Wrinkles and acne scars are two of the most common facial skin problems that rob men and women of their youthful appearance and cheerful confidence. Wrinkles naturally develop as age increases and is sped up by exposure to UV light, unhealthy lifestyle such as smoking, and repeated facial expressions. Meanwhile, acne scars affect people of all ages and may leave depressions or pits on the skin or hyperpigmentation as the skin heals. The good news is you can say goodbye to wrinkles and acne scars for good and say hello to healthy, glowing skin with the combined benefits of microneedling and chemical peels offered by Santo Salon & Spa in Pepper Pike, Ohio. So what are they and how do they work? Microneedling Microneedling is a minimally invasive procedure that uses very tiny needles to puncture the skin and stimulate production of new collagen and skin tissue. The punctures are so microscopic and almost invisible that it requires no downtime. The entire puncturing process encourages flow of oxygen and nutrient-rich blood to your facial skin so new collagen and skin cells can be created. The end result is smoother, firmer, and more even-toned skin. This procedure can help address wrinkles, scars, acne, hyperpigmentation, and other facial skin complaints. It’s not a painful procedure. Your doctor will also apply topic medicine to reduce chances of discomfort and help you stay relaxed throughout the treatment. During the procedure, your doctor will use a sterile pen-like microneedling device to create microscopic perforations on your facial skin which begin healing almost instantaneously. The entire treatment may take about an hour and a serum or calming treatment is usually applied afterwards. You may experience skin irritation and redness on your skin during the first few days after the procedure but that’s not something to worry about. It’s just the natural response to the tiny punctures made by the needles on your skin. A slight discomfort following the procedure is normal. Other side effects could include swelling, bruising, and dryness but this can be easily addressed following the regimen recommended by dermatologists or certified plastic surgeons. The results of the treatment may be observed within a few weeks but to see more dramatic results, multiple sessions are recommended along with complementing treatments. Chemical Peels Chemical peels are effective treatments used for removing old, dry cells by causing the skin to exfoliate and peel off revealing new, healthy skin as a result. The new skin underneath is usually smoother and healthier. Chemical peels are powerful exfoliating treatments that can be used to treat a number of facial skin problems such as:
- Wrinkles and fine lines
- Acne scars
- Sun damage
- Uneven skin tones
- Light or superficial peels only penetrate the outermost layer of the skin so mild acids are used in this type of peel to gently exfoliate the older skin layers thereby improving the quality and lightening the pigmentation of the skin. This is suitable for people who have never tried a chemical peel before.
- Medium peels penetrate the outer and middle layers of the skin which effectively removes damaged skin cells.
- Deep peels fully reach the middle skin layer and it’s great for the exfoliation of damaged skin cells and rejuvenation of aging skin.