Elisha, one of our top Esthetician wrote a in-depth article on things you can do to repair skin damaged by the beautiful summers we have in San Diego. Follow the link at the bottom to see full article and read more works by Elisha.
The sun is setting sooner, the nights are getting cooler, we’re back to work, back to school, and back to our everyday schedules….it all must mean one thing: the dogs days of summer are over! Now we’re looking in the mirror seeing all the damage we did to our skin while basking in the warm sun at the beach for the last three months. The dullness, the dryness, the uneven skin tone, pigmentation, and all those dreaded signs of aging – wrinkles, laxity, etc.
With the Holidays fast approaching its time to repair that damage and get that luminous skin back before the parties start to roll in. But how do I do that you ask? Imperfections such as sun spots, scars, fine lines and blemishes often only affect the top layers of skin, so by removing those layers we help to remove those imperfections. With those layers gone we can deliver antioxidants, peptides, and nutrients into the dermal layer where the live cells are found that are able to cause a change in your skin quickly and more effectively. Microdermabrasion and Chemical Peels are deep resurfacing treatments that do just that. Read on to find out more about them.
Microdermabrasion is a gentle mechanical resurfacing treatment that uses aluminum oxide crystals and a machine to remove the top layer of skin. This treatment removes the dead skin cells that build up on the surface of your skin which cause that dull, lackluster look and prevent the beneficial ingredients from your products from getting deeper into the skin. The skin interprets the removal of this top layer of skin as an injury and quickly sends new healthy cells to replace the lost ones. During this process the skins visible imperfections such as sun damage, fine lines, and blemishes are diminished and the beneficial ingredients from your products are able to penetrate more effectively. Repeat treatments influence the way the lower layers of skin grow and remove deeper imperfections over time. So expect to have this treatment done in a series anywhere from 7-21 days apart.
Light Chemical Peels
There are many different types of peel options, but all of them essentially do the same thing, like Microdermabrasion they erase skin imperfections by removing layers of damaged skin. Peels are a less abrasive method than microdermabrasion but a much more active one.