Exfoliation is an essential part of your skincare routine. If you’re suffering from dry flaky skin due to the weather or just feel like your complexion is looking a little dull, you should consider adding an exfoliation regime to your routine. Exfoliation works by removing the oldest dead skin cells on the skin’s outermost surface to reveal new, healthy skin cells.
What types of exfoliants are out there and what will work for your skin? The answer depends on your individuls needs and skincare goals. This post will lay out the treatment options at True Med Spa for dry skin or a dull complexion.
Your skin is the largest organ in your body and is constantly regenerating itself as old, dead cells slough off. As your skin continuously sheds itself, a manual means of exfoliation, also known as microdermabrasion, can help that process along. Manual exfoliation includes, natural scrubs like sea salt, sugar, or walnut scrubs, the now-banned microbeads, and microdermabrasion brush systems.
There are a few different types of chemical exfoliants, also known as peels, that you can use on your skin. Chemical peels are a fantastic way to treat multiple skin conditions like acne scars, sun spots, melasma, dry/dull skin, and overall signs of aging. A chemical peel is a more effective alternative to manual exfoliation and chemical peels should be part of an anti-aging regimen.
Some common chemical exfoliants used in chemical peels include:
- Glycolic acid
- Malic acid
- Salicylic acid
- Alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) and beta hydroxy acids (BHAs)
Chemical peels are available at True Med Spa where our trained skincare specialists will work with your unique skin to select the proper chemical peel for your skin..
Dermaplaning Treatment in Scottsdale
Dermaplaning is exfoliating treatment that provides an alternative to chemical peels or microdermabrasion and is a good choice for anyone who has fine facial hair, extremely sensitive skin, redness or rosacea, or visible facial veins. Dermaplaning skin treatment at True Med Spa is performed s experienced aestheticians who use a blade to gently exfoliate the outer layer of dead skin cells and remove fine facial hair commonly known as “peach fuzz”. Your skin is left looking and feeling smoother and ready for the application of skin care products.
Exfoliating Facials in Scottsdale
Any one of the facials at True Med Spa including the Hydrafacial MD and our Anti-Aging Facial will work to provide the best skin care possible while incorporating exfoliating steps to ensure the removal of dead skin cells and the full penetration of skin care products.
Laser Skin Rejuvination
Lastly, the iPixel™ laser skin rejuvination treatment is the leading approach to remove years of damage from your skin. This FDA-approved facial treatment combines the proven effectiveness of lasers that both exfoliate the skin work and work to rejuvinate the cells underneath. iPixel helps to remove fine lines and wrinkles and treats other skin conditions as well.
Which treatment is right for you?
Exfoliants can be used by all skin types and but you need to make sure that you are using a treatment that is formulated for your skin. At True Med Spa we advise coming in for a consultation before scheduling any procedure so that our experts can help you make the best decisions for your skin.