Exfoliation is a great way to rejuvenate our skin. The key to skin rejuvenation – whether it is mechanical exfoliation, chemical exfoliation or microneedling – is to maintain the health of skin structures and stimulate cellular renewal. There are a variety of treatments and devices available and it’s important to know which one is right for you. Following are four of the most popular methods used today.
This popular treatment involves mechanically exfoliating the superficial layers of the skin using crystals or an abrasive diamond tipped tool.
This effective form of skin rejuvenation will help with thicker epidermis, superficial pigmented lesions and non-inflamed forms of acne. Although microdermabrasion has its place in skin care, it is not always the best choice for all skin types. It should never be used on inflamed conditions of the skin, including rosacea or acne vulgaris.
Hydrafacial is a exfoliating system that integrates a vacuum based skin abrasion tip that infuses serums to cleanse, exfoliate, extract and hydrate simultaneously. The serums are clinically formulated to improve fines lines and wrinkles, congested pores, hyperpigmentation and acne-prone skin.
When your skin needs moisture as much as a good exfoliation, HydraFacial is safe and effective on all skin types and ethnicity’s. Even the most sensitive skin can easily tolerates this treatment, but stay away from inflamed skin, just like with microdermabrasion.
This form of mechanical exfoliation has been used for thousands of years. This simple and safe procedure removes dead skin from the epidermis and has the added benefit of removing fine vellus hair, known as “peach fuzz.” Once the surface skin cells are exfoliated, topical products can penetrate more effectively.
Dermaplaning is most beneficial for clients with hyperkeratotic buildup, superficial pigmentation, fine lines, uneven texture and vellus hair. It is a good option for clients looking for a surface exfoliation but who are too sensitive for the vacuum associated with microdermabrasion or hydrafacial. It also can be safely done on mild forms of rosacea. After dermaplaning the skin feels smooth and silky, which makes it a great option before an event.
Microneedling, or collagen induction therapy, is quickly gaining popularity as the go-to treatment for skin rejuvenation. The difference between this treatment and the other methods is that there is no removal of the outer layers of skin. The premise of microneedling is to create a controlled wound response in the skin to stimulate growth factors without abrading the epidermis.
It is beneficial for all skin types and it is used to treat fine lines, wrinkles, acne scarring, pigmentation and stretch marks. Microneedling, done superficially, stimulates growth factors to strengthen vessel walls, decreasing inflammation and increasing product penetration.
If you would like to learn about exfoliating treatment to rejuvenate your skin, come in to The Laser Image Company for a complimentary consultation. Let us help you choose the best treatment for your skin concerns.