Skin care: Dermaplaning & facials
Taking care of the outside
Skin care solutions in Centennial
Good skin care is at the heart of achieving beautiful, healthy skin. This does not just include cleansing and applying sunscreen to protect from the sun, involves being proactive. At Invigorate Advanced Aesthetics Medical Spa in Centennial, Colorado we encourage our patients to learn more about helping their skin. An effective skin care routine is the first step towards treating wrinkles, and preventing acne.
Exfoliating the skin is often ignored and that alone can lead to dull congested skin. Similarly dry dehydrated skin looks uneven, patchy and has poor circulation. In addition to this when skin is hydrated and exfoliated it receives more advanced treatments such as laser or microneedling, much better. Facials and dermaplaning are two great ways to tackle exfoliation and dehydration.
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Exfoliate with the Dermaplane
The epidermal layer of the skin (the top layer) renews every 30 days. This layer of our skin protect against environmental factors, holds hydration, produces new skin cells and maintains the color of the skin. With everything the skin is exposed to on a daily basis, Dermaplaning can be a great treatment to keep the epidermis healthy. It can reduce scarring, keep blackheads at bay, remove peach fuzz and keep the surface smooth. It is also known as microplaning or blading.
It can help with the following:
What is a dermaplaning session like?
You do not need to plan any downtime to recover from a dermaplaning treatment. You may experience redness or feel like your skin is scraped in the two or three days right after the procedure.
You may notice that your skin looks brighter immediately after the treatment but it often takes a few days to appreciate the full results.
The results of dermaplaning are not permanent. The procedure claims to clear away up to three weeks’ worth of dead skin cells. After three weeks to a month, your results will have faded and need to be repeated.
Avoiding sun exposure is crucial after a treatment as sun can reverse the effects of dermaplaning. It can even create new pigment areas on the freshly uncovered skin cells. Sunscreen is recommended in the weeks following.
A very small sterilized blade is used to carefully scrape dead skin cells and fine hair off the top layer of the skin.
The procedure usually takes about 20 minutes and is not painful.
Dermaplaning can be used in combination with other treatments and is often used as a clean slate to work from.
These include facials, chemical peels, the Plasma Pen or SkinPen®, microneedling and may also sometimes be a pre-treatment to the CO2 fractional laser or Morpheus8 RF Microneedling.
Avoid sun exposure, extreme heat or cold and tanning beds.
Most people notice a brightened skin surface almost immediately after treatment. It typically takes a few days or so to notice the full effects of the treatment.
This is a great treatment for women who are pregnant or have hormone changes that vary. It is also a great treatment for individuals that have Rosacea, as it is a much gentler treatment than others that may negatively affect the Rosacea.
After the procedure you may experience residual redness for a few days
It is important to be aware that the results of dermaplaning are not permanent. This can become expensive since it only up to three weeks worth of dead skin cells so it is important to set a treatment plan ahead of time to clarify the amount of dermaplaning treatments needed.
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Our favorite facial in Centennial
The Oxygenation facial is a unique treatment that recruits natural physiological processes to encourage the increase of oxygen levels in the skin to achieve immediate results.
The treatment facial combines Tripolar RF, oxygen and ultrasound that work both on the inside and outside of the skin creating a young, fresh, and natural appearance of the skin.
This a special event facial as it has no downtime and can be done the same day as your special event. Choose from NeoRevive™ which is a glowing and hydration facial or NeoBright™ facial which is a skin-lightening facial.
- Hyaluronic Acid – increases hydration and minimizes moisture loss. Creates volume by binding with water and enhancing the elasticity of the skin to smooth out wrinkles
- Retinol – one of the best anti-aging solutions, this derivative of vitamin A is clinically proven to aid in the increase in collagen and new skin cell synthesis
- Peptides – stimulate collagen synthesis as well as tightening and rejuvenating the skin. When combined with hyaluronic acid, a synergic effect is created leading to renewed and restored skin
- Azelaic acid – treats acne, hyperpigmentation, and uneven skin tone decreasing the activity of cells, which synthesize pigments
- Кojic acid – suppresses the synthesis of melanin. When combined with azelaic acid, a synergic effect of lightening and brightening occurs
- Retinol –a derivative of vitamin A helps increase collagen and new skin cell synthesis
How it works
Step 1: Exfoliation with gentle vibration massage removes dead cells, opens clogged pores and smooths the surface of the skin. This prepares the skin for the next steps.
Step 2: Infusion uses Capsugen to cleanse the skin and prepare it for the infusion of either NeoRevive™ or NeoBright™. The capsule containing sodium bicarbonate, citric acid and magnesium is placed at the end of the vibrating wand. When the gel and capsule interact carbon dioxide (CO2) is released.
Step 3: Oxygenation occurs when oxygen bubbles rise to the surface of the skin to replace the CO2. The increased blood flow in the area encourages healthier, younger-looking skin.
What the tech does
Ultrasound technology: Increases penetration and absorption. Leads to improved circulation and cell metabolism. Pores are tightened, moisture is retained and swelling around the eyes is minimized.
RF/Multipolar radiofrequency: Heats up the tissue to tighten and lift the skin, decrease wrinkles and contours the face. In addition, it helps to stimulate new collagen in the tissue. Pigmented areas are lightened.
Yes. Deep cleansing and exfoliation allows for a greater cell turnover, resulting in softer, more even skin that is less prone to breakouts and shows fewer signs of aging.
The general recommendation is for a facial every three to four weeks since that is how long skin takes to renew itself. Facials help this process by improving local blood circulation which brings nutrients and removes toxins ensuring healthy glowing skin.
It is a 3-1 facial which combines the benefits of an oxygen facial to get glowing skin, with gentle exfoliation and oxygenation. Sensitive skins might not handle regular facials well but the Oxygenation facial is safe for all skins. Additionally this facial does not requires as many repeat treatments as regular facials.
AquaFirmeXS-the latest in facial technology is here
This latest technical advance uses a 3-in-1 methodology to tackle skin and hair loss concerns. It can cleanse, exfoliate, hydrate and nourish the skin all in one session.
On top of this it uses a proprietary blend of specialized serums: Clarify, Vivify, Detox and Defy, derived from ancient Ayurvedic principles. These serums are tailored to the individual skin or scalp needs and are delivered by the AquaFirmeXS device using micro-cupping, vibrating massage and ultrasound.
The result is a healthier scalp with stimulated follicles that lead to accelerated hair growth. Skin is revitalized and rejuvenated, with diminished signs of aging.
AquaFirmeXS uses a unique proprietary blend of plant-based serums derived from Ayurvedic principles. They are specially formulated to correspond to the skin’s needs.
After an AquaFirmeXS facial the skin will look radiant, but results are cumulative and get better over with more treatments. At least three are recommended to give optimal results.
Yes it can. In fact it enhances and compliments other aesthetic procedures.
Yes. AquaFirmeXS will deliver active ingredients straight to the hair follicle stimulating it. This new burst of energy kick starts activity and growth. It is a no needle and pain free procedure.