Wrinkles, fine lines, and other signs of aging don’t have to creep up on you. A consistent skin care routine that includes an oil-free moisturizer can help, but there’s much more to do. While taking care of your skin is essential to keeping the signs of aging at bay, some of the best things that you can do for your skin happen under the care of a medical aesthetic professional.
At Sky Vein & Aesthetics in Bowling Green, Kentucky, Danny Harrison, MD, provides innovative skin care solutions that target the signs of aging, leaving you with supple, beautiful skin. One of our signature treatments is our deeply penetrating salt facial. This multi-step treatment treats a variety of skin conditions, soothes skin, and is all-natural.
Why use salt?
Salt isn’t just for food, snow, and cleaning — it is also an ancient skin remedy. Salt from the Dead Sea has long been used to soothe skin conditions like psoriasis. By simply soaking red, irritated skin in saltwater, inflammation and skin irritation can be greatly reduced. Salt naturally exfoliates the skin without stripping away too much of the skin’s natural oil.
Salt boasts several medical and aesthetic uses and is antibacterial, killing bacteria by sucking their water out of the cell walls through osmosis. When dissolved in water, salt soothes skin, as mentioned, but saltwater can be used to treat canker sores in your mouth, mildly ingrown toenails, and soothe sore throats, too.
What’s a salt facial?
A salt facial is a unique way to fully utilize salt’s natural healing properties for your skin’s benefit. Salt facials include a three-step process that nurtures the skin and rejuvenates the face and neck area. The treatment is perfect for anyone with any skin tone and type, who may have:
- Acne scarring
- Fine lines
- Dark spots and sun damage
- Enlarged pores
- Stretch marks
Though treating any of these signs of aging and skin conditions can be performed alone, the salt facial addresses them all with the natural healing power of salt and light.
Step One: Sea Salt Resurfacing
Using the natural salt found in the earth, Dr. Harrison gently exfoliates with a positive pressure device to lift dead skin and stimulate cell turnover. Salt detoxes skin from free radicals and other environmental threats to your skin. Salt is gentle on sensitive skin and maintains your skin’s delicate pH.
Step Two: Aesthetic Ultrasound
After the cleansing and exfoliating salt mask, Dr. Harrison uses a smooth device that sends ultrasound waves deep beneath your skin, stimulating blood flow. Since blood carries all of the nutrients in your body, healthy blood flow is essential to healthy, strong skin.
Step Three: LED Phototherapy
This light-based therapy has been used for several years in the medical and aesthetic fields. Using one of several colored lights, LED phototherapy stimulates collagen production, helping your skin to heal more quickly, and produce smoother, softer skin.
The number of salt facials you need to get optimal results will depend on your skin’s condition. Talk to Dr. Harrison about the frequency that you should receive this treatment, though one facial per month is the standard with most facials.
After your salt facial, your skin may be tender or sensitive. Dr. Harrison will give you instructions for your facial post-care, but it will include plenty of unfragranced, oil-free moisturizer, and sunscreen. Start your treatment today by calling 270-846-1500, or book an appointment with us online.