Young skin naturally exfoliates itself, shedding old dead skin cells from your epidermis (outer layer of your skin) to reveal fresh, new skin underneath. As you age, this shedding process slows, which leaves the dead, dulling cells on the surface of your skin for longer and longer periods of time. That’s why your skin looks dull instead of vibrant like it used to when you were younger.
You can speed up the exfoliation process for younger, healthier rates with monthly professional microdermabrasion or dermaplaning sessions at MedBeautyLA in downtown Los Angeles, Southpark. Dr. Lori Aliksanian is an expert at creating uniform, beautiful results with both of these minimally invasive skin rejuvenating techniques, each of which requires an advanced level of skill and dexterity.
Which of these effective exfoliating techniques is right for you? Dr. Aliksanian, known affectionately as “Dr. LA,” will determine the best option based on your needs and desires.
While you relax in the treatment chair, Dr. Aliksanian applies a thin layer of tiny exfoliating crystals onto your face. With great care and precision, she then uses a handheld electronic device to sand away the dead cells from your epidermis.
As the crystals buff off the top layer of your skin, they also sand off fine lines and wrinkles and help clear your pores. The crystals are so small, they’re safe to use on dark skin, too
After your 15- to 30-minute microderm session, you’ll notice dramatic changes such as:
- Coarse skin becomes smooth and silky
- Your skin tone evens out
- Your skin looks bright and healthy
- Shallow scars are gone
- Fine lines and wrinkles soften
- Age spots and melasma fade
- Your skin feels softer and younger
- Your pores appear smaller
You may notice some pinkness or tightness in your skin for a couple of days after your procedure. Dr. Aliksanian helps you stay comfortable with soothing moisturizers. She also recommends being diligent with sunscreen and avoiding the sun when possible to avoid damage to your new, sensitive skin.
Dermplaning is another minimally invasive treatment that revives your skin through exfoliation. Dr. Aliksanian uses a specially designed instrument to essentially shave your skin, gently scraping away the top layer of your skin along with the peach fuzz hairs that can dull your complexion by trapping oil and dirt.
During your treatment, Dr. LA holds your skin taut and uses light, upward strokes that feel relaxing and soothing. The whole process only takes about 15 to 30, which is perfect for a lunchtime facial treatment.
Performing the dermaplaning treatment on your outer skin layer stimulates the deeper layers of your skin to produce elastin and collagen for improved tone, texture, and firmness.
Over time, your refreshed skin also grows healthier and stronger as the following skin concerns begin to fade:
- Dry, rough patches of skin
- Hyperpigmentation, such as melasma and sun spots
- Acne scarring
- Fine lines and wrinkles
Dr. Aliksanian may recommend following your dermaplaning session with a facial or masque because your fresh new skin is eager to soak up moisture. Dermaplaning uses no chemicals or other substances and so is a perfect choice to make your skin glow with vitality when you’re pregnant, hoping to become pregnant, or nursing. Best of all, there are no side effects or downtime.
Supercharge Your Results
You can make your skin even brighter and healthier by adding in chemical peels or facials with your microdermabrasion or dermaplaning therapy. If your face or neck is sagging, Dr. Aliksanian may recommend Ultherapy® to lift and firm your skin by building new collagen and elastin from the inside out. A dermaplaning or microdermabrasion session also presents the perfect opportunity to touch up the injectables in a liquid facelift, such as Botox® or Juvéderm®.
Help your skin renew itself by booking a dermaplaning or microdermabrasion session today. You can reach Dr. Aliksanian at MedBeautyLA by phone or email form. Walk-ins are always welcome!
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