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Microneedling

Minimize Skin Pigmentation Issues with a Microneedling Facial

Do you struggle with skin pigmentation issues? Do you have patches of skin that appear darker than the surrounding skin? It’s a skin condition called hyperpigmentation. It can be caused by various reasons including hormonal changes, sun exposure, acne, tattoos, medication or aging.

Hyperpigmentation occurs when your body produces an uneven amount of melanin throughout the layer of your skin. It can be the result of sunburn, acne, or cuts. When melanin is produced in excess the dark spots will appear. Over time instead of fading the spots become more pronounced because your skin stops producing new cells as you age. Microneedling can help with hyperpigmentation.  

Microneedling facial treatmentWhat is Microneedling?

Microneedling is a technique that involves using multiple tiny sterile needles to puncture the skin to prompt the skin rebuild and produce new collagen cells. When microneedling is performed on the skin, the tiny needles puncture the skin creating microchannels.

These small injuries trigger the body’s healing process. The old layer of skin becomes dry and peels off in about a week. In the next 10 to 14 days, new collagen and elastin form over the injuries. For additional healing, microneedling can be used to deposit serums like vitamin C deeper into the skin to boost the treatment of a variety of skin pigmentation issues.

Although dark spots are reduced with microneedling, this treatment is not a quick fix. Depending on your skin’s condition, you would need 4 to 6 sessions of microneedling with a gap of 4 to 8 weeks between each treatment session. Results are cumulative. Your skin will start responding and showing improvement after the first session. Your skin will be more sensitive after each treatment so you must apply sunscreen on your skin for protection.  

Benefits and Side Effects of Microneedling

A 2018 medical study found microneedling can improve acne scarring and hyperpigmentation. The process is also used to minimize wrinkles, blackheads, stretch marks, alopecia, rosacea, and loose skin. Because microneedling increases the production of collagen it helps to keep your skin looking youthful and rejuvenated with a firm, smooth texture.

Microneedling is a minimally invasive procedure with no downtime for recovery. It is chemical-free and induces the body to heal itself naturally. But there are some possible side effects. Some patients experience minor irritation, redness, swelling, and bruising after a session.

Visit DermaClinic for Microneedling Treatments

An ideal candidate for microneedling is someone who is in overall good health and has skin pigmentation or acne issues that have not responded well to at-home treatments or other dermatologic procedures.

If you believe you are a good candidate, consult with the team at Dermaclinic in Coral Gables to get all the facts about microneedling to see if this is the right option for you. Our South Florida skincare experts use Dermapen. Call us today at 786-210-4234 to schedule an appointment. We look forward to helping you look your best.

 

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Is Laser Hair Removal Worth It?

You have tried everything from shaving, waxing, and tweezing your unwanted hair and nothing seems to help. The hair keeps growing back. Your hair is just doing what comes naturally in its growth cycle. At any given time, each strand of your hair may be in one of the phases of growth.

One way to permanently interrupt that cycle is a laser hair removal treatment. Laser hair removal is one of the most popular non-invasive hair removal treatments.  According to the American Society for Dermatological Surgery, in 2017, nearly half a million people had the procedure done and the number is increasing every year. It’s a simple process of using a concentrated beam of light to penetrate hair follicles. The pigment in the hair follicles become damaged at the root after the light is absorbed and prevents it from growing.

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Why Laser Hair Removal?

It Works Best on Three Areas

Laser hair removal can work on any part of the body that you would like to remove hair from, it is especially effective on the underarms, on the face, and the bikini areas.   

Helps People With Thick Coarse Hair

If you have dark, stubborn hair, laser hair removal could be the answer. The light is attracted to dark pigments or color in the hair follicle. Downside? It may take a little longer to fully work on thicker hair. Some hair may be resistant due to hormonal changes, or other hair bulbs could become active at the time of treatment.   

No More Ingrown Hairs

Unlike waxing and threading, you will not have to deal with painful and unsightly ingrown hairs. Neither will you have to tolerate irritation or razor burns. Laser hair removal can even improve the issue of ingrown hairs.

No Surface Hair

You don’t need to have surface hair for a laser hair removal treatment. You are encouraged to shave before your session so the laser can penetrate into the root of the hair. To be more effective you also shouldn’t tweeze, wax, or bleach any hair one month before your session.  

Precise

Laser hair removal directly targets hairs right down at the follicle. This is a benefit over intense pulsed light (IPL) hair removal, using a laser makes it more suited to treating people with dark skin tones. The precision also means you should get results sooner.

Where to Go for Laser Hair Removal Treatment

All the other traditional methods of hair removal take money and time and eventually the hair grows back, sometimes even thicker than before. You can quickly see and feel the results from a laser hair removal treatment. It’s a longterm relatively inexpensive investment for a permanent solution to your hairy problem. You can destroy those irritating hair follicles in minutes by making an appointment at DermaClinic in Coral Gables or call us today for a free consultation at (786) 210-4234.

Say Goodbye to Cellulite and Boost Your Self Confidence

You and your body may have a love-hate relationship. You love your body for what it does for you every day, but you hate how it looks at times, even after you have put in the work to get it healthy and fit. When you look in the mirror, you still see your love handles, the annoying bulges of skin seeping out below your bra, and the unsightly dimples and cottage cheese appearance of your skin, also known as cellulite.

What is Cellulite?

The dreaded cellulite, which is an issue for 85 to 90 percent of adult women, forms when the septae bands which connects the skin to the underlying muscle tighten irregularly and pulls down on the skin or begins to break down. This allows the fat layer beneath the skin to push upward. The causes of cellulite have been attributed to:

  • Poor Diet
  • Dehydration
  • Body Fat
  • The thickness of your skin
  • Hormones
  • Metabolism

goodbye to celluliteThe reality is the exact cause for cellulite is unknown. Even though scientists don’t quite know why it occurs, thankfully, there are treatments to reduce the effects of it.

Treatments for Cellulite and Fat Reduction

Body treatments are designed to help the body with your troubled spots. These treatments provide ways to create elasticity in the skin, to contour your body, and slim you down. Here are some techniques you can explore:  

Body Mesotherapy

Body Mesotherapy is a technique that uses an injection of vitamins, enzymes, hormones, and plant extracts to tighten and rejuvenate skin. This anti-aging injectable targets cellulite by removing the excess fat.   

Carboxy Therapy

Carboxy Therapy is a non-surgical procedure that uses carbon dioxide, a gas your body produces naturally, to get rid of cellulite, stretch mark, and scars. The solution is injected under the skin to break down the fatty deposits.

Madero Massage

Madero Massage or wood message is a unique holistic treatment that uses a wooden instrument to sculpt and contour the body. The procedure involves creating circulation in your target areas such as your muffin top and love handles, by applying pressure. The pressure movements cause a rapid breakdown of cellulite and fat.   

Contouring Massage

Contouring Massage is a customized type of massage that uses special strokes to break down and flush the cellulite and fat. This all-natural treatment also detoxifies the body and gets rid of excess fluids. These strokes specifically help with your weight loss and effectively speed up the toning process while tightening your skin.

Body Treatments at DermaClinic

There are several ways you can refine your body and we can help you. We have the best cellulite treatments in Coral Gables. They are the fastest ways to boost your self-confidence and help you get the body you deserve and love. Schedule an appointment with us or call us at 786-210-4234 for a free consultation.