Skin Care Services For Birmingham And Greystone, AL
Like any other precious commodity, good skin care is essential to protecting your appearance. Individualized skin care products are essential to maintaining healthy skin that will last a lifetime. With so many products on the market, it can be overwhelming to navigate the aisles and web to find the perfect regimen for yourself.
Our medical professionals are on the pulse of what's new and innovative in skin care and are committed to helping you carefully select products that will help you to achieve all of your skin care goals.
At Skin Wellness Dermatology, we carry only the best skin care lines on the market, including Isdin, SkinBetter, SkinCeuticals, SkinMedica, EltaMD, Glytone and many more. Each is individually tested rigorously to ensure maximum benefit for minimal cost. After a consult with one of our medical professionals, your regimen will be specialized to your needs and goals.
Once you've tailored your skin care products, regular maintenance to polish the look can help you to always be prepared to present your best face. Regular facials, waxing, and extractions can provide that extra boost to ensure that you are always photo ready.
Ear piercing is one of the oldest forms of cosmetic body modification in the world. Today, more than one-third of the population in the United States has pierced ears. It is important to be safe and smart when having your ears pierced. Where you have your piercing done, and how you take care of the piercing can help prevent infection and other complications, as well as ensure satisfaction and faster healing. By visiting Skin Wellness Dermatology, you will have your ears pierced in a safe, sterile environment using medical-grade equipment and the most hypoallergenic gold jewelry.
SPLIT EARLOBE REPAIR
If your earlobes are torn, split or stretched from trauma or years of wearing heavy earrings, you are a candidate for earlobe repair. The abnormal appearance of earlobes can be an embarrassment and having your earlobes repaired is a simple office procedure that will allow you to wear earrings again.
Latisse™ (bimatoprost ophthalmic solution) 0.03% is the first and only prescription treatment approved by the FDA for inadequate or insufficient eyelashes, growing them longer, fuller and darker. Latisse™ makes lash growth possible because of its active ingredient: bimatoprost. Latisse™ is a once-a-day at-home treatment you apply topically to the base of your upper eyelashes. Results are seen between 4 to 16 weeks after initiation of treatment.
Anytime the integrity of the skin surface has been cut, scratched, inflamed or injured a scar can form. The severity of the scar depends on many factors such as age, ethnic background, location of the injury, external influences, and infection to name a few. Scar Revision involves the alternation or camouflage of the appearance of a scar. This technique of revising the scar does not permanently remove the existing scar. It only improves the appearance, thus making it less noticeable.
Dermaplaning is an exfoliation technique that uses a scalpel and gentle touch to abrade the skin with light feathering strokes to remove dead skin cells from the top layer of the skin. By removing these cells, trapped dirt and oil is dislodged, and unwanted fine vellus hairs ("peach fuzz") are also removed, revealing a more healthy glowing appearance.
After this procedure is performed, the appearance of fine lines is reduced, and skin care products will be able to penetrate more readily into the deeper layers of the skin.
Recent studies have found that uneven skin tone can make you look up to 10 years older. Although wrinkle treatments can reduce the signs of aging, dark spots, scars, and blemishes can thwart your efforts to achieve a more youthful appearance.
Complexion Blending is a combination of treatments designed to improve:
- Dark spots
- Uneven pigment
- Age spots
- Sun damage
- Mild scars
- Enlarged pores
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Blood vessels
A facial is a terrific way to care for your skin, especially when it is provided by one of our knowledgeable, experienced aestheticians. A facial exfoliates, cleans, and nourishes your skin, promoting a more youthful appearance with clear, well-hydrated skin. We offer a variety of facials, and they all follow the same general steps.
- Consultation – To discuss your concerns, goals, medical conditions, medications and supplements, skin care products, etc.
- Cleansing – To protecting your hair and then thoroughly cleansing the skin.
- Analysis – Your skin is studied under a bright light to determine skin type and skin conditions.
- Steam – Depending on the type of facial, a gentle vapor of steam may be directed to your face to relax the skin and soften any blackheads or whiteheads to be extracted.
- Massage – To stimulate your facial muscles and skin, and relax you.
- Facial Mask – To apply a mask appropriate for your skin type and condition.
- Final – After the cover is removed, toner, serum, and moisturizer may be applied, along with sunscreen.
Waxing is one of the most popular methods of hair removal especially for lips, chin, and shaping the eyebrows. Waxing removes the hair from the root, so it takes much longer to grow back in.
Waxing is a great way to remove unwanted hair, however in some instances, an alternative form of hair removal may be recommended. Patients using Retin-A, Tazorac, Differin, or other topical retinoids should discuss this with the aesthetician prior to scheduling an appointment.
Although there are many over the counter kits available for waxing at home, treatment by an experienced professional delivers safer, faster, and more effective results. Our aestheticians have extensive training and practice in waxing. Waxing to remove hair is more complex than it may seem. Aestheticians understand how the hair grows, the proper temperature for the wax, how to prepare the skin for the waxing treatment, and how to treat it afterward.
Although we do everything possible to make the treatment as comfortable as possible, there is some pain at the time of the wax removal. The pain is fleeting, and an over the counter pain reliever prior to treatment can increase comfort.
If you are interested in any of the above procedures, please fill out a new patient form and schedule and appointment.