What is skin rejuvenation?

The term “skin rejuvenation” is becoming more popular because there are so many treatments offered that claim to offer a more youthful appearance. Rejuvenation of the skin involves texture improvement, removal of discoloration (brown/red), pore size reduction, skin tightening, and improvement of fine lines and wrinkles. There is the concept of the four R’s that capture the goals of rejuvenation:

 

Relaxing, Refilling, Removal and Resurfacing

There is not one particular treatment plan that is appropriate for all. We believe that the best treatment plan is a customized one that sets forth realistic expectations and is mindful of the patient’s goals, concerns, budget, and lifestyle. Between treatments, we can usually develop a plan to help our patients meet their goals.

 

Why is skin rejuvenation important?

Skin is the only organ that protects all the other organs, it is your shield to the outside world. When you shop for clothes you are investing in your style, spending time trying them on, considering how to wash them the right way or looking for a good dry clean. So imagine taking care of the one piece of clothes you would never be able to take off.

In reality, your skin is the largest organ. It is just like your heart, your lungs or your kidneys except no one can see these organs. You probably would not care what they look like but chances are that you do care how your skin looks. It’s the only body organ that everyone can see.

 

Why do I need a skin therapist? 

How many times have you gone to a cosmetics counter and spent tons of money on products you never use again? Has a saleswoman sold you a line that did wonders for your friend but did nothing for you? Have you developed an allergy or irritation without knowing the cause? Why your best friend swears by a product that makes your skin look and feel terrible? Should you or shouldn’t you use soap? Your face can be subject to some harsh elements such as the sun, cold, heat or smoke.  It can also be affected by an improper at-home regime.

The reason is you don’t know what type of skin you have; therefore, you don’t know how to care for your skin until you visit a skin therapist. While many people have a general understanding of their skin, most have relied on commonly known but imprecise unscientific definition that fall short of providing a true complete picture. 

 

How will a skin therapist help me?

The right routine starts with knowing what kind of skin you have. A professional skin therapist will analyze your skin, work with you to help you improve your complexion and choose the ingredients to help your skin type and condition. By getting a proper analysis you will not only learn about your skin type but we will be able to create a skin treatment experience that addresses your individual skin care needs. When utilized correctly, they (who is they? The product/therapist) can also help your skin look brighter and healthier.  Make sure you let your skin therapist know of your skin care goals as this will help to customize a treatment plan for you.

 

Skin therapists will:

  • Assist breakouts, dry patches, and aging concerns
  • Perform procedures such as microdermabrasion, extractions, pore cleansing, acid peels, exfoliation.
  • Help you create a daily routine and suggest products that are appropriate for your skin.
  • Help you maintain healthy skin.
  • Educate you on all you need to know about the proper care of your skin.
  • Help you with a home-care program to make you look your best and brightest.

And finally, remember that you will need to commit to a series of treatments, done at regular intervals, to get a noticeable improvement of your skin. it is also important to know what to do to continue the benefits between treatments as well.
Lastly, everyone’s skin type and skin needs are different.  A skin therapist will help you to find out what your skin needs to stay healthy and to age gracefully.

Consultation

Skin analysis is the part of skin therapist looks at your skin underneath a brightly lit "mag lamp" to determine your skin type, skin conditions, and the best course of treatment, both during your skin treatment and with home products. Easily see conditions such as oily, congested skin with breakouts; dry, dull, aging skin; red or highly sensitive skin; and fine lines and wrinkles. If it's your first visit, you will be asked to fill out a form that includes questions about your skin concerns, diet, medications and so on.

Once you're on the table, the treatment usually starts by wrapping your hair with a headband. It begins with a thorough cleansing using the right cleanser for you. This removes all traces of make-up, which can mask blackheads, uneven skin tone, broken capillaries. During the cleansing, it will be obvious how smooth or rough your skin is; extreme dryness; whether you have breakouts or bumps, and where they are; firmness vs. sageness; and whether you easily turn red from being touched.

Using The Magnifying Lamp

Next comes the in-depth skin analysis, which takes place through a magnifying lamp surrounded by a bright light for a detailed skin analysis It allows to clearly see your skin in detail, including all the things that are masked by make-up or are too small for the eye to easily see. It gives a good long look at each part of your face.

During the skin analysis, it will be pointed what is positive about your skin, and how it can be improved. You maybe asked some questions, such as whether something has always been there, or has appeared recently. You will be suggested what kind of treatment recommended based on what is seen on our skin at that moment.

What Happens During Skin Analysis

Skin Type: This is the oily, dry, combination, and normal. Your skin type is based primarily on how much oil is produced by the skin. While it is genetically determined, it can also change over time. Skin becomes dryer as we age, for instance.

To some extent, your skin type will determine what kind of products, techniques and treatments should be uses. Many people also consider "sensitive" a skin type. Sensitive skin tends to be red and easily aggravated by heat, sun, spicy foods and chemicals and fragrances in commercial skin care products.

Skin Conditions: Skin conditions include acne, blackheads, whiteheads, wrinkles, sun damage, dehydration, wrinkles, poor elasticity and rosacea. We will discuss what is the present situation of your skin, and explain what can be done for you in the treatment. Our skin is a lot more complicated than it appears, and different people have different reactions to the same products. ongoing care is the best thing you can do to your face. Your face deserves more ….