Once considered an irreversible consequence of the aging process, fine lines, skin imperfections and dull rough skin are now outdated. Why grow old gracefully when advances made in medical science and can generate results with little or no downtime? With Microdermabrasion and Dermaplaning, it’s not as difficult as it used to be.
The human body has three major layers of skin. The dermis (the middle layer of your skin) is always producing new skin cells. As these cells make their way to the epidermis at the top layer of the skin, they begin to die and become filled with keratin (a strong and tough protein that makes up a large part of our skin, hair, and nails). These keratinized skin cells are important in protecting the skin but can also cause the skin to take on a dry and dull look. Exfoliation involves removing these dead skin cells, revealing the younger cells below and encourages collagen growth.
Microdermabrasion is a non-chemical and non-invasive procedure that removes the outermost layer of dry, dead skin cells to reveal younger, healthier-looking skin. It works on all skin types and colors, and can be used on any part of the body. When used consistently, this progressive approach requires no surgery to help fight the signs of aging and is effective for fine lines, age spots, sunspots, rough texture, and mild acne scars. Its positive features include low complication rates, a modest downtime, and rapid, predictable results.
Dermaplaning is a skin resurfacing and exfoliating procedure used to remove the thin, top, outer layer of skin (dead epidermal cells) and soft hair. It is performed using a special surgical blade to gently scrape away that top layer of problem skin – and remove acne scars or small, fine facial wrinkles. Treatments take approximately 20 minutes, are painless, and can be done every 4 weeks. This is a popular treatment because of the excellent results with minimal to no downtime. Not only will you achieve smoother, brighter skin, but by skimming off fine hair on the face that traps dirt and oil, dermaplaning also enhances the effectiveness of other skin care treatments such as chemical peels and laser treatments. Despite popular belief, the hair does not grow back thicker.
At the Restōr Medical Rejuvenation Spa we use this treatment as a stand-alone to improve skin quality, texture, or appearance, and to prepare the skin for other treatments, such as a Laser Genesis session. When the top layer of dead skin is removed, our lasers can penetrate more deeply to have their optimal effect.