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By Forest Hills Dermatology
August 27, 2018
Category: Skin Care
Tags: Microdermabrasion  

Microdermabrasion ResultsEverything from makeup and skincare products to environmental pollutants and the sun can leave skin looking and feeling dull, uneven. Or maybe you suffer from pigmentation and dark spots, acne scars, or the effects of the aging process. Microdermabrasion is a non-invasive treatment designed to deeply exfoliate your skin and improve the texture and tone. Dr. Tamara Moss, a dermatologist in Forest Hills, NY, offers microdermabrasion and other cosmetic and medical treatment options to help you achieve younger, clearer, healthier looking skin.

Rejuvenate Your Skin with Microdermabrasion in Forest Hills, NY

Because microdermabrasion is a non-invasive procedure, you can expect to see the results fairly quickly, without the healing and recovery period involved with some other forms of treatment. It also works for all skin tones from fair to dark. Even if you use the best anti-aging and skincare products, at some point you may notice that the product is not absorbed as deeply into your skin, or may leave behind a film or feel heavy on your skin. Microdermabrasion deeply exfoliates your skin so that your pores are clear and your products can work on your skin. It can also stimulate collagen production (which naturally slows down with aging) to improve common signs of aging like fine lines and wrinkles and dry skin.

How Microdermabrasion Works

The treatment uses tiny micro-crystals to remove the surface layer of dead skin cells, without chemicals or more invasive procedures in the deeper layers of the skin. In addition to removing dead skin cells, microdermabrasion can trigger a mild healing response to the stimulation, stimulating collagen, and elastin production. Some people may experience mild swelling or redness for a short time after the procedure.

Find a Dermatologist in Forest Hills, NY

For more information about microdermabrasion and other skin care treatments to help you look and feel your best, contact Moss Dermatology today by calling (718) 268-3161 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Moss today.

By Forest Hills Dermatology
October 27, 2017
Category: Skin Care
Tags: Microdermabrasion  

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 microdermabrasioncomplex 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.

Learn more

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.

By Forest Hills Dermatology
January 25, 2017
Category: Skin Care
Tags: Microdermabrasion  

Is the New Year beckoning for younger-looking skin?

Whether you worshipped the sun when you were younger or you are just really starting to notice the effects of aging on your skin, these microdermabrasionare situations that can certainly make us feel self-conscious about the way we look. Fortunately for you, our Forest Hills, NY dermatologist, Dr. Tamara Moss, offers an amazing and simple solution for reviving your skin and saying goodbye to pesky lines and wrinkles.

What is microdermabrasion?

This minimally invasive skin procedure uses a small instrument that contains crystals that are used to polish the skin and sand away the dead outermost layers of skin to reveal fresh, healthier new skin. Microdermabrasion also helps to restructure collagen, which helps with skin elasticity and tautness. As we get older we start to lose collagen production, which results in sagging skin.

What skin problems can this treatment address?

There are many common skin conditions that microdermabrasion is able to treat including:

  • Reducing the appearance of age spots, blackheads and hyperpigmentation
  • Minimizing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Treating enlarged pores
  • Minimizing or eliminating acne scars
  • Reducing the appearance of stretch marks
  • Exfoliating dull skin to reveal new, vibrant skin

What should I expect when I get microdermabrasion in Forest Hills, NY?

There are two different kinds of microdermabrasion techniques: crystal and diamond-tipped. Both handheld devices are directed over the surface of the skin to gently remove dead skin cells. In a crystal microdermabrasion, the dead skin cells are removed and then suctioned away to reveal healthy, new skin. Depending on the area or areas you want to treat, this procedure can take anywhere from 30 to 60 minutes.

How many treatments will I need?

How many microdermabrasion sessions you need will depend on the severity of your skin damage. Some people will chose to have two sessions per month in the beginning and once they start to see the results they want will continue to get treatment once a month to maintain their results. You’ll also enjoy immediate results without any recovery time.

Turn to Moss Dermatology in Forest Hills, NY in the New Year for all the cosmetic skincare you need to get your skin back on track and healthier than ever. We offer a full array of services to cater to all of your needs.