Treatment Options for Damaged Skin and Melasma


How do I know if my skin is damaged?

Damaged skin often shows signs of dryness, wrinkles, or uneven tone. Overexposure to the sun and normal aging are common causes.

Can damaged skin be repaired?

Absolutely. Many treatments get to the core of damage to repair, heal, and rejuvenate your skin’s layers. These include laser skin resurfacing, microneedlig, chemical peels, routine facials, and medical grade skincare.

How does laser resurfacing repair skin?

Our most advanced and effective treatment, laser skin resurfacing, uses focused light beams to remove the outer layer of skin, stimulating the growth of new, healthy skin cells. This treatment is particularly effective for addressing fine lines and wrinkles as well as sun-damaged skin. The process promotes collagen production, producing firmer, smoother, and more youthful-looking skin.

How does microneedling improve skin’s texture?

Microneedling stimulates collagen production and can improve the appearance of scars and fine lines. Microneedling involves creating tiny punctures on the skin’s surface. This controlled injury triggers the body’s natural healing process, stimulating collagen and elastin production. The result is improved skin texture, reduced appearance of scars and fine lines, and a more youthful, radiant complexion.

How can chemical peels help my melasma?

Chemical peels go deeper to exfoliate the outer layers of your skin, revealing a new layer of healthier skin underneath. This process can be particularly effective for treating melasma, as it helps to break down and remove the melanin deposits responsible for the hyperpigmentation. Your esthetician will determine the type and concentration of the chemical peel, which can be customized to target varying degrees of melasma. Regular treatments can result in a significant reduction in discoloration and a more even skin tone.

Why are routine facials essential?

Routine facials involve a series of skincare treatments such as cleansing, exfoliating, and moisturizing, often complemented by masks and serums tailored to your skin type. These treatments remove dead skin cells and impurities, leading to a more even skin tone. The increased blood circulation and stimulation from the facial can also aid in the skin’s natural repair process. Over time, regular facials can contribute to healthier, more resilient skin that is better able to resist damage.

Why is medical-grade skincare so different than more common brands?

Medical-grade skincare products are regulated to contain higher concentrations of active ingredients and are often backed by clinical research and studies, making them more effective than over-the-counter options. When undergoing treatments like laser skin resurfacing or microneedling, these products can enhance the results by aiding in quicker recovery and reducing potential side effects like inflammation. For example, a medical-grade hyaluronic acid serum can deeply hydrate the skin and promote faster healing post-procedure. Additionally, specialized medical-grade sunscreens can offer better protection against UV damage, which is crucial when the skin is more vulnerable after such treatments.

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