Don’t scrub your skin away!

scrubbing-facePeople often use facial scrubs, washcloths, Clarisonics (facial cleansing brushes) and more to clean their skin, many times twice a day or more!

STOP!

While some gentle exfoliation is necessary for nice looking skin, too much can turn things in the opposite direction.

Overuse of exfoliators can cause redness, irritation, increased acne, dryness and sensitivity to name just a few adverse effects. Our advice to you is to slow down!

  • Never use scrubs more than 3 -5 times a week depending on the dryness and sensitivity of your skin.
  • Use scrubs gently – don’t be too vigorous and choose a sensitive skin brush if you use a Clarisonic.
  • Consider using an AHA/BHA type product (AHA/BHA Cream) for chemical exfoliation in place of some of your scrubbing products. They are a gentler way to remove dead skin cells and give your skin a healthy glow.

For more information about healthy skin or to schedule a complimentary consultation, please contact us at www.enhancedskincare.net

Enhanced Skin Care Center is located at:
 24825 Eureka Rd. in Taylor, MI 48180

 

FAQ’s about Microdermabrasion Treatments

2011-couple-edited_dreamstime_8378777What is microdermabrasion?

Microdermabrasion is a mechanical exfoliation that physically sloughs off dead skin cells. During this painless process a wand with a coarse tip is passed over your skin. The wand is attached to suction, which helps keep the wand close to the skin and sucks the dead skin cells away. The result is a glowing, smooth complexion.

Is there any downtime after this process?

There is no downtime following the procedure (your skin may appear a little pink for about an hour afterwards) and it may be repeated every four weeks as desired. You may experience some dryness after the treatment so moisturizing is recommended.

How does microderm benefit my skin?

The best way to improve skin texture and smoothness is to accelerate the shedding of dead skin cells, thereby encouraging the replacement of new skin cells. Microdermabrasion encourages the production of new skin cells, stimulates collagen growth under the skin, and removes debris from the pores helping to decrease pore size.

Can anyone do have a microderm treatment?

Men and women, teens and adults can all benefit from a microderm. Individuals with severe acne or rosacea should avoid this treatment as it may flare their condition, however those with mild acne will benefit from a microderm.

Please contact us to see if a microdermabrasion treatment is right for you at www.enhancedskincare.net

Enhanced Skin Care Center is located at:
 24825 Eureka Rd. in Taylor, MI 48180

 

FAQ about Chemical Peels

chemical peels at ESCC“I would like my skin to look & feel smoother.”
“If only my skin tone and texture were more even I could wear less make-up.”
“I just want my skin to look better!”

These are some of the common statements heard everyday in our office. Most women would be happy if their skin looked smoother, less dull and more youthful, yet most don’t realize that it’s not as difficult nor as expensive as one may think to achieve.

What can I do to get better looking skin?

The hallmark to great looking skin is a regimen that promotes the exfoliation (shedding) of dead skin cells and the regeneration (growth) of collagen and new skin cells. Think about it…if you do nothing to get rid of old dead skin cells they simply lie on your face and give your skin a dull or ashy appearance. Your body has no encouragement to manufacture fresh new skin cells to replace the old ones. And because your skin is not being stimulated, the production of collagen under the skin slows down.

What is the best way to stimulate the skin?

One of the best ways to safely exfoliate your skin is through chemical peels.

What is a Chemical Peel?

Chemical peels are really just a form of exfoliation – a minimally invasive and essential component of facial rejuvenation. Chemical peels use a combination of acids of varying degrees of strength to chemically shed dead skin cells. Because of the nature of the chemicals, peels are especially helpful for acne prone skin and skin that is discolored due to sun damage or old acne lesions.

Does a Chemical Peel actually “peel” my skin?

Not all peels involve actual “peeling” of the skin.

When will I see results of my Chemical Peel?

Because the epidermis heals quickly, you will notice improved appearance of the skin, more even skin color, smoother texture and a healthier glow in just a few days. In addition there will be decreased fine lines, especially around the eyes and mouth, improvement of mild scarring and acne, and a reduction of skin discoloration such as sunspots and melasma.

Does a Chemical Peel have any added benefits?

Chemical peels optimize skin health and are beneficial for all skin types, colors, and ages.

A chemical peel has both cosmetic and medical benefits:
 - Cosmetically, the exfoliation from the peel improves pore size, hyperpigmentation from sun, old acne lesions, and melasma, as well as fine lines.
Medically, a chemical peel can improve acne, benign keratoses and actinic keratoses (pre-cancerous lesions). Peels achieve these results by removing damaged outer layers of the skin allowing a fresh, new layer of skin to naturally emerge.

Incorporating a peel into a good skin care regimen will boost the effectiveness of the products and prolong the results of the peel. We recommend a peel be followed by TNS Recovery Complex (a potent solution containing human growth factors that help enhance skin tone and texture), as well as a good moisturizer and sunscreen.

How often can Chemical Peels be scheduled?

For optimal results we recommend Chemical Peels being done in a series of three treatments spaced about 3-4 weeks apart. After completion of the series, a periodic maintenance program can be established. Maintaining the regimen is important so as not to return to dull, ashy skin.

How do I know which peel is best for me?

At Enhanced Skin Care Center we offer a variety of Chemical Peels, including the Vitalize Peel, Illuminize Peel and Rejuvenize Peel. Schedule your complimentary consultation to see which peel is right for you!

Please contact us at www.enhancedskincare.net

Enhanced Skin Care Center is located at:
 24825 Eureka Rd. in Taylor, MI 48180

 

Winter is the Perfect Time for a Chemical Peel

beautiful_SkinAlthough many of us are get tired of the cold, winter is actually the best time of the year to treat some of our most annoying skin-related issues. Chemical peels are no exception and are very effective when done on skin that is not tanned or recently been exposed to the sun.

The hallmark to great looking skin is a regimen that promotes the exfoliation (shedding) of dead skin cells and the regeneration (growth) of collagen and new skin cells. Think about it…if you do nothing to get rid of old dead skin cells they simply lie on your face and give your skin a dull or ashy appearance. Your body has no encouragement to manufacture fresh new skin cells to replace the old ones. And because your skin is not being stimulated, the production of collagen under the skin slows down.

Chemical peels have both cosmetic and medical benefits. They optimize skin health by encouraging new cell growth and are beneficial for all skin types, colors, and ages.

Cosmetically, the exfoliation from the peel improves pore size, hyperpigmentation from sun, old acne lesions, and melasma, as well as fine lines. Medically, a chemical peel can improve acne, benign keratoses and actinic keratoses (pre-cancerous lesions). Peels achieve these results by removing damaged outer layers of the skin allowing a fresh, new layer of skin to naturally emerge.

How do chemical peels achieve these amazing results?

Chemical peels use a combination of acids of varying degrees of strength to chemically shed dead skin cells.  Not all peels involve actual “peeling” of the skin or downtime from work or activities. Because of the nature of the chemicals, peels are especially helpful for acne prone skin and skin that is discolored due to sun damage or old acne lesions.

Because the epidermis heals in just a few days you will notice improved appearance of the skin, more even skin color, smoother texture and a healthier glow. In addition there will be decreased fine lines, especially around the eyes and mouth, improvement of mild scarring and acne, and a reduction of skin discoloration such as sun spots and melasma.

Incorporating a peel into a good skin care regimen will boost the effectiveness of the products and prolong the results of the peel.

Your skin will look and feel much better after you begin an exfoliation and product regimen.  For optimal results we recommend chemical peels being done in a series of three treatments spaced about 3-4 weeks apart. After completion of the series, a periodic maintenance program can be established. Maintaining the regimen is important so as not to return to dull, ashy skin. We also recommend a peel be followed by TNS Recovery Complex (a potent solution containing human growth factors that help enhance skin tone and texture), as well as a good moisturizer and sunscreen.

For more information about healthy skin, please contact us at www.enhancedskincare.net

Enhanced Skin Care Center is located at:
 24825 Eureka Rd. in Taylor, MI 48180

Everything You’ve Ever Wanted to Know About…Chemical Peels

“Chemical Peel” – those two words often evoke memories of television characters emerging from the doctor’s office with red, painful skin only to hide indoors for weeks while their skin heals. Actually, with the majority of peels nothing could be farther from the truth!

Chemical peels are really just a form of exfoliation – a minimally invasive and essential component of facial rejuvenation. Chemical peels optimize skin health and are beneficial for all skin types, colors, and ages.

A chemical peel has both cosmetic and medical benefits. Cosmetically, the exfoliation from the peel improves pore size, hyperpigmentation from sun, old acne lesions, and melasma, as well as fine lines. Medically, a chemical peel can improve acne, benign keratoses and actinic keratoses (pre-cancerous lesions). Peels achieve these results by removing damaged outer layers of the skin allowing a fresh, new layer of skin to naturally emerge.

How do chemical peels achieve these amazing results?

Peels work by using a combination of peeling agents such as alpha hydroxyl acids (AHAs) such as glycolic, lactic or fruit acids and Beta hydroxyl acids (BHAs) such as salicylic acids to induce a faster sloughing of the cells in the epidermis. The addition of a Retinoid helps facilitate the exfoliation. Deeper peels use different acids such as TCA and phenol to stimulate renewal in the dermis, the collagen-rich layer of the skin.

Because the epidermis heals in just a few days you will notice improved appearance of the skin, more even skin color, smoother texture and a healthier glow. In addition there will be decreased fine lines, especially around the eyes and mouth, improvement of mild scarring and acne, and a reduction of skin discoloration such as sun spots and melasma.

Incorporating a peel into a good skin care regimen will boost the effectiveness of the products and prolong the results of the peel. We recommend a peel be followed by TNS Recovery Complex (a potent solution containing human growth factors that help enhance skin tone and texture), as well as a good moisturizer and sunscreen.

A peel may be repeated every four to eight weeks depending on the strength of the peel, your skin type, and what issues you are addressing with the peel.

Are you ready to improve your skin and try a peel? Do you already love the peel and want to get another one?

Join us for our Chemical Peel Event on Wednesday, October 16, 2013. 

Receive a FREE Vitalize or Rejuvenize peel with the purchase of a 3-step or custom skin care regimen. Please visit our website at www.enhancedskincare.net or give us a call at 734.946.8800 for more information or to reserve your space at our Chemical Peel Event!

Enhanced Skin Care Center is located at:
 24825 Eureka Rd. in Taylor, MI 48180