Kelli Simpson, Licensed Medical Aesthetician
Kelli is a licensed aesthetician as well as a certified laser hair removal technician with over eight years experience in skin care services and consultations. She offers her patients assistance in improving and maintaining healthy skin.
Kelli has extensive knowledge of advanced skin care modalities with emphasis on medical grade microdermabrasion, dermaplaning, IPL, laser hair removal, and chemical peels. She loves educating others about skin care and individualizing treatments for the patients at South Tyler Dermatology.
When not working, Kelli enjoys traveling with her husband, spending time with her grandchildren, crossfit, and running.”
Chemical peels are treatments used to rejuvenate the skin by reversing photo-damage and improving the skin color, texture, smoothness and luminosity. They can also be used to help with brown discoloration of the face (dyspigmentation) and acne. Application of chemical peels usually has very little discomfort, and they are safe for all skin types. After treatment, peeling can be expected for 1-3 days along with possible pinkness and mild itching of the skin. Chemical peels can be a valuable addition to a good skin care regimen. Depending on the desired results and baseline complexion, we may recommend a series of peels spaced a month apart. A cosmetic consultation can determine the best course of treatment for you.
A series of microdermabrasions can deliver a smoother, more refined texture to facial skin. These treatments will decrease fine lines, pores, brown spots, and acne scars and can be used in combination with other treatments, such as IPL photofacials and chemical peels.
Dermaplaning uses no chemicals, therefore, causes less irritation. This professional exfoliation removes dry, dead skin cells, unwanted hair and diminishes fine lines and imperfections. This highly effective and safe treatment makes skin more susceptible to pharmaceutical and advanced skin care products to create a glowing complexion.
microneedling is a collagen induction therapy (CIT). It is a minimally invasive skin -rejuvenation procedure that involves the use of a device that contains fine needles. The needles are used to puncture the skin to create a controlled skin injury. Each puncture creates a channel that triggers the body to fill these microscopic wounds by producing new collagen and elastin. You will see better skin texture as a result.
IPL Photofacial(IPL = Intense Pulsed Light)
IPL refers to the usage of a broad band of pulsed light (NOT a laser) to improve the appearance of red and brown discoloration of the skin. This treatment can be effective in the treatment of sun spots, broken blood vessels, rosacea, melasma and to brighten the overall skin tone. After a treatment, there may be slight redness and darkening of existing brown spots before they flake off after a few days. Contrary to other devices such as lasers, there is virtually no downtime associated with this procedure. Usually, the most benefit is experienced when used in a series of treatments (on average 3-5). Maintenance treatments once or twice a year can help to keep your face looking its best.
Laser Hair Removal
There are several different types of lasers that can be used for laser hair removal (reduction). At South Tyler Dermatology, we employ the diode laser for this purpose. This laser is effective at removing or reducing unwanted hair, and can require up to 5-6 treatments for maximum results. It is important to note that darker hair responds best to laser hair removal, and lighter colors such as white, grey, or very blonde hair may not be a good candidate. This is due to the fact that the target in the skin for the laser is the hair pigment. Additionally, darker skin types may carry a risk of hypo or hyperpigmentation of the skin due to the presence of increased pigment overall. In these situations, Dr. Lambert will determine if you are a good candidate for the procedure, and may perform a “test spot” treatment to ensure proper response.