Your face really takes a beating. It’s constantly exposed to the sun, wind, and other damaging elements, and no matter how well you take care of your skin, it’s going to start showing the effects of life eventually. If you’re looking for a non-surgical procedure to reduce fine lines, wrinkles, and acne scarring while smoothing your skin, consider looking into epidermal leveling.
What is Epidermal Leveling?
There are no chemicals, lasers, or invasive tools used. It takes about 45 minutes from start to finish. Your face will be cleaned and prepped to remove any dirt, debris, and oils.
A surgical steel blade is then drawn across the face. It mimics shaving in technique, but it removes the top layers of the skin.
When these layers are removed, it’s scraping away uneven pigmentation, acne scars, and fine facial hair. Removing dead skin and the fine hairs that keep dirt and oils trapped on your face allows brighter, smoother, and healthier skin to appear for a better complexion.
Results can be seen immediately, but your complexion continues to improve as new skin cells are formed. Since no chemicals are used, it’s suitable to use on every skin type, and it’s even safe for pregnant or nursing women.
Recovery from the Procedure
There’s virtually no downtime to an epidermal leveling procedure. You can go right back to your regular activities immediately.
Your face will probably be red at first, but this will dissipate over the next 24 hours. You should use gentle cleansers on your face for as long as your practitioner recommends it, as well as sunscreen whenever you go outside.
Side Effects of Epidermal Leveling
The procedure has no serious side effects. Your skin will be red, but you shouldn’t have any discomfort. Patients with a compromised immune system may not be suitable candidates for epidermal leveling because the blade can leave small cuts in the skin and an immunocompromised patient is more prone to infection.
Is Epidermal Leveling the Same Thing as Microdermabrasion?
No, these are two different procedures. Microdermabrasion exfoliates the skin using a stream of fine crystals to remove the top layers of dead and damaged skin cells.
Both procedures have the same result, but epidermal leveling is considered a more aggressive treatment.
Frequency of Epidermal Leveling Procedures
You can safely have a leveling procedure done every month as long as you don’t have extremely sensitive skin or medications that make your skin sensitive. You’ll see results almost immediately, but each treatment will reveal a better complexion.
If you have chronically dry skin that’s prone to acne, uneven pigmentation, and fine lines or wrinkles, epidermal leveling is a great non-invasive choice. Contact Skin Deep Naples today to make an appointment.