Acne- you didn’t ask for it and you don’t deserve it. Whether you were born with this predisposition or you are sensitive to an aggravating factor, we are here to help you deal with this annoyance. At Denver Laser Solutions our skin care therapist will help you determine your acne’s root cause and develop a treatment plan to wipe it out. Being patient and using your recommended skin care will definitely help us achieve the best result.
Acne treatments are ongoing and cumulative, treatments spaced two weeks apart for approximately 6 sessions is recommended to start with maintenance to follow.
This facial provides a solution for acne by extracting impurities, opening and deeply cleaning the pores, calming irritated skin, and restoring a healthy tone and balance.
Price per treatment: 60 minutes, $85
What's a facial?
A facial is a multi-step process that addresses your skin care concerns while also providing a relaxing treatment. At Denver Laser Solutions we offer a variety of Yon-ka style facials to address sagging skin, deep lines and wrinkles, acne, and pigmentation correction.
What are the benefits of facials?
Facials offer 'deep cleaning', brightening, facial massage and hydration for purposes of keeping your skin looking its best.
Can men receive facial treatments?
Absolutely! We have a large number of male clientele that receive facials regularly and is part of their normal grooming routine.
What are extractions?
Extractions are a step utilized in the facial that is essential for those who suffer from breakouts or large pores. After exfoliating and prepping the skin, we manually remove blackheads, dirt, debris, and acne, leaving your skin smoother and clearer. Extractions are not included in our Flash, Vital, Age Defying or Age Correction Facials. Choose our DLS Classic, Balancing or Hydrating facial if extractions are a necessity for you.
I've never had a facial before. Which facial should I choose?
We recommend our DLS Classic Facial for those new to facials. It does a bit of everything and is great for all skin types and conditions.
Acne is characterized by a build up of dead skin cells inside the skin pores, therefore microdermabrasion is used to unclog pores because it is a tool that mechanically exfoliate the dead skin cell layer. Microdermabrasion can be combined with a chemical peel for certain acne conditions.
Price per treatment: 45 minutes, $85
What is microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion is a form of exfoliation that uses a diamond encrusted wand to abrade the surface of the skin. The wand is connected to a compressor which vacuums away the dead skin cells, leaving the skin smoother and softer.
What are the benefits of microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion can help treat many skin conditions that our downtown Denver clients have, including acne, fine lines and wrinkles, acne scarring, uneven skin texture and tone, sun spots, or even if your skin just looks dull and lackluster. After microdermabrasion, skincare products are able to penetrate more easily into the skin making them more effective, so we often combine them with other treatments like facials and chemical peels. Your esthetician will be able to customize your treatments based on your individual skin care concerns.
Can microdermabrasion be performed on other areas of the body?
Yes! Microdermabrasion can be performed on other body parts, and is often used in treating keratosis pilaris- the small red pimple-like bumps often found on upper arms and other areas of the body.
Am I a good candidate for microdermabrasion?
Nearly everyone is a good candidate for microdermabrasion! It is not recommended if you have cystic acne or rosacea, as this can cause more inflammation of the area. Like most exfoliation treatments, if you are prone to cold sores we recommend taking antiviral medication two days prior to treatment.
Does it hurt?
No, some liken the sensation to a cat’s tongue, others say it almost feels like very fine sandpaper. Your esthetician will be able to adjust the settings to your needs and comfort level.
How should I prepare for my treatment?
Most of our downtown Denver clients do not need to do anything before treatment, but if you are on a prescription retinoid (Retin-A, adapalene, tazorac, etc) we usually recommend discontinuing use three days prior to your appointment.
What should I expect after treatment?
Microdermabrasion has no downtime and patients often leave with a nice rosy glow. You may feel a little flushed after treatment, which is a sign of blood flow to the area nourishing the skin cells. As with any exfoliation treatment, try to avoid prolonged sun exposure and practice good sunscreen habits.
Level I and level II chemical peels containing salicylic and glycolic acids are used to treat acne prone skin types. Salicylic acid helps control the amount of surface oils that contribute to breakouts whereas glycolic acid helps exfoliate the clogged skin pores.
Price per treatment: $75-$90
What is a chemical peel?
A chemical peel is a treatment that uses naturally derived substances to peel away the top layers of the skin. This stimulates the skin’s natural healing process which creates new healthy, young skin cells. Chemical peels can help with sun damage, acne, melasma (pregnancy mask), acne scarring, pore size, and fine lines and wrinkles.
Are chemical peels safe?
Some people see the word “chemical” and imagine something unnatural or harsh, but all of the acids that we use are from a natural origin. The word “chemical” is used to denote that it is not a mechanical form of exfoliation like a scrub or microdermabrasion but that there is a “chemical” reaction taking place within the skin cells.
Chemical peels are completely safe substances when used properly and for the appropriate skin type. However it is very important that you protect your skin from our Denver sun to void unnecessary risk of sunburn post treatment.
What is the difference between a level I, II, and TCA peel?
There are lots of variables that come into play to determine the strength of a chemical peel. The ingredient, PH level, how long the chemical peel is left on the skin, how many layers are applied, and weather the peel is lightly applied or vigorously rubbed in all play a role in determining the level of peeling and downtime.
Level I peels have no downtime with zero to minimal flaking, also known as a “lunchtime” peel. These chemical peels are usually alpha hydroxy acid based witch give a lovely glow to the skin and are a great form of exfoliation for skin that feels rough and lackluster.
Level II peels have a higher percentage active ingredient with mild to moderate skin peeling that usually lasts 2-3 days. These peels are typically Jesner’s solutions which contain a blend of resorcinol, lactic acid, and salicylic acid. Best for more corrective and lightening effects compared to a level I peel.
TCA or trichloracetic acid (level III) peel is a medical-strength peel that has the longest peeling time (usually 3-5 days) but also provides the most correction in one treatment. TCA peels are perfect for someone trying to correct acne scarring, severe sun damage, or more advanced signs of aging.
How many chemical peels will I need?
Number and frequency of peels are all dependent on your skin care concerns- whether you are trying to correct years of sun damage, fine lines, acne, or even skin that looks dull and lackluster. Normally we like to use a variety of treatments and modalities, so we highly recommend coming in initially for a facial or consultation so that we can create a customized treatment plan, tailor-fit to your own individual needs.
Does it hurt?
You should expect a slight tingling sensation and warmth during the treatment. The higher level of the peel the more activity you will feel. Your esthetician will be checking in on your comfort level throughout the treatment by using a scale from 1-10 to gauge the level of activity you feel.
How should I prepare for my treatment?
An at home skin care regime containing the same type of active ingredients found in the chemical peel solution will better prepare your skin for accepting the chemical peel and post treatment healing. We do however recommend discontinuing prescription topical exfoliators like Retin-A for three days prior to treatment.
What should I expect after treatment?
Immediately after treatment your skin may feel flushed or warm, this sensation dissipates within a few hours but we recommend avoiding any aerobic exercise, hot showers, saunas and pools with chemicals for 72 hours. Typically by day two your skin starts to feel rather dry and tight, which is a sign you will start the peeling process. The peeling process can be mild or more significant depending on the level of the peel and last 2-5 days. Throughout the healing process you will want to be diligent about sunscreen and avoid excessive exfoliation of the area. By day 7 your skin is fully healed and you can enjoy the benefits of the service!
Get the best of both worlds by combining microdermabrasion and chemical peels into one treatment! Chemical peels are used to absorb oils and exfoliate the pores while softening the surface layer of skin. Afterwards, microdermabrasion uses suction to lift away build up of pollution and dead skin cells, unclogging pores and allowing acne healing ingredients to be easily absorbed to treat and prevent future breakouts and also aid in resurfacing skin.
Price per treatment: 45 minutes, $115
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