Exfoliation is a crucial step in any skincare routine. The purpose of exfoliation is to remove old skin cells and reveal a brighter, smoother complexion. There are many at-home exfoliating products. Some work reasonably well. But they are generally less effective than professional aesthetic treatments. We offer a range of exfoliating treatments in Draper, Utah, at La Belle Vie Medical Care & Aesthetics. Interested in learning more? Read on to find out the benefits of exfoliation and how you can use this treatment to revitalize your complexion.
Why Is Exfoliation Important?
You’ve probably seen plenty of exfoliation products and techniques over the years. The most basic exfoliation occurs when you use a rough washcloth to clean the surface of your skin. Exfoliation is important because it helps to remove dead skin cells that can clog pores and cause a range of skin problems, including acne, blackheads, and dull skin. By removing these dead skin cells, exfoliation can help improve the skin’s texture and tone, reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and promote cellular turnover.
Exfoliation can also help to improve the effectiveness of other skincare products, such as moisturizers and serums. When dead skin cells are removed, these products can penetrate the skin more deeply and work more effectively.
What Are the Different Types of Exfoliation?
There are two main types of exfoliation: chemical and physical.
Chemical exfoliation involves the use of acids or enzymes to dissolve dead skin cells. This type of exfoliation is typically done at a medical spa, where a range of chemical peels and other treatments are available.
Physical exfoliation involves using a tool or product to physically remove dead skin cells. This can be done at home with an exfoliating scrub, for example. But it can also be done at a medical spa with treatments such as microdermabrasion or dermaplaning.
What Are the Different Aesthetic Treatments Available for Exfoliating at a La Belle Vie?
Several aesthetic treatments are available for exfoliating at our medical spa in Draper. Each of them has its own benefits. Let’s take a look:
Chemical peels involve the application of a chemical solution to the skin, which causes the top layers of the skin to peel off, revealing smoother, brighter, and more even-toned skin beneath. The type of chemical peel recommended will depend on the individual’s skin type and concerns. For example, superficial peels are typically used to improve the texture and tone of the skin. In contrast, medium and deep peels address more severe skin concerns, such as deep wrinkles, acne scars, and hyperpigmentation.
During the procedure, a licensed clinician will apply the chemical solution to the skin and leave it on for a specific amount of time before neutralizing it with a special solution. After the peel, the skin may be red, swollen, and sensitive, but these side effects typically resolve within a few days. One of the great things about chemical peels is that they can be customized according to your skin type and concerns.
Microdermabrasion involves using a device that exfoliates the outer layer of the skin, revealing smoother and more youthful-looking skin beneath. It is considered a safe and effective way to improve the texture and appearance of the skin.
During the procedure, a clinician will use a handheld device to spray tiny crystals onto the skin’s surface while also using suction to remove the dead skin cells and debris. The procedure is painless and does not require any anesthesia or downtime. Microdermabrasion can renew your complexion by reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, minimizing the appearance of large pores, smoothing out rough or uneven texture, and brightening dull or discolored skin. It can also make it easier for skincare products to penetrate the skin and can improve the effectiveness of other cosmetic procedures. Microdermabrasion can be done on its own or in combination with other treatments, such as chemical peels or facials.
Dermaplaning is an aesthetic procedure that involves using a sterile scalpel to gently scrape the skin’s surface. The procedure is typically performed in our office by a licensed clinician. And it is considered a safe and effective way to improve the texture and appearance of the skin.
During the procedure, the esthetician cleans the skin and uses a sterile scalpel to gently remove the top layer of dead skin cells and “peach fuzz.” The treatment is painless and does not require any anesthesia or downtime. After it’s finished, the skin may appear slightly red or swollen, but this typically resolves within a few hours.
Dermaplaning can help your complexion by reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, smoothing out rough or uneven texture, and brightening dull or discolored skin. Like microdermabrasion, it can also make it easier for skincare products to penetrate the skin and can improve the effectiveness of other cosmetic procedures.
Laser Skin Rejuvenation
Laser skin rejuvenation (also called laser resurfacing) is a cosmetic procedure that uses laser technology to remove damaged or aging skin cells and promote the growth of new, healthy skin cells. The procedure can be used to address a variety of skin concerns, including wrinkles, fine lines, age spots, acne scars, and uneven skin tone and texture.
During this treatment, one of our clinicians will use a laser to remove the top layers of skin, revealing the fresher, smoother skin beneath. In addition, the laser can be adjusted to target specific areas of the skin, allowing for precise and controlled treatment.
Which Exfoliating Treatment Is Right for Me?
The best exfoliating treatment for you will depend on your individual skin concerns and goals. That’s why consulting with a qualified medical spa professional who can assess your skin and recommend the best treatment is essential.
For example, If you have sensitive skin or are new to exfoliating treatments, a gentle physical exfoliation treatment such as dermaplaning or microdermabrasion may be a good option. A chemical peel or laser resurfacing may be more appropriate if you have more advanced skin concerns, such as acne scars or hyperpigmentation.
It’s also important to consider your lifestyle and schedule when choosing an exfoliating treatment. Some treatments, such as chemical peels or laser resurfacing, may require a day or two for your complexion to return to normal. Other treatments, such as dermaplaning or microdermabrasion, can typically be done on a lunch break or between errands.
In addition to aesthetic treatments, a range of at-home exfoliating products are available. These products can be a great addition to a regular skincare routine, but it’s important to use them properly and not over-exfoliate the skin. At La Belle Vie, we can recommend the best skincare products for your skin type. And we can advise you on the most effective ways (and when) to use them.
Exfoliation is a vital step in any skincare routine that can help improve the skin’s texture and tone, reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and promote cellular turnover.Medical-grade skincare can make a significant difference in your appearance. And it can provide you with the facial rejuvenation you’ve been looking for.
At La Belle Vie, exfoliating procedures are some of the most popular treatments among our clients. And we regularly offer promotions on these treatments as well. So be sure to check our monthly specials to take advantage of huge savings. We also have exclusive memberships and yearly packages available. That way, you can practice regular self-care and pampering at an affordable price.