Lori, our licensed aesthetician, has been working alongside Dr. Schwartzberg since 2004. As a licensed aesthetician, Lori's experience and her calming demeanor help our patients look and feel their best.
Microneedling is an effective treatment to naturally restore younger skin, dramatically improve scars, and reduce fine lines and wrinkles. A specialized device utilizes tiny needles that poke through the skin in a controlled and precise strategy, making microscopic channels in the dermis. This triggers the body's healing response which is to increase collagen (a protein that gives skin its structure) and elastin production, resulting in healthier skin.
In the treatment, the skin is cleansed and a numbing cream is applied for 20-30 minutes to eliminate discomfort during the procedure. The numbing cream is then removed and a special hydrating serum is used during the treatment which is absorbed deep into the skin.
Microneedling does not require significant downtime for recovery, but it will cause some redness similar to a sunburn that fades within 1-4 days.
The benefits will begin to be visible over 1-3 weeks since time is necessary for skin to rejuvenate itself, and improvement can continue for up to 6 months post treatment.
A chemical peel is another form of treatment that promotes healthy skin. All chemical peels cause exfoliation of dead cells, increase collagen and elastin production, and speed cellular turnover.
Chemicals, such as glycolic acid, are applied with the intention of creating a controlled wound to the skin. As the skin heals, it produces new collagen and elastin.
Chemical peels have several benefits:
- Lifts away dead skin cells
- Stimulates the basal layer which increases cell renewal
- Refines the texture of the skin and diminishes fine lines
- Evens skin tone (lightens and brightens skin)
- Firms and tones skin
- Minimizes enlarged pores
- Improves acne conditions
- Reduces excess oil and surface impurities
- Increases circulation and promotes overall healthier skin
Milia are those frustrating, tiny white bumps that develop just under the surface on many people's skin. They are usually found grouped together on the nose, cheeks, and chin. To extract milia, Lori will first use a facial steamer. She will then gently open the skin using a small needle and with light pressure and a comedone extractor, the milia will be removed.