Don’t Try These Skin Care Treatments at Home

May 11, 2021 | Skin Care


We have all had a stressful year, and everyone could probably use a little extra self-care right about now. However, while many beauty products claim to be safe for home use, some procedures should only be performed by a trained aesthetician. Here are three treatments that are better left to a professional and here’s why!

#1. Micro-Needling

Micro-needling is great for reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It is also great for helping diminish stretch marks. The treatment involves using a series of sterile, fine, sharp acupuncture needles that are attached to a dermal pen. Because these needles pierce the skin, there is a greater risk for infection if the treatment is not performed by a professional with sterilized equipment.

#2. Dermaplaning

Dermaplaning involves using a small blade to remove dry skin and fine hair from your face for a smoother complexion. Yes, you can now buy dermaplaning instruments in grocery and drug stores. Even worse, you might be tempted to use a razor on your face during your at home self-care regimen. However, dermaplaning should be done by a trained professional and not at home because of the risk of infection or damaging your skin.

#3. Chemical Peel

Chemical peels are great for resolving various skin problems like acne, rough skin, fine lines and wrinkles, or dull complexion. However, over-the-counter products are typically not as effective as a medical grade chemical peel. Unlike chemical peels of the past, today’s treatments can be performed in under an hour and involve no downtime and result in little to no discomfort as your skin heals.

Make North Scottsdale Laser & Skin Care Clinic a part of your self-care routine. Call us at (480) 448-0918 or go online to book an appointment.