Now that it is winter, it’s a good time to get that chemical peel you have been thinking about all summer. A chemical peel is like giving your face a fresh start. It can address skin concerns ranging from hyperpigmentation, acne scars, wrinkles, skin tone and dehydrated skin among other things. The truth is, your skin spent a lot of time enjoying the beautiful sunny weather we are blessed with in San Diego. And, while warm weather pleases most of us, sunlight can also damage your skin. Blemishes, pigment spots, raised veins, redness and wrinkles are all a result of sun exposure, and moisturizing cream can only do so much. In fact, the dead cells on the outermost layer of your skin can actually block the effects of your moisturizer no matter how good it is.
Microneedling, also known as collagen induction therapy, is a natural way to improve the look of your skin. Whether you live in sunny San Diego, or one of the colder cities, every woman wants to look her best. Years of trauma to your skin can leave a lasting mark. From pigmentation and acne scars, to fine lines and overall pore size, microneedling can help revive your skin. It involves the use of fine needles to create hundreds of tiny, invisible puncture wounds in the top layer of the skin. This process is virtually painless, as a topical numbing cream is applied well in advance. The puncture wounds, or micro-injuries, stimulate the body’s natural wound healing process. This results in an increase of collagen and elastin production, which is key to youthful looking skin.