At Therapy World Medical Spa in Lakewood, CO, we offer dermaplaning. This exfoliating treatment uses a simple blade to remove dead skin cells and hair from the skin to promote skin health and an improved complexion. Adding dermaplaning into your regular skincare routine will change your skin for the better. Not only will it enhance your regular skin care treatments, but it will also help you reach some skin care goals and doesn’t require invasive products or techniques.
Our dermaplaning treatments are effective as stand-alone treatments, but they also are the perfect add-on to other in-office skincare treatments because of how they enhance the treatment results. This treatment delivers physical exfoliation to the skin. It’s a simple, non-invasive treatment that promotes increased cellular turnover, brightens the skin, and improves skin tone and texture. As an exfoliating treatment, it enhances other skin care treatments. When performed alongside those treatments, it will eliminate the dead skin cell barrier so that any skin-perfecting products or techniques used during the treatment process can better target the skin without any interference.
How It Works
During the dermaplaning treatment, dead skin cells, buildup, debris, and fine hair will be removed from the surface of the skin. By removing the dead skin cells, the treatment allows for new cells to replace them while also allowing topical products to better absorb into the skin. We will use a medical-grade, sterile scalpel during the dermaplaning treatment and hold it at a 45° angle to gently pass across the skin’s surface. These gentle passes allow the blade to remove the dead skin cell barrier and all of the dead skin cells, also known as corneocytes.
The Truth About At-Home Dermaplaning
Many companies market at-home dermaplaning tools promising that patients can achieve the same results of this in-office treatment from the comfort of their own homes. However, other than a trained esthetician, no one should attempt to perform this treatment at home, especially not with a medical-grade scalpel. Estheticians who perform dermaplaning undergo advanced training to complete the treatment without cutting, scarring, or damaging the skin. Many people who attempt to do this at home may end up with moderate to severe cuts on the skin that can result in scarring. It’s important to leave dermaplaning treatments to the professionals because when you do, you will experience all the rewards of the treatments without any risks.
What It Treats
Dermaplaning removes the top layer of the skin and, in doing so, can help eliminate unwanted facial hair, whether that’s lighter hair, medium tone hair, or darker hair. It can also help promote increased collagen and elastin production, which will help reduce the appearance of acne scars. It brightens the complexion, makes the skin softer and smoother, and can help enhance the complexion by repairing sun-damaged skin. It also improves skin hydration, brightens dull skin, and smoothes wrinkles.
The Perfect Add-On To Skincare Treatments
Whether you want to add this form of physical exfoliation to your in-office skincare treatments or want to schedule it as a stand-alone dermaplaning treatment, we can create a plan that’s right for you.
Your Treatment Plan
You can safely schedule dermaplaning treatments every four months because it takes about 30 days for skin cells to complete a growth cycle. You can schedule this as a stand-alone treatment or in combination with a chemical peel, a facial, or even a microneedling treatment. Once we evaluate your skin, we can give you details about how you should space out your treatments to achieve the best results.
Who Is a Candidate?
The best candidates for this treatment are patients using aggressive topical products like those with retinol, glycolic acid, Retin-A, and high-strength salicylic acids on a regular basis. Those who want to promote accelerated anti-aging benefits and skin renewal can schedule this treatment or add it to other in-office skin care treatments to help at-home products work even better and enhance treatment results. Those whose skin is sensitive by nature or has become more sensitive as a result of Retin-A use can use dermaplaning in place of more aggressive hair removal treatments like waxing to avoid irritation and inflammation. This treatment can replace waxing which can aggressively rip or damage areas of the skin in an effort to remove fine facial hair.
When To Avoid Treatment
Patients with active acne or a skin infection in the planned treatment area will not qualify for treatment. Once the acne or infection has healed, those patients will be able to safely schedule and undergo treatment.
Exfoliate Your Skin With a Simple Skincare Treatment
If you are interested in learning more about dermaplaning treatment and want to find out if it’s right for you, we can give you more details about dermaplaning treatment after evaluating your skin to create a customized plan unique to your skin’s needs. Contact us at Therapy World Medical Spa today to schedule your dermaplaning consultation.
We offer three different types of peels categorized by their strength. Not every patient will qualify for every peel because some skin types can’t and shouldn’t undergo treatment with certain strength peels. Ethnicity, lifestyle, whether you’re taking prescription or non-prescription drugs, dietary habits, and any existing health conditions are all factors that can determine whether you qualify for certain peels or not. For that reason, if you’re interested in a chemical peel, it’s important that we schedule a consultation so that we can find out more about your background and your skin to determine which peel is right for you. At Therapy World Medical Spa, we offer over 150 peels, including popular peels from some of our skincare lines like the Rhonda Allison Skincare Line, organic options, and peels by other reputable manufacturers.
Superficial peels are the lightest and are a good option for those who want results without significant downtime. They’re also perfect for those with more sensitive skin and those who have never experienced a chemical peel before and want to start slow. They remove the top layer of skin and can treat noticeable skin concerns like acne, dryness, pore skin tone, lines, wrinkles, and uneven skin texture. Patients can effectively schedule superficial peels monthly or bi-monthly to safely perfect their skin.
Some patients begin treatment with superficial peels and then move to medium-depth chemical peels to address other problematic skin concerns. A medium-strength peel is stronger than a superficial peel because it not only removes the top layer of the skin, known as the epidermis, but it can also penetrate deeper to remove parts of the middle layer. In doing so, it combats deeper wrinkles, etched lines, acne scars, hyperpigmentation, and an uneven skin tone. Creating a controlled burn in the skin also helps the body replace damaged skin cells with healthier, younger ones and increases collagen and elastin production, which leads to visibly firmer and healthier-looking skin.
A deep chemical peel contains the strongest combination of acids. It is designed to remove the damaged layer of the skin with acids that aggressively resurface the skin, providing the deepest level of exfoliation. A deep peel will reach the dermis and require some downtime but delivers dramatic results. If your skin can tolerate a deep peel and you have noticeable skin conditions and concerns that aren’t responding to other treatments or lighter peels, the deep peel may be the right option. For some, only one deep peel is required over a lifetime, while others can safely schedule them yearly to maintain skin health.
Enhancing Your Treatment Results
Our Skincare Products
Following our instructions is the best thing you can do for your skin after a chemical peel. Depending on the strength of peel your experience, you may experience some peeling and redness and be required to take steps to avoid certain products and activities to allow your skin to heal. Regardless, you will need the right products to promote healthy skin, and we have plenty of options. After your treatment, we can discuss the skincare lines we carry and help you determine which is right for you.
Stemulation Skincare is an anti-aging skincare line known for using adult mesenchymal stem cells in their products to regenerate the skin and deliver dramatic results. If you’re looking for powerful anti-aging products, Stemulation Skincare products are clinically proven to combat aging and restore youth.
SkinCeuticals is a popular medical-grade skincare line that you’ve probably seen in magazines, online publications, and offices of different skincare professionals. SkinCeuticals is known for creating products that deliver results and create visible changes in the skin. From the popular C E Ferulic, the fan-favorite vitamin C serum, to hydrating creams and anti-aging retinol, this line has everything you need to improve your skin before and after a chemical peel.
Rhonda Allison Skincare Line
The Rhonda Allison Skincare Line is another popular brand we offer known for its powerful, cutting-edge, and anti-aging products. The products are proven to transform the skin and can help hydrate, slow the aging process, regenerate the skin, and improve your complexion.
Rhonda Allison Men’s Skincare
Chemical peels aren’t just for women: men can schedule them too to perfect their skin. The Rhonda Allison Men’s Skincare line has the right post-treatment products to help men begin a useful morning and evening skincare routine and transform their complexions with consistent use. Those interested in learning more about the Rhonda Allison Men’s Skincare line can meet with an esthetician to get product recommendations.
Clayton Shagal is a skincare line that focuses on helping patients increase collagen and elastin. Clayton Shagal products target those looking for anti-aging benefits and will hydrate the skin, smooth lines and wrinkles, and slow the aging process.
Obagi is another brand that needs no introduction because even if you haven’t used the products, you’ve probably heard of or seen them. The Obagi line offers different prescription-strength products that can combat some of the most stubborn skin imperfections, including a form of Retin-A, called tretinoin, and other products that hydrate, nourish, and protect the skin.
Our Haircare Products: The RevitaLash Hair Care System
Beautiful skin and beautiful hair go hand-in-hand. A healthy complexion begins with regular skin-perfecting treatments like chemical peels and the right at-home products, while beautiful hair requires products that promote scalp health. If you want to promote thicker, fuller, healthier hair, the RevitaLash Hair Care System is the perfect three-step treatment to help you achieve your goals.
Perfect Your Skin With Regular Peels
Scheduling regular peels as standalone treatments or in combination with your facials or other skin care treatments can help you achieve a flawless complexion. When you schedule chemical peels and use the right post-treatment products, and invest in products like the RevitaLash Hair Care System to promote hair health, you will watch your skin and hair change for the better. Contact us today at Therapy World Medical Spa to schedule your consultation.
This anti-aging injectable can be used as a medical and cosmetic treatment. Not only can it smooth wrinkles on the upper half of the face, but it can also be used to treat some medical conditions. It is a neuromodulator, and its active ingredient is a neurotoxin, a highly purified protein called botulinum toxin A that works on the muscular level to relax muscles to combat the signs of aging and alleviate pain and discomfort. Once injected into a muscle, the injectable’s active ingredient blocks communication between nerve signals and the muscles so that they no longer contract. When the muscles remain relaxed, wrinkles and fine lines disappear, providing excellent wrinkle reduction. Aside from relaxing the muscles to promote anti-aging benefits, Botox also alleviates pain and discomfort, including providing migraine relief, alleviating TMJ pain, and resolving hyperhidrosis.
Cosmetic Uses: Treating Wrinkles and Fine Lines
Wrinkles that appear on the upper half of the face, including the forehead, between the brows, and at the outer corners of the eyes, typically form from a combination of thinning skin and repetitive muscle movements over time. As you age, collagen and elastin loss and decreased hyaluronic acid content in the skin contribute to weaker skin, which begins to have less tolerance for expressions. Lines form when the skin can’t bounce back as easily, but Botox injections can smooth these wrinkles and fine lines to restore youthful-looking skin. It’s a versatile cosmetic treatment that is FDA-approved to effectively treat lines and wrinkles on the forehead, frown lines between the brows, and crow’s feet around the eyes.
Wrinkle Reduction And Wrinkle Removal
This injectable is both prescriptive and preventative. It treats existing wrinkles and fine lines and is, therefore, a wrinkle removal treatment. It is also a form of wrinkle reduction as it relaxes the muscles to soften the expressions, which helps prevent the formation of new or deeper lines.
Aside from its well-known role as an anti-aging treatment, Botox also has some medical uses. When injected into specific muscles, it can treat and alleviate pain and discomfort associated with specific muscular-related conditions. It can also resolve hyperhidrosis, a condition in which patients chronically and excessively sweat, typically from the underarms. It’s an effective way to experience migraine relief and alleviate TMJ pain.
Patients who experience frequent migraines often try different prescription medications to relieve their pain. Migraine pain can be debilitating, and many patients have found Botox successful, as injections into specific muscles in the head can help alleviate pain. If you’re suffering from migraine pain and want migraine relief, injections with this injectable may be the treatment option that successfully reduces or eliminates migraines so that you can enjoy an improved quality of life.
TMJ treatment with Botox targets tense muscles in and around the jaw contributing to TMJ pain. Injecting this neuromodulator into the muscles responsible for tension and pain causes the muscles to relax, which alleviates pain and discomfort. If you’ve tried different treatment options to resolve TMJ pain, using this cosmetic injectable may be what you need to finally experience true and lasting relief.
Hyperhidrosis is a condition defined by excessive sweating. This profuse sweating can come from the armpits, the hands, or the feet. It most commonly affects patients’ underarm area; even strong antiperspirants cannot successfully resolve this condition. However, Botox has proven to be an effective solution for hyperhidrosis, and injections into some specific areas of the armpit will block sweat glands and, in doing so, eliminate excessive sweating. This is good news for those whose confidence and self-image have been affected by this condition.
How It Works
Regardless of whether you want to address wrinkles and lines on the upper half of your face or use this injectable treatment to resolve medical conditions, the treatment process is virtually the same. It begins with a consultation during which we will evaluate your desired treatment areas, learn more about your medical background, and confirm that this cosmetic injectable is a safe treatment option for you.
What To Expect From Your Treatment
When you arrive for your scheduled treatment, we will ensure that the area is clean and dry and, if necessary, apply a topical numbing solution. Most patients describe the treatment as tolerable and virtually painless, but you may prefer a topical numbing, and if so, we can accommodate your preferences. Depending on what area you choose to treat, whether you want to use Botox for cosmetic purposes, medical purposes, or both, we will administer a strategic and precise number of injections into the muscles in the treatment area with the necessary number of units to help you reach your goals. The treatment takes less than 20 minutes to complete, and you can resume your normal daily activities once it is over.
Relax Your Muscles and Reach Your Medical or Cosmetic Goals
This treatment option can help different patients with unique needs and concerns reach their goals. If you’re interested in wrinkle removal, wrinkle reduction, or want to treat other medical conditions, we can give you more information and design a treatment plan for you. Contact us today at Therapy World Medical Spa to schedule your consultation,
Acupuncture is a healing treatment that dates back thousands of years. During the treatment, tiny, hair-thin needles are inserted into different points on the body to address unique concerns.
This treatment is a form of Chinese medicine that can help address muscular pain, acute pain, chronic pain, headaches, stress, medical conditions, fertility, and even aging issues. The needles used during treatment restore balance to the body, relax muscles, and reduce tension.
Cosmetic acupuncture focuses on facial cosmetic concerns. It can increase collagen and elastin production, reverse some signs of aging, increase blood flow and improve facial muscle tone. It can also help brighten the complexion, shrink pores, and smooth fine lines and wrinkles.
During the treatment, your acupuncturist will insert hair-thin needles into some specific points on the face. These needles will increase circulation to promote a healthy glow, stimulate collagen and elastin production to improve skin elasticity and strength, improve muscle tone to restore a youthful appearance, and improve skin health.
Customizing Your Treatment Plan
Since acupuncture is a versatile treatment, we require an initial consultation before beginning a session. We will ask you some questions about your medical history, current concerns, and lifestyle. We will create a treatment plan that’s right for you. The treatment itself is painless, and you’ll barely feel the needles.
Experienced acupuncturists know how and where to insert these tiny needles without causing discomfort. Once inserted, the needles remain in the designated points for anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes based on the acupuncturist’s recommendation. The treatment is relaxing and allows you to decompress from daily life’s stresses.
A Treatment Without Downtime
Once it’s over, you can resume your normal daily activities. There aren’t any side effects or downtime, and you will feel more relaxed immediately following your treatment. Depending on what you want to address, you may notice some initial results, but the best results tend to appear after following a specific treatment plan based on your unique needs.
Am I a Candidate?
If you are looking for a natural and effective treatment that can help address chronic health conditions, help you de-stress, improve your skin, and which doesn’t result in any negative reactions but will help improve your health on different levels, you may be the perfect candidate for acupuncture.
If your specific health or skin conditions haven’t responded to traditional treatments, acupuncture may be the missing link in your search for a solution for different health and wellness-related concerns.
Enhancing Your Treatment Results With Professional Grade Skincare Products
You will achieve incredible results if you choose cosmetic acupuncture to combat lines, wrinkles, and other skin imperfections. You can also take those results to the next level with a skincare routine incorporating professional-grade skincare products. At Therapy World, we offer several different medical-grade skin care lines that contain powerful ingredients that will transform your complexion.
Rhonda Allison Skin Care
The Rhonda Allison Skin Care includes products that can meet the needs of different patients. Patients with varying types of skin, tones, and concerns can benefit from a personal regimen with the products from this line to help improve the appearance of pigmented, aging, acne-prone, and sensitive skin.
There are also products designed for teens and those with traumatized skin or rosacea. Rhonda Allison Skin Care products contain powerful ingredients from nature, free of dyes, artificial colors, and fragrances, and are 98 percent paraben free.
SkinCeuticals is an award-winning medical-grade skincare line that has developed some powerful, skin-transforming products. Their products can improve the complexions of oily, combination, normal, and dry skin. Whether you’re looking for a product to treat discoloration, acne, aging, redness, eye bags, dark circles, sensitive skin, or dehydrated skin, we can create a regimen with SkinCeuticals skincare products to help you achieve a healthy glow and visibly younger skin.
Obagi is a professional-grade skincare line known for its powerful, results-driven skincare products. Obagi has developed transformative medical and clinical skincare products. The line’s products contain some of the most powerful skin-perfecting ingredients, including retinol, caffeine, benzoyl peroxide, witch hazel, aloe, tretinoin, hydroquinone, and glycolic acid, among others.
The product line includes serums, cleansers, exfoliators, peels, masks, moisturizers, sunscreens, and everything you need to address your specific skin concerns.
Stemulation is a clean skincare line whose products are backed by science and contain stem cells to help improve the skin on different levels. The Stemulation treatment protocol includes using products that cleanse, tone, target problem areas, hydrate, and protect the skin.
Clayton Shagal is a professional-grade skincare line that uses collagen as an active ingredient to promote healthier skin. Clayton Shagal products contain 99 percent pure non-hydrolyzed acid-soluble native marine collagen that will strengthen your skin’s protective barrier while promoting increased collagen and elastin production.
If you want to grow longer, thicker, healthier lashes, we offer products from RevitaLash that can help you reach your lash goals. The topical solutions can promote lash and eyebrow growth, and the RevitaLash hair care line will improve scalp health and promote visibly healthier hair.
Experience a Healing Treatment
Adding dermaplaning and acupuncture treatments to your wellness routine is a risk-free way to target different concerns and improve your skin and health. We can enhance your treatment results with the right professional-grade products to target some of your most stubborn complexion concerns. If you’re interested in adding this unique, healing treatment to your health and wellness routine, we can develop a treatment plan to help you reach your goals and de-stress and then design a custom-tailored skin care regimen to perfect your complexion. Contact us today at Therapy World Medical Spa in Lakewood, CO to schedule your dermaplaning appointment.