When it comes to taking care of your skin, exfoliating is a must. Exfoliating offers a wide variety of benefits, including unclogging pores, preventing acne, evening skin tone, and stimulating collagen production. Exfoliating can also help increase the effectiveness of your other skincare products.

Although there are plenty of over the counter exfoliants, none can compete with exfoliating facials by MedCosmetic professionals. At Mirabile M.D., our MedCosmetic team offers a wide variety of facial treatments from which to choose.

1.     Dermaplaning

Dermaplaning has been growing in popularity for the last several years. This effective exfoliating treatment uses a scalpel-like tool to remove the outer layers of dead skin. These stubborn dead skin cells are hard to remove with average exfoliants. However, dermaplaning successfully eradicates the dead cells, revealing smoother, brighter skin.

Benefits of Dermaplaning

Many people have experienced the benefits of dermaplaning. Like many other exfoliating facial treatments, dermaplaning leaves the skin feeling refreshed by unclogging pores. In addition to preventing acne, however, dermaplaning smooths skin texture and minimizes fine lines and minor scars as well as improves hyperpigmentation, skin tone, fine lines, acne scars, and dry skin. Another benefit of dermaplaning that people love is that the treatment also temporarily removes fine facial hair, or peach fuzz, which will not grow back coarse like other facial hair removal options.

What to Expect from Dermaplaning

Dermplaning treatments are performed in about 30 minutes with no downtime. These treatments must be done by a licensed esthetician since they require the use of a sharp tool. Unlike some exfoliating facials, dermaplaning treatments are safe to be performed every three to four weeks Dermaplaning is safe for all skin types, including individuals with sun damage, fine lines, dry patches, and dull skin. However, highly sensitive skin may become irritated after dermaplaning treatments. For this reason, it is best to ask your aesthetician if dermaplaning is a safe option for your skin type—especially if you suffer from sensitive skin.

2.     Hydrafacial

Hydrafacials boast immediate results, making it an exceedingly popular option for those looking for professional exfoliating facial treatments. In fact, Hydrafacials are also known as the Red Carpet Facial due to their popularity among celebrities. Free radicals like dust, pollution, toxins, and sunlight can destroy the skin. So, the goal of the Hydrafacial is to remove any impurities and replenish antioxidants, which protect the skin from these free radical agents.

The combination of special serums and technology cleanses, extracts, and hydrates the skin. The treatment uses HydraPeel tips that create a vortex to extract any impurities in the skin. The Vortex-Fusion is made of antioxidants, peptides, and hyaluronic acid that hydrate and nourish the skin at the same time.

Benefits of Hydrafacials

One reason why Hydrafacials are so popular is that they are immediately effective, making them a go-to choice for special events like weddings, proms, or other big events. Hydrafacials can be done on the face, neck, decollete, and back. Hydrafacials provide benefits including decreased visibility of sun damage, fine lines and wrinkles, and acne, as well as providing hydration. These facials also help with clogged pores and oily skin.

Many people choose to combine Hydrafacials with other treatments, such as laser treatments or chemical peels. Patients may also add boosters like the DermaBuilder Boost or Britenol Boost. The beauty of combining Hydrafacials with other treatments is that it can be carefully designed to meet each patient’s unique needs.

What to Expect from Hydrafacials

Since Hydrafacials are not harsh on the skin, they are appropriate for all skin types. The treatment takes about an hour, with no downtime.

Hydrafacial is a five-step process. First, the aesthetician will cleanse and exfoliate the skin, removing dead skin cell. Second, an acid peel will be applied which loosens dirt and debris from the pores. Then, the aesthetician will use the vortex suction device to clean out the pores with painless extractions. To protect the skin from free radicals, antioxidants and hyaluronic acid are “Vortex-Fused” into the skin. Lastly, exclusive products are applied for longer-lasting results.

While improvement is noticeable after only one treatment, many people choose to get HydraFacials done regularly to maintain healthy skin.

3.     VI Peel

Skin cells lose moisture and die off, leaving the skin looking dull, worn, and aged. The VI Peel is a chemical peel from the Vitality Institute line that exfoliates the skin, removes dead skin cells, and leaves the skin fresh, smooth, and vibrant. VI Peels can be done on the face, neck, and hands. The treatment uses an acidic solution to remove the outer layers of skin, which then stimulate the production of new skin cells. VI Peels can be performed on the face, neck, and hands.

Benefits of VI Peels

VI Peels offer similar benefits to other exfoliating facials, such as reducing fine lines and wrinkles and improving the appearance of mild scarring. VI Peels help treat sun damage and age spots. However, VI Peels are unique because they are available in three different types designed to target specific skin problems.

The VI Peel improves the tone and texture of all skin types and conditions. It can also target acne, acne scarring, and hyperpigmentation. However, the VI Peel Acne can further target acne-prone skin and the hyperpigmentation that results from these blemishes. Lastly, the VI Peel Precision Plus comes with a booster to target melasma and hyperpigmentation.

What to Expect from VI Peels

Patients can expect VI Peels to take about one hour. Following the treatment, patients will experience one to two days of redness, then two to three days of peeling. Patients will see improvement after one treatment, but multiple treatments may be recommended to achieve the best results.

Reveal a brighter, more youthful complexion by exfoliating and removing dead skin cells with one of our exfoliating facial treatments. If you are interested in receiving an exfoliating facial from our MedCosmetic team at Mirabile M.D., book an appointment today!