Skin Care Treatments

Healthy skin and a beautiful complexion are the hallmark of youth and take can years off your actual age. Practicing a good skin care regimen with quality products and treatments, both preventative and corrective, is required to maintain your skin’s health.

We offer a variety of treatments tailored to meet your individual skin care needs, lifestyle, schedule and budget.

MICRODERMABRASION

MICRODERMABRASION

Our crystal-free medical microdermabrasion treatment from DiamondTome utilizes a skin resurfacing system with a diamond-encrusted wand to gently exfoliate the outermost layer of dead skin cells. As we age, dead skin cells do not slough off as easily as when we are younger, causing the skin to appear dull. Removing this dry layer promotes the growth of healthy new skin cells, leaving your skin with smoother texture and in improvements in sun damage, discoloration, fine lines, texture and cogged pores. Skin care products are more easily absorbed after microdermabrasion, making them more effective.

Suitable for all skin types, microdermabrasion is a painless, low-risk skin treatment that can easily be added to your beauty routine because there is minimal or no downtime after treatment. Microdermabrasion may be combined with a light chemical peel to increase its effect.

DERMAPLANING

DERMAPLANING

As we age, dead skin cells do not slough off as easily as when we are younger, causing the skin to appear dull. Dermaplaning is a non-invasive natural treatment that uses a surgical blade to precisely remove the top layers of dead skin and fine hair to reveal the fresh skin underneath. In addition to the healthy rejuvenating glow seen afterwards, dermaplaning also reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Suitable for all skin types, dermaplaning is a painless, low-risk skin treatment that can easily be added to your beauty routine because there is minimal or no downtime after treatment. Dermaplaning may be combined with a light chemical peel to increase its effect.

CHEMICAL PEEL

CHEMICAL PEEL

Light, medium and deep chemical peels are a popular nonsurgical cosmetic procedure used to peel away the skin’s top layer to improve sun-damaged, unevenly pigmented and wrinkled skin. Improving the evenness of color and texture in your skin creates a youthful look and restores a healthy, luminous and radiant appearance.

Generally, the most superficial peels are those using alpha hydroxy acids (AHA), such as glycolic, lactic or fruit acid. AHA peels can reduce the effects of aging and sun damage including fine wrinkling and brown spots. Sometimes a single treatment with an AHA peel will give your skin a fresher, healthier appearance and a radiant glow. You will only feel a tingling or mild stinging sensation when the solution is applied. Immediately after the procedure, you should be able to wear makeup and you can drive yourself home or back to work. Various concentrations of an AHA may be applied weekly or at longer intervals to further improve the texture of your skin. Superficial chemical peels can easily be added to your beauty routine because there is minimal or no downtime after treatment.

A TCA peel is a stronger, medium depth peel. TCA peels are often used for the treatment of wrinkles, skin pigment changes and blemishes. Many patients can benefit from having TCA applied not only on the face but also on the neck and other parts of the body that have been exposed to the sun. Milder TCA peels can be repeated frequently in order to achieve cumulative effects or TCA can be used to achieve a medium or even a deep peel.

MICRONEEDLING

MICRONEEDLING

Microneedling, also known as Collagen Induction Therapy or PRP, is a procedure used to promote the production of collagen and elastin to give you younger-looking skin with fewer signs of aging. The Eclipse MicroPen uses a sterile tip containing 12 tiny needles to create controlled micro injuries to the skin. This initiates the skin’s repair process to naturally produce collagen and elastin, ideal for smoothing fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, traumatic scars, and stretch marks. Micro channels created by the treatment allow for optimal absorption of topical products or Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), enhancing their effects in the deeper layers of skin.

PRP, or platelet rich plasma, is a concentration of platelets in the blood that are crucial to wound healing. When used for skin rejuvenation, PRP releases growth factors into the skin to expedite your body’s own repair process and stimulate new collagen and elastin formation. It can be combined with microneedling to stamp your own PRP into the skin where its rich growth factors will help to stimulate collagen and elastic tissue naturally to create moist, smoother and more radiant skin. Studies have shown that platelets can stimulate your stem cells, which results in the growth of new skin.

PRP is derived from your own blood (thus the “vampire facial” references in the media). Approximately two teaspoons of blood are drawn from your arm and placed inside a centrifuge, a device used to separate the blood components and increase platelet concentration. After numbing the treatment area with topical cream, the MicroPen “stamps” the skin creating tiny channels along the surface to injure the skin and stimulate the body’s healing mechanism. In order to help speed and intensify the repair and rejuvenation of your skin, your own processed serum (PRP) is injected with the MicoPen into the dermis and epidermis layers of the skin and is also applied topically. The concentrated platelets release growth factors and other enzymes to provide nourishment to the skin in order to repair and build new skin in the areas where microneedling has been performed. During the treatment, the microneedles can be adjusted to penetrate the skin at targeted depths, allowing for customized treatment depending on your desired results and the severity of your condition.

Microneedling is also used in the treatment of scars and stretch marks. For treating scars, the MicroPen is used to break up the fibrous tissues of the scar while the PRP spurs the growth of healthy tissue. For treating stretch marks, microneedling creates damage over the thinned skin of the stretch mark while the PRP promotes growth of thicker skin.

Microneedling can be used on all areas of the body and is safe for all skin tones. Downtime varies according to the depth of the treatment. Results from aggressive treatment will last longer, achieving noticeable facial rejuvenation even months after the procedure, while less aggressive treatment will produce results with little to no downtime.

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