The Benefits of Microdermabrasion Treatment

Within the medical spa environment, a number of desired services relate to skin care. At Clarity Skin, we offer services in everything from laser facials to tattoo removal, and one of our skin services remains one of our most popular treatments: Microdermabrasion.

The term may sound ominous, but in fact, microdermabrasion is among the least invasive and most effective skin layer treatments out there. It uses no chemicals and requires no downtime, utilizing a special exfoliation process to remove upper layers of excess skin. Let’s learn about how microdermabrasion can benefit you.

No Pain, No Risk

Microdermabrasion carries no pain, and not even mild discomfort beyond some very mild scratching or stinging during the procedure. Many people describe it as feeling similarly to a deep tissue massage. There’s no anesthesia or sedation involved, meaning you don’t need to arrange for someone to drive you to your appointment. Side effects can very occasionally include some brief swelling or pink skin, and a slightly raised sensitivity to the sun for a few days. There is virtually no risk of infection or complications.

Speed of Treatment

This treatment takes under an hour in most cases, or even less if you’re only treating the neck and not the face. Some people need multiple treatments.

Skin Types

Microdermabrasion is excellent for all skin types. It works for both younger and aging skin, and is great for helping remove sun damage or age spots. People with oily skin or frequent acne can use it as well – it’s good against blemishes. Single uses of microdermabrasion can offer a temporarily great look before a special occasion while treatments over a period of weeks or months continues to rid troublesome breakouts.

Effectiveness

From a technical standpoint, there’s no such thing as an unsuccessful microdermabrasion treatment. Some people require more than one to get the desired effects, but there’s basically no evidence of extreme outliers who simply can’t receive any benefits from this treatment. Results are extremely consistent among dermatologists all over the country.

Want to learn more about microdermabrasion, or any of our other medical spa services? The experts at Clarity Skin are standing by.

Microneedling and Its Many Skin Benefits

The field of skin care is constantly advancing, with new treatments to help replace or supplement existing ones, and at Clarity Skin, we’re a step ahead of the curve. One of our most useful skin treatments is called microneedling – a theme used in Europe and around the world for decades, but one that’s just making its way into popular North American dermatology.

Simply, microneedling uses tiny needles to create small wounds, stimulating the body’s natural healing processes in those areas and leading to other benefits. Let’s look at the basics of microneedling.

Microneedling Process

Microneedling takes place when tiny micro-channels, or holes, are created in your skin by placed needles. Your esthetician will target the locations that need repair, and they’ll be very briefly “wounded” by tiny needles. This stimulates the skin’s natural healing, and even helps improve it over time via repetition – it stimulates greater production of collagen and elastin, important chemicals in the skin.

The microneedling repair process begins almost immediately after injections. There is no permanent tissue damage done during this procedure, and it’s notably effective for everything from wrinkles and scars to acne and blemishes.

How Does it Feel?

You hear “needle” and get worried, but microneedling actually doesn’t feel like much of an injection at all. A high-speed motor is what’s being used to make the needle penetration happen, and this motor will cause the process to feel more like sandpaper being lightly rubbed on the skin – uncomfortable, yes, but not extremely painful. Treatments specifically for scarring on the skin may cause slightly more discomfort, as they use longer needles that can invade what’s known as “nerve space.”

After-Effects

Microneedling has few side effects, though you may look like you have a sunburn for anywhere from a few hours to around a week. You may have some very minor bleeding at the point of the injection, though this will likely have stopped by the time you leave the office. You’ll be told to take good care of your skin, using gentle techniques and avoiding products containing acid for at least a week or two.

Want to learn more about microneedling, or any of our other services such as body contouring or laser hair removal? Our experts at Clarity Skin are standing by.

Understanding the Benefits of CoolSculpting

For people looking to shed difficult fat without invasive surgery, CoolSculpting is a great avenue. At Clarity Skin, we offer a variety of CoolSculpting and other body contouring services to help you get rid of fat in a non-invasive way.

The process of CoolSculpting involves targeting certain areas of cells, approved by the FDA as safe to target. Controlled cooling is applied to these areas, which causes the cells to die immediately and flush themselves out of the body over the course of the next few months. Let’s look at the benefits of CoolSculpting, and how it might be right for you.

Safe and Non-Invasive

CoolSculpting treatments are completely safe, far more so than liposuction or gastric bypass surgery. It’s cleared by the FDA (it’s the only fat-freezing technology with this distinction), and there is no surgery involved whatsoever. In fact, there are zero non-natural substances involved at all – the process simply targets fat cells and then sheds them.

The treatments are also totally non-invasive. They don’t hurt, and require no incisions or injections. Many people even nap during their treatments. There’s no down time during recovery, and you can return to work or other daily activities right away.

Natural Look

When used as a complement to healthy diet and exercise, CoolSculpting treatments will give you gradual, natural-looking results. You can expect a reduction of about 20-25 percent of the fat in a given area for each visit, though know that it will take some time for these fat cells to fully flush themselves from the body. Because there are no scars or injection marks, this is the cleanest-looking form of fat reduction on the market.

Lasting Results

Perhaps best yet, CoolSculpting helps remove fat cells permanently – a job even good diet and exercise can’t do. Diet and exercise reduce the size of fat cells, but they’re still in the body. CoolSculpting, on the other hand, removes these cells from the body forever. If you do gain weight back after treatment, it tends to be more evenly distributed rather than attracting to certain trouble areas.

Want to learn more about CoolSculpting, or any of our industry standard medical spa services? The experts at Clarity Skin are awaiting your call.

Why Kybella Treatments Might Be Right For You

While many people have only hear of Botox or related treatments, we offer several other skin and body treatments at Clarity Skin medical spa. These various treatments all hold their own specific benefits depending on your various situation, and all come at affordable rates.

For people dealing with a double chin, our Kybella treatments can be incredibly beneficial. Kybella treatments involve an injection of a solution containing deoxycholic acid, which is a naturally occurring substance in the body that helps absorb fat. Kybella can rid you of that double chin in a hurry with no notable marks or issues, plus a few other benefits that may or may not be present in other procedures. Let’s take a look at the benefits of Kybella treatments.

Not Invasive

Unlike some other skin treatments, Kybella is a non-invasive procedure. It requires no general anesthesia and is not considered a surgical procedure, but rather a simple injection. Most of the other treatments for double chins or similar issues do require actual surgery and often anesthesia, making this a large benefit for people looking for work in this area.

Safety

Kybella treatments are very low-risk and safe. They’ve been approved by the FDA, and there are minimal side effects – limited redness or minor pain can be present for the first few days, but rarely anything more than that. There is no downtime associated with Kybella treatment, and some people are even able to return to work on the same day they receive their injection. It’s the perfect alternative for people who need quality work done, but don’t want to undergo full-bore cosmetic surgery.

Effective

And of course, the largest benefit of Kybella is its success rate. Kybella has been called a “technological breakthrough” by some dermatologists – a wildly effective treatment for excess chin fat that has success despite such low invasiveness. It has proven its effectiveness times over in both clinical trials and real world applications. If you’re worried about a little double chin, take care of it safely and affordably with Kybella treatments.

Want to learn more about Kybella, body sculpting or any of our other medical spa services? The specialists at Clarity Skin are standing by to assist you.