facial treatments for better skin

Pittsburgh Medical Facial Treatments Save Your Skin

Bring back beautiful, hydrated skin this spring with an after-winter facial. Medical facials are an easy way to help your skin recover from harsh winter winds, temperatures, and lack of sunlight. Not all facials are made equally, however! Don’t be fooled by imitations.

Facials at our medical practice are performed by licensed, experienced estheticians with top-of-the-line equipment. You could try to get results from paper masks and exfoliating pads at home, but those cheap versions aren’t up to par.

Let’s talk about the kind of medical facials you can expect to find at a practice like Cosmetic Laser Centers, and discover why you should definitely book an appointment for a facial as winter comes to an end.

Chemical Peels Reveal “New” Skin

If you’re looking for a medical facial treatment that is a true workhorse, consider getting a chemical peel. Chemical peels are used to treat a variety of skin conditions by exfoliating the skin to reveal the “newer” skin underneath. The result is a face with a fresh, more youthful appearance.

Chemical peels can help improve the look of fine lines and wrinkles, acne scars, sun damage, age spots, freckles, and other complexion issues that you want to correct. Overall, you can expect to see skin with enhanced tone, texture, and color. Your esthetician at Cosmetic Laser Centers can talk to you about how your face can benefit from a chemical peel based on its condition and health.

All our chemical peel products are from SkinMedica®, which uses only clinically tested ingredients in their advanced skincare products. You won’t find these on the shelf at your favorite beauty store.

The level of chemical peel you choose depends on your skin’s needs and whether you’ve ever had one before. One of the three types of peels we perform may be more beneficial and give you the best results: superficial, medium-grade, or deep. Start with our superficial peel if this is your first time.

Remember that your skin needs recovery time after a chemical peel! You cannot walk out of our medspa and expect to immediately apply makeup and sunbathe. You can, however, expect your skin to begin the healing process in a couple days.

Don’t be surprised if your skin darkens a few days after your chemical peel in our medspa. Then, the top layer of your skin will begin to gently peel off, for up to ten days. These changes are totally normal. The level of chemical peel you receive determines how much peeling or darkening you might see.

We think that the wait time of the healing process and minor discomfort you may experience is nothing compared to the benefits you’ll receive from this medical facial procedure! As your face heals, remember that you’ll soon have brighter, more youthful skin.

Keep the healing process in mind before you choose to get a chemical peel at a medspa right before a big, important event! You also should avoid the sun for a few months after your peel to allow your skin to recover. That’s why you should book your chemical peel today so you’re ready for the warmest and best summer months.

Microdermabrasion Brightens Skin

Another skin-correcting procedure you can receive here at Cosmetic Laser Centers is microdermabrasion. This works by exfoliating the surface of the skin and removing the top layer of dead skin cells. It’s that collection of dead cells that make your skin look dull and tired. You cannot get this level and consistency of exfoliation at home. The SkinMedica® products we use in our medical practice are top-of-the-line and trusted to make a difference in your skin.

The microdermabrasion process is relatively simple. One of our expert estheticians uses a device to spray microcrystals made of fine aluminum dioxide onto the surface of your face. This removes the top layer of dead skin and reveals the skin underneath. This procedure is safe and promotes the growth of new, younger skin by stimulating collagen growth and putting the body’s natural healing processes into motion.

If you suffer from blackheads, whiteheads, fine lines, wrinkles, or acne scars, microdermabrasion might be for you! However, we don’t recommend it for people with hyperpigmentation or moderate to severe rosacea, because it can worsen these issues.

The great news is that you can see the results of microdermabrasion almost immediately! Because it’s non-invasive, you can repeat the procedure as many times as necessary to recondition and beautify your skin, while limiting your sun exposure over the days after the procedure.

With little to no downtime after microdermabrasion, you’re free to continue wearing makeup and practicing your regular beauty routine. It’s truly a quick way to get your skin back to its beautiful, summer condition. Medical facial treatments like this are extremely popular at this time of year, so book your appointment now to reserve your spot.

Improve the Look of Acne with Other MedSpa Treatments

Winter really messes with our internal systems, and skin treatments can help fix some of the negative side effects you might experience as a result. For example, if you find that you’re suffering from moderate inflammatory acne, you might consider microdermabrasion or a chemical peel. However, there are other options that you might be interested in to rejuvenate your skin after winter.

Although it’s not exactly a facial, our ClearLIGHT™ treatments can help improve the condition of your skin! It’s a therapeutic light treatment that destroys bacteria that causes painful facial acne. This procedure is pain free! There also is no downtime, and it’s noninvasive, so you can get back to your regular life immediately after a treatment.

But how does it work? Shining light on your skin doesn’t seem like it would help, right? ClearLIGHT™ is no ordinary light. It uses APC, or acne photoclearing, technology. It’s a photodynamic instrument that uses blue violet light waves to penetrate the skin and kill acne-causing bacteria. As a bonus, it’s drug-free and FDA approved!

Because you might need about 10 treatment sessions to clear your moderate acne, you should make your first appointment as soon as possible. You can begin seeing results in as little as four weeks.

About Cosmetic Laser Centers in Pittsburgh

If you’re ready to transform your winter face and get beautiful, vibrant summer skin, you need to make an appointment for a medical facial or other treatment at Cosmetic Laser Centers. With locations in Pittsburgh and Warrendale, we’re conveniently located near Cranberry Township, Wexford, and Robinson Township. Call 724-935-4200 to get started today.