Chemical Peeling is exactly what it says - peeling of the skin using a chemical. A chemical peel removes the outer layers of the skin. This freshens the skin, removes some sunspots and rough scaly patches, and reduces freckles and irregular pigmentation.
It also reduces fine wrinkles. There is some evidence that it may reduce the risk of skin cancer. It is safest and most effective on the face. Hands can be peeled but the risk of scarring is higher and the results less predictable.
Acneic skin disorders occur as the result of excessive sebum or oil production that have mixed with keratinized dead skin cells inside the hair follicle. This can create a micro-plug, also known as a comedone. There are a variety of lesions that can appear as blackheads, pimples, pustules, papules, cysts, and nodules on the face, chest, and back.
The classification for lesions that helps us discern the severity of acneic skin conditions is called the Dr. Kligman’s acne grading scale. The "Acne grade" will determine the frequency and types of treatment needed and the duration as well as the intensity of the product needed both in-clinic and for home care to control the acne.
The Summer Season has arrived.
"The wild-rose briar is sweet in the spring, Its summer blossoms scent the air;
Yet wait till winter comes again, And who will call the wild-briar fair?" Emily Bronte
Institut’ DERMed welcomes the Summer with our Summer Essentials to help guide you through summer fun without the sun damage. None of us want to end up like a "wild-briar" come September and so we've come up with a few recommends designed with just that goal in mind.
The skin is the largest organ of the body and works beautifully as a shield to keep environmental toxins out of the body. The skin‘s purpose is to prevent these toxins from penetrating the body’s delicate internal machinery. Most people don’t realize that the skin and hair have evolved filtration functions. Skin, for example, keeps impurities out by electro-statically filtering chemicals out of the air and concentrating these polluted cells in the epidermal barrier cells, before shedding them.
Did you know that cellulite is in the layers of your skin? When your skin is dehydrated, sun damaged, or saggy, cellulite is more obvious. The good news is that you can improve the hydration and firmness of your skin by applying topical cellulite products that boost the skin’s collagen and elastin.
Esthetic equipment treatments are causing waves in the skin care industry. Why?
Because a single session gives instant, yes instant, results!
The latest advances in the Clinical skincare market require virtually no downtime and a single session gives instant, yes instant, results! Treatments can be performed in under an hour and as an added bonus, they're just about pain-free.
Some of the hottest non-invasive approaches to skin care are currently available at the Spa, here are our Top 5:
Discover the targeted Endermologie techniques combined with RadioFrequency that obtain superrior smoothing and body sculpting results with no downtime.
What is Endermologie?
Endermologie is a mechanical Lipomassage, body firming and cellulite smoothing treatment with additional benefits for fibrosis, inflammation, edema, lymphedema and circulatory problems.
The machine designed by LPG uses patented motorised rollers that have a ROLL'Up, ROLL'In and ROLL'Out action which gently yet intensively conditions skin tissue to eliminate fat deposits, revitalize blood and lymphatic circulation, and reactivate lipolysis.
The ROLL' In action is responsible for more than 70% of the fat elimination. The ROLL'Out action stimulates the collagen and elastin production and firms slackening skin.
Endermologie “Tissular Rolling” is approved by the
- Temporarily reducing the appearance of cellulite and
circumferential body measurements of cellulite treated areas
- Temporarily improving local blood circulation
- Relieves DOMS (Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness)
- Relieves minor muscle aches and pains, relieves muscle
spasms, and improves local circulation
Endermologie is for anyone who:
- Despite weight loss diets, cannot seem to get rid of those
saddlebags, bulges, fat deposits or cellulite dimples.
- Practices a healthy lifestyle, yet suffers from cellulite dimples, fat deposits or flabby skin.
- Has experienced the major hormonal fluctuations of puberty, pregnancy, or menopause which have ended
in dramatic figure changes.
- Has been able to stay thin over the years, but has not been able to avoid the sagging, thinning skin of advancing age.
- Wishes to sculpt certain parts of their body.
The analgesic, massage-like effects of endermologie have a calming, endorphin stimulating effect on the nervous system,
profoundly relaxing the body, soothing pain and restoring a sense of well-being. The visible effects on cellulite and body contouring have been well documented in 85 clinical studies, making it a very popular treatment.
What is Radio Frequency?
Radio Frequency is a non invasive skin tightening technique used on the body, that can be applied to all skin types. Radiofrequency (RF) treatments use the tissue's resistance to turn the RF energy into thermal energy. Radiofrequency (RF) are a nonablative treatment meaning the RF does not damage the epidermis (outer skin layer) in any way. Radio Frequency treatments promote collagen remodeling at the dermal layer. Collagen is the single most abundant protein found in humans and gives the face as well as the body much of its shape and substance. When the skin is young or new, the collagen fibers form a network of thick bundles spread evenly throughout the surface of the skin, and the skin remains moisturized and elastic. As we age, these bundles thin and become misaligned, and are no longer resilient to every day wear and tear. RF energy when used for skin tightening is able to penetrate deep into the skin and affect the deeper dermis and subcutaneous layers, causing tightening and improvements to the underlying tissue structure, causing collagen remodeling without damaging the epidermis.
The technician will apply a thin coat of ultrasound gel which works as a conductor for the radio waves to pass through the skin with no discomfort. The radio frequency energy (or light energy) heats the deeper skin layers during the treatment to boost collagen remodeling and production of new collagen. The heat activates the body’s wound healing responses in the subcutaneous area below the skin with minimal discomfort.
At Institut' DERMed Spa in Atlanta we love combining a Radio-Frequency Body Treatment with an Endermologie treatment to give you one of the most innovative high tech treatments for body contouring and skin tightening.
We also provide an at home maintenance process using Cellulite Rx products, a 3 Steps 3 Minute Cellulite Reduction Kit for use between Endermologie and RadioFrequency sessions for enhanced results.
Step 1: LipoSmooth Body Polish. The clinical actives in Cellulite Rx LipoSmooth Body Polish are designed to improve the skin’s texture while maintaining its moisture barrier. Crushed walnut shell and apricot seed removes the surface dead skin cells
Step 2: LipoTherm Contour Cream enhances circulation. Containing Niacin a powerful vasodilator the skin experiences a rosy, warm flush, stimulating blood flow to revive sluggish tissues. The texture of skin is refined with tightening guarana seed, caffeine, and carnitine. The phytonutrient wild yam extract enhances the skin’s shape.
Step 3: Lipolift Firming Lotion. Once circulation to the tissue has been dramatically increased, skin is rejuvenated with powerful peptides and glycolic acid. The peptides in the LipoLift Firming Lotion are infused with ultra-pure botanicals that have potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. These peptides support skin regeneration and firmness while the glycolic acid tightens and improves skin’s tone and texture.
Looking to improve your body contour with body contouring treatments that make a real difference? Visit Institut' DERMed Spa in Buckhead, Atlanta to get started!