As the new year begins, we are making our resolutions by buying a gym membership, eating healthier diets, and improving our overall wellness. Let’s ask ourselves one question: What’s the first thing we look at when we get out of bed? Our faces. We notice a new wrinkle that hasn’t been there, a new blemish, a hyper pigmented spot, or we notice that we are simply looking older. Not to panic. Here at Frenchy’s Wellness Spa we offer outstanding resurfacing technologies that are cutting edge and extremely effective.
Our diamond tip microdermabrasion machine uses a vacuum suction on the skin to deeply exfoliate without using chemicals. It is known to be the more holistic approach in exfoliation. Microdermabrasion removes desquamating corneocytes (dead shedding skin cells ) from the first few layers of the stratum corneum. It feels similar to a sandpaper sensation with a vacuum suction.
Microdermabrasion causes a mild wound on the skin allowing newer and fresher skin to grow leaving the skin looking more youthful. As the skin heals, the structure of the skin is regenerated causing a vast improvement of photo aged skin.
Microdermabrasion improves the appearance of increased pigment, enlarged pores, fine lines, acne scars, and uneven skin tone.
Microdermabrasion should only be performed by a licensed professional. For best results, It is advised to get microdermabrasion every two to four weeks. Do NOT get microdermabrasion with signs of infection, warts, fever blisters, or open lesions. Do NOT use Retin- A or any derivative of Retin- A three days before your treatment. Always make sure you are seeing a licensed professional to ensure your safety.
A few tips you can do at home before a microdermabrasion treatment:
- Stay hydrated and drink lots of water. Drink two liter of water for two days before your treatment and a liter the morning of your treatment.
- Don’t try microdermabrasion at home. You can injure yourself and cause more harm than good. This is why we went to aesthetics school. Trust us.
- Stay out of the sun. Your skin will be sensitive to the sun so wear SPF 50 and a quality moisturizer.
We also offer a variety of high quality chemical peels ranging from light treatments, medium treatments, and deeper treatments. Many people cringe when they hear the word chemical peel because of Samantha’s experience on Sex in the City. She was left red, swollen, and frightened a child when he saw her face. Trust me, chemical peels are nothing to be scared of. At Frenchy’s we are trained not to just give you the most aggressive chemical peel that we have on your first visit. We perform a light peel, then as time progresses, we get more aggressive gradually kicking your treatment up a notch. We have access to amazing ingredients in our treatment rooms such as kojic acid, retinol, apple stem cells, vitamin c to name a few. Chemical peels are a great way to improve acne, hyperpigmentation, traumatic scarring, deep wrinkles, skin tone changes, and melasma (pregnancy mask).
Superficial depth peeling is a chemical peel that has Glycolic acid, Alpha Hydroxyl acids, Beta Salicylic acids. These ingredients lightly exfoliate the outer layer of the skin and leave you with a bright and healthy glow.
Medium depth peeling is a chemical peel often known as the Trichloroacetic Acid (TCA)peel. TCA is an aggressive peel that goes deeper into the skin. These types of peels take longer to recover from.
It is strongly advised to have a skin care wellness plan. If you want to see great results you need to get a peel once every two weeks for six treatments. After every treatment you must allow the skin to heal by using the recommended cleanser, masque, moisturizer, and SPF. At Frenchy’s Wellness Spa we recommend Image Skincare products after all of our facial services.
Your face is the first thing people see. You gain confidence when your skin looks amazing and you can face the world looking your best. At Frenchy’s we use pharmaceutical grade skin care in all of our skin treatments. To see optimal results you must invest in quality skin care for at home use. You will love your results. You deserve it.
blog: Jessie Sacco, esthetician, Frenchy’s Wellness Spa
If you would like more information about microdermabrasion or chemical peels please give us a call Frenchy’s Wellness Spa 904-249-0402. You also can visit our website www.frenchyswellness.com