Benefit of Dermaplaning: Shave off dead skin cells form the epidermis. Dermaplaning also temporarily removes the fine vellus hair of the face, leaving a very smooth surface. With this type of exfoliation , the removal of dead skin cells allows home care products to be more effective, reduces the appearance of fine lines, evens skin tone and assists in reducing milia, closed and open comedones, and minor breakouts as associated with congested pores. (Due to the contours of the face, certain areas of the face such as the eyelids and nose are not treatable using this method).
This skin care treatment uses light-emitting diodes (LEDs) of various colors, normally red, blue, and infrared. It should not be confused with laser therapy. LEDs produce a low-powered glowing light, which is positioned to shine onto the face or other area being treated. No heat is produced by the LEDs, although the device used by your skin care professional may include other sources of warmth to provide additional benefits.
The skin benefits of different colors of LED light have been identified through a broad array of studies. The most often cited study is the Whelan study, published in 2001 by NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center, which found that LED light helped speed up wound healing.
Red light is most often used for general skin improvement and to reduce the visible
signs of aging. Blue light has been shown to destroy acne bacteria.
Infrared light may have beneficial effects on the skin’s natural supply of collagen and elastin, which are responsible for maintaining skin firmness and resilience. A series of regular treatments will provide the best results.
Who Can Benefit from LED Therapy?
LED therapy will benefit most people, although there are some medical conditions or other situations in which it is not advisable. Your skin care professional will review these prior to your treatment to determine if LED therapy is right for you.
What Can I Expect During the Treatment?
Your skin care professional will cleanse your skin and may also apply a serum or other facial products to enhance the benefits of your session, depending on your goals and the range of treatments offered.
The LED device will be positioned on your skin or up to a few inches away. Your eyes will be covered so that the light does not bother you. Relax and rest while the glow of the LEDs bathes your skin.
Typically, no sensation is felt. Some people feel a slight tingling, or see flashes in their vision temporarily as a result of having a light source close to their face. Keeping your eyes closed and covered during the treatment will help avoid this.
A facial is a professional cleansing, purifying, and beautifying of the skin on the face and neck. There are several variations of facials, including mini facials, detoxifying facials, anti-aging facials, facials that highlight special ingredients, like herbs or antioxidants, moisturizing facials, pore-refining facials, aromatherapy facials, and many more. A typical facial deeply cleanses and freshens the skin by exfoliating away dead skin cells. The objective of a classic European facial is to maintain soft, unblemished, well-hydrated skin.
Who Can Benefit From a Facial?
No matter how sensitive or hard to treat your skin is, you can still benefit from a facial because any facial can be suited to fit your individual skin care needs. If you have sensitive skin, only gentle cleansing and moisturizing products will be used. If your goal is to clear up your acne, your esthetician can guide you toward a facial that will help you achieve that goal. Be sure to communicate clearly with your skin care professional exactly what you want to get out of your facial, so your therapist can do his or her best to accommodate you.
Anyone who is smart enough to use sunscreen is already participating in an antiaging regimen, and there is so much more you can do. Treatment recommendations will vary according to skin type and condition, chronological age and skin maturity, level of sun damage- everyone has...