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How Can Exfoliation Help My Skin?

Exfoliating the skin is a process that involves the safe and effective removal of dead skin cells from the outer surface of the skin. This may be done in one of many different ways, including the use of chemicals, exfoliation tools, or a granular substance. Approximately every month, the skin naturally sheds dead skin cells to allow new cells to generate. However, these cells don’t always shed and can result in skin that is clogged, dry, and flaky. With exfoliation, patients in the communities of Islamorada and Key West, FL can achieve more beautiful, healthier-looking skin with the assistance of Pruett Dermatology.

Why should I exfoliate?

Exfoliation is used to improve the skin’s texture and appearance in many different ways. It can leave the skin looking brighter and more youthful by removing the dull, dead skin cells that may remain on the face. Regular exfoliation can prevent patients from experiencing clogged pores, which often result in the development of acne and other breakouts. After the skin is exfoliated, the pores are open and can better receive topical skincare products, ensuring they are far more effective. This includes treatments for acne. Additionally, regular exfoliation can improve collagen production, which reduces the elasticity of the skin and the formation of fine lines and wrinkles.

What type of exfoliation services are available at Pruett Dermatology?

There are many different ways in which patients can exfoliate their skin and improve its appearance and health. Physical exfoliation can be used at home. This includes special cleansing scrubs and body brushes that can slough away dead skin cells. Physical exfoliation products can be used daily at home to continually renew the skin. Chemical exfoliation can be done at the practice and is often referred to as a chemical peel. These can rejuvenate the skin with the use of specialized, hand-selected chemicals including glycolic or lactic acids.

Interested in skin treatments that can exfoliate away dead skin cells?

If you live in the areas of Islamorada and Key West, FL and are ready to speak to a professional about exfoliation services, we welcome you to book a consultation visit with our providers at Pruett Dermatology. Drs. Darel Pruett and George VonHilsheimer are here to assist and can be reached at (305) 664-8828 to make an appointment.

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