Two Ways to Energize the Skin’s Natural Healing Properties
For those of us who struggle with chronic skin conditions or early signs of aging, it can sometimes feel as though our bodies are working against us, unable – or unwilling – to resolve the issues that trouble our skin. However, it is only through supporting and encouraging our bodies’ natural abilities that we can hope to overcome the issues that so mercilessly diminish our complexions and cause us undue stress and frustration.
The purpose of any well-structured aesthetic regimen is not to change the skin, but rather to provide the adjustments necessary to energize the skin’s natural healing properties. In this way, aesthetic and dermatologic treatments – whether they be skin care products, resurfacing lasers, or chemical peels – all share one fundamental similarity: fortifying our skin’s restorative functions.
Skin care products and chemical peels energize healing by infusing the skin with active ingredients and nutrients designed to stimulate growth factors and enhance active functions. Devices that use lasers, pulsed light, and heat energy help stimulate healing by targeting damaged or undesirable cells and ridding them from the body. Two straightforward approaches – Infini microneedling and microdermabrasion – use nothing more than moderate physical stimulation to bring about the skin’s most dynamic healing properties, often proving to be the most effective methods for restoring skin health and vitality. Below is a breakdown of these two remarkable procedures and how their benefits can greatly improve the appearance of troubled and fatigued skin.
Infini microneedling, also known as collagen induction therapy, applies miniscule needles to the skin, similar in size to those used in acupuncture. These needles create small channels that initiate the body’s natural healing process and promote the growth of collagen and elastin. These channels also allow for the increased absorption of accompanying serums or other topical additives meant to further enhance results.
The stimulation caused by microneedling, along with gentle radiofrequencies, has tremendous effects on the look and feel of the skin, and is ideal for patients struggling with fine lines and wrinkles, age spots, acne scarring, skin laxity, or hyperpigmentation.
Originally developed to treat scarring and minimize complications associated with more aggressive procedures, this anti-aging treatment is used to manually exfoliate the top layer of dead skin cells and accelerate the growth of healthy skin. Like microneedling, microdermabrasion increases the production of both collagen and elastin, resulting in a firmer, smoother, more radiant complexion.
Microdermabrasion uses a diamond-tipped device to gently abrade and resurface the skin, making it much less invasive than similar treatment options.
To find out more about these two skin resurfacing procedures and how they can transform your skin, schedule a consultation today with one of our board-certified dermatologists.