The face often reflects the health of the entire body. Healthy skin is always appealing to the eyes and should be a top priority. A simple daily regimen and spa treatments, when needed, will keep facial skin looking healthy all year long.
Everyone’s skin is not the same. Therefore, the proper treatments vary from person to person. Sensitive skin treatments differ from normal skin treatments, and oily skin treatments differ from dry skin treatments. African-American skin has special needs and is treated differently from Caucasian skin.
Today we look at facial spa treatments that are well-suited for African-American skin. These are general suggestions for common problems faced by African-Americans. Always have skin evaluated before trying any skin treatment to be sure it is right for your skin type.
Laser facials are excellent treatments for African-American skin. A laser facial uses a 1065 nanometer wavelength, which is safe for darker skin tones. These facials help stimulate collagen growth and reduce fine lines and wrinkles. Also, the laser breaks up melanin in areas that have dark spots and helps to eliminate hyperpigmentation in the skin. Finally, laser facials can also minimize large pores and diminish the appearance of fresh scars. Laser facials are perfect for “complexion blending” – evening out skin discolorations and giving the skin a smooth, even tone and texture.
Light chemical peels improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, sun damage, skin discoloration, mild acne scars, and some forms of acne. During a chemical peel, a mild acid is applied to the skin. It is left on the surface for 1-10 minutes, neutralized and then wiped off. In the next few days, the top layers of skin will slough off revealing new, smooth skin. Chemical peels are available in different strengths from shallow (mild flaking) to deep (dramatic peeling). However, deep chemical peels are not recommended for African-American skin. A consultation and evaluation with an expert technician will determine the proper chemical peel.
Choosing the correct treatment for your skin type is important. You can keep your skin looking healthy and glowing when you choose the proper treatment. Let one of our expert skin technicians evaluate your skin and recommend a program today.