Though laser techniques extend the cosmetic tool set available for skin rejuvenation, sometimes there’s no beating the traditional methods, such as facials, microdermabrasion, and medical-grade, professional chemical peels. The Spa at Shenandoah in Harrisonburg, Virginia, has many options to match to the type and condition of your skin and its particular challenges. Call the office or make an appointment online to learn what’s best for your cosmetic goals.
There’s a wide range of chemical facial approaches to skin rejuvenation, ranging from mild to extreme. Each of these removes some of the outer layers of skin to refresh and revitalize the skin’s appearance, smoothing the color and texture, and reducing the depth and appearance of fine lines and wrinkles as new skin generates. Chemical peels also prove beneficial for treating skin conditions such as acne and other scarring.
The Spa at Shenandoah uses chemical peels provided by SkinMedica, a leading provider of pharmaceutical grade cosmetic solutions. These peels are on the mild side of chemical peel procedures, and each of the three formulations can be done in about 20 minutes during your appointment. Your skin care professional will discuss which of the three peels is right for you.
The right chemical peel depends on your skin type and the nature of the skin improvements you desire. The chemical peels used by the Spa at Shenandoah include:
Microdermabrasion techniques have some of the same effects as chemical peels, but use a different method of achieving these results. This treatment uses special crystal free DiamondTome wand to remove the outermost layer of the skin, taking dead, dry, flaky skin as well as some healthy skin to promote fresh, new growth.
The exfoliating wand polishes the skin gently with diamond chips bonded to the treatment tip, while a vacuum removes the exfoliated debris. The Spa at Shenandoah uses the NewApeel® Aesthetic Exfoliation System, which, unlike other systems, uses no loose abrasives to achieve treatment, reducing the risk of skin or environmental contamination.
Microdermabrasion produces more conservative results than full dermabrasion, which typically have substantial downtime as your skin recovers.