The innovation behind the art of skin resurfacing

Posted: June 11th, 2017

Skin peeling versus Skin resurfacing 

Skin treatments and anti-ageing technology have advanced dramatically over recent decades. No longer do we depend solely on cosmetics to enhance our appearance. Cosmetics have evolved to cosmeceuticals, and cosmeceuticals to pharma-cosmeceuticals – an innovative alliance between beauty and medicine. This evolution has been underpinned by an increasing reliance on scientific-based research and the development of new technologies.

More and more, men and women alike are looking for non-invasive alternatives to surgical procedures to enhance the appearance and health of their skin. While the combined progress in medical science and cosmeceutical research has made great strides in the ability to treat skin and generate non-surgical results, the future clearly lies in creating and developing advanced non-invasive treatments.

Nowhere is the progress made to date more apparent than in how conventional skin peeling has evolved into skin resurfacing. Skin peeling, or chemical peels, have long been a popular means of reducing the appearance of fine lines, treating wrinkles caused by sun damage or ageing, and lessening the appearance of scarring. Though popular, the treatment produces superficial results – this is first and foremost an exfoliation, which strips off the outer layer of the skin. And it does not come without the risk of side effects – depending on the depth of the peel, the treatment can result in redness, scaling, swelling or blistering.

However, significant scientific, medical and aesthetic advancements mean that those looking for effective, noticeable results now have other options.

Skin resurfacing takes anti-ageing and skin treatments to the next level. Controlled skin resurfacing goes beyond the outer layer of the skin to actively provoke an accelerated form of cell regeneration in the different layers of the skin – while also reducing the appearance of trauma or superficial irritation.

What is skin resurfacing? 

So what exactly is skin resurfacing? Simply put, skin resurfacing rejuvenates your skin layer by layer. New skin cells form from the inside out, resulting in a tighter, younger-looking surface without any of the negative side effects often associated with conventional peelings.

Almost anyone can benefit from skin resurfacing. Good candidates are those with wrinkled or sun-damaged skin, brown spots or blotchy colouring, fine lines around the mouth, eyes, and upper eyelids, acne or chicken pox scars, facial injury scars, or even certain precancerous skin growths. The treatment can yield results in men and women anywhere from 20 to 60 years of age.

Skin resurfacing is a not a new art. Throughout the ‘80s and ‘90s, continuous wave carbon dioxide laser was being used to resurface damaged skin by removing it layer by layer and allowing the growth of new, smoother, more evenly toned skin. However effective this treatment was, there were inevitable side effects that prompted the development of pulsed and scanned CO2 laser systems, which carried out resurfacing in a more controlled manner. Further scientific advancements over the years have again greatly expanded the technologies available, to the non-ablative laser systems used widely today. The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery reported some 1.9 billion dollars is spent by customers on skin resurfacing in one year alone – it is one of the fastest growing sectors in the aesthetic market.

The Art of Skin Resurfacing 

And skin resurfacing has been refined further into something of an art form by pHformula. Relying on more than 25 years experience in scientific knowledge, chemistry and aesthetic medicine, pHformula has struck the delicate balance between science and beauty to create the first dermatological pharma-cosmeceutical skin resurfacing treatment line. The treatment packages combine both cutting edge cosmeceuticals and innovative medical advances to treat skin disorders such as hyperpigmentation, acne, chronic redness and, of course, the varied effects of ageing.

pHformula’s system enables rapid skin restoration using advanced dermatological skin resurfacing treatments working from the outside in, while powerful skin nutrition works from the inside out – pioneering an “outside in and inside out” approach. Designed to be applied by physicians, aesthetic nurses, clinical aestheticians, and therapists seeking the most effective and advanced treatment options, pHformula’s work embodies this groundbreaking alliance between cosmeceuticals and medical prescriptions, anchored by continuous scientific research.

Refining the Art of Skin Resurfacing 

pHformula’s long experience in scientific knowledge and the aesthetic industry has enabled the development of a specific pharmaceutical grade of ingredients – the combination of skin resurfacing acids, vitamins, antioxidants, anti-inflammatories, amino acids and trace elements in a unique PH-DVC bio-availability delivery complex. The complex ensures the even and controlled delivery of actives and allows for maximum strength formulations without the negative side effects. pHformula has also introduced a “layer and leave on” formula for skin resurfacing, meaning that the treatments are not removed from the skin and are self-neutralising. The strength and depth of your treatments are controlled and monitored at all times by a skin specialist.

In a continually advancing and changing industry, skin resurfacing represents the latest evolution in skin treatment and anti-ageing technology and it is safe to say pHformula’s skin resurfacing treatment package is unlike anything else on the professional skincare market today. Decades of expanding knowledge, research, exploration and creativity have led to the development of a skin resurfacing treatment package akin to a fine art – ensuring the best possible results for you and your skin.

For more information on skin resurfacing, contact pHformula.

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Thuy Duong Ltd, Co.

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