Skin Care

Chemical Peels, Laser Skin Care, Intense Pulsed Light

For many years, plastic surgeons were frustrated by their search for rejuvenation procedures to correct sun dam-age and aging skin. While facelift surgery provided the answer for jowls and saggy skin, poor solutions remained for a patient with significant facial aging due to sun dam-age. Specifically, the leather-like criss-cross skin wrinkling and severe smoker’s lines around the lips could not be addressed by even the most advanced lifting techniques. Other skin problems such as irregular pigmentation, bronzing of the skin, age spots, pre-cancers, chronically red, irritated areas, and fine wrinkles likewise were not corrected by surgery.

There is progressive thinning of the skin due to the loss of collagen, micro-scarring from repetitive movement of facial muscles, and irregular pigmentation from sun expo-sure. Once the skin becomes etched and pigmented, there must be a change in the actual skin itself to correct these problems.

Because all of these textural problems persist despite facial surgery, cosmetic surgeons developed various skin rejuvenation procedures such as dermabrasion, chemical peels, and laser resurfacing. All of these modalities, and their variations such as CO2, erbium, fractional, non-ablative laser treatments, IPL, Trichloracetic Acid (TCA), Salicylic Acid, Glycolic Acid, and LHE, can help restore the radiant skin of your youth and create lasting beauty for life.


Spa Facials

Facials are a treatment for the face meant to cleanse, firm, smooth and moisturize the skin. Many people swear by facials not only as a way to feel relaxed and pampered, but also as a means for making their skin healthier. According to data collected by the International Spa Association, facials are the third most popular spa treatment, right behind massages and manicures or pedicures. Each person who gets a facial has his or her own reasons for doing so, including:

  • Deeply clean the skin and pores
  • Improve skin that is either too dry or too oily
  • Rejuvenate skin that has begun to look old or wrinkled
  • Relax and de-stress

Much like hairstyles and clothing, there are many types of facials, each designed for a different purpose. Keep reading to find out whether a facial is right for you. Simple facials are probably what you think of when you picture the treatment — cleaning, steaming and finishing off with a nice massage. Special facials can be tailored to your specific skin type. For example, hypoallergenic products may be part of a facial for sensitive skin.

If your eyes are looking a little tired, you might want to consider a bio-lift facial, which hones in on treating that unwanted baggage. Alpha hydroxy acid facials claim to help aging skin look more youthful, as do collagen or paraffin facials.

If mature skin isn’t your problem — rather, you’re on the youthful end with too much acne, you can seek out a specialized acne facial to try to clear skin. You can also try to clear up your skin with antioxidant and pollution-fighting facials that have special ingredients formulated to fight free radicals that can contaminate and damage your skin.

If you want a clear mind in addition to a clear face, consider an aromatherapy facial, which focuses on specific essential oils to calm the body and the spirit.

Relaxing spa facials are a great corrective measure to battle the effects of sun, aging, and skin problems, or to simply spoil yourself with a good cleansing, therapeutic treatment to give you a fresh start. Purchase a gift card towards a facial for a special event. Contact our office today for more information.


St. Petersburg Office

Kass Center for Cosmetic Surgery

6025 4th Street North
St. Petersburg, FL 33703
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Clearwater Office

Kass Center for Cosmetic Surgery

1811 North Belcher Rd Suite H-1
Clearwater, FL 33765
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