Are Combo Treatments for Me?

As aestheticians, it is our job to support our client’s decision with the best possible facial care. Clients will often ask if combining microdermabrasion with other facial treatments is a good idea. The short answer is: Yes! Here are some tried and true combination treatments to achieve the best results:

With microdermabrasion, each treatment removes roughly 30- 60 percent of the stratum corneum, the rough outer layer of the skin. This process stimulates new cell growth, allowing the skin 100 percent product penetration. Another great combo option is an enzyme treatment. Enzymes aid in proteomics, allowing proteins to dissolve. If we mechanically exfoliate the skin from the outside with microdermabrasion to create cell turnover, followed with an enzyme to dissolve the dead surface skin, and then add a chemical peel, we can give our client the ultimate exfoliation treatment, leaving their skin glowing and refreshed.

We can even take this exfoliation facial up a notch by simple adding in LED or even high frequency. LED light therapy converts electrical energy into light energy. Choosing which form of LED will depend on what you are trying to accomplish within your peel facial. Red, amber and infrared lights target healing and anti- aging. They will specifically help build proteins and other growth factors within the skin. These also help reduce inflammation and increase circulation. Blue lights are helpful in destroying acne bacteria. High-frequency light has proven to be effective on almost any skin lesion from acne and burns, to waxing procedures and cold sores. High-frequency facials are a safe, gentle and therapeutic approach to skin rejuvenation, quickly healing and restoring your skin’s health.

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Patricia Faulstick
Patricia Faulstick is a master esthetician with 7 years of experience in the field. Before entering the world of skin-care, she was in healthcare at Fairfax Hospital for 17 years, working as a medical assistant, then as a surgical tech where she found her passion for skin-care. She is an expert in many treatments, including microdermabrasion, chemical peels, laser skin treatments, and facials. She is ready to help you love the skin you’re in!