As we age, our skin loses much of its youthful luster. It begins to grow dull, may gain uneven discoloration, and acquires numerous fine wrinkles. While surgery and injectable treatments can target specific wrinkles and folds, improving the overall tone and appearance of your skin requires surface treatments and good skin care. Whether you are looking to supplement a surgical procedure or restore your youthful appearance without surgery, visit us for a skin enhancement treatment such as microdermabrasion or a photofacial. Professional skin care in Houston at the Belage Skin Care Center is essential in maintaining your natural beauty.
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Skin Resurfacing Treatments
One way to restore the youthful appearance of your skin is to speed up the process of shedding the old skin through a resurfacing procedure. These techniques remove the dull, aged, and sun-damaged outer layers of skin to reveal the more youthful and vibrant skin beneath. At the Belage Skin Care Center, we offer the following types of skin resurfacing:
Each of these procedures has its own advantages. The right option for you depends on the character of your skin and the particular effects of aging you are attempting to reverse.
Our facials are designed to improve the health, texture, and appearance of your skin. At the Belage Skin Care Center, we create an individualized skin care program for each of our patients to ensure effective and consistent results.
Belage Signature Anti-Aging Facial
Our Signature Facial is the ultimate defense against oxidative damage – the primary culprit in the aging of your skin. This customized treatment reduces contaminants and helps restore your body’s internal supply of antioxidants to help battle the effects of sun damage and other environmental factors. A DiamondTome™ microdermabrasion (see below) is combined with this treatment in order to assist in exfoliating dead skin—thereby allowing a deeper penetration of the anti-aging products. Immediate benefits include refreshed, renewed, younger-looking skin.
Deep Pore Cleansing Facial
Our Deep Pore Cleansing Facial is for those patients challenged with acne and overactive oil glands. This facial treatment draws out impurities, reduces oil production and provides balanced hydration of the skin. A clarifying masque utilizing both glycolic and salicylic acids is used to remove impurities and dead skin cells. This allows for better regulation of oil production of the skin and minimizes the presence of acne-causing bacteria.
The Gentleman’s Facial
This European facial is specifically designed for male skin to reduce and prevent razor burn and ingrown hairs, and to calm sensitive skin. An alpha hydroxy acid serum is combined with a steaming treatment and exfoliation to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, minimize pores, and leave the skin clear, firm and younger-looking.
Microdermabrasion is an exfoliation technique used to remove the epidermal (outermost) layer of skin making it supple and vibrant. Removing this outer layer of dead skin cells leaves a smoother texture and promotes the growth of healthy new skin cells.
While older microdermabrasion techniques use salt crystals, the DiamondTome wand removes the outermost layer of skin by gentle exfoliation utilizing natural diamond chips while at the same time vacuuming the dead skin 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. This technique is also known to have many established benefits: it can help reduce pore size, smooth fine lines, clear and control acne, and reduce accumulated sun damage. There is no post-procedure downtime, so you can resume your normal activities immediately following treatment. The best results from microdermabrasion are achieved through a series of treatments, complemented with an individually-tailored maintenance program.
The Micro-Facial treatment combines the benefits of microdermabrasion with a mini-facial. After cleansing the skin, steam will be applied to help loosen oil and debris in the pores. A DiamondTome Microdermabrasion treatment is then performed and then a clarifying masque will be applied to help decongest the pores. This combination treatment leaves your skin looking clear and rejuvenated.
Dermaplaning is a relatively quick procedure which is effective in exfoliating the epidermis and ridding the skin of fine vellus hair (peach fuzz). Using a special blade and a delicate touch, dermaplaning gently abrades the surface of the skin using light, feathering strokes. This is a great option for people with skin too sensitive for microdermabrasion or peels, but desire a similar result. This treatment is also frequently performed as a precursor to peels, since the removal of the epidermal layer of skin leads to much better penetration of products. Another benefit is the removal of vellus hair, which often causes a buildup of dirt and oils in the follicles. So in addition to addressing unwanted peach fuzz, you will benefit from healthier-looking skin.
Laser, Light, and Ultrasound Treatments
Laser Hair Reduction
Laser hair reduction is a gentle, non-invasive method to reduce or eliminate undesired hair from the body. The procedure safely eliminates unwanted hair follicles in seconds. The number of recommended sessions depends upon individual factors, including area of the body, hair color, skin color, and the hair growth cycle. An average of 6 to 8 treatments are required and these treatments are performed every 4 to 6 weeks. Proper timing of treatments is essential for best results and can be discussed during your consultation.
IPL Photo Facial (Photorejuvenation)
A series of Intense Pulse Light (IPL) treatments help our Houston patients treat a wide range of skin conditions including rosacea, flushing, broken capillaries, sun damage, and age spots. IPL can be especially effective for improving these conditions on the face, neck, chest and hands. This treatment requires little or no “downtime” and you may resume normal activities immediately.
The MicroLaser Peel is a resurfacing, partial epidermal peel. Because this procedure is ablative, it helps to stimulate collagen production while smoothing out the texture of the skin. This is the perfect “next step up” in treatment for the patient who is interested in a more aggressive treatment for correction of more advanced/deeper skin issues. You can expect 4 to 7 days of downtime depending on the depth of your treatment. For many patients one treatment is sufficient; however if a greater degree of correction is desired, a series of treatments may be required to achieve your optimal result.