Custom facials can address a variety of needs ranging from premature aging and environmental damage to acne flare-ups to a dull and patchy complexion. Custom facials use products and techniques precisely fit your skincare concerns. When it comes to our skin, sometimes it’s tough to face the facts. If your less-than-perfect complexion is causing you stress and could use a pick-me-up, you may want to consider booking a custom facial.
Microdermabrasion treatments use a minimally abrasive instrument to gently sand your skin, removing the thicker, uneven outer layer. This type of skin rejuvenation is used to treat light scarring, discoloration and sun damage.
Improve age spots and black heads
Improve hyperpigmentation (patches of darkened skin)
Exfoliate your skin, resulting in a refreshed appearance
Reduce fine lines and wrinkles
Reduce or eliminate enlarged pores
Treat acne and the scars left by acne
Microdermabrasion helps to thicken your collagen, which results in a younger looking complexion. Collagen is a protein in your skin that’s abundant when you’re a child and makes skin appear taut and smooth. Collagen production declines as we age, resulting in looser, uneven skin.
Dermaplaning is a non-invasive procedure for the removal of the outermost layers of dead skin cells on the face. The dermaplaning treatment involves exfoliation of targeted areas of the surface layers of the skin using a very small blade. Unlike exfoliating peel procedures, dermaplaning uses no chemicals, and therefore causes less irritation. The result is skin that is immediately freshened and vitalized, even after one treatment.
Reduction of fine lines and wrinkles
Reduction in the appearance of deep acne scars
Removal of fine facial hair, commonly referred to as “peach fuzz”
Smoother, more even complexion
Enhanced penetration of skin care products following treatment
Dermaplaning can be an alternative to chemical peels or microdermabrasion, and may be ideal for patients with extremely sensitive skin, unwanted facial hair, rosacea, or visible facial veins. The treatment can also be combined with a chemical peel to allow the peel to penetrate the skin more deeply and evenly.
A chemical peel uses a chemical solution to smooth the texture of your skin by removing the damaged outer layers. Although chemical peels are used mostly on the face, they can also be used to improve the skin on your neck and hands. A chemical peel is one of the least invasive ways to improve the appearance of your skin. Sun exposure, acne, or just getting older can leave your skin tone uneven, wrinkled, spotted or scarred.
Chemical peels can:
Acne or acne scars
Fine lines and wrinkles
Irregular skin pigmentation
Scars Sun-damaged skin
Age and liver spots
Rough skin and scaly patches
Superficial peels require one to seven days to heal. Treated skin will initially be red and may scale. Lotion or cream should be applied until the skin heals, followed by daily use of sunscreen. Makeup can usually be worn the next day.
Micro-Needling is an innovative skin rejuvenation treatment that can improve the overall appearance of the skin with minimal down-time. The micro-needling process involves the creation of microscopic channels through the surface of the skin, which leads to formation of new tissue and releases the skin’s natural growth factors which promotes scar and hyperpigmentation repair and healing. This can be enhanced by application of growth factor gels and hyaluronic acid based skin rejuvenation treatments. By creating minor skin injury during the procedure, the skin’s natural healing process initiates the production of new collagen and elastin fibers that thicken the skin and reduce the appearance of wrinkles, acne scarring and sun damage.
Fine lines and wrinkles
Light to moderate acne scarring
Issues with skin texture or pore size
Sun damage and aging spots
Many people experience light to moderate redness for a period of 24 hours or less after the procedure. In order to minimize redness I recommend you avoid direct sunlight and use mineral makeup and hyaluronic acid.