Crystals for Better Skin, Without Shirley MacLaine

microdermabrasionWhen you think of crystals, visions of Shirley MacLaine touting some New Age mumbo jumbo and a Yanni station playing on Pandora come to mind. But Dr. Ip uses microcrystals to give you better skin with microdermabrasion.

Microdermabrasion is vastly different than dermabrasion, which uses a grinding wheel to remove the outer layers of skin and requires extensive and moderately painful recovery. Microdermabrasion instead uses microscopic crystals to deliver a light peel, renewing skin without recovery time.

What does microdermabrasion do for your skin?

The outer layer of your skin, the epidermis, is where you’ll find dead skin cells, sun damaged skin cells, and an overall dull tone. The goal of microdermabrasion is to deliver a controlled abrasion of the upper, outermost layer of the skin to remove those dead skin layer and stimulate the skin to produce new cells.

How it’s done

In microdermabrasion, Dr. Ip uses a hand piece that emits a stream of microcrystals onto the patient’s facial skin. He uses a gentle sweeping or circular motion to effectively treat the entire target area. The microcrystals gently exfoliate the skin and then the dead skin cells and crystals are instantly vacuumed away by continuously applied suction.

Each microdermabrasion session lasts between 30 minutes and an hour. Dr. Ip recommends between 5 and 12 sessions to achieve the desired results. Sessions should be spaced from 2-3 weeks apart to allow the skin to regenerate in between.

Is there recovery?

Unlike old-style dermabrasion, which demands extensive, painful recovery, after your microdermabrasion, there isn’t any downtime. Your skin may lightly flake and feel a bit tight during the day or two after your procedure, but most patients immediately return to work or their normal activities.

Interested in crystals for better skin without having to stomach a Yanni medley? Call Dr. Ip at 949-548-0300 and ask about microdermabrasion.

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