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If you had acne, scaring, or spent a lot of time outdoors, you might be wondering what options are available for resurfacing your skin to attain a smoother, more even texture.  The good news is that there are many, and they won’t break the bank!

  1. Laser treatments have long been used to accomplish a dramatic resurfacing of facial skin.  They work by creating micro damage to the skin and underlying layers, jump-starting your body’s healing process.  When you heal you produce new skin cells, additional collagen, and more elastin.  These effects lead to smoother, more even skin.


  1. Microneedling is a great way to resurface your skin.  Microneedling involves tiny needles penetrating the skin to remove damaged cells and encourage skin turnover.  There are many kinds of microneedling, but VERY FEW of them are FDA Cleared.  We suggest Vivace Mirconeedling with Radio Frequency because it has no downtime, is FDA Cleared, and really helps rebuild collagen.


  1. Facials and Dermaplaning. Dermaplaning can help smooth skin texture without any downtime.  During this facial, the aesthetician uses a small blade to gently scrape off the top layer of dead skin from your face.  This treatment is usually combined with an enzyme or peel to encourage the skin to shed the dull and dead cells on the surface and reveal brighter, newer skin.


  1. Chemical Peels. Chemical peels involve different strengths of chemicals applied to the skin to remove the outer layers and encourage the production of new skin cells.  This process can be painful, depending on what type of peel is applied and its strength.  The results can be great.


With all of these treatments be sure to select a knowledgeable provider as they are not without risks.  Lasers, chemical peels, and microneedling can damage your skin if not done correctly.  However, when the treatment is performed correctly, you can achieve wonderful skin resurfacing.