Why Microdermabrasion Should Be Part of Your Beauty Routine Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Today, we've got a sea of skincare products we can incorporate into our beauty routine to support aging skin. Medical-grade skincare, in particular, carries the nutrients the skin needs to regenerate at maximum capacity. However, we sometimes need a more powerful modality to keep this process going. This is why we recommend periodic microdermabrasion treatments for adults of all ages.
What is Microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion is a form of gentle exfoliation that is performed using a slightly abrasive instrument. The point of treatment is to remove dead and damaged cells that cover the surface of the skin.
How Microdermabrasion Works
Treatment is very simple and can be performed during your lunch hour. First, the technician cleanses the skin. Then, a small handpiece is used to spray fine crystals along the epidermis. With each gentle swipe of the handpiece, crystals gently abrade the upper layer of the epidermis and get swept back up into the applicator via soft vacuum pressure. After the entire face has been treated, a warm towel or brush is used to remove any crystal debris.
Microdermabrasion can be combined with light chemical peel treatment to achieve more dramatic results. This combination remains gentle enough to avoid substantial downtime. At most, patients typically experience minor redness that lasts an hour or so.
- Benefits of Microdermabrasion
- Brighter complexion
- Smoother skin
- Softening of fine lines
- More even skin tone
- Deep-cleaning of the pores
An additional benefit of microdermabrasion is that there are very few side effects to speak of. Post-treatment redness typically resolves within two hours. If microdermabrasion is combined with a chemical peel or if the treatment itself targets a deeper layer of epidermal tissue, slight stinging or burning may be felt during treatment. This usually does not affect post-treatment recovery.
We enjoy helping patients in the Denver area feel their very best. Understanding that not all beauty concerns call for plastic surgery, we are pleased to provide several nonsurgical treatments that can quickly boost the beauty of the skin. To schedule your microdermabrasion treatment, call 303.399.7662.
Want to Finally Experience Success? Get Help for Those Beauty Resolutions! Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Resolutions that revolve around looking and feeling better seem easy. They are definitely easy to make because it’s no secret we humans like to feel good about our appearance. Achieving success may also seem simple because there are multiple ways to go about improving cosmetic concerns. What we don’t account for when resolving to bring out our natural beauty is how time works against us. If one of your goals is to reduce the signs of aging, your body and the environment are conspiring to age your skin and superficial tissue. This is why so many beauty resolutions fail when they don’t involve teamwork.
Teamwork can Make Your Beauty Dream Work
Two (or more) heads are better than one anytime a problem needs to be tackled. The reason it pays to get help for beauty resolutions is that a trained professional can look at a problem and discern what is behind it or, in this case, beneath it. For example, it may seem obvious that lines and creases are aging the face. However, your doctor will look at lines and creases and understand why they have occurred. In some instances, the issue is muscle contractions. In others, it is the depletion of collagen and fatty tissue that leads to lines and wrinkles. Knowing the cause, your provider can implement the appropriate strategy to achieve optimal results.
How We Can Help You Reach Success
Ultimately, we can help you reach success by listening. During a consultation in our Denver office, you can expect us to take great interest in your concerns, your desired outcome, and even your reasoning behind wanting a cosmetic improvement. From a place of clear understanding, Dr. Berschof develops a treatment plan to suit your needs and preferences.
Many of the treatments we perform do not involve surgery and the downtime that comes with it. If your goal this year is to feel and look like a younger version of yourself, it may be possible to turn back the clock using only a few injections of dermal fillers, Botox, or both. Youthful skin also relates to ongoing care, which we can provide with microdermabrasion treatments that maximize your daily skin care program.
Surgery such as liposuction, abdominoplasty, a facelift, or other rejuvenating procedures does incur downtime. However, the initial recovery from most cosmetic procedures is no more than two weeks. After that point, only residual swelling and mild bruising may remain. On the other side of recovery, patients get to enjoy years of beautiful results.
Reach your intended target this year. Get help by calling our Denver office at 303.399.7662.
What’s Aging Your Skin? Tuesday, May 15, 2018
The fact of the matter is we’re all going to age. One day, you’re bound to notice that there are a few lines around your nose and mouth, or around your eyes, or on your forehead. Wherever the signs of aging appear, they can present more frustration than we care to admit. We’ve come to a point in history where aging is something we can treat with surgical and non-surgical methods. Additionally, we have more knowledge about what causes the skin to age. This knowledge is valuable because it can help us postpone aging until the very last minute.
There are several reasons why we may age the way we do. Of a long list, the one factor that is somewhat beyond our control is our genetic background. The body naturally produces enzymes that have an antioxidant effect on cells and damaged DNA. This production of enzymes is inherent to the unique genomes that run through our family lineage.
Luckily, there are more factors in our control than not. These include:
Sun exposure. Research has shown that UV exposure – that means natural sunlight and tanning beds – is responsible for 80% of the aging that shows up on the skin. And that relates to general outdoor time like walking the dog or gardening. Days spent at the pool without adequate sunscreen exacerbate the effects of sun exposure. Bottom line: wear sunscreen.
Sleep deprivation. You know that old saying “you’ll get plenty of sleep when you’re dead”? Well, the mindset that we’ve got to be on Go all the time can do more harm than good. Sleep is vital to immunity, to our mood, and also to our aging process. It is when we reach states of deep sleep that the body produces growth hormones that repair DNA damage, including that which affects the skin.
Alcohol. The idea that red wine offers certain health benefits is not wrong, but it has led to a tad bit of overuse. Red wine, or any type of alcohol poses a risk of dehydration that can show up on the skin. In addition to robbing the skin of vital hydration, alcohol consumption also depletes vitamin A, which negatively impacts collagen production.
Aging is going to happen. Good habits may prolong the appearance of youth and may be perfectly complemented by professional treatments. In our Denver office, a variety of strategies may be found. From chemical peels to injectables to lifting procedures, we have options for all stages of aging. Call 303-399-7662 for more information.