The human skin is the largest organ in the human body. We are exposed to the sun’s damaging UV rays, neglect our skin’s healthy care, and are subject to the natural processes of aging. As we grow older, prior neglect or damage to the skin begins to appear in a variety of ways: pigmented or vascular lesions, wrinkles and uneven skin tone. Many of these underlying conditions can be either corrected or deferred through the use of medical grade chemical peels, microdermabrasion, cosmeceuticals and laser treatments. The science and technology accompanying these treatment modalities is greatly important, as many products claim to reverse the process of aging skin’s appearance.
The one truth about skincare is that it is never too early to begin to take care of your skin. Chemical peels, in conjunction with microdermabrasion, is a great starting point to achieving your desire for younger, healthier looking skin – and is still considered to be the “gold standard” amongst Dermatologists. There are a variety of different chemical peels available, and each type has varying benefits and results. As part of your initial consultation we will discuss with you the various types of peels and the added benefit of microdermabrasion. In addition, we will advise you about various cosmeceutical products available that maintain or correct various skin disorders and help develop a maintenance program so you may enjoy the results of your treatments for many years to come.
The goal of facial aesthetics and the endpoint to a series of treatments of chemical peels and microdermabrasion is to promote exfoliation (thinning) of the epidermis, induce ‘wounding’ of the dermis, and allow for increased lymph flow which provides cleaning, toning and reduced redness. By wounding the dermis, the dermal layer will heal itself by producing more collagen, that in turn will reduce or reverse dermal thinning, thus improving tone, texture, tonicity and reducing wrinkle precursors.
In essence, by deliberately ‘wounding’ the skin, we are permitting and promoting the skin to heal itself. Reducing the thickening of the epidermis, permits for more blood flow and nutrients to affect the skin. Promoting increased collagen production allows for greater elasticity of the skin and correction of existing skin conditions caused by UV exposure or by the natural aging process.