Skin rejuvenation and resurfacing procedures are performed with several minimally invasive techniques. They are typically performed to correct fine lines, wrinkles, sagging skin, and agings spots on skin. Treatments are usually done in combination with one another to achieve desired results. Which combination is right for you depends on your desired results and unique skin anatomy. Chemical peels and microneedling are typically used to treat light, superficial skin damage. IPL photofacial and laser treatments are done to tackle more moderate damage.
Microneedling can aid in skin restoration from low-level sun damage, such lines and wrinkles. Microneedling improves tone and texture, refines pores, and can fade discoloration from scars and stretch marks. Microneedling uses a handheld device with ‘micro’ needles to create tiny punctures on the skin, stimulating the body’s natural healing process.Numbing cream is applied prior to treatment and downtime is minimal with light redness, swelling, and sensitivity occurring in some cases. 3 – 5 microneedling sessions are usually recommended.The treatment is quick, taking less than one half hour and is more cost-effective than other treatments. Microneedling has both short and long-term benefits. In the near term, a youthful glow is restored in the skin just after treatment. Longer term, new collagen retains the glow as it forms post-treatment.Though it’s mostly used on the face, neck, chest, and hands, microneedling can be done all over the body.
Chemical peel uses an acidic solution to remove damaged skin layers, speed cell restoration, and increase collagen growth for a brighter and well toned complexion. Peels are used to treat acne, acne scars, age spots, melasma, hyperpigmentation, rough skin, sun damage, fine lines, and wrinkles. Chemical peels are one of the most commonly performed nonsurgical cosmetic treatments, and the most popular peels include glycolic acid, TCA (trichloroacetic acid), salicylic acid, and Jessner’s solution (a blend of lactic acid, salicylic acid, and resorcinol).
IPL (intense pulsed light), sometimes called a photofacial, is a versatile treatment that can help with several different skin conditions including vascular lesions, pigmented lesions, and even unwanted hair. Photorejuvenation is commonly used to treat brown spots from sun damage, broken capillaries and rosacea. IPL delivers light energy to penetrate all levels of the skin, without harming the surface. The treatment is rapid, taking less than 30 minutes in most cases, and there is little to no downtime from treatment. The treatment can be performed on the face, hands, neck, chest, and legs.Most people need several treatments to get their desired results, typically spaced three to four weeks apart. IPL is most effectively used to treat pigmentation related issues such as brown spots, sunspots, freckles, and melasma. It can also help with facial redness and discoloration.
Laser resurfacing heats up top layers on the skin to trigger the body’s natural healing response. As the skin heals, the tone and texture becomes enhanced. Like other skin rejuvenation treatments, laser resurfacing is commonly used to treat fine lines, wrinkles and pigmentation issues.
A facial is a skin-care treatment that feel good and provide health and beauty benefits to the skin. Facials are used to deeply cleanse and exfoliate the skin, while moisturizing and improving circulation.