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DERMAPLANING + MICRONEEDLING: AN OPTIMAL COMBO TREATMENT

Dermaplaning and Microneedling are Effective Stand alone treatments. But combined they can produce optimal results. Dermaplaning is a safe and simple skin rejuvenation treatment intended to exfoliate the epidermis and remove facial peach fuzz. It leaves the skin smoother and looking healthier.  This exfoliation allows for your skincare products to penetrate more readily into the deeper layers.

Dermaplaning is an ideal treatment for those with excess vellous hair the can cause dirt and oil to clog follicles and is a perfect add on for many aesthetic procedures.  Dermaplaning is also a prime exfoliation treatment for those who are pregnant or nursing and not allowed to use chemical peeling agents.

Patients often wonder if their hair will grow back thicker and darker after dermaplaning.  This is simply a myth.  As long as the hair is superficial vellus hair, it will continue to grow back at the same rate and texture as it did prior to treatment.

Microneedling or collagen induction therapy mimics the effects of fractional laser by generating micro-punctures in the skin. This controlled wound-healing response in the deep layers of the skin stimulates the collagen. It results in a smoother and more youthful appearance. The micropunctures create a controlled injury underneath the surface of the skin, which then sends a wake up call to the collagen to start producing more.  The skin plumps and thickens in response to this. Microneedling aims to improve mild to moderate acne scarring, fine lines and wrinkles, rough skin texture, decreases pore size, and tightens lax skin.

What is a microneedling treatment? The skincare provider holds a pen-like device with a sterile, disposable tip housing tiny needles used to pierce the skin. Most people experience redness and light swelling post-treatment that can last up to 48 hours. This is suitable for all skin types and colors, and there is no risk of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation.

Combining these two treatments will give you the most desirable outcome. Together these procedures are ideal to treat uneven skin tone and texture, large pores, fine lines, unwanted facial hair, and acne scars. Dermaplaning before Micro-needling allows for topical products to penetrate significantly deeper into the skin layers, allowing the patient to achieve the most desirable outcome.

Facial Rejuvenation for Men – A Means of Staying Competitive in the Workplace

Blog1Today over 90% of plastic surgery patients are women. But that number is steadily decreasing as men are realizing the important benefits both personally and financially of facial rejuvenation.  They are seeing that this can help them looking young and vital.  In business the old adage of ‘image is everything’ applies when you are working with younger and more tech savvy competition.

The larger number of female patients is understandable since they have to deal with the after effects of child bearing.  However, we all get older while younger, recently educated people are constantly entering the workplace.  It is not at all unreasonable to consider cosmetic surgery as a means of staying competitive.

Most men fear that surgery will make them look too different.  Because of this men sometimes opt for minimal procedures thinking the results will be less drastic.  Liposuction can make the neck look better in younger patients, but it can’t correct the loose skin of older patients.  A smaller procedure can even have a negative impact in your appearance when a more dramatic procedure is actually the appropriate course of action.

What are the most popular cosmetic surgery options for men?  Rhinoplasty is one of the most common procedures and chin implants are becoming very popular for men.  Upper eyelid surgery is also very popular with men but if overdone can make the eye round and thus more feminine.  The same applies to a brow-lift, which makes women look youthful, but a lower brow is a very masculine characteristics, so lifting it should be approached with caution. Robert Redford and Clint Eastwood in their prime were excellent examples of very masculine eyes.  On the other hand, lower eyelid surgery can make men look rested and more youthful without altering the shape of their eyes.

Face-lifts and neck-lifts sound like a lot of surgery, but the effect can make you look younger without drastically changing your appearance, with many patients returning to work in a week.  It’s almost like coming back from a week long vacation looking relaxed and refreshed.

Cosmetic surgery can be considered an investment in yourself, and when chosen appropriately and performed with an eye for subtlety, can make you look younger, fresher and more competitive compared to your younger, less experienced colleagues.

Wells Plastic Surgery and Skin Care can schedule a consultation to discuss your rejuvenation options personally with Dr. Wells.  The $100 consult fee is applied directly to your procedure costs.  Non-surgical procedures could be your ‘jumping off’ place, like Botox, IPL or Rejuvapen treatments. 

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