Smooth Operators

This is the time of year where your complexion is in need of a little refresher.

Let’s get our scrub on and remove the old dull skin, and in with the
lighter and brighter. Effective exfoliation will leave your skin with a
smoother texture and increase your serums or creams absorption. Let’s go
pro and scrub in on the options available.

There are many different modalities that penetrate the skin further than
topical treatments. They smooth bumps, diminish discoloration, treat fine lines
and target acne. Make sure to do your homework and select a Board Certified
Plastic Surgeon, Dermatologist or an Aesthetician working under the guidance
of a Doctor for your skin needs

Microdermabrasion
This non-invasive procedure that gently exfoliates the skin to diminish signs of
aging. The microderm machine may use tiny crystals or a tip that varies in
coarseness to smooth the skin. Afterwards, your skin may feel slightly
sunburned for a day or two.

Dermaplaning
A qualified expert uses a blade to remove dead layers of skin. This procedure
decreases dull, dry skin by safely removing it and the bonus is a flawless baby
fuzz free face.

Peels
Chemical Peels involve AHA and BHA’s. There are different percentages for
mild to higher corrective strengths. The chemical is applied for several minutes
And then removed. Recovery will vary depending on strengths.
Results afterwards will leave the skin radiant.

Fractional Lasers
This is the most efficient way to change the texture of the skin and
stimulate collagen. The downside is the recovery is longer. This type of
treatment triggers a wound response, causing the skin to trigger the cells
to repair and produce new cells. Your skin will swell and be red for a few
days with peeling as well. Expect a week or two of recovery. Results
that are expected are a noticeable reduction in the components of sun
damaged skin, fine lines, wrinkles, and scarring.
Producing an even skin tone, tighter skin, and a thicker collagen layer as well.


*Raquel Merlini*

 

 

Pamper your face and get a facial!

The right facial can cleanse your face, clear up skin problems and help you moisturize your way into a healthy (sun-free) glow. A standard facial typically consists of four steps: cleansing, exfoliating, massaging of the neck, face and shoulders and applying a mask for your skin type. Many clients take the facial to another level and opt for a Power European Facial, which includes an element of dermaplaning or microdermabrasion for an added anti-aging result.

The Aesthetician will first perform the cleansing portion of the facial, which consists of removing any makeup and dirt from the skin. Next, the exfoliation process helps to slough off any dead skin cells and preps the skin for extractions (don’t worry that sounds more intimidating than it truly is). The best and most relaxing portion of the facial – the massage portion helps calm and pamper the client all with a medical benefit of lymphatic drainage, lifting or pressure points. The next phase of the facial is the mask portion which drives more nutrients into the skin and can soothe and calm the skin as well. The final step is the application of the much needed and hopefully staple in your skincare routine, a high quality moisturizer with SPF.

Remember, it is never too early (or too late) to start taking care of yourself and your skin. It is much easier to hold back the hands of time then try turn them back later. Call 248-524-3622 for more information on facials or other skin treatment options.