MEDICAL FACIAL TREATMENTS Texture and clarity of the skin can make a big impact on your appearance! If you suffer from a dull complexion, uneven skin tone, and rough/congested skin then you may be in need of exfoliation. There are two types of exfoliation that we can provide for you at Lakewood Aesthetics- chemical and mechanical exfoliation. With services like Dermaplaning, a medical grade scalpel is used to physically exfoliate the top, outermost layer of the skin and also removes fine vellus hair at the same time. By removing these accumulated skin cells, your skin will feel soft, allow for your moisturizing products to be absorbed more efficiently, and your makeup to glide on smoothly. This treatment can be used as a stand alone service or can be combined with laser treatments and/or chemical peels to prepare the skin and boost the effects of those services. With very little to no downtime, this is a great treatment to have performed often or even before a special event. Chemical exfoliation is also an option to help treat certain skin conditions. Our Chemical Peel treatments utilize pharmacy grade products such as Jessner and TCA Solutions. Chemical peel acids dissolve the proteins that hold the skin cells to the surface of the skin and are attracted by cells that are damaged. These treatments are usually recommended in multiple treatments to treat specific conditions, however improvements can be seen even after one treatment. Reduction in pore size, lightening of hyperpigmentation, production of elastin and collagen are all wonderful side effects! Skin sloughing and peeling does occur and does require maintenance. For more information regarding your specific skin concerns, consultations with our licensed esthetician are recommended prior and can be done as your same-day appointent.