Esthetician Services Micro Needling and PRP Treatment Micro Needling is a skin rejuvenation procedure that is minimally invasive and works to stimulate the natural production of collagen. The benefits of this treatment include drastically reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkle, correcting sun damage, preventing premature aging of skin, reduction of hyper-pigmentation, minimizing age spots, and lessening pore size. Microdermabrasion If you’re looking for a mild treatment to give your skin a quick boost, microdermabrasion may be your answer. What Is Skin Resurfacing? Resurfacing is a technique for removing the topmost layer of skin leaving it supple and vibrant. The DiamondTone Wand removes this layer of skin by gently exfoliating the skin with natural diamond chips, while at the same time vacuuming the dead skin cells away in a sterile and controlled manner. Removing this outer layer of dead skin cells leaves a smoother texture and promotes the growth of healthy new skin cells. Resurfacing using a DiamondTone Wand is similar to particle microdermabrasion and chemical peels in its results but without the adverse effects of loose particles, infection, and skin reaction. Unlike other exfoliation treatments, the DiamondTone Skin Resurfacing System uses no loose abrasives to contaminate you or the environment. The Advantages of DiamondTome Wands Resurfacing is a wonderful alternative to laser or chemical peels because it is non-invasive, non-surgical, and requires no down time after treatment. Normal activities may be resumed immediately. Your skin will have a radiant glow, free of irritation and loose particles. Patients experience softer, smoother, and cleaner skin after the first treatment. Treatment series vary from three or more sessions depending on the condition being treated and the type of skin. Great for the following: Sun damaged skin – face, neck, and shoulders Age spots – hands and face Reduction of minor to moderate early aging fine lines – eyes and forehead Blending or prepping of cosmetic surgery or laser treatments Reduction of acne scarring Extraction of blackheads and whiteheads Minor scar revisions Hyperpigmentation reduction All skin types Maintenance and rejuvenation of skin health Common Microdermabrasion Concerns How much discomfort will I experience? Resurfacing treatments using the DiamondTome System are painless yet effective. The degree of effectiveness is controlled by a widely adjustable vacuum in conduction with the varying coarseness of the DiamondTome Wands. Your skin care professional is trained to evaluate the effectiveness of the treatment while at the same time ensuring your comfort. Leading plastic surgeons and dermatologists regard the DiamondTome System as being gentler than other exfoliating systems, even at its highest settings. How will I look after microdermabrasion treatment? Your skin may look slightly flushed immediately after the treatment but should return to normal in 10–30 minutes. Your skin will look and feel smoother even after the first treatment and will continue to improve with additional treatments. Dermaplaning Dermaplaning is a procedure that removes dead skin cells and vellus hair from the epidermis. It is used for clients with fine lines, vellus hyperpigmentation, and clients who want to have a smooth and glowing complexion. Clients experience increased circulation and better skin care product penetration when procedure is performed. Chemical Peels Chemical peels are another treatment option offered by Dr. Levine and CU Dermatology – Boulder that can be used to rejuvenate and improve the appearance and texture of the skin. Chemical peels work by removing the skins damaged layers, revealing fresher skin below. Peels are an effective treatment for wrinkles, acne, scarring, brown spots, and pre-cancerous growths and for unclogging pores. At CU Dermatology – Boulder, we use trichloroacetic acid (TCA), glycolic acid, salicylic acid, and Jessner’s Solution. Your skin is evaluated to determine what peel and concentrations will best meet your needs. Your peel program will be based on the best outcome for your skin and the days of downtime—if any—for healing. Superficial peels have no downtime while deeper peels often have seven to ten days of recovery. Chemical peels are usually performed on the face, neck, chest, or hands but can be done anywhere to do the following: Reduce/eliminate fine lines to deeper wrinkles Treat acne (salicylic acid) Improve the appearance of scarring Reduce age spots, freckles, and dark patches due to pregnancy or birth control pills (melasma) Improve the look and feel of skin that is dull in texture or color Superficial Chemical Peels You may experience a mild to severe sun burning sensation. Superficial peeling usually involves redness, followed by scaling that lasts three to five days. Glycolic acid or salicylic acid provide the “superficial” peel and therefore need to be repeated a number of times over several weeks to months to achieve maximum benefits. Medium-Depth Chemical Peels Medium depth peeling can sometimes result in swelling and blisters that may break, crust, turn brown, and peel off over a 7 to 14 day period. These peels are defined as controlled damage from a chemical agent to the epidermis and papillary dermis resulting in specific regenerative changes that can be performed in a single setting. In other words, medium-depth peels use a stronger concentration of acid, such as TCA, and are not needed as often as superficial peels. Acne Services BLU-U Acne Treatments Instead of taking antibiotics or applying topical medications for months, people with acne can now turn to an FDA-approved treatment for quicker results with no side effects with BLU-U light treatment. Learn more about ClearLight™ Acne Treatments. BLU-U with Levulan For patients with severe or cystic acne, Levulan is applied to the skin before the ClearLight™ treatment. Learn more about ClearLight™ with Levulan. Acne Facials Patients with blemishes in need of special treatment may be interested in an acne facial. Learn more about Acne Facials. Microdermabrasion If you’re looking for a mild treatment to give your skin a quick boost, microdermabrasion may be your answer. Microdermabrasion is particularly effective for acne patients in unclogging pores and reducing acne scarring. Learn more about Microdermabrasion. Skin-Care Products CU Dermatology – Boulder offers a wide selection of physician-approved skin care products. Dr. Levine and our skin care specialists are always available to consult with you on the products that are most appropriate for treating your skin. ClearLight™ Acne Treatment Instead of taking antibiotics or applying topical medications for months, people with acne can now turn to an FDA-approved treatment for quicker results with no side effects with BLU-U light treatments. ClearLight™ destroys acne-causing bacteria with multiple wavelengths of blue light. This gentle acne treatment can be used on all skin types and skin colors. It can also be used on any part of the body. In the treatment, intensified blue light is directed to the area affected by acne, to kill the bacteria. The blue light kills bacteria by photodestruction, but does not damage the surrounding tissues. ClearLight™ Acne Treatment with Levulan For patients with severe or cystic acne, Levulan is applied to the skin before the ClearLight™ treatment. Levulan is a topical solution that makes the treatment area more sensitive to blue light. After a period of time determined by the physician, the Levulan is carefully washed off and the ClearLight™ treatment begins. Acne Facials Patients with blemishes in need of special acne skin care treatment may be interested in an acne facial. A mask and soothing steamer is applied to the face after which acne spots, also known as comedones, are extracted. Calming toners and moisturizers are applied. The benefits of acne facials are maintained with topical therapy.