Microdermabrasion is a noninvasive, skin resurfacing procedure that gently exfoliates or polishes away the top layer of dead skin cells, while stimulating cell turnover, to reveal healthy new skin that looks and feels smoother. Having fairly minimal downtime, Microdermabrasion treatments are best served as maintenance treatments. They are best served every 4-10 weeks depending on your skin care needs. Recommended for most skin types, may not be suitable for thin skin types or people with rosacea. For a more intense treatment try adding a chemical peel! (Downtime is minimal to moderate depending on skin type. If a chemical peel is added one can expect some dryness and peeling to occur within 48 hours and can last up to 10 days.)
Dermaplaning is a simple and safe procedure for exfoliating the epidermis and ridding the skin of fine vellus hair (peach fuzz). It has been used for many years and has little to no downtime. Ideal for clients who suffer from rosacea as Microdermabrasion can aggravate delicate capilaries.
Bonus tips-Do a dermaplane before a special event for flawless makeup application! Or for an extra spicy treatment try adding a chemical peel. Removing vellus hair allows the solution to penetrate very quickly and effectively. (Downtime is minimal. Clients with dryer skin types may experience redness and sensitivity post treatment that can last 24-48 hours.)
Microneedling also known as Collagen induction therapy (CIT) or skin needling is a procedure that involves repeatedly puncturing the skin with tiny, sterile needles. It is virtually painless and is a technique for which research is ongoing but has been used for a number of skin problems including scarring and acne. A series of 3-6 treatments 3-4 weeks apart is recommended for optimal results. (Downtime is moderate. Redness and sensitivity is common post treatment and can last 24-72 hours. Peeling can also occur and can last 5-10 days.)
IPL-Intense Pulsed Light
IPL or Intense Pulsed Light is not a laser but a light that is used to treat sun damage, broken capillaries and uneven skin tone. Unlike lasers that use a single wavelength (color) of light which typically matches only one chromophore and hence only treats one condition. IPL uses a broad spectrum that when used with interchangeable filters allows it to be used against several conditions. A series of 3-6 treatments 2-4 weeks apart is recommended to achieve desired results. (Downtime is minimal to moderate depending on skin condition treated and amount of damage. Redness is common post treatment and typically subsides within a few hours. If hyper-pigmentation was treated a coffee ground appearance will occur while the damage sloughs off typically within 5-10 days.)
Skin tag, mole, sunspot and broken capillary treatment
Electrocauterization (or electrocautery) is often used in surgery to remove unwanted or harmful tissue. It can also be used to burn and seal blood vessels. It is a safe procedure; however, if proper post care is not followed scarring, hyper or hypo pigmentation can occur. A consultation prior to treatment will ensure if this is the right treatment for you. Downtime is minimal; however, 7-14 days (depending on area of body treated) it is typical to have redness and/or scabs where the area has been treated.