Dry, dull, or aging skin can be difficult to treat at home, especially when accompanied by wrinkles, fine lines, and sun spots. All of these concerns can detract from the skin’s appearance and may become more noticeable over time. Skin resurfacing offers a targeted approach to address these specific issues, using technologies such as lasers and radiofrequency to help refresh the skin’s appearance.
At Renuva MedSpa, we serve Pittsburgh & Bridgeville, PA. We are at the forefront of skin resurfacing treatments, using the best technologies to offer a suite of non-surgical beauty solutions. From chemical peels to microneedling, we can refresh both the appearance and the health of your skin.
What Is Skin Resurfacing?
Skin resurfacing is a treatment that is designed to renew the outer layer of your skin. The goal is often to reverse signs of aging such as wrinkles, fine lines, and sun spots. Unlike other cosmetic interventions, skin resurfacing is long-lasting and non-invasive, making it a suitable option for those who prefer less drastic measures with enduring results.
How Do Skin Resurfacing Treatments Work?
The fundamental principle behind skin resurfacing is the removal and remodeling of the skin’s outer layers. Using advanced technologies such as lasers or radiofrequency devices, we precisely target the affected areas. This controlled “damage” stimulates the natural healing process, encouraging the production of new skin cells and collagen. The result is improved skin texture and a reduction in imperfections, all without the need for surgical intervention.
Types of Skin Resurfacing Treatments We Offer
Chemical peels are a form of skin resurfacing treatment that uses a chemical solution to peel away the top layers of the skin. As one of the best skin resurfacing treatments, we can use chemical peels to address issues like acne scars, uneven skin tone, and fine lines. We use peels from SkinCeuticals®, SkinBetter Science®, and Vi Peel, depending on what you want to treat.
How They Work
The chemical solution is applied to the skin and left for a certain amount of time. This results in the outer layers of skin eventually peeling or flaking off, revealing a smoother, more youthful layer of skin underneath.
Why Chemical Peels?
Chemical peels are customizable. We can go deeper or more superficial depending on what you want treated. They are especially useful for treating specific conditions like hyperpigmentation and acne scarring, allowing you to see noticeable results in a relatively short period.
Lumecca IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) is a specialized form of facial skin resurfacing that uses powerful flashes of light to target imperfections. It can be ideal for treating sun damage, vascular lesions, and age spots.
How It Works
In a Lumecca™ IPL treatment, bursts of intense pulsed light penetrate the skin to target melanin and hemoglobin. This process helps in breaking down these pigments, leading to clearer skin and reduced signs of aging. The technology is a non-invasive method of skin resurfacing, which means there’s minimal downtime involved.
Why Lumecca IPL?
Lumecca IPL specifically targets the brown and red discolorations that can appear on the skin. It is one of the most targeted treatments for these concerns in particular. The treatment can give you visible results in fewer sessions compared to other skin resurfacing methods, making it a time-efficient choice for those looking to improve their skin’s appearance.
Morpheus8 is a resurfacing skin treatment that combines microneedling with radiofrequency energy. This powerful synergy can tackle a variety of skin concerns, including fine lines, acne scars, and sagging skin.
How It Works
During the Morpheus8 treatment, fine needles create tiny punctures in the skin’s surface while also emitting radiofrequency energy. When both are used together, they can stimulate collagen production and tighten the skin at the same time, making it an effective skin resurfacing treatment for those who are also concerned about loose or sagging skin.
Regarded as one of the best skin resurfacing treatments, Morpheus8 offers multiple benefits in a single session. It can also be used anywhere on the face, neck, or body, giving it a versatility that other treatments may lack. If you want to address multiple skin concerns at the same time, you can consider Morpheus8.
SkinPen is a non-invasive facial skin resurfacing treatment that employs microneedling to rejuvenate the skin. Ideal for those looking to reduce the appearance of scars, wrinkles, and large pores, it can offer a gentle but effective treatment.
How It Works
The SkinPen device uses fine, medical-grade needles to create punctures in the skin. This can trigger the body’s natural healing response, stimulating collagen and elastin production as your skin heals.
If you’re looking for a treatment that offers minimal downtime and discomfort, SkinPen could be the skin resurfacing solution for you. The treatment is adaptable, allowing for customization based on individual skin types and concerns, resulting in a more personalized approach to skin care.
AQUAGOLD® fine touch™
AQUAGOLD fine touch is a unique treatment that combines microchanneling with microinjection to infuse a range of skin-boosting serums or other substances. With this treatment, we can directly target issues like dryness, fine lines, and uneven skin tone.
How It Works
In an AQUAGOLD treatment, a device with fine, gold-plated needles delivers a customized cocktail directly into the skin. In just one minute of treatment, this method can give your skin 2,400 microinjections of the chosen cocktail.
When it comes to resurfacing skin treatments, AQUAGOLD stands out for its dual-action process. It not only stimulates the skin’s natural healing mechanisms but also directly infuses it with ingredients specifically chosen for the patient, offering a more comprehensive approach to skin revitalization.
Whether you’re interested in chemical peels, Lumecca IPL, Morpheus8, SkinPen, or AQUAGOLD, skin resurfacing offers a range of effective options to meet your unique needs. At Renuva Medspa, serving Pittsburgh & Bridgeville, PA, we work hard to bring the right treatments to the right patients so that they can give you the results you’re looking for. To discuss which treatment is right for you, please reach out to us at (412) 880-2522 or contact us online to schedule a consultation.