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Need a Break from Makeup? Cosmetic Dermatology Treatments That Improve Skin Appearance

While we may all want clear, glowing skin without the help of makeup, it’s not something that happens without help. If you’re looking to ditch the makeup, here are a few cosmetic dermatology services that can help you get your all natural glow on.


Chemical Peels

In popular media, chemical peels are often associated with skin rashes, redness, and overall embarrassment. The exact opposite is true, though. Chemical peels are an excellent way to improve the appearance of your skin under the watchful hand of your dermatologist. It’s important to remember that your dermatologist will select the intensity of your chemical peel based on a few different factors. Your desired results, skin sensitivity, and current skin issues are all things that your dermatologist will take into consideration when you opt for a chemical peel. And while final results may take a few days to appear, the outcome is well worth the wait. Remember that it may take multiple treatments to see optimal results.


This procedure works primarily to boost collagen production in the skin. Collagen helps skin look tighter, firmer, and smoother, and while it’s naturally produced in the body, stimulating its production can help reduce wrinkles and other signs of aging. Our bodies naturally produce less collagen as we age, which in turn can result in saggy or wrinkly skin. Microneedling is an excellent way to stimulate collagen production in the face especially. This procedure involves making tiny micro-wounds in the skin, which the body then heals and produces collagen to correct. Not only can it help your skin look smoother, it can help your face appear fuller and brighter. Talk about an all natural glow. And while you may need multiple sessions, it’s likely that you’ll notice a difference in your skin a few days after your first session has been completed.

Non-Ablative Light Therapy

Light therapy is excellent for a variety of skin conditions. It’s been used for acne skin care, rosacea, and even as a treatment for vitiligo in some cases. But if you’re using non-ablative light therapy because you want an all-natural glow and smoother skin, the primary purpose of these procedures will be to stimulate collagen production. A non-ablative laser will help do this by heating up the skin tissue below the surface, which can help encourage new collagen production. In turn, this can help bring back firmness and even skin tone. It is important to note that you might not see results overnight, but that when the results do fully form, they will definitely be noticeable and long-lasting.


Dermaplaning is excellent if you want to get a glowing look without an invasive procedure. In fact, this procedure is even less invasive than microdermabrasion. Using a thin, very sharp blade, your dermatologist will scrape the surface of your skin to remove any dead skin cells and vellus hair that might be dulling your natural radiance. As a result, uneven skin tone on sun damaged skin or as a result of acne scarring can be smoothed out.

Getting smooth, glowing skin without the help of makeup doesn’t have to be impossible. If you want to get that positively radiant look without a highlighter, you’ve got plenty of options. Set up an appointment at North Pacific Dermatology to see which treatment is right for you today.

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