Let’s face it: we all want to look younger. We all want to get that glow back in our skin that makes us look and feel like we were fifteen, twenty, thirty years younger. Yes, there will be charlatans who will sell you snake oil and you need to watch out for them (as medical professionals we take these kinds of false advertising scams very seriously) but that shouldn’t stop you from looking for the best types of facial treatments that will make your skin glow again.
So let’s look into some types of facial treatments that actually have science behind them, and that actually produce real results. Here are just a few of the facial treatments that we have found can produce genuine youthfulness and vigor to your face.
A chemical peel is a type of facial treatment that is used to improve the look of not only your face but also your neck and hands as well. In a chemical peel, as the name would suggest, a chemical solution is applied to the face (very gently). The chemicals help to exfoliate and remove the old skin, which peels away, leaving a regenerated and smoother face. Chemical peels may sound scary, as they do use chemicals to remove skin, but trust us: it’s a very safe procedure that helps and satisfies tens of thousands of people year after year.
Microneedling is a procedure which we do here at Quinn Plastic Surgery which produces fantastic results in helping people lose scars, lines, and wrinkles. Now the name of this facial treatment may scare you–microNEEDLES!–but it’s actually quite simple and easy.
The physician uses a device called a SkinPen II, which very slightly pierces the skin. This creates tiny channels in your skin and your body will automatically revitalize those channels with collagen. In effect, your body is being tricked into producing more collagen, which is the foundation of healthy, youthful skin. Ultimately, it gets your body to heal itself, to restore itself to a youthful vigor that you may not remember you still had left in you. For more information about our microneedling, click here.
Microdermabrasions will organically exfoliate the outer layer of dry, dead skin cells, leaving behind the newer, healthier skin beneath. Microdermabrasion is a simple procedure that can improve sun damage, wrinkles, age spots, scars, melasma and more.
This facial treatment is a one-hour visit which cleans your skin from any pollutants or dirt, and exfoliates the skin. There is a gentle extraction of blackheads and treatment of pimples to help clear up the skin for the future, then a facial massage is given which helps the skin in your face to heal itself by increasing blood flow. Mask, moisturizer, and sunscreen are applied to complete the visit. Learn more about facials here.
As we all know, growing older makes our skin eventually lose some of its firmness, elasticity and moisture. This 75 minute visit does everything that the facial does (as described above in point #4) but there is also a collagen or hydrating mask designed specially for aging skin. This restores moisture to the skin and helps get rid of fine lines. Finally, we use SkinMedica TNS products at the end of the anti-aging facial to aid skin longevity, which will improve skin tone, texture, and help with wrinkles. This treatment is recommended for those over the age of 40. You can learn more about it here.
Dermaplaning is another type of exfoliation, but, to use a carpenter’s metaphor, this is less like sanding away dry skin and more like planing it away–carefully scraping the top layer off of the skin to reveal a newer and brighter layer of skin beneath. One benefit of dermaplaning is that it not only exfoliates, but it enhances the ability of skin care products to get down into your skin and really penetrate.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is a method that we use frequently in our clinic, a specialty of ours. It is an alternative treatment to a traditional facial–you won’t find any microdermabrasion or exfoliation here. Instead, during this in-office and non-invasive treatment, a board certified nurse takes a small sample of your blood and places it into a centrifuge, spinning at high speeds to remove the platelet rich plasma from the blood.
After the platelet rich plasma is removed, it is used with the SkinPen (as with microneedling) causing tiny painless pricks in the skin. In this way, we’re simply taking your own plasma and injecting it back into your face and neck to help regenerate new tissue. This also boosts collagen production, which, as we said, is the foundation of good skin.
This popular treatment removes dead skin and dirt, unclogging pores and giving your skin a healthy glow. This works essentially through high-pressure water being blasted into your face and skin with very precise instruments. It combines exfoliation, hydration, and antioxidant protection. Afterward, red light therapy is often used.
There are many facial treatments–more than we’ve even listed above–but choosing the facial treatment that is best for you is a decision that is best made with the help of a clinician with a deep knowledge of skin and the aging process. At Quinn Plastic Surgery we don’t offer every kind of facial–we only offer the ones that we believe will be the most effective for our patients. Schedule an appointment with us to talk about your options. Get rid of those wrinkles and fine lines, scars and age spots.
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When you commit to your beauty journey, you are choosing to take how the world sees you into your own hands. That’s an empowering feeling. Dr. Quinn and his team at Quinn Plastic Surgery and Aesthetic Center are here to honor that commitment and help you achieve the best results for you and your body. These are your decisions. Our role is to help you make the most of them. Schedule a consultation today to get started on your beauty journey.
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