Sun spots, stretch marks, fine lines and wrinkles create a look you're just not happy with. You'd like a refreshed, younger appearance, but complex plastic surgery procedures are costly, and frankly, you don't want them. What's a good alternative for your mild cosmetic skin issues? Microdermabrasion from our Forest Hills, NY dermatologist, Dr. Tamara Moss, could be your answer.
What exactly is microdermabrasion?
Minimally invasive, comfortable and budget-friendly, microdermabrasion from Moss Dermatology in Forest Hills is a marvelous cosmetic skin procedure that produces amazing results. Gentle, yet effectively removing and smoothing thickened and discolored areas of the epidermis on the face, microdermabrasion achieves a rejuvenated, smooth look for patients of all ages.
Teens, for instance, benefit from microdermabrasion when their skin has been pockmarked with acne scars, thickened by rosacea or marred by blackheads. Adults like the anti-aging benefits of this 30-minute treatment as Dr. Moss uses it to:
- Smooth fine lines and wrinkles, such as crows feet
- Lighten the appearance of sun and age spots
- Decrease the look of stretch marks and large pores
- Activate collagen, a protein responsible for the youthful appearance and elasticity of skin
How microdermabrasion works
Your Forest Hills dermatologist will examine your skin and tell you if microdermabrasion is right for you. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons urges you to seek treatment from a board-certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon who will fully evaluate your overall health and knows the proper way to apply this cosmetic skin treatment.
There's really no special preparation or after care for microdermabrasion. Dr. Moss may use either a exfoliating crystal and vacuum or a special diamond head wand to gently scrap away the outer layer of your skin. She'll concentrate on specific areas of concern, such as age spots, according to your individualized care plan.
Patients report a mild vibrating sensation during microdermabrasion. Afterwards, the skin looks more taut and clearer. While minor bruising, redness and puffiness often results post-procedure, these side effects quickly fade.
Most of Dr. Moss's patients see noticeable improvement on even the most stubborn of skin defects with just one microdermabrasion session. Follow-up sessions are scheduled as needed to treat more extensive flaws, and periodic touch-ups continue the rejuvenated look that microdermabrasion creates.
Dr. Moss and her friendly team would love to show you more about microdermabrasion and the other aesthetic services offered at Moss Dermatology. For your personal consultation, just contact our Forest Hills, NY office at (718) 268-3161.