Modern cosmetic treatments range from medical-grade skincare to invasive surgeries. As medicine and technology continue to develop, the tremendous variety of treatment offered by many different specialists can make some people feel confused and overwhelmed in finding the right solution to put their best face forward.
Aestheticians are skin care professionals trained in professional skin analysis, skincare and in-depth cleanings, and other skin and facial procedures. These specialists are thoroughly trained and highly experienced – often required to complete up to 1500 hours of instruction to achieve their certifications. Some aestheticians choose to pursue licensing in more advanced cosmetic skin treatments such as chemical peels or laser facial rejuvenation, and may become part of a medical practice.
At Aviva Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics, we’ve built our practice on the mantra that all patients have distinct and different needs, requiring a personalized and tailored treatment approach. By combining technical procedures with professional skincare and skin improvement procedures, we have created a surgical center uniquely able to provide the best of both worlds to our patients.
Aviva Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics specializes in helping patients feel beautiful and confident in their appearance. In addition to offering a full host of plastic surgery and non-surgical cosmetic procedures, our experienced team also offers a comprehensive suite of aesthetic services.
In addition to genetics and a healthy diet and lifestyle, an important part of healthy skin is the right skincare regimen. Our team of experts prefers an individualized approach to skincare and each patient’s unique needs. That’s why we offer professional skin care analysis and make skin care recommendations part of every aesthetic treatment. Our goal is to ensure that your aesthetic treatment supports your skin’s long-term health and wellbeing and that you have the tools necessary to enjoy the results of your procedure well into the future.
A cornerstone of aesthetic care, a facial is a helpful tool to introduce patients to a comprehensive approach to total skin rejuvenation. During a facial, our aesthetician cleanses, exfoliates, and moisturizes the skin – leaving you looking and feeling refreshed. Best of all, the process gives you one-on-one time with our experienced aesthetician who can provide valuable insight on how to care for their skin’s specific needs day-to-day.
While some patients view facials as a once-in-a-while activity, these multi-step skin treatments offer much better long-term value when integrated into an ongoing skin care regimen. At Aviva Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics, our specialists can help you craft a skincare strategy that helps you get the most of out of your treatments and keeps you looking your best.
On its own, microneedling is a popular aesthetic treatment designed to rejuvenate skin by stimulating collagen production. When combined with radiofrequency technology, patients can reap tremendous benefits that include firmer, tighter skin without the scars or downtime of invasive treatments.
The secret to the success of this treatment comes from the use of radiofrequency technology. In addition to tiny needles penetrating the skin along its surface, the radiofrequency energy can penetrate deep within skin and stimulate the production of collagen and elastin, proteins important for tissue health and elasticity. Safe for all skin types and colors, this innovative technology helps rejuvenate skin from the inside out, yielding lasting results and a refreshed appearance. In recent years, microneedling with radiofrequency has become an increasingly popular treatment that is regularly combined with other rejuvenation procedures to create a more comprehensive approach to care of the face.
Easily one of the most recognizable aesthetic treatments available, chemical peels have long been a popular rejuvenation procedure for patients looking for a facial refresh. As the name suggests, chemical peels use chemical solutions of varying strengths to exfoliate the outermost layers of skin. By removing damaged or dead skin cells and blemishes, chemical peels reveal healthy, clear skin just below the surface.
There are a few reasons why chemical peels are in high demand. One of the most valuable benefits of the chemical peel procedure is that the formula used to exfoliate skin comes in a variety of strengths, making the procedure work well for different patients with an array of skin types and conditions. We may recommend a superficial peel made with a mild acid like alpha-hydroxy acid for patients with mild skin discoloration or dried or dull surface skin. On the other end of the spectrum, a patient with moderate wrinkles, scarring and discoloration may need a moderate or deep peel using trichloroacetic acid in order to get the best outcome.
Hyperpigmentation in the form of sunspots, redness, dilated capillaries, and freckles is a common development as we grow older. While these may seem like minor blemishes in the moment, they can accumulate and ultimately cause a person to look older than they’d like. Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Photofacial is a popular solution to eliminate these pigmentation concerns.
Similarly to traditional laser skin therapies, IPL photofacial relies on light wavelengths to penetrate skin and target specific cells – in this case, pigment cells that are causing unwanted discoloration. As the light energy is administered to the targeted areas, it destroys the pigmentation at a cellular level, leaving the skin clearer, more even in color, and younger.
Chemical-free exfoliation, or dermaplaning, is another popular service provided by certified aestheticians and available at Aviva Plastic Surgery. During this procedure, our trained and experienced aesthetician uses a surgical scalpel to gently remove vellus hair (peach fuzz) and dead and dull skin from the facial skin surface.
Dermaplaning does more than reveal smooth, healthy skin. Dermaplaning is among several exfoliation procedures shown to diminish the visibility of these blemishes and improve a person’s overall appearance. This treatment helps your skin look its best with no downtime!
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