Skin resurfacing procedures create dramatic anti-aging effects by encouraging the body to replace damaged skin with fresh, new skin cells. South County Med Spa & Wellness offers chemical peels, DermaSweep and DermaFrac skin treatments to restore youthful skin to patients in Santa Clara County, CA.
Microdermabrasion Q & A
What is skin resurfacing?
Skin resurfacing treatments are a group of cosmetic procedures that involve removal of the skin’s outer layer. There are many kinds of skin resurfacing treatments, but all of them generally require controlled injury to the skin, invoking the body’s innate healing processes to build new layers of skin. The newly formed skin has a smoother texture, uniform coloration, and a more youthful appearance.
What kinds of skin concerns can be improved with skin resurfacing?
Skin resurfacing utilizes the body’s natural healing process to form fresh, new skin in the treatment area, so it can be used to address a wide variety of concerns, including discoloration or blotchiness, sun damage, wrinkles, acne or chickenpox scars, folds around the mouth, precancerous skin growths, crow’s feet lines, and superficial scarring.
What skin resurfacing treatments are available?
South County Med Spa & Wellness offers many types of skin resurfacing treatments: PRP, DermaSweep, chemical peels, DermaFrac, and Celluma.
Chemical peels involve applying a harsh solution to the skin, gently injuring the outer surface layer of skin and causing it to peel away, revealing younger-looking, healthy skin as it heals.
PRP facials consist of infusions of your own blood-derived growth factors into your face with the use of a microneedle device.
DermaFrac is a new skin resurfacing treatment that uses microneedles to make tiny, precise punctures in the skin, creating micro-channels through which special anti-aging serums can infuse deep into the skin. As the DermaFrac device passes over the skin, a special vacuum pulls the skin to the microneedles, ensuring uniform penetration of the needles and serum treatment. This advanced procedure is typically painless and requires no downtime, though minor redness may occur. As Dermafrac does not disrupt the skin, it makes a great summer treatment as you do not need to avoid the sun after this procedure.
DermaSweep features a closed system with a variable level vacuum pump that gently lifts the skin surface as the device “sweeps away” the dead layer of skin in a precise and controlled manner. The skin is left smoother as the vacuum action of the wand stimulates blood flow and cleans the pores. The increased blood flow encourages collagen production, which firms and tones the epidermis.
Celluma, our latest addition, is an FDA cleared, high-intensity LED device, designed to address a multitude of skin and musculoskeletal conditions. It is used for acne treatment and to reduce fine lines and wrinkles.
What are skin resurfacing treatment sessions like?
Typically, there is little pain and downtime with current skin resurfacing treatments. Depending on the area being treated, a topical numbing cream may be applied. Treatment times vary depending on the concern and procedure being used, but standard treatments usually take around 30-45 minutes. Patients can usually return to normal activities following treatment but may experience some redness or irritation. Patients should take care to avoid sun exposure in the days following a skin resurfacing treatment.
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