Lawrence A. Schiffman, D.O., FAOCD - Board Certified Dermatologist

Lawrence A. Schiffman, D.O., FAOCD - Board Certified Dermatologist


The Most Common Skin Care Procedures in 2021

Published August 5th, 2021 by Thepracticeagency

Every 30 days or so, your body's skin renews itself. 

No matter what stage of renewal your skin is in, it's vital to properly care for it. Your food intake, stress levels, genetics, and natural environment all play a major role in your skin's health. 

Fight back against bad skin by developing a daily skincare routine. Include cleansers, moisturizers, and the occasional exfoliant. If you need a little extra help, invest in a skincare procedure. 

You'll find a guide below on the most popular skincare procedures of 2021. Make sure to keep reading and give these a try. 


Do you struggle with peach fuzz and dead skin cells on your face? Dermaplaning is one of the best types of facial treatments to try this year. 

In this procedure, a trained technician uses a fine blade to scrape off the dead skin and small hairs from your face. It's almost like seeing a professional barber. 

The removal of dead skin cells will leave your face looking healthier and more radiant. You'll notice dull spots are gone from your face, and many individuals notice smoother makeup application after dermaplaning. 

Don't attempt to try dermaplaning at home with your own razor blades. Because blades are sharp and can easily cause damage, let a professional do the job. 

Chemical Peels

Another way to remove dead skin from your face is by using a chemical peel. Chemical peels clear up the face and help with clearing wrinkles and sun damage. This procedure is great for anyone who works a lot in the sun.

A chemical peel is a chemical solution that's applied to the face. After it sits on the face for a short period of time, the top layer of dead skin cells will start to peel and shed. 

The technician will place a cold compress on your skin after the procedure to reduce any redness and aid in healing. Avoid any irritating products and the sun for a few days after a chemical peel. Clarify any questions you may have with your technician. 

Hyaluronic Acid Face Fillers

This treatment has rightfully earned its spot of being one of the best face treatments to look younger. It'll leave your skin feeling and looking hydrated and smooth. 

Hyaluronic acid is found naturally within our body and skin so this injection is safe! Your technician will apply local anesthesia before the procedure. You won't feel a thing. 

If you can't afford a hyaluronic face filler, find more affordable face treatment products containing this key ingredient. Hyaluronic acid is great for those who struggle with oily skin because it's light. 


Do you struggle with dry skin? Look into microdermabrasion. This procedure is more effective than any exfoliants or serums you're using. 

A technician uses a wand of tiny crystals to gently buff your face. You'll also notice a tiny vacuum following this wand that sucks up any dead skin. Your skin will appear more hydrated, smoother, and brighter. 

Because there's no need to puncture the skin during this treatment, you don't have to worry about any healing time. Your technician will show you how to care for your fresh skin in the sun. 


Schedule a hydrafacial to pamper yourself and your skin. This procedure is highly relaxing and will leave your skin looking tighter and brighter. You'll notice results immediately after your appointment. 

The great thing about this procedure is that every skin type benefits from it. Not only will you notice smoother skin, but you'll also notice smaller pores and better skin texture. 

Facial treatment steps in a hydrafacial include the flushing of toxins from the skin, exfoliation, removal of build-up, extraction of blackheads, use of hyaluronic acid and peptides, and LED light therapy. It's a full experience!

Schedule regular hydrafacials to keep your skin always looking fresh. If you can't afford regular hydrafacials, ask your technician about products to use at home.


You've probably seen microneedling tools to keep in your home. Because you're using needles and puncturing your skin, it's best to get the procedure done by a professional. 

Microneedling is used to erase lines and wrinkles, rid acne scars, and lift and tighten the skin. In this procedure, a technician will use a tool with tons of tiny needles to prick your skin. Expect blood but don't be scared because this is part of the process.

The procedure only lasts about 20 minutes, and your technician will show you how to care for your skin in the weeks following your appointment. Because you have open wounds on your face, it's important to follow their directions. 

Not only can you get a microneedling procedure for your face, but you can also schedule a procedure to reduce stretch marks on your stomach and thighs. 

Products to Try at Home

Skincare procedures can come with a heavy price tag. Investing in quality products to keep in your home bathroom is important. Chat with a dermatologist about what is best for your skin. 

If you have dry skin, look for products with glycerin, vitamin E, shea butter, and jojoba oil. Keep a moisturizer in your bathroom at all times, and use gentle face exfoliants every once in a while to buff off dead skin. 

For oily skin, purchase products with hyaluronic acid, salicylic acid, and clay. Keep blotting sheets in your bag to blot away extra oil throughout the day. Indulge in the occasional clay face mask. 

The Best of the Best: Skincare 2021

Unhealthy skin is so last year. Try some of the top skincare procedures of 2021 to keep your face healthy and radiant. 

To rid dead skin cells, schedule an appointment for a chemical peel or dermaplaning procedure. Invest in a hydrafacial for a day of pampering. Try hyaluronic acid face fillers for a younger look. 

Are you located in the Miami area? We're here to help you achieve healthier, radiant-looking skin. Check out the full list of our services, and book an appointment with us today. 

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