The lowdown: Peach fuzz, be gone! Same goes for unflattering dull skin cells. At Andrea Trowers Dermatology, the latest in facials — derma planing — blading the skin to manually exfoliate is de rigueur. And with good reason.
“Derma planing removes dead skin cells and hair — leaving the skin silky soft and rejuvenated,” Aesthetician Nena Valyi says. Used with a sterile surgical blade, the blade is held against the skin at a 45-degree angle and stroked along the skin, just like shaving. The end result? Bright and supple skin.
The ‘hood: Located in the L.A. Fitness building in North Miami, Andrea Trowers Dermatology is minutes away from swanky Bal Harbour Shops.
The ambience: This isn’t your mother’s dreary dermatologist office. Wallpapered walls, zebra-print-covered chairs and fuchsia accents create a modern and contemporary vibe. You’ve just got to love a practice that’s bursting with color and attention to detail — down to Dr. Trowers’ neon patent-leather stilettos.
The highlights: Book the Micro Peel Facial, which includes derma planing, microdermabrasion, lactic peel, extractions, dry ice application and moisturizer. “This treatment is the cure for softer, clearer, taut skin,” Valyi says. It’s also quite addictive, so consider yourself warned.