There may come a time when you hardly recognize the person staring back at you in the mirror. Although the aging process is ultimately a gradual one, major changes in your appearance can come in fits and spurts. From sun damage to dynamic creases and volume loss, the years can certainly take a toll on facial aesthetics. Fortunately, however, you have access to an impressive range of facial rejuvenation procedures that are capable of utterly renewing your youthful good looks. The key to getting optimum benefits from these procedures lies in simply finding the right one for your needs.
Encouraging Natural Skin Healing
One of the most important things to know about facial rejuvenation is that it often entails some form of skin damage. That’s because the body has proven to be remarkably adept at repairing and restoring its own protective covering. Not only is healthy skin outwardly beautiful, but it also has the best ability to guard the interior of the body from invading organisms. As such, whenever damage is caused to the skin, even at micro levels, the body reacts by instantly expediting its natural repair processes.
Exfoliation is a form of controlled skin damage that many people perform on their own at home. This simple and yet incredibly effective measure has the ability to brighten the complexion, minimize the appearance of superficial damages at the skin’s surface, and balance out skin texture and tone among many other things. You might exfoliate your skin with a special face brush, loofah, body pouf, or sponge. When you visit our office, your skin will be exfoliated at a deeper level and with highly specialized tools or equipment. This removes dead and dry skin cells so that healthy, new cells can take their place. When performed at a sufficient depth, controlled skin damage can also ramp up natural collagen production, thereby improving the overall resilience of the skin, and making the treated areas softer, more supple, and far more attractive overall.
Facials to Invigorate, Restore, and Utterly Rejuvenate Your Skin
Facials are the premier choice in skin rejuvenation given that they’re fast, effective, and come in an affordable range of options. Unlike procedures that are largely focused on causing minute amounts of controlled skin damage, most facials are primarily aimed at nourishing and pampering the skin. With just a single office visit, it’s possible to attain noticeable improvements in how your facial skin both looks and feel. Many facial types are capable of minimizing the appearance of dark spots, enlarged pores, mild acne scarring, existing breakouts, fine lines, and many other superficial skin issues.
The Defining Elements of Any Good Facial
All good facials include a number of important elements for addressing all of the most common skin issues. These include exfoliation for stripping away dry and damaged skin, facial massage for encouraging increases in blood flow, toxin removal, and nutrient and oxygen delivery, pore cleaning, and toning. Some of the differences that you’ll notice between the various types of facials being offered include the depth of exfoliation, the manner of removing blockages from the pores, the type and level of controlled damage that the procedure is designed to produce, and the kinds of topical agents that are applied to support the skin’s recovery and repair. Scheduling a consultation will allow the provider to find the perfect facial type for you.
Choosing the Right Solutions for Your Facial Rejuvenation Procedure
There’s an incredibly vast range of nutrient-dense solutions that can be applied to your skin to support rejuvenation, cell renewal, and general healing. Many of the top products contain high doses of skin-supporting nutrients.
Use Micro-Needling to Incite Increases in Your Natural Collagen Production
Micro-needling is a popular procedure that can be used to stimulate significant increases in natural collagen production. As such, it is frequently referred to as collagen induction therapy. During this treatment, a small-sized appliance is passed over the skin to create micro-sized openings. This appliance has tiny needles that create small micro-channels all across the visage. Given the depth at which these micro-sized openings are created, natural collagen production is quickly expedited by the body. Both the proliferation of new skin cells due to surface damage, and the production of increased collagen due to deeper and more severe damage, incites significant repairs in the overall structure of the skin. In fact, the body’s resulting response can actually reverse many visible signs of aging. Over time and with multiple micro-needling treatments, this facial rejuvenation procedure can minimize or even eliminate fine lines, wrinkles, loose skin, and many other age-related issues.
Micro-Needling Can Additionally Improve the Texture and Tone of Your Skin
Beyond increasing your collagen stores to make your skin more resilient, elastic, and fuller, micro-needling can also make some pretty impressive repairs at the surface layers of the skin. In fact, this is one of the best facial rejuvenation treatments for anyone with melasma, sun damage, dark spots, enlarged pores, and moderate acne scarring. With superficial skin issues like these, just one to two micro-needling treatments is often enough to totally rejuvenate and beautify the treatment area. Best of all, micro-needling and many other popular facial rejuvenation treatments can also be used on other areas. You can talk about the limitations of each of these rejuvenation treatments during your consultation at our office.
One of the most popular treatments on the market is micro-needling, and for good reason. During these procedures, clients can enjoy considerable increases in both skin cell renewal and natural collagen production. Micro-needling is an excellent choice for those with moderate to severe facial aging, deep and pitted acne scars, and significant decreases in their natural collagen stores. These treatments are also being used with an impressive level of success to address signs of sun damage and other issues.
Make Your Skin More Vibrant with Microdermabrasion
In many ways, microdermabrasion works a lot like micro-needling given that it’s designed to incite skin renewal by creating controlled damage at the surface layers. Unlike micro-needling, however, microdermabrasion does not pierce or puncture the skin at a considerable depth with short, micro-fine needles. Instead, micro-fine granules are used to gently slough and abrade away dull, dry, and damaged layers that are making the skin look older than it really is. Many of the same issues can be addressed with microdermabrasion including enlarged pores, areas of excess pigmentation, mild to moderate acne scarring, and fine lines. You should note that microdermabrasion does not incite any marked changes in natural collagen production due to the limited depth at which it’s performed. It will, however, brighten the skin, diminish the appearance of various superficial cosmetic issues, and improve the overall texture and tone of the complexion.
During these treatments, tiny, abrasive particles are used on the skin’s surface and then quickly suctioned up. As these particles are removed, dead skin cells and other debris are taken with them. This leaves the skin cleaner, clearer, and better able to absorb and respond to any topical agents that are applied. Microdermabrasion frees up blocked pores and helps bolster overall skin health. Best of all, it is a quick, convenient treatment that has very minimal recovery time, if any at all. With all forms of facial rejuvenation, it is often important to minimize direct sun exposure immediately after the treatment.
Multiple Treatments May Be Needed to Reach Your Cosmetic Goals
Much like micro-needling, facials, and many other non-surgical options in facial rejuvenation, microdermabrasion often requires a series of in-office treatments before manifesting the desired results. The more severe facial discoloration, wrinkling, and scarring is, the more involved a patient’s treatment plan will ultimately have to be. Scheduling a consult with the specialist will allow you to learn more about your skin texture, skin type, and overall skin care needs. These appointments make it possible for patients to find the most efficient plans for reaching their aesthetic goals.
Consider Dermaplaning for Other Cosmetic Issues
During this treatment, a sterile scalpel is used to carefully remove layers of damaged skin. This is yet another form of facial exfoliation. This process also relies heavily upon the body’s natural healing abilities given that it purposefully causes damage at the surface layers to incite faster cell reproduction and increases in collagenesis (natural collagen production). This treatment remains quite popular, and for good reason. That’s because dermaplaning has the ability to minimize the appearance of various skin issues. If you suffer from static facial wrinkling, acne scars, scarring from facial injuries, or other problems that affect your skin, dermaplaning could be right for you, especially with a series of treatments. However, it all depends on the unique case.
Combining These Facial Rejuvenation Procedures with Other Cosmetic Treatments
Facial rejuvenation can mean many different things. With these treatments, our clients are able to revitalize the surface layers of their skin, improve their skin texture and tone, increase their natural collagen stores, and turn back the hands of time on their skin. With these treatments, it is even possible to minimize the appearance of major skin complaints and acne-related scarring. Patients with a greater range of cosmetic concerns to address, however, can also take advantage of other non-surgical cosmetic treatments.
Get in touch with our team at Lazur La Vie Laser Centre and Day Spa to discover the best treatments or combinations of treatments for meeting your unique range of wants and needs. We would be more than happy to evaluate your situation and determine which treatment(s) can work for you!