What is the Cell renewal Process?


You may have heard about cell turnover for healthier skin. Let’s take a look at the meaning of the cell turnover process and how it benefits you for healthy and younger-looking skin.

What is cell turnover?

As said by dermatologist David Lortscher, MD, cell turnover refers to the process of “dead skin cells and subsequently replacing them with younger cells”.

The process of cell turnover is what allows for healthier skin that glows. Cell turnover helps reveal shinier skin beneath the surface. New skin cell growth will appear firmer with a reduced appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Some treatments or products already in your skincare repertoire, such as peels or retinol may already be helping to stimulate cell turnover.

Benefits of skin cell turnover treatments and procedures

  • Firmer skin
  • Healthy skin cell growth
  • Reduced fine lines and wrinkles
  • Shiny, glowing skin

What happens when there is no cell turnover process?

Without the cell turnover process, the skin accumulates a buildup of dead skin cells and toxins on the skin’s surface. This buildup can lead to acne, uneven skin texture, and other skin concerns such as hyperpigmentation and flaky or dry skin. In fact, cell turnover is important for your overall skin health!

How the cell turnover process works

Getting rid of dead skin cells is essential for the cycle of skin growth. For adults, the life cycle of a skin cell is around 28 days with the length of the cycle slowing down as we age.

The newest, healthiest skin cells a created at the deepest layer of the dermis, known as the basal layer. Over time, these fresh skin cells migrate towards the outermost layer, the epidermis.

Learn more about the layers of the skin here.

As more time passes, these skin cells lose their active qualities, becoming superfluous to the epidermis and causing a buildup of extra, dead cells. When these dead skin cells fall off, they make room for new, healthy skin cells to rise to the surface.

Treatments to promote healthy skin cell turnover

While the cell turnover process is something that happens naturally, there are treatments ad procedures available that can help speed up the process and make room for new cells quickly. 

A popular treatment to hasten the cell turnover process is exfoliation!

Exfoliating facial treatments at New Age Spa Clinic

  • Facial and Body Peels
  • Exfoliating Facial
  • Classic European Facials
  • Anti-Ageing Facials
  • Dermaplaning facials
  • Hydradermabrasion

Dermaplaning facials for removing dead skin

Explore the many benefits of the Dermaplaning treatment in our Montreal or Laval skincare clinics. This medical-grade exfoliation treatment removes surface-level buildup, dead skin and facial hair, promoting a softer, brighter skin complexion.

Hydradermabrasion facials at New Age Spa

Our hydradermabrasion treatment provides a complete dose of vitality by deeply exfoliating and nourishing the skin with hydrating hyaluronic acid and vitamins. It targets dry skin, hyperpigmentation, skin texture problems and minor fine lines.

For more information on our range of facial and body care treatments for faster cell turnover, contact our team of skincare experts at New Age Spa medical clinics in Montreal and Laval. Our staff will be happy to book you in for a complimentary consultation appointment and skin analysis to find the right treatments and facials for your unique skin type or concerns.