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 Laser Hair Removal

ESCC-hair-removalWhat is Laser Hair Removal and does it really work?

Just as there are many different types of computers and cell phones there are many different hair removal devices. At Enhanced Skin Care Center we use Intense Pulsed Light or IPL technology for hair removal and yes it really does work!

How does it work?

A computerized base is combined with the appropriate sized hand piece and the light is pulsed over the area where you would like hair removed.  This light energy penetrates into the hair follicle and heats it up so that the hair follicle dies off. After a period of 10 -14 days the hair is expelled.

Can I do one treatment or do I need to schedule a series of treatments?

Because hair grows in cycles, a series of treatments is needed. The hair that is removed during treatment is in the active growth phase. Under the surface of the skin are more hair follicles in the resting or latent phase – not yet growing to the surface. The amount of time between treatments has been determined by research into the length of time between the active and resting phases of the hair. For example hair on the face is typically treated about every four weeks, hair on the legs can be treated every 6–8 weeks.

Is this a treatment that has any side effects?

This treatment is typically very well tolerated because the strength of the energy delivered can be titrated to the patient’s comfort level. The individual does not have to endure embarrassing hair during treatment – you may shave or clip the hairs as often as desired – just no waxing or threading as these procedures remove hair from the very follicle we want to target.

Are the results permanent?

Sticking to the schedule and not missing treatments brings optimal hair reduction.  Hair that is removed will be gone permanently although the body is always growing new hair. So there may be some regrowth over the years although the amount will never be as much as before treatment and the hair will be finer. Hormonal fluctuations such as pregnancy or menopause may influence the amount of hair regrowth but typically a few touch up visits brings the growth back under control.

How do I know if I’m a good candidate for IPL treatments?

A quick consult with the nurse will help you determine if you are a good candidate for IPL Hair Removal.

Please contact us at www.enhancedskincare.net

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

 

 

Reduce Wrinkles Without Surgery or Downtime!

Pelleve-Naturally-YouIs there a way to reduce wrinkles on the face or neck without injections or downtime?

Yes! Pellevé® is a wrinkle reduction treatment that uses radiofrequency technology to heat the deep layers of the skin, which helps stimulate the natural regeneration of your own collagen without affecting the surface of the skin. This new collagen production in the dermal layer helps to soften lines and wrinkles and tighten the skin.

What can Pellevé be used for?

Pellevé can treat wrinklesskin laxityjowls and the neck. It is particularly beneficial for facial areas that are otherwise hard to treat, such as bags and dark circles under the eyes and ageing lipstick lines. Pellevé benefits the neck as well – reducing crepey skin and tightening what many refer to as their “turkey waddle.”

Will it hurt?

No! This procedure is virtually painless with most patients reporting it feels like a hot stone massage.

How many treatments will I need?

Typically a series of 3-4 treatments about one month apart is recommended with touch-ups about twice a year for optimal results.

When can I resume normal activities after treatment?

There is no downtime with Pellevé and patients can apply make-up and return to normal activities immediately. Your skin may appear slightly pink for about ½ an hour.

When will I see results?

Most patients see temporary results for about 24 hours after treatment due to the plumping of the skin from the elevation of skin temperature. However, the process of regenerating collagen takes time, and therefore results will continue to improve over several months. The results are gradual as the collagen works under the skin.

Can I combine Pellevé with other treatments?

For deep lines and wrinkles Pellevé can be combined with dermal fillers. After a few treatments with Pellevé many patients need less filler to achieve the results they desire.

How do I get started at ESCC?

A complimentary consultation with the nurse at Enhanced Skin Care Center will help you determine how Pellevé will benefit you – as a replacement for fillers or in combination.

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

Microdermabrasion with HydroPlus – the Key to Healthy, Beautiful Skin

As we head into the winter season, many of us will be look in the mirror and realize our skin no longer has that “healthy glow”  but instead looks dull and dry.

What’s the best way to improve skin texture and smoothness?

In a word…exfoliation. Skin exfoliation is a natural process associated with the constant regeneration of the cell of our epidermis.  Skin cells generate in the deepest layer of the epidermis and move toward the surface. Old skin cells slough off and new skin cells replace the old. This natural process slows down as we age – teens renew their skin cells every 21-28 days, middle age adults every 28 to 40 days, and those over 50 can take up to 50 days to renew their cells.

The best way to improve skin texture and smoothness is to speed up this cycle, accelerating the shedding of dead skin cells, thereby encouraging the replacement of new skin cells. One great way to achieve this is through mechanical exfoliation, or microdermabrasion.

Mechanical exfoliation involves physically sloughing off dead 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.  During this painless process a wand with a tip of finely crushed diamonds mixed with stainless steel is passed over your skin.  The wand is attached to suction, which helps keep the wand close to the skin and sucks the roughed up dead skin cells away.  The result is a glowing, smooth complexion.  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.

HydroPlus treatment for your face is an innovative treatment that combines the exfoliation of our Diamondtome Microdermabrasion with the infusion of a serum to improve skin imperfections. We have a variety of Serum options, including Even Tone Serum, Deep Hydrating Serum and Acne Serum. These serums are designed for optimum skin penetration after a microdermabrasion treatment, creating an effective way to improve and enhance your skin.

It is important to remember that your skin needs constant maintenance to look its best.  Because your skin is a living, changing organ, you must tend to it frequently or it will quickly revert back to looking dull and lifeless.

Let us help you choose a skincare regimen that is best for you. Not only will you look better, you will feel better with healthy glowing skin!

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

 

Winter – the Perfect Time for Hair Removal!

Tired of shaving? Embarrassed about the shadow of hair even after you’ve shaved?
Winter is the perfect time to change things for the better! Intense pulsed light hair removal is a safe, painless and effective way to get rid of unwanted hair.

How does Intense Pulsed Light work?
Our system uses specialized hand pieces which filter light from different parts of the spectrum. Each band of the spectrum has a wavelength that is ideal for different treatments, such as hair reduction. The hand piece emits pulsed light into the hair follicle. The light is absorbed in the follicles and converted to heat. The heat then loosens the hair and disables the cells responsible for growing new hair.

What areas of the body can I get treated?
Any areas of the body, except directly around the eyes, can be safely treated.

What are the treatments like? Is it painful?
A mild sensation is felt; no numbing of the skin is required. The hand piece will be moved over the treatment area, pulsing light every few seconds. The cooled treatment-head helps soothe and protect your skin while pulsed light and energy penetrates the skin to destroy the active hair follicles.

How many treatments are necessary?
Because hair follicles grow and regrow in a cycle and growing follicles are most susceptible to treatment, multiple sessions are required to achieve full effectiveness.  However, significant hair reduction is often noticed after one or two treatments.  6 -8 treatments spaced 2 -10 weeks apart, depending on the area, is recommended to ensure hair removal.

What else do I need to know?
All skin types can be treated safely with our technology.  It is recommended that the skin not be tanned which is why winter is a great time to begin treatment.  Also – hair does not have to be left on the skin to be removed – shaving or clipping of hair can be done as often as desired.  No waxing, plucking or depilatories can be used for 2-3 weeks before treatment or during treatment.

Are treatments for women only?
Absolutely not!!  Many men are self conscious of excess hair on their backs, or suffer from painful red bumps after shaving their necks.  Hair removal is the perfect solution for these and other problems.  Many men have been very satisfied with our discreet atmosphere and professional service.

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