What is laser skin resurfacing?
At Bloom Medical Group, our experienced team offers two cutting-edge, effective skin resurfacing treatments to improve the appearance and health of your skin: laser skin resurfacing and microdermabrasion. Laser skin resurfacing is a nonsurgical cosmetic treatment that uses pulsating beams of light energy to exfoliate damaged skin layers. The procedure is used for addressing facial wrinkles and lines and for minimizing skin irregularities such as pigmentation, acne scars, and other flaws. Sometimes referred to as a laser peel, laser skin resurfacing is considered a great facial treatment for people desiring clearer, softer, and younger-looking skin. The laser will be adjusted according to the condition of the skin and aesthetic goals. There is some recovery time needed with most laser skin resurfacing facials. Any concerns or questions may be discussed with Southern California board-certified family physician Dr. Nasir Mohammedi during your assessment and consultation at our Whittier, CA office.
Am I A Candidate For Skin Resurfacing?
You have several factors to think about when choosing which method of skin resurfacing procedure is best for you. Skin resurfacing is geared toward patients who are unhappy with their general complexion. If you see sun-damaged skin, acne scars, age spots, lines and wrinkles, pigmentation, or redness concerns, laser skin resurfacing treatment may be needed to correct these imperfections. In addition, it works well if you have a rough texture, scaly patches, or other skin surface problems.
what is Microdermabrasion?
If you run your hands over your face, does your complexion feel smooth and soft or rough and scaly? If rough, the outer layer of your skin may be clogged with dead skin cells that can make your complexion dull and uneven. Quick and effective, microdermabrasion treatments remove the surface layer of damaged and dead skin — so your complexion is healthier and brighter. This procedure can be used on its own or with another skin treatment, such as a chemical peel or dermal filler, for greater improvements. During your initial consultation, Dr. Mohammedi will come up with a personalized treatment plan for your needs and complexion goals.
Microdermabrasion can be used for:
- Improving the texture of the skin (fewer hills and valleys)
- Reducing the signs of aging (wrinkles, fine lines, loose skin, etc.)
- Improving imperfections, discoloration, spots, and more
- Acne treatment
- Acne scars
- Stretch marks
How Does Microdermabrasion Work?
Microdermabrasion uses a jet spray of mineral crystals to remove and vacuum the outer keratin layer of the skin, including dead skin cells, scarring, and debris that clogs pores. Microdermabrasion stimulates new collagen growth to visibly tighten skin and improve its overall appearance while significantly decreasing the appearance of acne scars and shrinking large pores while removing blackheads and whiteheads.
Am I A Candidate For Microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion can minimize the appearance of blemishes on the skin's surface, like uneven texture, fine lines, dull skin tone, sun damage, clogged pores, and scars. It is appropriate for men and women of every skin tone and type that want clearer, healthier skin. These treatments are typically used on the face, although they can also benefit your neck, chest, and hands. This procedure shouldn't be performed on skin with an open wound or a chronic skin condition, like rosacea or acne.
What Can I Expect With Microdermabrasion?
The procedure usually lasts about 15 – 20 minutes, depending on the area of treatment. Most patients don't find this procedure uncomfortable, even without using a topical anesthetic. However, a topical anesthetic can be used for sensitive skin. After the procedure, you may have redness for up to 30 minutes. Most patients return to work immediately with no downtime.
Skin Resurfacing Reviews
"I went to Dr. Mohammedi for Botox and microdermabrasion, he is a very skilled doctor. This was my first time for botox and I was a bit nervous but he and his medical assistant made me feel comfortable. He explained everything to me and what he could and couldn’t do to get the results I was looking for. I’m a night grinder and never imagined that I would go in for my crow’s feet and leave with my bruxism corrected. My face has thinned out and my eyes are noticeably less wrinkled. With the microdermabrasion my skin felt smooth and the fine lines and pores smaller. Overall the staff was very helpful and it feels like family when I walk in the door. I didnt feel pressured and now I started their skin care products and see my skin more glowing and youthful . He really knows about skin ."- I.N. / Yelp / Sep 28, 2018
"I came in to see what Dr. Mohammedi could do for my adult acne and scarring. I’ve been to many places including high end medi-spas in Beverly Hills and expensive Dermatologist offices in NYC, and I loved the results at Bloom Medical Group! Dr. Mohammedi has the latest laser equipment that non physicians won’t have access to and understands my asian skin. While most doctors are too timid to do anything effective on my face, but still charge me an arm and leg for each ineffective treatment, Dr. Mohammedi knew how far he could push the laser to make sure it was effective. I came for IPL laser treatments and high grade microdermabrasion that most medi-spas don’t have . My acne decreased significantly and my face was glowing afterwards. It is a bit of a trek from LA, but it’s worth it for something you can see results for. He really listens to your concerns and explains everything clearly to all your questions, with a great staff to boot. Highly recommended for at least a consultation!"- M.O. / Yelp / Oct 06, 2014
Skin Resurfacing FAQ
How can I help my skin recover after a resurfacing treatment?
Our aesthetic team at Bloom Medical Group will provide recommendations to help your skin heal following your laser resurfacing or microdermabrasion treatment. The most important rule is don't peel or pick your skin. This could lead to lasting damage like scars. You need to forgo all hair removal methods on the treated skin, which means no waxing, shaving, or depilatory creams. We can suggest an ointment to help soothe and heal treated areas.
What's the best type of resurfacing for me?
During your consultation, we can help you decide which skin resurfacing treatment best fits your needs and goals. What treatment is best for you will depend on the health of your skin, any skin concerns, and the skin depth you want your treatment to reach. The length of recovery time may also be an important consideration when choosing your treatment type. When in doubt, it is better to select a milder treatment, then assess your results and decide if you want something stronger for your second appointment.
How often should I get skin resurfacing treatments?
Depending on the resurfacing options selected for your procedure, you may need to wait several weeks or even months between treatments. Deep treatments will provide results that last a long time; however, they require a longer recovery period. You should tell our team about how often you want to come back for treatments so we can take this into account when recommending a type of resurfacing in your consultation.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $500 - $1,600
- Recovery Time
- 4 to 7 days
- How Long It Takes
- 1 hour
- Follow Up Time
- 1 day
Get Fresher, Healthier, And Younger-Looking Skin
Bloom Medical Group's skin resurfacing procedures provide outstanding results if you are looking to get a healthier, brighter, clearer, and younger-looking appearance. If you are curious about laser skin resurfacing and microdermabrasion and would like to hear more information about them, as well as other nonsurgical treatments at our Whittier, CA location, we invite you to contact us today to schedule your consultation with Dr. Mohammedi.