Microdermabrasion, Facials & Chemical Peels, Newsletter Spring/Summer 2015
As the spring and summer months are upon us, many of us are looking for affordable ways to make our skin look vibrant! Chemical peels, microdermabrasion and facials are quick, affordable procedures leaving your skin refreshed with no downtime. These procedures work by removing dead skin cells and stimulating new cell growth. They are also fantastic for long-term skin care maintenance following more aggressive cosmetic laser treatments.
At Advanced Dermatology, we offer four chemical peels to lighten your skin, reduce pore size and improve acne.
- Beta Peel: This 30% salicylic acid peel removes dead skin cells, revealing a brightened skin tone and smoother texture. The Beta Peel will clean and tighten pores, balance oil-secretion and reduce discoloration. This peel is great for oily, acne-prone skin, or unevenly pigmented skin.
- Gel Peel GL: This peel combines 20% glycolic and 10% lactic acids to exfoliate the skin without causing excessive irritation and dryness. This cell renewal process stimulates collagen synthesis and improves elastin ﬁbers in the skin. The Gel Peel GL is best used to revitalize photo-damaged skin and help reduce the appearance of ﬁne lines and wrinkles.
- Gel Peel SM: This peel combines 20% salicylic and 10% mandelic acids to exfoliate the skin while decongesting pores. Although mandelic acid is one of the strongest alpha hydroxy acids, it does not cause inﬂammation and irritation that can sometimes occur with alpha hydroxyl acid. This light chemical peel will help refresh sensitive and problematic skin.
- Jessner Peel: This peel combines salicylic acid, lactic acid, and resorcinol acid to achieve smoother and brighter skin. The Jessner Peel is often recommend for sun-damaged and hyperpigmentation. This peel is more aggressive than the others, although still gentle, but is usually accompanied by a few days of peeling., for those wanting to attack the problem head on.
Downtime, flaking, peeling and redness are minimal with our peels at Advanced Dermatology, except for the Jessner peel. Slight redness, skin sensitivity and skin tightness usually persist no longer than a day. After a series of peels you can expect improvement in the appearance of superficial lines and pigment while making your skin look softer, smoother and more radiant. Three treatments are recommended 2 to 3 weeks apart and then maintenance treatments are recommended every 1 to 3 months for optimal long-term results.
Microdermabrasion is a way of gently removing the stratum corneum, which is the dead outer protective layer of the skin. Advanced Dermatology offers two enhanced forms of microdermabrasion, the SilkPeelTM Dermalinfusion System and the DermasweepTM, which use water in conjunction with a diamond tip to gently exfoliate the skin. Hydrodermabrasion simultaneously infuses products that can hydrate, lighten, tighten pores and reduce acne. These enhancements offer better results and leave the skin hydrated, not dry or peeling as with traditional microdermabrasion. These procedures are adjustable from extremely light to very aggressive so we can tailor the treatment to each patient and his or her goals. Even the most sensitive-skin individual may benefit from a silk peel that has been adjusted for their skin type.
Don’t worry if you don’t know what the best treatment is for your skin. We will find out all about your individual skin type and goals prior to your treatment and recommend the appropriate treatment for you.
Advanced Dermatology also offers facials for all types of skin. Facials use cosmetic products with active ingredients such as growth factors, hydrators, antioxidants, skin lighteners, and exfoliants, all formulated to improve acne, pigmentation, texture and tone. Treatment may include an exfoliating buffing cream, extractions (to remove blackheads, pustules, or pimples), an antiseptic and a facial “mask” with ingredients that penetrate and clean pores, heal acne and revitalize your skin. The final step is applying the essential products for your skin type or specific treatment goal. For an antiaging facial, for example, these products will include sunscreen, antioxidant, growth factor, and exfoliant, all part of Dr. Taub’s Core4 Skin Care Plan.