Resurfacing – what does it mean for your skin?

Cosmetic surgery is a huge industry. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, some 15.9 million surgical and minimally-invasive cosmetic procedures were performed in the United States in 2015 alone – even higher than the number performed in 2014. And it is easy to understand the appeal – you go to sleep or are sedated and, when you come to, that problem area on your face or body that has bothered you for years is gone. But with some procedures such as facelifts potentially costing up to USD 12,000, and with possible side effects including, but not limited to, decolourisation, asymmetry, infection, bad scar tissue, and tissue necrosis, this is not the solution for everyone. Now, men and women alike are looking for effective and less costly alternatives to cosmetic surgery. The future of the aesthetic market is becoming increasingly focused on non-invasive solutions. 

Skin resurfacing

Though it has been around in some form since the ‘80s, skin resurfacing represents the next level of skin care and anti-ageing. Scientific advancements have greatly enhanced understanding and knowledge of what skin resurfacing is and its potential. From continuous wave carbon dioxide laser to non-ablative laser systems used widely today, this is one of the fastest growing sectors in the market. pHformula has taken skin resurfacing even further, with dermatological, non-invasive and tailored skin resurfacing treatments based on more then three decades of combined scientific, medical and beauty knowledge and experience. 

So what is resurfacing and what does it do to your skin?

It is a non-invasive process that rejuvenates your skin layer by layer. Controlled skin resurfacing goes beyond the outer layer of the skin to actively provoke an accelerated form of cell regeneration in all layers. New skin cells form from the inside out, resulting in a more radiant, younger-looking skin surface – reducing the appearance of trauma or irritation without the risk and cost associated with cosmetic surgery. And pHformula’s approach to skin resurfacing is unique in the aesthetic market. pHformula’s treatment system pioneers the collaboration of regenerative medicine with chemical skin resurfacing – resulting in something completely different, more effective, and without the negative side effects of something like conventional skin peeling. Skin resurfacing is for men and women, anywhere from 20 to 60 years old. It has proven particularly effective on wrinkled, sun-damaged skin, brown spots, blotchy colouring, fine lines around the mouth, eyes and upper eyelids, even scars from acne, chicken pox or facial injury.

pHformula’s skin resurfacing treatments

Targeted to your needs and skin type – whether that be anti-ageing, hyperpigmentation, chronic redness, acne, wrinkle, or even if you are looking for a radiance boost. Different treatments can be combined in a specially-designed program with controlled strength and depth depending on what your skin needs. pHformula’s A.G.E. 1,2 and 3 solutions are active and effective skin resurfacing treatments specifically for the signs of ageing, such as photo-ageing, pigment changes, a dull or sallow appearance, and superficial and medium expression lines. A superior delivery complex ensures the penetration of active ingredients, – including retinol, to regulate cellular differentiation and provide a powerful anti-oxidant; mandelic acid, shown to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles; lactobionic acid to assist in wound healing; and pyruvic acid to stimulate collagen.

Powerful ingredients

M.E.L.A. 1,2 and 3 Powerclays represent a powerful blend of ingredients in a clay base to assist in the even and rapid penetration of the actives. The combination of phytic acid for antioxidant power, lactobionic acid for repairing the overall structural integrity of the skin, along with several other dynamic ingredients ensure the superior improvement of hyperpigmentation spots in all skin types.

The layer and leave on formulation of pHformula’s skin resurfacing means that treatments don’t need to be timed – the products used are self-neutralising and can be left on the skin. A package of integrated pre- and post-resurfacing recovery support can be used at home, guaranteeing the best possible results and maintenance, and the “outside in” and “inside out” philosophy ensures powerful nutrients are put to work inside while your skin is rapidly restored on the surface.

The ultimate skin resurfacing solution

Powerful ingredients uniquely combined form the M.E.S.O resurfacing treatment, the ultimate skin resurfacing solution. This treatment tackles various ageing problems including the neck and décolleté, and fine lines around the mouth and eyes. A natural collagen induction therapy working with the innovative M.E.S.O. glow device stimulates the skin’s natural defences to repair and produce collagen and proteins in the affected areas. The skin’s thickness is increased, superficial scars are smoothed, stretch marks reduced and fine lines erased.

There are options

So, for those who don’t want the cost and risk associated with cosmetic surgery, there are options. And with the advancements in anti-ageing, there are bound to be increasingly more options in the future.

With the professional guidance and advice of your pHformula skin specialist, pHformula’s skin resurfacing can give you a tailored treatment unlike anything else available on the market today.