In the age of the internet, photoshop, and airbrushing of photos, a lot of people are on the hunt for “flawless” skin. While these standards are impossible to achieve, we understand that for many people, how our skin appears is also tied to self-esteem.
There are a lot of conditions that may impact the texture or appearance of your skin, like acne scars, fine lines, or deeper wrinkles. A lot of our clients visit us because they want to feel better and more confident in their skin, and treatments for skin resurfacing in Morgantown at Willow Med Spa are the solution!
Below, our aesthetic experts discuss skin resurfacing, treatment options, and even combinable treatments to help you achieve your skin goals for the long term.
What is skin resurfacing?
Skin resurfacing is using various techniques to improve the surface of skin to treat textural conditions such as:
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Skin laxity
- Acne scars
- And more!
The main objective of our skin resurfacing treatments in Morgantown at Willow Med Spa is to improve your skin to help you feel confident in your skin. This looks different for everyone! Some clients visit us looking to improve acne scars, others are struggling with post-pregnancy melasma, and many are looking to improve general signs of aging. Skin resurfacing is great for all of these conditions ✅
Benefits of skin resurfacing
Improves signs of aging
One of the most common reasons clients visit us for skin resurfacing is to improve signs of aging. As you reach your 30s and beyond, you may notice your skin looking and feeling different. Of course, a ton of factors depend on your skin quality, like genetics, sun exposure, at-home care, and even your diet, but most people start to notice some fine lines forming as the years go on.
This is due to a slow in the production of both collagen and elastin in your skin—the two proteins responsible for giving your skin structure. This leads to thinner skin more prone to sagging and wrinkle formation since it’s not as resilient as it once was!
Many skin resurfacing treatments actually stimulate collagen production using your body’s own natural healing process. This leads to fantastic results for more youthful-looking skin!
Contributes to long-term skin health
No matter your age or skin type, skin resurfacing treatments can improve your skin for the long-term. Why? By promoting more collagen in your skin! By stimulating new collagen production in your skin with certain treatments like Halo Laser or BBL HERO, your skin reaps the benefits months, or even years, after your treatments 😍
Helps you feel your best
Skin is a big insecurity for many people. Feeling less confident without makeup, or embarrassed of your skin’s appearance is incredibly common. While we can’t change society’s expectations of flawless skin overnight, we can help you improve what’s holding you back from feeling your most confident self ❤️
An overview of our treatments for skin resurfacing in Morgantown, WV
Dermaplaning is a manual form of exfoliation that leads to brighter, smoother skin. We use a 10-gauge scalpel to sweep away dead skin cells and peach fuzz on the outer layer of the skin. You’ll immediately notice smoother skin, and with repeated sessions dermaplaning also improves fine lines and more!
- Peach fuzz
- Dull, dry skin
If you have active acne or are simply wanting deep exfoliation, a chemical peel may be a better route for you instead of dermaplaning. We customize every chemical peel to the individual to ensure the treatment is safe and effective—even if you have sensitive skin!
- Dry, Dull Skin
- Acne Scarring
- Sun Damage
For those looking to take years off their skin with a laser skin resurfacing treatment, Halo Laser is the gold standard. Halo combines both ablative and non-ablative laser technology; that’s fancy speak for it yields amazing results with minimal downtime compared to traditional lasers.
- Acne scars
- Pigmentation irregularities
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Age spots
- Sun damage
- Dull-looking skin
- Uneven skin texture
- Enlarged pores
Many people refer to BBL as a form of laser resurfacing, but it is not actually a laser! BBL (BroadBand Light) is an advanced form of IPL (Intense Pulsed Light). Essentially, it uses light energy instead of laser energy to transform your skin. One of the best parts of BBL technology is that your skin needs zero downtime.
BBL HERO is the latest advancement in BBL. We can treat both the face and body, with some of the most common body areas being the neck, chest, shoulders, and hands. The HERO handpiece also treats faster than its predecessors—making it ideal for treating larger areas on the body.
- Age Spots
Microlaserpeel uses laser technology to peel away the outer layer of dead skin cells to encourage new cell turnover and rejuvenation. New, healthy cells are brought to the surface for smoother texture and more radiant skin.
- Sun damage
- Acne Scars
- Enlarged Pores
- Poor Skin Tone
The Salt Facial is not your average facial. It is a medical-grade facial that uses a restorative sea salt-based product as an exfoliant which we follow with an antioxidant boost of nutrients into the skin. This resurfacing facial caps off with LED light therapy to promote collagen production.
- Stretch marks
- Vascular lesions
Microneedling is a skin resurfacing treatment in Morgantown at Willow that uses tiny microneedles across the skin surface. These controlled injuries trigger natural healing, producing more collagen and resurfacing the skin. Microneedling is also ideal for all skin tones, and works on both stretch marks and scars—two notoriously hard-to-treat conditions.
- Acne Scarring
- Stretch Marks
- Uneven Skin Tone & Texture
- Fine Lines
Find the perfect skin resurfacing treatment for you with an in-depth skin consultation at Willow Med Spa
We always want to give the best treatment recommendations based on your skin and desired results. There is no one-size-fits all with this process. Our skin professionals have years of training and experience with all different skin types. Before booking a resurfacing service, we always recommend visiting us for a VISIA skin analysis consultation.
How it works
You can book your skin consultation appointment online or by phone. You’ll meet one-on-one with one of our providers to get an in-depth look at your skin using the VISIA complexion analysis system. This technology is a multi-point imaging system that scans the surface of the skin, as well as its deeper layers for a truly accurate evaluation of your skin.
We can isolate and identify certain areas of sun damage, fine line and wrinkles, and other conditions with VISIA. This helps us prioritize and create a skin treatment plan and product recommendations tailored to you! We can also use the images for accurate before and after photo results.
Combining skin resurfacing treatments for the best results
Dermaplaning + Chemical Peel
If you’re ready for a light amount of resurfacing and skin maintenance, combining a chemical peel with dermaplaning is a great combo.
Halo Laser + BBL
If you’re looking to really rewind the clock on sun spots or age spots plus fine lines and wrinkles, we love combining Halo Laser with BBL Hero. Many clients like to get BBL on other areas with sun spots as well, such as the hands and chest.
Botox + Dermal Filler
Though these are technically “skin resurfacing treatments” Botox and filler injectables can be transformative for aging skin! Botox helps soften lines and wrinkles, and filler can replace lost volume in the face for a restored, youthful look.
Visit Willow Med Spa for recommendations on combination treatments!
The list above is by no means the only treatment combos we do for clients. The best way to find the right combination for your skin is by coming in for a consultation!
If you’re not quite ready to take that step yet, try out our free virtual consultation tool. You input your areas of concern and conditions, and we’ll send you a list of possible treatment recs, instantly!
About Willow Med Spa
Our cutting-edge treatments are backed by the latest innovations and research. All of our providers are exceptionally well-trained and the best in the business. We are committed to client satisfaction, and stand behind all of our work for skin, hair, and body services.
As a premier medical spa serving those in Morgantown, WV and beyond, clients across the region trust the team to provide the highest quality body sculpting treatments. With competitive pricing, a personalized approach, and experienced providers, we’re here to deliver amazing results.