Microdermabrasion Technologies in Anchorage, AK
Microdermabrasion is a skin care technique that once was popularized in movies and now has become a real life procedure. It can be referred to as an immediate facelift, making it a much more attractive option than others that could be costly and invasive: Botox injections, chemical peels and plastic surgery among them.
What exactly does microdermabrasion refer to, and what promises can it hold for those who decide to try it out? Our dermatologist experts at Alaska Dermatology Laser & Skin Cancer Center want patients to understand the science behind microdermabrasion as well as its effects and requirements.
Hydrafacial MD and Diamond-Tipped Microdermabrasion
Hydrafacial is a less aggressive exfoliation treatment. This breakthrough technology is an all-in-one treatment systems that deep cleans, hydrates, exfoliates and rejuvenates. Hydrafacial removes dead skin cells while deep cleaning new skin with its serums.
At Alaska Dermatology Center, Microdermabrasion uses a specialized tool that shoots tiny crystals, like sodium bicarbonate, sodium chloride or aluminum oxide, and then later collects the crystals that were used along with the dead skin cells. There are four primary functions for the vacuum action. It will pull up a part of the skin to work on, creating a mild swelling so that it can bring the imperfections to the surface. After this, it shoots the crystal stream across the patch before disposing of the dead skin and used crystals. There are some tools that can do all of this with just one circuit, but more powerful ones will use separate circuits for streaming and collecting.
Is Microdermabrasion for Everyone?
Microdermabrasion is a procedure that works very well to unclog pores on the skin, especially for those who have skin that is too sensitive to handle anti-acne drugs. However, it is not recommended for patients afflicted with active oral herpes to undergo the procedure. The following conditions may also make it unwise to undergo microdermabrasion:
- Active Rosacea
- Open Sores
- Skin Lesions
- Vascular Lesions
- Fragile Capillaries
- Herpetic Lesions
- Widespread Acne
- Diabetes Mellitus
- Those who have taken Anti-coagulants
What People are Saying About the Hydrafacial
Case 1: SEVERE HYPERPIGMENTATION & FINE LINES
“To my surprise, I noticed a difference in my skin after my first visit. The dark spots were much lighter and my whole face looked moist and glowing. Moreover, the fine lines on my forehead were gone! I am so happy because I am getting married next month and my face looks totally different.”
Case 2: ACNE & SENSITIVE SKIN; PUFFY EYES
“HydraFacial™ has made such a difference. My skin is so much softer, the pores on my nose are clear and I no longer get breakouts on my chin or have redness on my forehead. Best of all, it has helped clear up my allergy-induced puffy and peeling eyelids.”
Case 3: ETHNIC & OILY SKIN
“I used to have very oily skin & large pores, especially on the t-zone area. Since my HydraFacial™ treatments, I have seen significant improvement with my skin, and received numerous compliments on how nice it looks. My skin is clear, and I no long have breakouts and problems with my pores. The treatment is simple, relaxing and most importantly, effective.”
Alaska Dermatology Laser & Skin Cancer Center Offers Microdermabrasion Treatment For You
Dr. Cusack and his team of dermatologists are accepting new patients under several health insurances. Microdermabrasion and Hydrafacial treatments are available at the Alaska Dermatology Laser & Skin Cancer Center. Our team is dedicated to helping people get their confidence back. Contact us to make you appointment today.