Exfoliation Through Mighty Crystals — Microdermabrasion

You know about our eye expertise at Central Valley Eye Medical, addressing every conceivable eye condition from glaucoma to cataracts. But you may not be aware that we also offer some cosmetic oculoplastic services, such as eyelid surgery, Botox injections, and microdermabrasion. These are performed by Dr. Kimberly Cockerham, a board-certified ophthalmologist, who has extensive experience in various oculoplastic surgeries and facial rejuvenation treatments.

One of our cosmetic services is microdermabrasion. Everyone knows that exfoliation is the key to great looking skin. Our epidermis, the skin’s outer layer, is covered with dead skin cells and impurities that can make it appear dull. Microdermabrasion is a form of forced exfoliation to expose the healthy, glowing skin beneath.

Dr. Cockerham offers microdermabrasion for our patients at our Stockton, Manteca, and Modesto locations.

What is microdermabrasion?

First introduced in Italy nearly 30 years ago, microdermabrasion creates a light, abrasive cleansing of the skin. It does this with aluminum oxide or sodium chloride crystals to resurface the outer layer of the epidermis. The crystals are sprayed onto the targeted facial skin and vacuumed away at the same time, along with the dead skin cells and impurities the treatment removes.

What conditions does microdermabrasion help?

Dr. Cockerham uses microdermabrasion for:

  • Sun damage
  • Fine lines
  • Age spots
  • Acne
  • Superficial scarring

What is involved in the procedure?

We start by thoroughly cleansing your skin to remove any make-up and oil. For the microdermabrasion, we move the handpiece across the treatment area. We can alter the amount of exfoliation in two ways: the amount of suction employed, and the number of passes made over the treatment area.

When we’re finished, we brush away any stray crystals and apply a cold, wet towel to your face. We may also apply a hydrating mask. The procedure ends with the application of moisturizer.

Is microdermabrasion safe?

Microdermabrasion is an easily tolerated procedure. It is completely safe and is great for any type of skin. Patients don’t need any local anesthesia or topical numbing. Your skin may be a little red after your session, but that’s it. You can return to work immediately after your treatment. The only thing you need to do is be sure to protect your skin with sunscreen for the first week after your session.

Want to force some exfoliation? Call us at Central Valley Eye Medical Group, (800) 244-9907 to schedule your appointment.

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