Skin Rejuvenation

Skin rejuvenation is a process that helps restore skin to a more youthful and healthy condition by reversing visible signs of aging such as discoloration, irregular texture, fine lines and mild skin laxity. Non-ablative skin rejuvenation, using lasers and/or exfoliating procedures, can restore collagen and diminish sun induced pigment thus creating a more even skin texture and color. Since these treatments are non-ablative (do not destroy or vaporize the surface of the skin) they have no downtime. Several treatments are required to get the best result.


Lasers use energy to gently penetrate the skin and stimulate the collagen fibers, working to improve the skin’s scaffolding and structure. Patients will feel a difference in the texture of their skin after the first treatment and since collagen takes time to grow, you will continue to see improvement over the next several weeks. After 4-6 sessions, you’ll notice a dramatic improvement, including smaller pores, more even tone, softer texture, reduction in fines lines and acne scars.

Vitalize Peel from SkinMedica brings the benefits of alphahydroxy acids to provide a strong but gentle formulation. Even after one peel you will notice improvement in your skin’s texture and tone, lessening of fine lines, and a healthier more youthful appearance. Dramatic results are achieved with a series of peels. The Vitalize Peel has been clinically proven to help pigmentation problems (such as age spots) fade and stimulate collagen production. The Vitalize Peel is safe and effective for all skin types.

Microdermabrasion is a non invasive exfoliating procedure performed individually or in a series for revitalizing and maintaining the skin’s appearance and smoothness. It can be used to address problem areas on the face or body. One session generally takes 30 minutes or so. There is no special preparation before the visit or any recuperation after. Microdermabrasion has been used successfully for years in Europe and is now one of the most popular cosmetic procedures in this country.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is the procedure new? 
Microdermabrasion has been used successfully for years in Europe and is now one of the most popular cosmetic procedures in this country. Our office uses the ExcellaDerm™ Microdermabrasion System because of its quality, dependability and results.

How does it work?
A precise stream of very fine crystals is directed through the ExcellaDerm™ handpiece onto the skin to loosen the layer of dead skin cells that form on the surface. It then suctions away both the skin debris and the crystals to reveal fresh invigorated skin. Typically only the uppermost layer of the skin, the stratum corneum, is removed. This is why there is minimal discomfort and virtually no recuperation. In select cases, however, a more aggressive abrasion may be chosen and appropriate aftercare will be discussed.

What results can I expect?
Patients have been thrilled with the effect ExcellaDerm™ microdermabrasion procedure has on:. Improving dull or uneven skin color. Relieving clogged pores and blackheads. Softening general roughness or thickened patches of dead skin (e.g. elbows, feet). Refining the appearance of fine lines, large pores, acne, and hyperpigmentation. Removing surface debris allows the skin to better absorb topical medications. Increasing circulation for a natural glow. The overall youthful appearance of their skin.

Is microdermabrasion for everyone?
Almost everyone could benefit from microdermabrasion, except patients who are taking certain medications or who have an inflammatory skin condition may need to postpone treatment. Your doctor and/or skin care profession will advise you.

Does this replace other procedures?
Microdermabrasion is a valuable skin care tool in and of itself but does not take the place of either surgical procedures or therapeutic skin care products. Microdermabrasion is an excellent adjunct to other procedures.

Are there any side effects?
The procedure may impart a slight redness to the skin but this will subside within a few hours. Although uncommon, some patients may experience blushing of then skin from increased blood flow, which will fade gradually over a day or two.