When it comes to pampering yourself, there are many techniques that can soothe, hydrate, and rejuvenate your skin. A wide range of skin care treatments can offer tremendous benefits to the face by renewing and cleansing the skin. Each of these procedures is nonsurgical and noninvasive, delivering real results without a long recovery period. If you’re looking for a way to revive your skin, combat specific skin concerns, or just indulge yourself with a worthwhile treatment, there is a skin care treatment right for you. Read on to decide which one best suits your needs.
What Is Medical Microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion is a commonly requested skin care treatment that will noticeably improve the texture and appearance of skin, even after just one appointment. Most patients seeking microdermabrasion do so to improve the appearance of uneven skin tones, fine lines and wrinkles, sun damage, superficial age spots, and acne damage. The procedure can be applied to the face, neck, chest, and hands, customized by your clinician to best treat each site.
Generally speaking, microdermabrasion is a skin resurfacing technique involving mechanical exfoliation by a specially designed machine. Typically, microdermabrasion involves the use of tiny crystals to break apart dead skin cells from the uppermost layer of the skin, or epidermis. Once the cells are broken apart, they can be removed to reveal the newer, healthier layer of fresh skin cells below. Microdermabrasion is designed to address common skin concerns including the softening of fine lines and wrinkles, the smoothing of coarse skin, the decreased appearance of scarring, decreased pore size, and a reduction in hyper-pigmentation, also called age spots.
What Can a Facial Do For Your Skin?
Another tried and true beauty treatment to rejuvenate the skin is a facial. When delivered by an experienced and licensed aesthetician, facial treatments can clean, exfoliate, and nourish the skin in a multi-step treatment that promotes a clear complexion. While many patients seek facials to improve the appearance of their acne, pore size, and even oily skin, this very popular procedure can be performed to address a wide range of skin concerns. During your appointment, you will meet with the aesthetician to be evaluated, to consult about your problem areas, to cleanse the skin, to have your skin analyzed, to steam the skin and have a deep exfoliation treatment. Finally, your facial will next include an extraction to remove impurities like blackheads and/or whiteheads from the pores, which is an essential piece of restoring the healthy balance to the face. To wrap up your facial, the aesthetician will massage the face, apply facial masks to target special concerns, and then apply additional products such as toner, serums, moisturizer, and sunscreen as needed.
The facial process can involve many specific steps, but there is no recovery process associated with this procedure. Specific concerns can be addressed as the aesthetician works solely on your skin. Additionally, these treatments can be performed once in a while for a quick boost to your appearance or they can be scheduled regularly to maintain your results and manage specific skin conditions, such as acne.
What Makes a Silk Peel So Effective?
Chemical peels are specifically designed skincare treatments that use chemicals to achieve remarkable results on the face. Despite the name, a SilkPeel is actually more like microdermabrasion in its approach. SilkPeel combines the surface-based exfoliation component with a deeply penetrating patient-specific solution right onto the skin, somewhat like a chemical peel. These treatments are available only in facilities with medical directors and trained clinicians on staff, so it is not available at your local spa or salon. Consult with a plastic surgeon if you’re interested in a SilkPeel treatment.
Following a Silk Peel treatment, patients tend to find there’s no need to worry about irritated or inflamed skin. Their faces feel smooth, well hydrated, and healthy. Even better, it can deliver immediate results, can be performed quickly, and doesn’t involve any recovery time. This is one of the most advanced procedures available today, offering patients noticeably better skin in less than 30 minutes.
Where Are These Skin Care Treatments Available?
Try out a new skin care treatment to rejuvenate your skin today, whether you’re thinking of microdermabrasion, a facial, or the Silk Peel treatment. Start by contacting American Self Plastic Surgery and Orthopaedics to book your appointment with the Medi-Spa clinicians. For other treatments and surgical procedures, schedule a consultation with Dr. Ruth Hillelson, Director of Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics. She has an extensive background in both cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery, as well as a commitment to implementing the latest medical techniques and technologies. CoolSculpting is one nonsurgical technology offered at American Self that can help patients achieve their ideal body contour. Dr. Terry Whipple is the Director of Orthopaedics at American Self, providing his patients with a range of other procedural options to help with pain management and other health concerns. With both Dr. Hillelson and Dr. Whipple involved, American Self is a unique clinic for patients seeking procedures and treatments of all varieties. Contact their office, located at 9900 Independence Park Drive in Richmond, Virginia, by calling (804) 290-0060 to schedule your first consultation today.