The days of relying on just soap and water for skin care are long past. Advances in technology are giving people the opportunity to put their best face forward regardless of their age or skin type. For a time, people had to rely on invasive procedures to see dramatic improvements in their skin. Now, skin treatment has become quick, easy and virtually pain free.
Microdermabrasion, laser hair removal, chemical peels and other non-invasive procedures create flawless, perfect skin without the need for costly surgery. What was once only available to those who could afford it, can be found at a local Med Spa.
Microdermabrasion is the process of using tiny particles to slough away the topmost layer of skin, revealing the smoother and healthier looking skin below. Human skin is made up of two layers, the epidermis and the dermis. The epidermis is the protective layer blocking outside particles by allowing a build-up of dead skin cells.
As we age, the natural removal of this layer slows down, giving rise to a rough, uneven appearance. Exfoliation removes these dead skin cells revealing the fresher skin beneath. Microdermabrasion is a non-invasive exfoliation process. A machine blasts the skin with the micro particles and then vacuums up the loosened dead skin cells.
This helps the creams and lotions that we all use to work better as they are able to penetrate more deeply. Also, regular use of this procedure has been shown to improve the skin’s natural regeneration process. This treatment is excellent for cleaning pores, reducing the look of scars and wrinkles. It smooths the skin and works for all skin types.
Another non-invasive exfoliation procedure that today’s Med Spas offer, is what is known as the “lunchtime peel”. Chemical peels are another form of exfoliation where chemicals applied to the skin break down the bonds between the dead skin cells and allow them to be removed.
The peel works in about an hour, providing the same benefits of other exfoliation procedures, such as diminishing wrinkles and scars, improving skin texture, and returning a youthful glow. Unlike more severe peels, this has little down-time afterward.
Non-invasive exfoliation skin treatment is preferred because it uses the body’s natural processes to improve appearance. There are a variety of treatments available to suit everyone’s individual needs.
A beautiful complexion can be marred by unwanted facial hair, but laser hair removal can help rectify this problem. The laser targets the hair follicle, heating it up to the point of destruction. This process can be done without damaging any of the surrounding skin, since the laser targets only the hair follicle. Afterward, the hair never grows again.
Unsightly hair can roughen and cast shadows on even the smoothest skin, so laser hair removal is an excellent complement to other skin treatments. With the advances in skin care, anyone can have perfect skin without the trauma and cost of invasive procedures. No matter your skin type, there is a procedure available to allow you to glow.