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How Microdermabrasion Benefits Your Face

By | Facial Rejuvenation

Microdermabrasion is one of the top dermatology treatments in the country, thanks to the affordable price point and the long list of benefits it can provide to those with minor to moderate skin issues. This procedure is still an excellent option for those who see the early signs of aging, redness, roughness, dullness, or other issues when they look in the mirror. Based on customer feedback for our popular microneedling and vampire facial procedures, we will be replacing microdermabrasion treatments with these two procedures in 2017; however, there is still plenty of time to get a treat microdermabrasion treatment in and take advantage of all these benefits.

Number One Benefit: Convenience

Microdermabrasion is one of the most convenient facial procedures, especially considering the results it can bring. It is frequently called the “lunchtime facial” because it takes roughly half an hour to complete one session of microdermabrasion. The procedure is non-surgical, doesn’t cause pain, and doesn’t require that you stay out of work for the rest of the day.

Long List of Treatment Areas

Microdermabrasion can treat a wide variety of issues or areas, including:

  • Dull skin
  • Overly oily skin
  • Clogged pores
  • Enlarged pores
  • Mild acne scars
  • Fine lines
  • Uneven pigmentation
  • Redness
  • Poor circulation
  • Poor skin texture

Most patients see major results with just a single treatment, but a regimen of treatments results in lasting change.

Reverse Early Signs of Aging

Microdermabrasion is perfect for addressing the early signs of aging, such as fine lines, dullness, or creases. The exfoliation provided by microdermabrasion gets rid of the layers of skin that have been exposed to UV rays, leaving only younger-looking, fresher skin. Additionally, combining this procedure with other treatments like chemical peels can offer even better results. When the upper layer of tough skin is gone, new treatments can more easily penetrate deeply, and get better results.

Make Your Makeup Look Better

The skin that is beneath your upper layer is smoother, untouched skin that has never been pocked by acne or scarred by UV rays. This means that your makeup will lay over it smoothly, making your products look better and last longer. Don’t waste money on expensive new products when you can get all the amazing benefits of microdermabrasion in addition to improving your daily look.

Get All This Without the Pain

Microdermabrasion uses microscopic crystals to exfoliate the skin. Because these crystals are so small, and so closely sprayed onto the skin, your skin doesn’t feel any pain. Many clients report that microdermabrasion is akin to being licked by a cat. There’s no need to brace yourself for anything more painful, and you can easily go back to work or about your day without any lingering soreness.

Aftercare is Minimal

After you get a microdermabrasion treatment, the best thing you can do for your skin is to maintain a good skin care and moisturizing routine. Your clinician will be able to tell you more, but the point is to protect all the new skin that you’ve just revealed to the world. Keep it protected with sunscreen, keep it moisturized, and be sure to clean your makeup off every evening very well, and the effects of your microdermabrasion treatment will last for quite a long time. Your skin will be smooth, glowing, even, and beautiful.

How Effective Are Natural Skin Care Products?

By | Skin

In the recent past, all natural, organic, edible, chemical-free, and food-grade are all words that have been used to describe some of the most popular trends in skin care. All natural skin care has become such a major industry that it’s understandable to wonder if it’s truly effective, or if the hype is mostly just marketing.

The Case for Natural Skin Care

Of course, the big reason why natural skin care enthusiasts are drawn to organic products is that they lack the chemicals that are present in most skin care products today. These chemicals are absorbed directly into the body through the skin when the product is applied; while the FDA assures us that these chemicals are safe, there has been no formal research done on the effect that these chemicals can have over an entire lifetime of skin care product application.

There are in fact many natural products that have been shown to achieve results. For many hundreds of years, women have been using lemon juice as a way to naturally lighten discolorations on the hands and face, as well as a way to naturally lighten hair. And products like coconut oil and honey definitely show a major improvement in the moisture that the skin retains. Aloe vera juice does in fact help heal cuts and burns, and there has even been proof that this juice can help get rid of small scars or stretch marks.

The Case Against Natural Skin Care

While the truly natural, single-ingredient treatments listed above have been shown to help the skin, it’s the exotic trendy products that are often called into question. For example, there was a trend a few years back of using both human and cow placenta to improve the appearance of the skin. Because placenta from any animal contains a lot of hormones, this can actually be harmful to your health, and the effectiveness of this product on the skin hasn’t been proven.

What You Can Do Instead

Using a few basic pantry items to treat yourself to a moisturizing spa day is a great idea. But if you want real results – to get rid of sun spots, to firm up sagging skin or wrinkles, or to make dull skin shine like new – then you need to use medical-strength products and services. These types of results are not going to happen due to simply wiping a product over the surface of the skin. They require a product or service that goes into the layers of the skin, such as microdermabrasion or laser resurfacing. These are services that we can offer here at Juvia Med Spa. Come in for a free consultation any time to find out exactly what services can address any issues you may see in the mirror.

Natural products can work, to an extent. It’s best to stick to the basic all natural skin care items that have been used for hundreds or thousands of years, and to avoid the trendy “exotic” treatments that have no scientific backing or data to prove their safety and effectiveness. Once you’ve reached the limits of what natural skin care can do for you, our trained medical staff can provide you with a safe and effective medical-strength treatment that is perfectly tailored to your needs.

What Are the Causes and Treatments for Rosacea?

By | Uncategorized

One of the most common skin diseases for people over the age of 30, rosacea causes the skin of the chin, cheeks, nose, and/or forehead to become inflamed and red. Sometimes the affected areas will also breakout in pimples and/or the skin will become dry and flaky.

Unfortunately, doctors have yet to determine exactly what causes rosacea. They do know, however, that it is not a bacterial infection and that it does tend to affect people with lighter skin and people who easily blush more than people with darker skin tones. It also appears to be at least partially caused by genetic markers, as it runs in families.

People who suffer from rosacea generally have triggers that cause outbreaks, such as allergens, alcohol, spicy foods, and/or hot baths. Changes in temperature sometimes cause flare-ups in the condition, as well.

Mild cases of rosacea can sometimes be treated with a facial, chemical peel, or microdermabrasion. These processes exfoliate the skin on the affected area of the face and can help treat the condition. In more severe cases, laser skin resurfacing can put an end to inflammation and may actually help in preventing future breakouts, too.

After laser treatment for rosacea, you should keep your skin clean, avoid sunlight, and follow skin care directions explicitly. Once youve recovered from the breakout and the laser treatment (which usually only takes 1-3 days), continue to practice good skin care habits and get periodic cleansing facials, and you will be less likely to experience future breakouts.

For more information about rosacea, what causes it, and how it is treated, feel free to call us at Juvia Med Spa at 817-427-3700. You can even schedule an appointment for a free consultation to discuss your options for treatment of rosacea and/or any number of other skin conditions.