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 non-invasive technique in which a licensed esthetician will remove vellus hair (also known as "peach fuzz") and a top layer of dead skin cells off the epidermis, the top layer of the skin. Dermaplaning leaves your skin brighter, and healthier giving you that “baby smooth” look and feel. This treatment is also safe and effective for those who suffer from rosacea.
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.)
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, for 7-14 days post treatment (depending on area of body treated) it is typical to have redness and/or scabs where the area has been treated.