Facials, Chemical Peels, & Exfoliation
Designer Facials on the North Shore
YOU are unique, so why should there be a one-size-fits-all approach to facials? Whether you want relaxation, correction, or a combination of both we’ll customize a facial treatment for your individual skin type and concerns.
A Peel for Every Skin Type, Tone, & Concern
From organic herbs and enzymes to medical grade hydroxy acid blends, we customize every chemical peel procedure based on your skin’s health, tone, and your personal goals. With chemical peel solutions, we can effectively treat:
- Fine lines & wrinkles
- Active acne & acne scarring
- Brown spots & sun damage
From very light “lunchtime” exfoliation to advanced medical-grade chemical peeling , let us create a designer peel just for you!
Preparing For Medical-Grade Chemical Peels
Pre-treatment of the skin with prescription tretinoin (Retin-A, Refissa) may be recommended for best results of advanced medical-grade chemical peels. If tretinoin is a bit too harsh on your skin, a medical strength retinol cream such as ZO Medical Retamax or ZO Medical Brightenex can be used for pre-treatment instead. A bleaching agent called Hydroquinone may be recommended for pre-treatment on darker skin tones to help prevent post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH) and optimize the improvement of blotchy skin. Our chemical peel specialists will recommend the best pre-treatment for you during your initial skin assessment and analysis.
After Your Treatment
Temporary redness, flaking and dryness should not prevent you from working or engaging in your normal activities. A fresher and improved skin texture will result with continued treatments, if required. Protecting your skin from the sun’s damaging rays with proper daily sun protection is extremely important following chemical peels.*
Your New Look
Depending on the strength of the peel, your initial improvements from chemical peels may be very subtle to remarkable! The results of a peel will provide noticeably improved skin tone, smooth texture, and fresher blemish-free skin.*
Freshen and rejuvenate your skin with Microdermabrasion!
Microdermabrasian utilizes micro-crystals to polish and slough away the top layer (epidermis) of skin to stimulate new skin cells and collagen production.
There is almost no discomfort in microdermabrasion, meaning you won’t need a topical or local anesthetic and there is no recovery or downtime.*
We use Advanced Microderm, the only system engineered to utilize medical grade sodium bicarbonate’s (baking soda) all natural properties . Baking soda crystals allow our treatment specialists to give you the same depth of exfoliation as aluminum oxide crystals without any of the potentially harmful side effects. Aluminum oxide crystals should not to be used on the under-eye area and lips due to the potential risk of cornea scratches and crystal ingestion. Baking soda residue is not associated with either of these risks. Once you’ve been treated with baking soda, you will never want to have another aluminum oxide treatment again .
Microdermabrasion can be used alone, in a complete facial treatment, or in combination with enzymes and chemical peel solutions. Our clinical team of aestheticians will customize your microdermabrasion treatment in order to:
- Exfoliate your skin, resulting in a refreshed appearance
- Reduce fine lines, wrinkles, brown spots, blackheads, and age spots
- Reduce enlarged pores
- Soften surgical scars and acne scars
- Reduce the appearance of stretch marks
*How many treatments are necessary to see results?
You will see results after the first treatment however the most dramatic results will be seen after about 3-6 treatments.
*How often should Microdermabrasion be performed?
Once every 7-10 days for the first 4-5 treatments. After this initial treatment cycle, a maintenance schedule of about one treatment every 4-6 weeks is usually recommended.
According to common beauty lore, Elizabeth Taylor, Marilyn Monroe, and Cleopatra all shaved their faces.
What is dermaplaning?
Dermaplaning is a gentle exfoliating treatment for all skin types using a blade to “shave” away the outermost layers of the skin. It also removes peach fuzz for softer, smoother skin. Dermaplaning is painless, safe, and there is no downtime. Many of our patients like to have dermaplaning done right before a big event or as maintenance between medical grade peels or laser procedures. As we age our skin doesn’t turn over as quickly. Dermaplaning promotes the turn over of the skin making it appear smoother and brighter.*
What are the benefits of dermaplaning?
Dermaplaning helps the skin look and feel smoother and brighter. It is especially good for people who have a lot of red in their skin as it does not damage delicate capillaries like microdermabrasion can. Because no chemicals are used for exfoliation, Dermaplaning is also safe during pregnancy and nursing. Make-up artists encourage their clients to get dermaplaning a couple days prior to events because the skin is much smoother and make-up sets nicely because we remove the vellus hair from the face.*
MYTH: Hair will grow back heavier and darker after dermaplaning
Although merely an old wives’ tale, many patients are often concerned that the hair will grow back heavier and darker after dermaplaning. This is not the case. As long as the hair is superficial vellus hair, it will grow back at the same rate and texture as before the treatment.*