Reverse Sun Damaged Skin with These 4 Med Spa Treatments

Bucks County Med Spa

You’ve had your fun in the sun, and now your skin is paying for it.

Those fabulous afternoons lounging poolside with a mojito in hand, and long weekends at the beach are par for the course when it comes to enjoying summer. Unfortunately, it can wreak havoc on your skin.

Regardless of the amount of sunscreen you apply to your skin or how often you sport that Riviera-style beach hat, the sun makes its way through to your precious skin – leaving sunspots, blotches, and wrinkles! But there’s no need to wallow in a world of regret. Your time spent sinning in the sun can be fixed!

Here are 4 Med Spa treatments to help you reverse sun damage:

Microneedling:

Hold up! Did someone say needle? We did. But they are incy wincy, tiny little needles. We’re talking microscopic – as Taylor Swift says, “You need to calm down!”

Microneedling is a method used to rejuvenate the skin by generating collagen and skin tissue. The minimally invasive procedure involves using multiple tiny, sterile needles to brush over the skin to create controlled “micro-injuries.” The skin’s natural healing process prompts the derma, a deeper layer of skin, to rebuild. The increased collagen can reduce fine lines, wrinkles, and even out your skin tone – leaving you with smoother, younger-looking skin. Another bonus: it also lessens the appearance of hyperpigmentation, acne scars, stretch marks, and sun damage.

Patients may experience a few days of redness following treatment, but ultimately settle into silky-soft skin that glows!

VI Peel: It’s time to turn over a new leaf! VI Peel is a medical-grade chemical peel that offers dramatic results with no preparation and minimal downtime. The gentle, pain-free treatment helps to soften fine lines and wrinkles, reverse sun damage, reduce the appearance of hyperpigmentation and scarring while improving the overall quality, tone and texture of your skin.

The VI Peel at Healthy Solutions MedSpa includes a specifically formulated post peel kit which is essential for your treatment’s success, ensuring optimal and lasting results. VI Peel’s blend of powerful ingredients is suitable for all skin types, including darker skin tones. It is a quick treatment designed to achieve more effective results.

Patients can expect to peel for 2-3 days before revealing a new layer of skin that appears flawless and youthful.

Photofacial:

Also called an IPL (intense pulse light). It’s not a Rave but seeing how amazing your skin looks over the next week may prompt you to break out in a celebratory dance. Before you do, keep in mind this is not an immediate treatment, and depending on how much sun damage you have, multiple treatments may be needed.

Some patients opt for a Photofacial instead of a chemical peel because there is less visible downtime and no peeling! After a Photofacial, your face will appear pink or red. If you have dark spots, they will appear darker- this can last for a few weeks but will lessen with each day. The Photofacial is also great to spot treat sun damage as the device can target specific sunspots more aggressively during treatment.

The Photofacial, also called an IPL (intense pulse light) is a 30-minute procedure in which intense pulses of light are used to penetrate deep into the skin…unce unce unce baby! This revolutionary facial treatment uses a broad-spectrum light source called flashlight technology. The intense pulsed light warms up the skin and uses heat to activate the body’s natural healing process.

You can use IPL on other parts of the body, not just on your face. Patients often get treatment to correct sun damage on areas such as chest, back, or hands. This type of light therapy is also used to treat age spots, broken blood vessels on your face, and rosacea.

Hydrafacial:
When it comes to gorgeous skin, some of us…want it now! The Hydrafacial offers instantaneous results with absolutely no downtime. Hydrafacial is a hydradermabrasion treatment that cleanses the skin, exfoliates dead cells, extracts dirt and bacteria, hydrates, and protects the skin with antioxidants in one simple 30-minute treatment. As if it wasn’t already perfect, a Hydrafacial is an excellent microdermabrasion treatment for oily skin, acne, sun damage, and to treat wrinkles and fine lines.

Plus, by adding specific Boosters to the hydrafacial, you can effectively target problem areas. BRITENOL BOOST Britenol™ is specially formulated to correct dark spots and sun-damaged areas. Britenol™ is clinically proven to leave skin glowing with a more even complexion. Key ingredients: Alpha-Arbutin is derived from bearberry extract to brighten the appearance of dark spots. Vitamin C exhibits antioxidant properties and gives skin added brightness.

Whatever your skin needs are you can’t go wrong with any of the mentioned treatments. Call (267) 388-4692 today to schedule a consultation with our Aesthetician or to schedule an appointment.

As September comes to an end, our memories of summer begin to fade, hopefully, so will the sun damage to our skin. Here’s to heading into Autumn with gorgeous, glowing skin – and endless pumpkin spice lattes!

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Microdermabrasion vs. Hydrafacial

microdermabrasion vs. hydrafacial

Sand and sea, together they rouse a feeling of Zen. But, if I had to pick one to exfoliate my face, I’d have to go with water. When it comes to exfoliation, water can deliver the same grade of results that grit can and in most cases, with a better outcome and fewer side effects – which brings me to the question, what exactly is the difference between Microdermabrasion vs. HydraFacial – lets dive in!

What is Microdermabrasion?

To start, Microdermabrasion is an earlier technology. It’s a minimally invasive procedure designed to exfoliate the skin by using an abrasive instrument to gently sand your skin and remove the top layer while a vacuum sucks the removed skin cells and debris away. It is a painless procedure that targets dead skin cells, blemishes, and fine lines. The treatment takes up to 60-minutes and should be performed by highly trained medical personnel.

Common side effects of microdermabrasion include mild tenderness, swelling, and redness. These generally go away within several hours after treatment. Yikes! You may need to push back your dinner reservation. In some cases, patients experienced broken capillaries, acne and flakiness due to over exfoliation.

Overall Microdermabrasion treatment is a bit of a thing of the past, but it does continue to offer benefits as your skin will appear brighter, smoother and more radiant (once the redness and swelling wear off of course).

What is a HydraFacial?

The HydraFacial is a very popular medical spa hydradermabrasion treatment. It includes four-steps that cleanses, extracts, exfoliates and hydrates. Like Microdermabrasion, HydraFacial targets dead skin cells, fine lines, and wrinkles. But, unlike Microdermabrasion, HydraFacial is safe for all skin types and leaves your skin feeling supple and plump – not dried out.

The HydraFacial MD machine is a super exfoliator that uses a smooth vortex-fusion tool to infuse a serum that quenches the skin with vital nutrients like antioxidants, peptides, and hyaluronic acid as it exfoliates; by hydrating the skin simultaneously it tempers the exfoliation process and prevents the skin from drying out, leaving you with fully hydrated skin that appears younger, clearer and more luminous – with absolutely no side effects! That’s because HydraFacial removes the dead skin with nutrient based water-like substances rather than just grit, so your skin won’t get irritated.

HydraFacial for the win!

If you’re looking for the latest and greatest, HydraFacial is the way to go. The cost of HydraFacial is comparable to Microdermabrasion, both run anywhere from $150 to $300 per treatment, but HydraFacial can be done in half the time and offers more bang for your buck. Bottom line, HydraFacial is a quicker, more gentle way to rejuvenate your skin while providing beneficial minerals that help your skin remain a healthy glow and youthful appearance. It is the Winner of New Beauty Magazine 2018 as the “Go to facial for a healthy glow.” It offers amazing results that can be achieved in minutes.

There are also optional upgrades to a “Signature” HydraFacial that can be customized to meet your skin goals and concerns which may include growth factor with the CTGF Booster that is designed to restore skin health and helps lessen the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. To target fine lines and wrinkles, the Dermabuilder Booster can improve skin tone and texture. And for dark spots and sun damage, the Britenol Booster is clinically proven to leave skin glowing with a more even complexion with key ingredients including alpha-arbutin and Vitamin C that brings out a brighter complexion.

 

Another option that you may choose with your HydraFacial is Lymphatic drainage. It stimulates the Lymphatic system and helps puffiness to go down on the face and under the eyes. With this add on, toxins are moved out of the lymph nodes and circulation is increased giving your face that much needed glow!

And lastly, you may opt for Red & Blue LED Light Therapy.

Red LED light therapy treat wrinkles, rosacea, sun damage and helps patient achieve a healthy glow. In addition, Red LEDs help reduce the appearance of scars, broken capillaries and promotes healing.

Blue LED light therapy is used to treat acne and blemishes caused from clogged pores.

If you are looking for a medspa that offers the HydraFacial or HydraFacial near me, call (267) 388-4692 to set up your free consultation!

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5 Trending Medspa Treatments to Do This Fall

5 Medspa Treatments To Do This Fall

The summer sun is warm and relaxing, but too much sunshine can result in dark spots and contribute to aging looking skin. Now that it’s fall, you can clear away the sun damaged skin and get a healthy glow with these five trending Medspa treatments:

Hydrafacial: Deep Clean Your Face

Hydrafacial is one of the most popular treatments on the market right now. It offers instantaneous results to patients of every age and skin type. This 30-minute treatment deeply cleanses, exfoliates, and saturates your skin with antioxidants and peptides to maximize your glow. The Hydrafacial is like a power wash for your face, washing away impurities and dead skin cells while quenching your skin with much-needed nutrients. It’s a combination of a microdermabrasion, chemical peel and facial all in one so you get a lot for your buck! Hydrafacials can also be customized for your skin, giving you the option to add on boosters that minimize the appearance of dark spots, sun spots, fine lines and wrinkles, and signs of aging. As a bonus, red and blue LED light therapy is included as part of the treatment. Blue light therapy targets acne bacteria and red-light therapy promotes healing and reduces the appearance of scars and broken capillaries. The Hydrafacial treatment was named “The Go To Facial for a Healthy Glow” 2018 by Newbeauty magazine and it is a must for your skin care routine.

Microblading: Perfect Your Brows Without Makeup

Microblading is a semi-permanent eyebrow tattoo that gets you the perfect brows for up to three years. Most people feel that microblading is comfortable as numbing cream is applied prior to starting the treatment. Hair like strokes are drawn on to give you a 3D, more defined, and natural look that everyone will think they are your actual eye brows. Treatment time is about two hours with two appointments spaced six weeks apart. A touch up is recommended about a year after treatment. If you have over tweezed or have sparse brows, then this treatment is for you. No more filling in brows!

VI Peel: Reveal A New And Fresh Complexion

VI Peels uncover a new layer to your skin, improving the tone, texture, and clarity. This peel treatment is painless and includes a combination of TCA (trichoroacetic acid), Vitamin A (retinoic acid), Salicylic acid, Phenol, and Vitamin C (l-ascrobic acid) that is brushed onto your face, chest, or back, left to set for several minutes, and then gently removed. The VI Peel is safe for all skin types and reduces hyperpigmentation, age spots, wrinkles, and melasma while stimulating the production of collagen. In addition to the regular VI Peel, there is another one specifically that targets acne and reduces blemishes called the VI Purify. Following your treatment, you are sent home with after care post peel products that include a moisturizer, sun screen, and an anti-itch cream as about two or three days later, you will start to see dead skin cells flake off from your face over the course of two to three days. But, that downtime will be worth it once you see your newer and more vibrant skin.

Microneedling: Resurfacing Treatment

Microneedling uses a powerful surgical grade micro pen with tiny needles that creates controlled, superficial micro-injuries which tighten up pores and cause production of collagen and elastin. This resurfacing treatment reduces the appearance of acne scars, wrinkles and textural issues making this one of the hottest correcting and anti-aging treatments that is highly sought after. Treatment time is about thirty minutes. Immediately after the treatment, your skin will look red and subside over the course of two to three days. Once this downtime has passed, you will love your newer layer of smoother and younger-looking skin.

Photo Facial: Get Flawless Looking Skin

Photo Facials deliver energy or intense pulsed light (IPL) into your skin using a state-of-the-art device, causing sun spots, age spots, rosacea, and spider veins to fade away. You will notice a clearer complexion immediately after this brief, thirty-minute treatment. The amount of treatments needed depends on your skin’s concerns. If you are trying to treat dark spots, you may need several treatments to get complete clearance but if you are treating facial veins, those can be zapped away instantaneously.

Are You Ready for a Fall Makeover?

Whether you are in the market to repair your skin from the effects of the summer sun or trying to lose weight and looking for a weight loss doctor near Newtown, you can trust Healthy Solutions by Dr. Luciano weight loss and aesthetic medicine to help you achieve your weight loss and aesthetic goals.

To learn more about these treatments offered at our award-winning medical spa or if you are looking for a weight loss doctor in Warrington, please call 267-388-4692.