Aesthetics deals with the health and the appearance of the skin. The look of one’s skin is a serious matter; it is the first thing noticed about a person and its condition plays a major role in one’s self-image and confidence. In fact, unattractive skin is a risk factor for depression and unattractive skin can alter a person’s life in many important ways.
At IMGI, we take your skin’s status and appearance very seriously, applying all known integrative and conventional strategies to maintain and restore your skin’s health. We recommend the most natural treatments, free of toxic additives and chemicals found in many so-called “high-end products.” Recognizing that the skin is the outward manifestation of inner health, we never approach skin simply with topicals. We always seek internal solutions to augment outward therapies. Lifestyle issues can affect how your skin ages and how it copes with hormonal effects. Stress, nutrition, and appropriate supplement advice is incorporated into the proper care of your skin.
Our aesthetic specialties include the treatment of acne of all severities, including chronic cystic acne, pigmentation problems, and the unwanted effects of aging on the skin. For our patients who desire a more immediate anti-aging effect, we offer Botox Cosmetic for wrinkles and several types of dermal fillers. Our application of dermal fillers leaves our patients looking many years younger, while still maintaining their same general appearance. We take great care not to make you look like someone else or a caricature of yourself. Our goal is simple: to make you look like a great younger version of yourself.
Please take a few moments to review just a few of the many aesthetic services we can offer to you . Feel free to call our office to learn about these and the many other aesthetic services we offer.
Micro-dermabrasion is a very popular skin treatment among individuals with mild to moderate skin damage who wish to preserve and maintain a youthful complexion. It is an FDA-approved treatment which refines the texture of the skin while tightening the layers below the surface. Micro-dermabrasion helps maintain healthy skin and is recommended for the following: age spots, mild acne scarring, sun damage, uneven skin tone and hyper-pigmentation, improving skin texture, reducing large pores and fine lines, and for mild scar resurfacing.
The micro-dermabrasion process involves brushing the skin with sterile micro-particles, thereby abrading, or rubbing off, the very top skin layer. This is followed by removal of the particles and derm-abraded skin with a special vacuum. Responding to the micro-particle bombardment as an injury, the skin produces fresh cells. This process is rejuvenating and helps to restore the skin’s youthful appearance.
This advanced-technology can be performed on many areas of the body and on most skin types, and has the added benefit of causing minimal discomfort and requiring no recovery time. The removal of the dead cells revitalizes the skin and improves its ability to absorb topical skin treatments.
Micro-dermabrasion excels at polishing and softening fine lines and at rejuvenating dull skin texture. With a regular treatment program, great results can be achieved and maintained. All micro-dermabrasion machines are not equal with respect to comfort and efficacy and IMGI has one of the best machines on the market, the Bella Micro-dermabrasion System.
Cosmetic Skin Peels
Skin peels are very effective in warding off the ravages of time on aging skin. In this treatment, a chemical solution is applied to the skin, causing it to separate and peel off. The new, regenerated skin is smoother, tighter, and has a more even color. Peels are beneficial for fine lines and minor skin imperfections, and can be performed as a single procedure or in a series. When combined with a micro-dermabrasion procedure, the results can be even more dramatic.
Karen Thorp, LE, our licensed Medical Aesthetician, performs several types of medical-grade skin peels. Working under a physician’s supervision, the types and strengths of skin peels she is able to offer are much greater than those that are legally permitted in a spa environment. The results are therefore much more pronounced.
Facials are enjoyable and beneficial to the skin, though less therapeutic for repair of damaged skin when compared with micro-dermabrasion and skin peels. Facials can be performed in non-medical spa environment.
We offer a whole menu of facials, including a gentleman’s facial, an acne facial, and an anti-aging one. We also offer a choice of completely organic, natural skin products or the most efficacious medical grade ones.