With so many new products out on the market, it is hard to keep track of what works and what doesn’t. But don’t worry, that is what I am here for. I specialize in skincare and spend my time figuring out what will be best for each of my clients skin. Microdermabrasion, micro-needling and chemical peels are what I preform most and what seems to get the best results. I focus mostly on procedures that are healthiest for skin and my clients that produce the best result with the least amount of side effects. Collagen induction therapy (Micro-needling) is that treatment.
One of the biggest problems with ablative lasers is they can cause pigment change dependent upon the makeup of my clients skin fibers. Darker skinned clients can experience hypo-pigmentation where the skin turns a pale, lifeless white tone. Or the reverse, hyperpigmentation, which causes brown spots on the area treated. Even under makeup, it’s still noticeable. We can achieve better safer results with chemical peels, micro-needling and or other kinds of treatments.
I am a big fan of chemical peels. Light peels, medium peels and medical level peels all have their place dependent on the client and the condition we are trying to improve. Many people request chemical peels to help them with the discoloration on their skin. Having the right level of peel for the right skin type is important to ensure you don’t cause more harm than good. Just like lasers, chemical peels can cause discoloration as well. Medium depth chemical peels can produce significant, noticeable differences in your skins appearance, without the risks associated with lasers. If your skin tone was not appropriate for a medium depth peel, a series of lighter peels can help achieve great results safely.
I like to couple a microdermabrasion with a chemical peel. Together they provide a significant difference in your skins appearance. A microdermabrasion treatment removes a few dead layers of skin safely and allows the chemical peel to penetrate more evenly and effectively. As we age, our skin thins, so monthly micropeels can help to build collagen and maintain thicker healthier skin.
The newest skincare trend on the market, though not yet as popular as the others, is Collagen Induction Therapy or Micro-needling. It is actually been around for many years in a different less effective form. A actual roller with needles on it. It could not get into hard to reach spots (under eyes, upper lip), needles not as precise (more painful) not as clean (cross contamination) for starters. Derma rolling in my opinion, it is the best service on the market for producing long lasting effects. Micro-needling was developed by a pioneering plastic surgeon in South Africa and has started to take off in America over the past year.