What to do About Acne?
You’ve tried the creams, the astringents, the facial cleaning systems advertised on TV – and you still have an acne problem. The only thing left to do is invest in a good concealer, right? Well, don’t despair just yet. If you’re suffering from unsightly skin caused by inflamed or infected sebaceous (oil) glands, there’s still hope.
At WIFH, we specialize in individualized solutions to skin conditions, because no one’s skin is exactly like another’s. This means the therapy you need may be different than what you think, and you may just need a slightly more intensive, personalized cosmetic regimen to keep your skin clear and radiant.
Chemical and Metabolic Peels
Chemical peels are a technique we’ve mastered to improve the appearance of your skin on your face, neck or hands. In this process, mild acid is applied to the outer layer of skin to penetrate skin to remove damaged skin cells.
The depth of penetration will vary; some are superficial while others are medium to deep peels. Superficial peels may cause mild to no peeling at all while medium to deep peels will have moderate to significant peeling of the skin.
The chemicals or acids in the peel cause the skin to quickly turn over, causing the skin to slough off. This exfoliates your skin removing old skin cells revealing new, fresh skin. This process also stimulates the production of collagen and elastin, which results in firmer, smoother skin.
Metabolic peels use more natural ingredients designed to communicate with the skin rather than traumatize it. They work on a cellular level to stimulate renewal and help provide building blocks for repair. These peels are designed to increase moisture levels, skin density and tolerance. The formulations are more complex and sophisticated than with chemical peels, and may yield fewer side effects.
WIFH offers several different types of safe and effective peels to reduce the appearance of acne, pigmentation, and aging. These are also perfect for anyone that wants the benefits of a peel without the peeling.
In microdermabrasion, you undergo a painless skin resurfacing procedure to remove the top layer of skin. Traditional microdermabrasion utilizes micro crystals to exfoliate and remove the outermost layer of skin, but this method can get messy and sometimes the crystals can become embedded in the skin. Like everything, microderms have evolved.
WIFH uses, DermaSweep, MD, which utilizes bristles and suction to exfoliate and polish the skin. Dermasweep is suitable for all skin types and sensitivities.
Additionally after exfoliating the surface a treatment cocktail is infused into the skin. Depending on your skin concern will determine what is infused in the skin. Because microdermabrasion also uses suction it stimulates blood flow, which encourages collagen and elastin formation. The suction also cleans pores, and gets rid of skin debris.
Laser Skin Resurfacing
Laser skin resurfacing, also known as lasabrasion or a laser peel, can help reduce acne scars and other skin issues you may experience. This process uses lasers to direct short and concentrated beams of light at the skin, precisely removing the molecular bonds between skin cells layer by layer. This results in the vaporization of the damaged skin, and achieves a smoother, more uniform skin appearance. There are many options out there when it comes to skin resurfacing with lasers, but it really comes down to ablative versus non-ablative or downtime versus no downtime.
Non-Ablative Affirm Laser Skin Rejuvenation
Ablative Fractional cO2 Skin Resurfacing
The fact is drugstore solutions may not be enough to solve your acne problems. The skin procedures offered at WIFH may finally be able to solve the skin issues that have been plaguing you as a result of acne. No two people have the same skincare needs.
If you believe professional treatments might be the answer for you, contact WIFH to get a personalized consultation and find out what services are right for you.