The very term ‘dermal therapy’ is enough to scare someone off treatment. The abrasive combination of scientific terminology and the word ‘therapy,’ which implies ongoing treatment for an existing problem or illness, makes it sound unapproachable and reliant upon diagnosis.
However, no diagnosis is necessary to warrant dermal therapy. You don’t need to be sick or injured; you don’t need to have a debilitating skin disease or even have begun to show signs of ageing.
The only pre-requisite to dermal skin treatment is wanting to look and feel better.
What is dermal skin therapy, then? ‘Dermal’ refers to anything of or pertaining to the skin. So, in essence, dermal therapy is any kind of treatment that is intended to improve the quality of your skin. In professional clinics, these treatments are performed by a registered nurse or a certified dermal specialist with years of high-level training – not your average beauty therapist.
There are many different types of dermal treatment, and not all types will benefit everyone. For instance, if you’re not tattooed, it’s probably not worth your time getting laser tattoo removal. Some dermal treatments, such as Microdermabrasion, have benefits for almost everyone. You may even find that you would benefit from several forms of dermal therapy.
The different types of dermal skin treatment include but are not limited to:
- Laser treatments
- IPL hair reduction
- Laser tattoo removal
- IPL photo rejuvenation
- Chemical peels
- LED light therapy
- Skin needling
In this article, we’ll be talking about the most common treatments, being Microdermabrasion, laser treatments and chemical peels. All three of these treatments have proven benefits for almost a full spectrum of men and women. They are non-abrasive, non-invasive and can usually be completed in the space of a lunch hour, with no downtime and very few side effects.
Chances are you have heard of Microdermabrasion, but you’d be forgiven if you didn’t know what it was. Microdermabrasion is essentially an intensive exfoliation treatment that uses a skin wand to ‘vacuum’ up dead skin cells, leaving behind only luminosity and youthful radiance.
At MySkin Laser Clinics, our highly-trained therapists use the cutting-edge Diamond-tip system for Microdermabrasion treatments, which polishes and cleans the skin using a combination of aloe vera and water. Single sessions take less than an hour to perform, so they can be easily slotted into a lunch break. An easier question than ‘who does Microdermabrasion benefit?’ would be ‘who doesn’t it benefit?’. The answer to the latter question is simply, whoever doesn’t want their skin to emit a natural, healthy glow.
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Laser treatments aren’t like anything from the terrifying science fiction universe, but they are a relatively new addition to the dermal therapy toolkit. In the past, problems concerning pigmentation, scars, vascular conditions, excessive hair growth, wrinkles, loose skin and unwanted tattoos were resolved using invasive methods – such as surgery – which led to long recovery periods and significant risks to skin.
Now, with laser treatment, these problems can be addressed quickly and efficiently, with minimal risk, minimal downtime and a heck of a lot less money. At MySkin Laser clinics, medical grade lasers are used mainly to address problems of excessive hair growth. As part of the treatment, problem areas are targeted with a concentrated beam of light directed at the hair follicle with the aim of inhibiting regrowth. The result is life-changing: permanent hair reduction means no more shaving, no more waxing – no more inconvenience.
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Sounds horrible, right? When most people hear the term ‘chemical peel,’ their minds conjure up images of chemical burns and sunburn peels. Despite the name, chemical peels are completely non-scary. A chemical peel is a quick, non-abrasive way to get rid of fine lines, wrinkles, acne, scarring, sun damage, pigmentation and even simply blocked pores. Rather than the red-raw burning that the name brings to mind, the result of a chemical peel is something that anybody would want: smooth, healthy skin with a decisive lack of blemishes.
At MySkin Laser Clinics, we have taken great care to choose the highest quality chemical peels that improve skin quality fast and effectively, with minimal risk. The names of our chemical peel products – ‘Deep Sea,’ ‘Pomegranate,’ ‘Blueberry Smoothie,’ ‘Jungle Brew’ – more accurately reflect the nature of the service. It’s like sending your skin on a trip to Tahiti… without the sun damage.
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Dermal therapy is just an umbrella term for a wide range of skin treatments, with the majority being non-abrasive, non-invasive, quick, effective – and even relaxing. Many of these therapies have no pre-requisites for potential clients. For the most common forms of dermal therapy, all you need is a wish for better, healthier skin.
Dermal treatments are administered by highly trained dermal specialists and registered nurses. Consultation is a large part of the job description for such a specialist, and it is important to consult a dermal therapist before deciding which dermal treatment – or treatments – would be suit you.
For a free consultation with a MySkin dermal specialist contact us today.