The New Year is usually a time to reflect on the past and look to the future. Many people make New Year’s resolutions to exercise more, eat healthier, and spend more time with family.
If improving your skin’s appearance is on your list of New Year’s resolutions, you might be looking for information on ways a medical spa can help you improve your skin wellness. Here are three treatments from the medi spa for 2021:
Dermabrasion can remove fine wrinkles, light scars, and age spots from your skin. This leaves your skin looking clear and smooth. The Egyptians invented dermabrasion over 3,500 years ago when they used sandpaper to smooth scars.
This process has developed over the years and the most recent evolution is called diamond microdermabrasion. This process uses a diamond-tipped instrument to abrade the top layers of skin from your face. Diamond microdermabrasion is minimally invasive and can be performed in the medical spa office.
After diamond microdermabrasion, your skin may feel sensitive and be tinged red or pink. Over time, your skin will heal and look clear and smooth.
Botox treatments use a muscle relaxant derived from botulism bacteria to reduce wrinkling. By paralyzing the muscles near wrinkles, the skin can rest more naturally. The result is a reduction in fine wrinkles and lines.
Botox is usually injected into the face at the corners of the eyes and between the brows. This temporarily reduces the tension on the skin that creates “crow’s feet” and “frown lines” around the eyes and forehead.
The procedure is minimally invasive and quick. Botox treatment usually includes three to five injections in each area with a fine syringe. Treatment will usually not require any recovery time and you can typically resume your normal activities the same day. Results can be seen in one or two days after treatment and last for about four months.
Dermaplaning is an exfoliating process that removes fine hair and dead skin cells from your skin. This treatment can also be used to reduce or remove light scars and pockmarks, fine wrinkles, and sun damage. The result is smooth and radiant skin.
An esthetician performs the dermaplaning treatment with a sharp, sterile blade. The blade is pulled across the skin so the edge scrapes the hair and skin cells away in a process analogous to shaving.
This process is minimally invasive. After treatment, your skin may be irritated and red, just as if you had shaved with a very sharp blade. However, these effects disappear after two or three days. You will see results immediately, as your skin will look smoother, shinier, and brighter. However, the real results will be apparent after the irritation and redness go away after a few days and your skin looks radiant. The effects last a few weeks to a month.
As the new year approaches, you should treat yourself to something special. Having diamond microdermabrasion, dermaplaning, or botox in Knoxville from a local medical spa will leave you looking and feeling like a new person.