Five Common Therapies Used in Skin Treatment and Restoration

Skin treatment and restoration have grown in practice conforming to the growing number of techniques estheticians now use. In addition to the different techniques, a number of products like wraps, salt scrubs, and gel or clay masks are also used. Services that pack in a high dose of technology may also make use of certain equipment. Listed below are some common therapies in skin revitalizing.


Chemical Peel Chemical peels are essentially exfoliation processes. They are effective in addressing several skin concerns including sun damage, mild scarring, aging, acne and overall skin dullness. Depending upon the condition of the skin, peels can be deep, moderate or light. The good thing about light chemical peels is that there is no downtime from work. While moderate peels can require about a day or two of downtime, deep peels may spell out over a week of downtime.


Exfoliation Manual removal of dead skin cells through rubbing scrubbing or microdermabrasion is known as exfoliation. It should be noted that exfoliation procedures also make use of chemical peels for shredding dead skin. In addition to chemical peels, dead skin digesting enzymes are also used in the exfoliation process.


Facial Facial continues to be one of the most advised remedies in dermatology consultation. In fact, most estheticians prefer to apply facial on the skin to get a closer look into the skin type before they can suggest more exhaustive treatments. General procedures in facial include makeup cleansing, exfoliation, optional steaming, dirt extraction, massage, mask and sunblock application. Most consultants advise facials once in a month.


Microdermabrasion Microdermabrasion is one of the recent methods in skin texturing. In microdermabrasion, a machine is used to resurface the outer epidermal layer of the skin. The tip of the wand in the machine that is used generally comprises of crushed diamonds or spray of special crystals. These agents, along with the dead skin tissues are suctioned back by the machine. This method is very effective in fine line removal and in increasing the effectiveness of other skin care products.


Waxing Unwanted hair can be removed with waxing. Waxes can be either hard or soft. Soft wax is applied in the direction of the hair growth. After this cloth strips are applied on the warm wax, and quickly stripped off the skin. This method works best for larger surface areas like thechest, back, and legs. Unlike soft wax, the hard wax process does not make use of cloth strips.



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