology and highly-trained professionals that will work with you until you love your skin again.

If you’ve been wondering how to improve skin texture on your face and are ready to get started with treatments, schedule a consultation