Having a facials treatment is a great way to remove the thin crust of dead skin cells that can obscure your complexion. Before undergoing any type of treatment, no matter how mild, it is important to fully understand how it works and what is involved.
The Stratum Corneum Skin Layer
Most people have heard of the epidermis, but are you are aware of the stratum corneum? This is the very top layer of your skin that sits above the epidermis layer. Many people are surprised to learn that this layer is not actually skin tissue. It is composed of dead skin cells and other inorganic materials. As your skin cells mature and rise to the surface, they eventually die and should slough off to make room for new skin. In some cases, this material can build up on the surface of your skin and lead to a dull, lifeless complexion.
Facials work by polishing or exfoliating the stratum corneum. This removes the buildup of dead skin cells, oils, and cellular debris that can block the natural radiance of your skin. Although they offer excellent results, facials are not a permanent solution. This material can again build up and take a toll on your complexion. People who obtain the best results from a facials treatment are those who undergo the procedure regularly.
Glycolic and Lactic Peels
Mild chemical peels make an excellent facials treatment for those who need some skin exfoliation and brightening of their complexion. Glycolic and lactic acid are mild acids that are used in a solution that is applied to the face to peel away the stratum corneum and reveal fresh, living skin tissue underneath.
In addition to helping revive your complexion, glycolic and lactic peels can be used to treat very light lines and wrinkles, superficial acne scars, and enlarged pores. Although some chemical peels require sedation and downtime, this type of peel does not. You can return to work or daily activities immediately with no restrictions.
This is a facials treatment that manually removes the top layer of old, dead skin to reveal the fresh, new skin underneath. There are no chemicals involved, which makes this a great option for those with sensitive or for pregnant women.
This treatment also removes the peach fuzz from the face, which allows makeup to apply much more smoothly to the surface of the skin. After a dermaplaning treatment you will notice that your skin care products quickly and easily absorb into the skin, which makes them much more effective!
If you would like more information about your facials treatment options at Dr. Park Avenue, we encourage you to reach out to us at one of our locations in Hoboken or Brick. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!