What is skin care?
Everyone wants healthy skin–it’s about more than just looking good; it’s also about feeling good. However, each person’s skin is different and requires a unique skincare regimen to keep it looking its best. It can take time to figure out what treatments will work best for your skin, and a medical professional like the talented staff at Coastal Aesthetic can help. Our trained professionals perform various skin care therapies to keep your skin well protected and looking its best for years to come!
What is skin therapy?
Often when people hear the word skin therapy, they assume this is a medical treatment, however it’s far from it. Skin care is a variety of treatments or lifestyle choices used to enhance your skins appearance. It’s important to distinguish the difference between medicine and cosmetic dermatology. Skin is the largest organ in the human body, and it’s highly susceptible to damage from a variety of environmental factors, like the sun, pollution, lifestyle choices, and more. In some cases, this damage can lead to disorder or disease. When this happens, a dermatologist should diagnose your skin condition and recommend a treatment plan for you.
Skin care therapies, however, are treatments for cosmetic concerns rather than medical ones. These therapies are not intended to treat severe skin conditions but improve overall appearance and health. Of course, there are some areas of overlap, such as acne or hyperpigmentation treatments. However, if there is any cause for concern with your skin, our staff will alert you and recommend you see a dermatologist.
What skin therapy treatments do you offer?
Acne is a complicated skin condition that stems from many different sources. Our approach to fighting acne utilizes our high-powered yet gentle laser treatment that uses pulses of light energy to treat and stop the inflammation and spread of bacteria. Now you can enjoy the smooth, revitalized skin you’ve always wanted. Clearlifts’ light-based solution repairs and rebalances your skin’s complexion and health. It can also improve the look of acne scars.
We also offer SkinCeuticals, a skincare line optimized for long-lasting results if you’re looking to improve your skin at home. These at-home use skincare products are the perfect add-on to your Clearlift treatment. You can learn more about Acne Treatments that Coastal Aesthetics provides here
Dermaplaning is an aesthetic treatment that removes fine vellus hair (peach fuzz) while simultaneously exfoliating the skin and removing dead skin cells. During dermaplaning, an aesthetician or medical professional uses a scalpel to gently scrape off the top layer of dulling dead skin cells to reveal a brighter, smoother complexion.
Microneedling is a cosmetic treatment where tiny needles create microchannels in the skin. The procedure stimulates collagen production as part of the healing process. The benefits of microneedling (also sometimes referred to as collagen induction therapy) include an increase in natural collagen and a reduction in the appearance of scars, pores, fine lines, and wrinkles. Microneedling can also produce impressive results in evening-out skin tone and other minor skin issues. Patients love this skin-rejuvenating option because it’s minimally invasive, requires little downtime, and offers remarkable benefits across various skin conditions.
Sunspots are flat brown spots that develop on the face exposed to the sun. They are noncancerous, harmless, and do not pose any risk to your health. At Coastal Aesthetics, we provide several options to treat your sunspots and leave your skin feeling fresh and new. Call our office today if you’d like to learn more about sunspot removal and if these services are right for you.
Skin Care FAQs
The best candidates for skin therapies are in good overall health, non-smokers, and not currently pregnant. If you have a current skin injury (such as sunburn), it’s best to wait and let your body heal before pursuing any skin therapy treatments. Good candidates have healthy skin that they would like to improve, either tone, texture, or laxity.
The skin is the largest organ in the human body, and it is often our first line of defense against the sun and environmental hazards. However, it’s normal for the skin to show the signs of aging as the years pass. Skin therapy is a way to care for and pamper your skin as you age. Microneedling and dermaplaning can restore a smooth and even skin tone with fewer lines and wrinkles, while sunspot removal helps erase the signs of sun damage and create more even and youthful-looking skin. Acne treatment can alleviate painful acne lesions and minimize scarring from acne. However, the most significant benefit from skin therapy is the confidence you’ll have when you feel comfortable in your skin!
Although most skin therapy treatments can be applied on all skin types anywhere on the body, the most common areas for skin therapy are the hands, face, neck, and back. That’s because these areas receive the most exposure to sun and environmental factors. However, our highly trained medical staff can answer any questions you might have about skin therapy when you schedule your consultation.
Why choose Coastal Aesthetics for
your skincare treatment?
Kimberlee Smith, FNP, has worked in the medical field for more than ten years. She received advanced training at the Esthetics Skin Institute and National Laser Institute in Boston, MA, and private training throughout the country to continuously advance her skills and stay up-to-date on safety. She also earned the elite status of Master Injector from Allergan (the manufacturer of Botox).
Since 2017, Kimberlee and her medical team have served the coastal York, Maine community. Patients love working with the staff at Coastal Aesthetics because of their thoughtful attention to detail, precision treatment, and attentive patient care. In addition, our team seeks to improve upon natural beauty. We have a reputation for excellence, and we can’t wait for you to see for yourself.
Are you ready to see the difference Coastal Aesthetics can make for you? Then, call us today at 207-363-2300 to book your consultation. You won’t be disappointed.