OK, when you see that headline, your first thought is some New Age thing that promises to use the power of crystals to holistically make your skin fresh and new, all while Yanni plays in the background.
Actually, Dr. Ip uses microcrystals to basically abrade the top layer of your skin. Think of it as a light sandblasting. That’s the idea behind microdermabrasion, but 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.
Dr. Ip recommends microdermabrasion as either a stand-alone procedure or as a preparation for facelifts, brow lifts, or midface lifts.
What microdermabrasion is good for
Microdermabrasion is effective when used for certain skin conditions:
- Solar lentigines
- Dilated pores
- Oily skin
- Thick skin
- Mild, shallow acne scarring
How microdermabrasion works
is very effective and very 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.
Anywhere from five to 12 microdermabrasion sessions are used 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.
Want to bring that glow back to your skin? Microdermabrasion with Dr. Ip can do the trick. Call his Newport Beach, Beverly Hills, or NYC office for an appointment.