Winter takes its toll on the skin, resulting in dehydration, skin laxity and even the appearance of additional facial lines. In addition, residual sun damage from the previous summer could add to the problem with fine lines, brown spots and a dull skin tone further marring your appearance. If you want to restore your youthful glow for the upcoming summer months, exfoliation is likely needed to remove dull, dry outer skin cells, leaving softer, smoother skin behind.
What is Exfoliation?
Exfoliation is the process of removing outer layers of dermis to reveal a renewed complexion underneath. The process may be performed using a variety of methods. The depth of the procedure can also be customized to the unique needs of each patient to ensure they can achieve their desired results. As a general rule, the greater the depth of the treatment, the more recovery time is required after the procedure. At the same time, deeper treatments also lead to more dramatic, longer-lasting results.
Exfoliation is usually used on the face, but this is not the only area that needs refreshment, particularly as the skin-baring summer season rolls along. Exfoliating treatments can also be used on the chest, shoulders, back and the backs of the hands to restore youthful vitality to these areas.
Options in Exfoliating Treatments
Exfoliation can be done a variety of ways, from scrubs you can use at home to professional treatments that remove skin layers with safety and precision. Some of the professional treatment options include:
- Chemical Peels – use a chemical solution to remove skin layers
- Microdermabrasion – a diamond-tipped tool is used to remove layers
- Dermaplaning – outermost layers of skin are “shaved” away using a special tool
- Laser Resurfacing – laser energy removes outer layers to a specified depth
While all of these procedures are considered safe and effective methods of exfoliation, the right choice for you will depend on your specific concerns, the depth of your treatment and the experience of your plastic surgeon or esthetician. It is important to discuss your cosmetic goals with your provider prior to treatment to ensure you get the best procedure for your needs.
Getting Your Summer Glow On
At Incredible Veins, Skin & Body, we offer a revolutionary skin rejuvenation treatment knows as Venus Viva. This procedure uses radiofrequency energy, delivered deep beneath the skin’s surface to refresh the complexion and stimulate the body’s own collagen production. Venus Viva can address a host of specific skin concerns, including:
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Shallow scarring
- Pigmentation irregularities
- Dull skin tone
- Skin laxity
- Irregular skin texture
The procedure is minimally-invasive and performed in our office on an outpatient basis using topical anesthetic. The radiofrequency energy removes outer skin cells that are interfering with your appearance by creating micro-injuries in the skin that stimulate cell regeneration. At the same time, the device stimulates collagen production to produce natural, long-lasting results.
Venus Viva takes 30 minutes or less to complete, depending on the size of the treatment area. There is no downtime after this procedure, which means you can apply makeup and return to your daily activities as soon as your treatment is over. Results can be seen after one treatment, but a series of treatment sessions is usually recommended to produce the best possible results.
Don’t let summer catch you off guard this year. Get your summer glow on with the revolutionary Venus Viva now available at Incredible Veins Skin & Body. To learn more about this procedure, contact our office today at 818-900-2700.