Deep Cleansing Facials / Extractions
Facials are customized to your individual skin care needs or concerns, whether it be the restoration of your skin's softness and suppleness, or just your desire to relax and be pampered. Facial treatments include cleansing with steam, exfoliation, a light enzyme peel. This is followed by facial, decollete, arm, an hand massage, concluding with selection and application of the proper moisturizer and sunscreen matched to your skin type. Products used during facial treatment are made by A Natural Difference skincare. No product containing mineral oils, lanolin, artificial colors, or synthetic fragrances are used during facial treatments.
Collagen Induction Therapy
LaDermique™ Collagen Percutaneous Induction Needling uses tiny needles to create microchannels in the skin to promote the production of collagen and elastin. It is often used for the treatment of fine lines, to reduce the appearance of dilated blood vessels or acne scars, and to improve the overall appearance of the skin. Collagen P.I.N. is less damaging than lasers and other ablative treatments, and it helps to protect new skin cell growth, resulting in quicker healing and long lasting results.
Through a process called "microneedling," small stainless-steel needles (contained in a hand piece) create controlled micro-injuries to the skin, which in turn, encourage the growth of new skin cells as well as the production of collagen and elastin. Collagen P.I.N. also creates tiny micro-channels which allow topical serums and creams to be absorbed more effectively into the skin. As the skin is repaired, the skin tissue thickens, wrinkles are softened, and scars and lines become less visible.
Micro-needling employs a handheld roller instrument that has tiny, densely packed needles affixed to it. The needles make miniscule paths into the outer layer of skin and spur collagen production. The Collagen P.I.N. has an adjustable needle that allows the specialist to vary the depth of penetration throughout the entire treatment. This is extremely important in treating the areas of thinner skin on the face, such as the eyelids and forehead. Prior to the procedure, the practitioner applies a thin level of topical serum to the skin and selects the appropriate needle depth based on the patient's needs. Next, the Collagen P.I.N. is gently moved across the skin until the entire treatment area has been covered
After a Collagen P.I.N. treatment, patients may experience redness in the area that was treated, however, it normally subsides within 24 hours. Most patients can return to their regular activities immediately following the treatment. Depending on the area of concern or correction, treatment schedules may vary. However, a series of three to six Collagen P.I.N. treatments is usually recommended for optimum results.
Silkpeel™ Micro-Dermal Infusion
The SilkPeel™ Micro-Dermal Infusion is a non-invasive skin care system that gently but deeply exfoliates the skin to improve its overall health and appearance. Many patients undergo the SilkPeel treatment before or after IPL or other laser treatments in order to maximize the results and help the skin look and feel its best.
This system can effectively improve the appearance of:
- Oily, acne-prone skin
- Dry, flaky patches
- Bright red blotches
During treatment, a serum chosen to treat your individual skin condition is infused into the skin with the SilkPeel handpiece so that the vitamins, antioxidants and other therapeutic ingredients can be accurately delivered. Patients may experience a mild tightening feeling as the skin is treated, but most are able to enjoy a cool, refreshed feeling from the topical solutions applied to the skin.
After treatment, patients may experience a warm, pinkish glow, although this usually fades within 20 minutes, leaving the skin radiant and healthy. There is no downtime after this procedure, and patients are able to return to work and other normal activities immediately after. In fact, many patients have this treatment done during their lunch hour so that they don't have to take any time out from their busy schedules and can improve the appearance of their skin in as little as 20 minutes.
The results of the SilkPeel procedure are usually visible after the first treatment, with optimal results achieved after a series of 4 to 6 treatments spaced 7 to 10 days apart. Patients should also follow a daily post-care skin routine recommended by Allyssa.
The SilkPeel treatment is safe for nearly all patients and carries little to no risk of complications. This advanced procedure actually eliminates the risks and complications commonly associated with the traditional microdermabrasion procedure.
The VI Peel is an advanced chemical peel that combines unique ingredients to produce significant results with no pain, no skin preparation and minimal downtime. Patients can enjoy smoother, fuller and more vibrant skin after just one 20-minute treatment session, which can be repeated regularly to prolong results. The Vi Peel can be used to effectively treat the skin of the face, chest, hands and more.
Patients may appear slightly tan or red immediately after treatment, and skin will begin to peel after three days. Moisturizer can help patients look their best through the healing process, so that they can continue their daily routine with no worries about their appearance. The results of the Vi Peel will be visible once the peeling process is complete and will improve the tone and texture of the skin for an overall more youthful appearance.