Microdermabrasion is a quick and painless deep exfoliating treatment that accelerates the rate at which dead skin is exfoliated, and jump-starts the proliferation of new skin cells.
The treatment involves a diamond head device vacuumed across the outer surface of the skin, which removes the outermost layer by exfoliation, exposing living skin cells that are soft, smooth and receptive to nutrients. The underlying epidermis is also stimulated, promoting new collagen production which thickens the dermis and improves resistance to the effects of ageing.
Microdermabrasion goes deeper than other modes of exfoliation to help the skin replenish itself by stimulating cell re-growth. More than a just a facial, medical microdermabrasion offers instant results without any downtime. It works really well before a skin resurfacing treatment.
A skin/chemical peel involves the application of a solution to the face; this solution helps break up and remove the top layer of skin – typically dead and damaged cells – so that healthy skin cells can be exposed. This non-invasive treatment is an effective solution for the temporary relief of skin blemishes, discoloration, wrinkles, and other minor imperfections, acne and dull looking skin As every patient has different needs, the acid solutions used in chemical peel treatment vary in strength. Typically, the chemical solution is comprised of one of the following acid bases. It can be used to give the skin a glow and remove the dull look. Also different soloutions can be used for problem skin. Dead skin cells are removed from the surface, encouraging the production and regeneration of new cells.. TCA is an intermediate to deep peeling solution that can be tailored to meet your individual needs.
The solution that is used is medical strength and unavailable over the counter or in a beautician setting.
There is a menu of different peels you can choose from, with the advise of the nurse on assessment. They range from a minimal peel to more dramatic if you prefer. There is very little down time if any.
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Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs) – The lightest acid base, for patients who are seeking only minor rejuvenation. Alpha Hydroxys such as glycolic, lactic, and fruit acid provide smoother, more vibrant skin with minimal to zero downtime. Ideal for the treatment of minor wrinkling, acne, uneven pigmentation and dullness of skin; AHA treatment is quick and effective, and this type of acid can even be mixed in with at-home creams for daily usage.
Trichloroacetic Acid (TCA) – Effective for a wide ranging number of treatments, TCA is a common chemical peel agent. It provides more substantive rejuvenating qualities than AHA while allowing for a quicker recovery than that of Phenol. Medium-depth wrinkles, blemishes, pigmentation inconsistency, more substantial acne and other imperfections can all be treated with trichloroacetic acid.
Chemical peels provide patients with a means to revitalize their appearance without having to depend on surgical treatment. From temporary relief to long-term results, treatment can be tailored to meet your needs.
Helps skin become smoother and healthier, refining texture and coloration of skin. Glycolic products need to be used at home two weeks prior to peel. A series of six is recommended every two weeks.
Risks and Benefits
Smoother skin, improved complexion, uniform coloration, acne treatment, and the reduction of symptoms brought on by sun exposure and aging are among the benefits provided by chemical peels. Non-invasive and safe, the risks associated with chemical peels are minor; though with more substantial treatment – such as a phenol chemical peel – scarring, permanent freckle loss, pigmentation damage, and lines of demarcation are possible. We can counsel you on the risks and benefits of treatment during your initial consultation so that you can make an informed decision.
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