Skin provides the earliest and clearest indications of aging. Treating and maintaining healthy skin is key to reversing the clock. During a consultation with one of our skilled skin care specialists, we will conduct a thorough analysis of your skin and the problems you would like to address. Your skin type and its overall condition will be evaluated. Based on this analysis, we will recommend any needed facial treatments as well as a home care regimen.
If you are interested in cosmetic surgery, your expectations and treatment options will be discussed in great detail. Additional tests and further exams may be required before the actual date of the surgery.
We offer an array of skin treatment options, including facials, chemical peels, DermaSweep microdermabrasion, FotoFacial and laser applications.
Skin Care Treatments
A professional skin care facial helps to nourish the skin and all its structures by stimulating blood circulation. Blood brings oxygen, which is essential to cell growth, and also removes waste products, helping to rid the skin of impurities. Other benefits of facials include strengthening, nourishing, and toning of muscle fibers. By toning the facial muscles the skin will experience a slowing of the aging process.
The facial begins with analysis of the skin to determine which procedures will best benefit the skin type of the client. The face will be cleaned thoroughly, then steamed to open skin follicles, allowing a deep cleaning of dirt and other debris from the follicles. Massage will depend upon the client’s skin type. A treatment mask is applied. The type of mask will also depend upon skin type and condition. The treatment will end with a protective lotion that is applied to the entire facial area. Specific skin care products and home care regimen may be recommended at this time to insure the products best suited to their particular skin type and condition are being used.
Chemical peels have been used for over 100 years to create an even and controlled shedding of damaged skin cells. Every day thousands of skin cells die, flake off and are replaced by new cells. As we age, this process slows down and skin can become dull, uneven and discolored. Fine lines, sun damage and other signs of aging begin to be noticeable. During a chemical peel a solution is applied to the skin to remove dead skin cells and stimulate the production of new ones. These treatments tighten the skin, reduces wrinkling and leaves you with healthier, younger-looking skin.
Chemical peels are not a substitute for a facelift, but they can produce very satisfactory results for many different types of skin conditions, including:
- Sun damage
- Mild scarring
- Wrinkles and lines
- Skin discolorations – age spots, freckling, uneven pigmentation
- Oily skin
- Rough, dry skin
- Loose, sagging skin
There are many different types of chemical peels. The chemical solutions used vary depending on the type of skin condition being treated and the desired depth of the chemical peel. If the skin problem is primarily superficial, then a milder, less caustic ingredient is used. If the problem is deeper, involving multiple layers of skin, then far stronger products are required.
Microdermabrasion is a safe and effective way to combat the signs of aging by removing dead and flaking cells, creating an immediate improvement in your skin’s appearance.
At the Aesthetic Center, we use the DermaSweep microdermabrasion technique. This “clean” treatment provides particle-free skin exfoliation. Instead of crystals, our system uses variable vacuum action and patented treatment tips to exfoliate and rejuvenate the skin. The vacuum action of the wand stimulates blood flow, cleans the pores, and firms and tones the epidermis.
Another unique feature available with DermaSweep is epi-infusion, which allows the same system, using gentle ultrasound, to deliver specific treatment solutions deep into the skin. This combination quickly rejuvenates damaged skin, as well as stimulates collagen production for long-lasting effects. The results are a deeper polish and more rapid improvement to the skin’s appearance.
In addition to improving overall skin health, DermaSweep microdermabrasion is an ideal, convenient treatment for treating:
- early aging lines
- sun damage
- surgical scars
DermaSweep treatments are tailored for each client, with treatment tips, vacuum action and treatment solutions adjusted to precisely address their skin’s condition at that time.
Collagen induction therapy, also referred to as skin needling, has been around for years, but Dermapen enhances the technique with advanced precision while activating the body’s natural ability to heal and repair itself as the basis for treatment. Dermapen improves and rejuvenates damaged and aging skin and works well for improving the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, acne scarring, large pores, lip lines, stretch marks, and hyperpigmentation, as well as for skin tightening and lifting. It can also be used on the facial area, neck and décolleté.
FDA-approved Dermapen technology uses a fractional micro-needling device with a unique spring-loaded, disposable needle tip. This tip moves in an automated, vibrating stamp-like motion that enhances results while offering a more controlled and safer method of treatment than other micro-needling devices. Dermapen’s multi-speed and adjustable needle depths allows the needles to pierce the skin’s layers at 90 degrees and increases the effectiveness of treatments by increasing the absorption of products. Dermapen can effectively treat hard-to-reach places, such as around the eyes, nose, and lips, and because of the vertical delivery, the needles can easily penetrate scar tissue which can be hard to treat with traditional skin needling methods.The needle causes micro-injuries to your skin, which triggers your body to repair the damaged skin through collagen induction. Collagen induction includes the release of growth factors, collagen production, and tissue remodeling, which leads to more natural results, while minimizing pain, damage to the outer layer of skin and downtime.