The concept of detoxing your body is everywhere, (and even we offer a Detoxifying Body Wrap, which we’ll explain in detail in a minute), but the technical answer is no, you can’t literally detox your skin. As a medical practice run by our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Kevin Bridge, it’s our job to stick to the science of things. So medically speaking, toxins can’t exit your body through your skin.
HOWEVER: The surface of your skin can certainly accumulate a whole lot of “toxins” such as grime, dead skin cells and sweat. That surface “dirt” can definitely be removed for your benefit, and if you want to think of that as detoxing your skin, that’s fine!
Speaking of sweat, you may be wondering, “Isn’t sweat a way for skin to detox?” But here’s the thing about sweat: most of it is made up of water — only a tiny percentage is waste.
Back to surface grime: Our top treatments for removing surface debris on skin can also provide a wide range of other complexion benefits, including smoothing texture, shrinking pore size appearance, brightening dullness and lightening dark spots. Specifically, our clinical skin care treatments are ideal for providing these benefits and include:
- Chemical Peels
- Clinical Facial
During your personal consultation, our expert team can help you determine the ideal skin care treatments and products to reveal your unique skin care goals. You’ll be amazed by your complexion improvements, and we can’t wait for you to see the incredible difference that results-driven treatments can make when paired with a tailored skin care regimen.
Now, let’s talk about our Detoxifying Body Wrap!
While “toxins” can’t exit your body through your skin, your body and the appearance of your skin can definitely benefit from lymphatic stimulation and minerals. Your lymphatic system is a delicate network of tubes throughout your body that help regulate fluid levels. Sometimes, due to health issues or surgery, your lymph nodes can build up and cause swelling. Gentle lymphatic massage can encourage lymph node drainage, reduce inflammation and even minimize bruising.
We also offer Manual Lymphatic Drainage.
This involves a light rhythmical skin stretching technique that is designed to help move lymph fluid back into lymph vessels and stimulate lymphatic flow. Unlike Swedish or deep-tissue massage, lymphatic drainage techniques are very light and gentle and employ a highly specific method that requires in-depth training. This service is ideal for decongesting and detoxifying the body and helps with sinus congestion, allergies and headaches while reducing swelling, inflammation and bruising.
Are you ready to refresh your skin and rev up your lymphatic system? We can’t wait to help! To learn more about our results-driven services, please call 325-670-5320 or request a consultation online today.