Everything You Need to Know About Skin Health Treatments


Taking care of your skin is more than just a day-to-day habit; it’s an investment in your overall well-being. Skin serves as the body’s first line of defense against environmental factors and signs of aging. Over time, various factors, such as pollution, sun exposure, and stress, can take a toll on your skin, leading to acne, wrinkles, and hyperpigmentation. 

Fortunately, advancements in aesthetics offer a variety of treatments designed to address these concerns and more. From enhancing skin texture to reducing the appearance of scars, these treatments aim to revitalize your skin and boost your confidence. Whether new to skin health treatments or looking to expand your skincare regimen, understanding your options is the first step toward achieving a healthier, more radiant complexion.

Chemical Peels

Chemical peels are specialized treatments that employ various acid formulas to clear the outer layers of the skin. The process aims to accelerate the natural exfoliation, revealing newer, healthier skin beneath the surface.

Before undergoing a chemical peel, most clinics, such as Golden Medical Aesthetics, require a consultation. A tailored skincare regimen is discussed during this appointment to prepare the skin for the peel. Pre-treatment preparation is necessary for attaining ideal results and minimizing potential risks. A carefully chosen chemical solution is applied to the skin during the procedure, inducing controlled damage to its outer layers. This triggers the skin’s natural healing response, leading to renewal and improved texture.

Benefits of Chemical Peels

Chemical peels present a range of benefits, including:

  • Enhanced Skin Texture and Tone: Removing dead skin cells results in smoother, more even skin.
  • Reduced Acne Scars: The treatment can significantly lessen the appearance of acne-related scars.
  • Diminished Hyperpigmentation: Chemical peels can lighten areas of darkened skin, helping to balance the complexion.
  • Improved Cell Turnover Rate: Accelerating natural exfoliation means newer skin cells surface more quickly.
  • Brighter Complexion: The process helps eliminate dull, dead skin, leaving your face brighter and more radiant.
  • Lifting and Tightening: Some peels offer a firming effect, tightening loose skin and providing a lifted appearance.

Types of Chemical Peels

Chemical peels come in distinct strengths and formulations, often containing active ingredients like Beta Hydroxy Acids (BHA) or Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHA). The type of peel selected will depend on your exact skin concerns, desired outcome, and your tolerance for downtime.


Microneedling is a minimally invasive procedure that uses a device equipped with fine needles to create thousands of tiny, invisible punctures in the top layer of the skin. The SkinPen is a notable example of a microneedling device, mainly known for its effectiveness and precision.

Benefits of Microneedling

The procedure comes with a host of benefits, including:

  • Anti-aging and Anti-hyperpigmentation: Microneedling is a proven method for tackling signs of aging, such as fine lines and wrinkles, and reducing hyperpigmentation.
  • Effective Delivery of Natural Growth Factors: The micro-injuries trigger the body’s natural wound-healing processes, stimulating collagen and elastin production, essential for maintaining youthful-looking skin.
  • Minimal Downtime: Unlike other invasive procedures, microneedling allows you to return to regular activities relatively quickly.
  • Natural Results: Because the treatment capitalizes on the body’s natural healing mechanisms, the results look natural and not “worked on.”
  • Softening of Fine Lines, Wrinkles, and Scarring: Microneedling softens the skin texture, making it a suitable treatment for fine lines, wrinkles, and even some types of scars.

The Procedure

During a microneedling session, a topical anesthetic is typically applied to the treatment area to minimize discomfort. The SkinPen, or a similar microneedling device, is then used to make controlled micro-perforations in the skin. These micro-injuries activate the body’s healing process, stimulating the production of collagen, elastin, and fibrins.


Dermaplaning is a non-invasive skin treatment that uses a sterile blade to exfoliate the skin’s surface and remove fine hairs, commonly known as peach fuzz. Unlike other treatments involving chemical substances or multiple sessions, dermaplaning is straightforward and produces instant results.

Benefits of Dermaplaning

Here are some key advantages to consider:

  • Enhanced Skin Texture: Dermaplaning leaves the skin smoother and more refined, providing a clean slate for makeup application or other skincare treatments.
  • Removal of Dull Skin Cells and Vellus Hair: The sterile blade efficiently removes dead skin cells and fine hairs that can accumulate over time, contributing to a dull complexion.
  • Improved Topical Product Absorption: By eliminating the barrier of dead skin cells, dermaplaning allows for better penetration of skincare products, making them more effective.
  • Minimizes Fine Lines and Wrinkles: The procedure can mildly tighten, making fine lines less visible.
  • Reduces and Prevents Acne: Dermaplaning can reduce acne and improve existing blemishes by removing surface debris.
  • Hyperpigmentation Treatment: The procedure can lighten areas of skin discoloration, helping to even out skin tone.
  • Safe for All Skin Types: The treatment is generally well-tolerated, making it suitable for individuals with different skin types.

The Procedure

An in-depth skin assessment is usually performed before the treatment to ensure that dermaplaning is appropriate for you. A scalpel gently skimmed the skin’s surface during the procedure, removing the outermost layer of skin cells and fine hairs. The treatment generally lasts 15 to 30 minutes.

HydraFacial MD

HydraFacial MD is a multi-step skin treatment that utilizes patented technology to cleanse, extract, and hydrate the skin. Unlike traditional facials, which often involve manual extraction and single-focus components, HydraFacial MD employs a machine to deliver a comprehensive, more uniform treatment.

Benefits of HydraFacial MD

Here are some advantages of opting for this treatment:

  • Diminished Fine Lines: The treatment includes steps that help smooth out fine lines, improving the skin’s overall appearance.
  • Unclogged Pores: The extraction stage of the HydraFacial removes blackheads and other impurities, resulting in clearer skin.
  • Reduced Pore Size: By clearing out pores and hydrating the skin, the treatment effectively minimizes the appearance of enlarged pores.
  • Exfoliated Skin: The cleansing step removes dead skin cells, providing a fresh, rejuvenated look.
  • Even Skin Tone: The treatment helps balance discolorations and minor pigment irregularities.
  • Glowing and Hydrated Skin: One of the final steps involves infusing the skin with hydrating serums, resulting in a radiant glow.

The Procedure

The HydraFacial MD treatment typically consists of three primary steps:

  1. Cleanse + Peel: This stage involves cleansing the skin and applying a light peel to break up dirt and oil on the skin’s surface.
  2. Extract + Hydrate: The extraction nozzle acts like a vacuum, cleaning out pores while at the same time infusing them with hydrating substances.
  3. Fuse + Protect: The skin is infused with antioxidants and peptides to maximize your glow and provide protective benefits.


Ready to transform your skin and achieve the radiant, youthful complexion you’ve always desired? Don’t wait another day to start your journey towards healthier, more beautiful skin. Golden Medical Aesthetics offers a range of state-of-the-art treatments tailored to meet your unique skincare needs. Our expert team will deliver exceptional results from Chemical Peels to Microneedling, Dermaplaning, and the revolutionary HydraFacial MD. Contact us for your personalized assessment and discover the best treatment options. Your flawless skin awaits!



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