Microdermabrasion and peels using glycolic and other natural acids refresh the skin by improving its texture and sheen through exfoliation- brightening the appearance and increasing the softness of the treated surface. Consider these as a “medical facial” given to safely and comfortably lift the excessive accumulation of the dull, outermost layer of the epidermis. The exfoliation is followed with a mask to calm, nourish and protect the freshly treated skin. A tightening serum, stem cell stimulator, peptides or other active ingredients may then be applied to the surface. Exfoliation is an essential aspect of any skin care regime because it enables the active ingredients in the Live Young exfoliation protocol and in your daily skin care products to get to the deeper epidermal cells where they act most effectively.
The Combination of Skin Peels & Microdermabrasion
Microdermabrasion and peels are used alone or in combination (which we commonly do at Live Young) and as a single or series of treatments. The choice depends on your skins initial condition. Men and women of all ages and skin types can benefit if experiencing dry skin and acne. Fair to dark, brown, oily, dry, sensitive, mature and thinning skin is effectively treated; the key is using an individualized approach. Even patients with sensitive rosacea can add a peel series to their program.
Settings, where these are great treatment choices, are acne flares, end of summer or sun holiday dullness, winter dryness, and as a quick skin refresh before a wedding, interview, reunion or other a critical event. The face is the most commonly treated area. However, the chest and hands benefit equally well. Microdermabrasion used as pre-treatment before photodynamic and SmartXide DOT™ treatments, and to speed recovery after IPL photorejuvenation. And combined with Blu U can relieve an acne flare.