Which Medical Grade Skin Treatment Is Right For Your Face?

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Vancouver is home to many top-notch medical aesthetic clinics, and there are several options available for those wanting to try a medical grade skin treatment. Medical grade skin treatments reveal the brighter, glowing skin beneath the surface and treat various skin conditions. You’re guaranteed to improve your skin’s condition and improve your skin’s natural radiant glow with these treatments.

Many Vancouverites book a medical grade treatment before an important event they want to look their best for, or even before a date they want to glow for. It’s also common to get one of these treatments every six weeks to maintain the look of healthy, radiant skin or to correct or treat a skin problem such as sun damage or acne. Take a look at our list of medical grade skin treatments and what they do for your skin before deciding which treatment(s) are right for you:

1. Laser Sun Damage Repair

Through repeated sun exposure, a change in the skin called photo aging occurs. Photo aging is characterized by brown spots, red spots, redness and facial wrinkles. High-end clinics such as Physician Skincare Centre in North Vancouver have the industry’s top lasers which can correct photo aging through laser treatments.

2. Medical Grade Facials

Facials are suitable for any skin type, and can be done in conjunction with other treatments. There are various types of facials, and many people have them done often to maintain healthy, glowing skin that stands out from the crowd.

Hydrafacial™ for example, treats many skin conditions such as uneven skin tone, loss of skin clarity, enlarged pores or acne. It treats the skin by cleansing, hydrating, exfoliating and extracting – and by delivering antioxidants, peptides and Hyaluronic Acid deep into the skin. The results are beautiful and immediate.

Other types of facials include anti-aging facials and the Oxygen Facial, which draws oxygen to the skin’s surface for a radiant, healthy glow.

3. Medical Grade Chemical Peel

Chemical peels remove the dull, dead skin on the surface to reveal the fresh, smooth, brighter and younger-looking skin underneath. Chemical peels often use glycolic acid, which is an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) or fruit acid that is naturally found in sugar cane. Chemical peels also stimulate the formation of new collagen, which promotes younger-looking more radiant skin. Vancouver-based clinic The Skin Girls will decide which strength of glycolic acid your skin needs for optimal results. The Skin Girls is also a mobile service, which means they will come to you if you’re too busy to come to their clinic for a treatment.

Chemical peels can be done on a regular basis to maintain the look of radiant skin, or to treat skin problems such as acne or rosacea. If you’re treating your skin with chemical peels, sun protection is of utmost importance. You also may experience some redness or mild flaking the following day post-treatment.

4. Microdermabrasion

The Microdermabrasion is a relaxing, non-invasive treatment that removes dull, dry and dead skin cells from the surface of the skin using gentle exfoliation and suction techniques. Microdermabrasions improve skin’s tone, clarity and radiance by revealing glowing skin under the surface. The result is brighter, smoother and softer skin that looks much more vibrant. With the microdermabrasion, you skin doesn’t need time to recover: It is one of the safest skin rejuvenation treatments available today, and is suitable for all ages and skin types.

5. Laser Skin Resurfacing

This medical grade treatment is most suitable for those who have aging or sun damaged skin, and are seeking maximal results with fewer treatments. Laser skin resurfacing stimulates new collagen growth and can treat wrinkles, fine lines, sun damage and acne scars. You want to ensure that you go to a clinic that has a high-end laser for optimal results. North Vancouver based Physician Skincare Centre, for example, uses the Pearl and Pearl Fractional lasers which are the latest in skin resurfacing technology. These lasers are known for being more comfortable than others, with less recovery time. Laser skin resurfacing works best on those with fair to medium skin tone.

6. Laser Skin Rejuvenation

This treatment is suitable for those who have uneven skin texture, enlarged pores, redness, scars or fine lines on the face that they wish to treat. Laser skin rejuvenation treatments will improve skin’s complexion and restore your skin’s youthful glow by smoothing out uneven textures and treating sun damage and scars while minimizing signs of aging.

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