Skin is exposed to a variety of threats: our diets, sunshine, inner stress and pollution, all (along with age and gravity) working hard it seems to cause the skin to become weaker, develop fine lines and wrinkles, and become blemished.
Early intervention can be key to keeping your skin looking more youthful for longer, so how can we start to turn back the clock just as the fine lines begin to appear?
Non-invasive skin care and rejuvenation procedures are very popular, and come under a variety of different names. The lure of these procedures is easy to understand — they offer a way to diminish fine lines and wrinkles, and help to offset the effect of skin blemishes such as those caused by acne scarring.
At the same time, a process such as epidermal leveling can also provide a way to remove fine hair (the so-called “peach fuzz”) without waxing. It’s fair to say that the procedure, unlike laser treatments, isn’t permanent, however it is faster, probably less painful for most people, and doesn’t leave the skin quite as sensitive as other, more aggressive treatments.
What Is Epidermal Leveling?
Also known as dermaplaning, or blading, the procedure is simple to appreciate. It consists of a special blade that is used to scrape away a layer of skin cells, and fine hair. There are no chemicals or lasers involved, making it appropriate for all skin types, and with no side effects, it can also be used on pregnant women.
The lasting impression, post-procedure, is skin with a better, more even texture, reduction in scarring, and a glowing complexion. Most people start with a fairly aggressive initial treatment, and follow up once a month with a less aggressive maintenance treatment.
The first treatment might leave the skin a bit pink and sensitive, but future treatments will result in progressively better results. It can also be combined with other skin treatments, as the cleaning process leaves a blank canvas for them to work more upon the skin more effectively.
What Other Non-Invasive Skin Treatments Do You Offer?
There are a variety of different procedures that are similarly non-invasive and can be combined with dermaplaning to great effect. For example, microdermabrasion can be used to improve the effects of epidermal leveling by removing a layer of skin.
If that sounds a little painful, rest assured that the advanced equipment used by Dr. Vitenas and his team can perform the procedure quickly and painlessly. In fact, it is offered as a 15-minute preparatory procedure for other skin rejuvenation procedures such as chemical peels.
All of the above procedures can be performed multiple times, and probably the best way to think of them is as a means to continually improve skin, rather than a quick fix. Since each procedure application is quick and painless, they can be fitted into anyone’s busy lifestyle.
You can book a time for your quick skin rejuvenation appointment at Houston based Vitenas Cosmetic Surgery on (281) 484-0088. The team may also be contacted through their very informative website, where you can also find out about complementary procedures such as microdermabrasion, laser skin resurfacing and chemical peels.