Skin Resurfacing in Whittier, CA

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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 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.

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Average Cost  
$500 - $1,600
Recovery Time  
4 to 7 days
How Long It Takes  
1 hour
Follow Up Time  
1 day
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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.

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