Crystals and Your Skin

MicrodermabrasionOK, since we live in California, when you saw that headline your first thought was incense, a Yanni CD, and Shirley Maclaine touting her latest reincarnation. Crystals now equal New Age.

But not with Dr. Ip. At our practice crystals = rejuvenated skin.

We’re talking about using crystals to abrade the top layer of your skin. Think of it as a light sandblasting. That’s sounds extreme, as if some construction worker will be showing up with a hardhat for your procedure. But that’s the idea behind microdermabrasion. Instead of removing unwanted stains or paint, you’re removing the dull, lifeless external layer of your epidermis. Microdermabrasion exposes the glowing, fresh skin underneath.

We recommend microdermabrasion as either a stand-alone procedure or as a preparation for facelifts, brow lifts, or midface lifts.

Here’s what we use microdermabrasion to address

Microdermabrasion is effective when used for certain skin conditions:

  • Mild, shallow acne scarring
  • Melasma
  • Solar lentigines
  • Dilated pores
  • Oily skin
  • Thick skin

How we do microdermabrasion

Microdermabrasion is very effective and easy to take, with no downtime. It’s non-invasive and non-surgical. It involves the use of aluminum oxide or sodium chloride crystals to exfoliate the skin surface. The crystals are sprayed onto the skin through a wand that also suctions back the crystals and any dead skin that has been removed. The degree of exfoliation is determined by the amount of suction used, along with the number of passes made over an area.

Each of our microdermabrasion sessions includes both the face and the neck. We recommend a series of anywhere from 5 to 12 sessions to enhance skin hydration, sebum production, and texture. Appointments are spaced two to three weeks apart to allow the skin to recover. No anesthesia or numbing agents are necessary.

Couldn’t we all use a little resurfacing? Call Dr. Ip at his Newport Beach or Beverly Hills offices to make your microdermabrasion appointment.

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