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Aging happens to all of us; however, it doesn’t mean our skin has to give away our age. Of course, if you’ve spent years basking in the sun to get the perfect tan or you had acne as a teenager that has now left scars, you may be looking for a treatment option that will be able to reduce or even get rid of these issues and improve the texture, tone, and overall appearance of your skin.
What is microdermabrasion?
During microdermabrasion, a dermatologist will glide a small device over the skin that contains fine crystals designed to remove the outermost layer of dead skin to reveal healthier, more radiant and younger-looking skin underneath.
As the handheld device is directed over the skin to blast away dead skin cells and remove the outer layers of the skin it also stimulates the production of collagen and the growth of new skin cells. Collagen is instrumental in keeping skin tight and firm but our bodies do not produce as much collagen as we get older, which is why the skin becomes loose and saggy.
What can microdermabrasion help with?
Microdermabrasion is a great treatment option for handling a variety of dermatological issues. If you feel like your skin has become dull and lifeless, this treatment can enhance and improve the tone and radiance of your skin.
Since this treatment removes the outer layers of the skin, it can reduce the appearance of acne scars, lines and wrinkles, stretch marks, age spots and other imperfections. If you are someone who has enlarged pores, microdermabrasion can clean out the pores to remove excess oil and to reduce their appearance.
Microdermabrasion doesn’t just reduce imperfections in the skin, it can also help tighten the skin and make it look more vibrant.
What can I expect from microdermabrasion treatment?
The treatment itself is completely painless and only takes between 30 minutes to one hour to complete. Depending on the severity of the issues you wish to treat, your dermatologist will tell you how many sessions you will need to get the results you want. Typically, you’ll receive anywhere from five to 12 treatments spread out a couple of weeks apart, but you should notice results almost immediately.
If you are interested in what microdermabrasion can do for your skin then it’s time to talk to a dermatologist who can discuss your treatment goals and determine the best course of action to give you that healthy, glowing and younger-looking skin.
Are you looking for a simple way to improve your appearance that doesn't involve surgery? Dr. Curt Birchall of Rocky River Med Spa - The Fountain Clinic in Rocky River, OH, discusses several treatments you'll want to consider, including laser skin rejuvenation.
Both Botox and dermal fillers are injected into your skin to reduce lines and wrinkles. Botox works by temporarily blocking nerve impulses from reaching the muscles that cause frowning and other expressions, while fillers plump up lines and also restore volume.
Microdermabrasion removes the top layers of the skin with a fine spray of crystals. Once those layers are removed, surface wrinkles and scars will be gone. Microdermabrasion tightens your skin, improves texture and also thickens collagen, the protein that gives skin its elasticity.
The Vampire FaceLift uses your own blood to refresh your appearance. Before the treatment begins, a small amount of your blood will be extracted with a syringe and placed in a centrifuge. After the centrifuge isolates the plasma, it will be mixed with a special activating gel and applied to your face. Vampire Facelifts are used in combination with Restylane injections to reduce wrinkles and restore volume to your cheeks.
Laser Skin Rejuvenation
Laser skin rejuvenation works by heating the layer of collagen under your skin and breaking down the pigment that can cause age spots and broken capillaries. It offers many benefits and can:
- Make lines, wrinkles and acne scars less noticeable
- Tighten and firm your skin, which also reduces wrinkles
- Get rid of dark skin patches, age spots, large pores, spider veins, stretch marks and freckles
- Reduce inflammation and redness common in rosacea
There's no downtime with laser skin rejuvenation. In fact, you can go back to work after your session at Dr. Birchall's Rocky River office, if you wish. Although your skin may look a little red for a few hours after treatment, you won't experience any uncomfortable side effects. Depending on the condition of your skin, you may need approximately three to five sessions to obtain the desired results.
Why not take advantage of laser skin rejuvenation or one of these other treatments to improve your skin? Call Dr. Birchall at Rocky River Med Spa - The Fountain Clinic in Rocky River, OH, at (216) 503-8517 to schedule your appointment.