Dermal resurfacing is a skin care treatment that removes dead skin cells and vellus hair, aka peach fuzz. Achieved by using a small, sterile blade while holding the skin taut, swiping the blade in gentle upward motions.
The Dermal Resurfacing procedure involves the use of a blade, which curves into a point. The blade is used on clean, dry or oiled skin-on the forehead, cheeks, chin, and upper lip. 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. This treatment can be combined with a light chemical peel for better absorption of the acids into the skin.
With the Derma Resurfacing treatment your face will be prepped with a skin prep solution. Depending of the skin type the skin will be dehydrated or oil will be applied. Then the process of removing the dead skin and vellus hair will take place by gently gliding the blade across the face in an upwards motion. Once this is completed the face is wiped clean and we will tone the skin, and follow with a line of customized product for your unique skin, finishing with SPF.
Although dermal resurfacing non-invasive you will need to protect your skin with moisturizer and SPF for 48 hours after the treatment is completed. You may experience some mild redness-and slothing or peeling of the skin, this is normal and the excess skin will flake off. However, you may return to work immediately, which is why it is okay to have your Dermal Resurfacing treatment done during lunch.
Cost per session $110
Recommend eve 3 to 4 weeks
Dermal Resurfacing After Care
What To Do After a Dermal Resurfacing Treatment: First, it's important to remember that any skin resurfacing or penetration procedure is somewhat invasive (but so is the regular facial scrub you use at home) and your skin needs some time to recover. The top skin layers have just been removed or punctured and your face simply reacts back.
Facial redness after each treatment is normal (the redness should fade in a few hours) and so is some itchiness and a mild sunburn and or stinging sensation (which can last up to two days afterwards).
Do these next 4 things to avoid complications and speed up your skin's recovery:
1 Cleanse your face immediately after treatment with a wet cloth and a hydrating toner to remove any dead skin cells left behind. This will be done at the time of your appointment.
2 Once the skin has dried completely, apply a rich moisturizer. Use moisturizer for 4-6 days after treatment to avoid excessive peeling.
3 Don't forget to use sunscreen every time you go out (even if it's an overcast day) because this treatment increases photosensitivity.
4 Avoid staying in the sun for 7 days after treatment to prevent UV rays from damaging your skin (which slows down the recovery). Avoid working out or sweating for 2 days after your treatment.
Facial redness and itchiness are mainly after-effects. Use moisturizer and SPF which helps to soothe the skin and speed up recovery.
Facial Makeup After Dermal Resurfacing
Avoid using any type of liquid or powder foundation (or any other type of cover up, for that matter) for the first 2-3 days after treatment. Eye makeup and lipstick are allowed (any red marks usually fade after a few hours).
What Is Best To Apply On Your Face After treatment
Some creams, gels, HA, hydrating /soothing toners, and ointments can help relieve the tenderness or the burning sensation you get after your treatment.
Vitamin A, C and E products increase skin elasticity and help the skin look fresh and toned..
What To Avoid After your treatment
Avoid any exfoliation or shaving after treatment.
Avoid at home exfoliation products (retinal)
and glycolic acid-based creams for 3 days treatment.
Avoid waxing for at least 2 weeks after treatment.