Posts for: March, 2018
Over time, regardless of lifestyle, skin begins to change, and signs of aging may appear. Fine lines, wrinkles, discoloration, and loss of elasticity become more visible. These signs can be the result of collagen breakdown, slower cell turnover, and loss of moisture. Damage may be intensified by sun exposure and environmental elements. A comprehensive corrective skincare program is critical to help imporove accumulated damage and to help slow down the skin aging process. Gardens Dermatology carries skin corrective products which help retore a healthier skin barrier and more youthful appearance. Your Gardens Dermatogy provider will help you create a skin care routine that is best for you. Couple products with a treatment such as Rejuvapen, microneedling to make your skin look the best possible.
One main cause of visible aging is glycation. This occurs when excess glucose molecules bind to collagen and elastin fibers and prompt the formation of skin wrinkling. A.G.E. Interrupter is a unique treatment formulated with 4% blueberry extract, 30% Proxylane and 0/2% phytosphingosine which help prevent the glycation process and correct severe signs of aging in marure skin.
A.G.E. Interrupter includes:
Dermaplaning is a skin care treatment that removes dead skin cells and vellus hair, aka peach fuzz. Our Aestheticians, Michelle and Tiffany, use a small, sterile blade while holding the skin taut, swiping the blade in gentle upward motions.
Dermaplaning leaves your skin looking brighter, smoother, glowing, and more youthful. The treatment provides instant gratification and will eliminate sideburns with just a few passes—and best of all, it's painless. It feels quite relaxing, like soft feather brushing across your face.
The procedure involves the use of a 10-inch scalpel, which curves into a sharp point. The blade is used on clean, dry skin on the forehead, cheeks, chin, nose and neck. You can expect to see an instant improvement in skin texture and tone, while the long-term effects are increased cell turnover, fewer wrinkles and dark spots, reduction of acne scarring, and the removal of fine facial hair. If you have active pustular acne, you cannot dermaplane. However, if you have acne, a peel will gently exfoliate, kill acne-causing bacteria, and calm inflammation.
Removing the peach fuzz is beneficial since the fine hairs trap debris and oils and give skin a dull look. You can expect skin care products and treatments to perform much more efficiently after dermaplaning, since they can penetrate the skin more easily. Your makeup goes on smoother as well. Michelle and Tiffany feel it is the perfect procedure to use with other treatments, like our Gly/Sal 2-2 or other TCA Multi Acid Face Peel and Serums.
Maintenance is the key to success! Skin checks and treatments at Gardens Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery Center must be a part of your skin care routine. Home care of your skin is essential as well. Be sure to bring peel pads home after your appointment as, at-home peels between professional treatments can really boost and maintain your results.
Dermaplaning is a deeper, non-abrasive exfoliation, peels can hydrate, lift hyperpigmentation, and speed up cell turnover, all revealing brighter, healthier, more glowing skin. You will relax and enjoy your treatment at Gardens Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery Center with our Aesthetic Team extraordinaire, Michelle & Tiffany.