Microdermabrasion and chemical peeling are two techniques known to repair and refine the appearance and the feel of skin. These services assist with acne, scarring, wrinkles, discoloration, and the regeneration of skin cells to provide a more youthful look. But, aside from the cosmetic benefits, there is a tremendous health advantage to these procedures that many patients are unaware of.
Skin cancer exists as the most common cancer in the United States with as many as 1 in 5 Americans projected to develop it within their lifetime. Both chemical peeling and microdermabrasion have been proven to help prevent skin cancer by combatting precancerous formations on the skin called sun-spots. These “sun-spots” form on areas of the skin that commonly endure sun exposure such as the neck, face, shoulders, ears, and forearms. The progression of rough, flat, scaly sun-spots can eventually become the cancer known as Squamous Cell Carcinoma (SCC), and roughly 700,000 Americans develop it annually. While undergoing the process to appear younger and more radiant, you can also reduce the risk of SCC.
Microdermabrasions are performed to remove dead skin cells entirely from the treated area(s). The top layer of skin often contains precancerous cells, which are diminished along with any build-up through this resurfacing technique. Our aesthetician, Supreet, removes dead skin from the targeted surface aiding the efficiency and penetration of day-to-day skin care products, making way for brand new skin cells, and preventing the progression of sun-spots to ultimately halt the development of skin cancer.
Chemical peeling is a procedure that strips away dead skin to create a smoother and improved texture. Shedding dead cells to upgrade the feel and appearance of the skin are commonly recognized benefits to peeling, but the chemical solution also prevents the formation of sun-spots. The proper treatment and regimen is crucial after a chemical peel, and will be recommended by our specialist after the procedure to ensure a lower risk of cancer and healthy skin.
Utilizing resurfacing procedures and peels as a means to prevent skin cancer has produced amazing results and far fewer signs of recurrences than treatment with chemotherapy drugs.
Schedule your appointment or consultation with Skin Sutra Medspa today to find the perfect solution for you and your skin.