Microdermabrasion Seattle

What is Microdermabrasion?

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For smooth, clean skin patients should consider Microdermabrasion. Seattle weather can be harsh on your face, and this procedure is an excellent way to reverse the damage of cold temperatures and harsh winds. The process of cell renewal (exfoliation) is a natural process that slows with age. Uniform removal of the superficial dead cells thickens the epidermis, increases the production of new cells, and encourages the production of collagen and elastin. All skin types can be treated with Microdermabrasion.

Microdermabrasion was developed in Europe in 1985 and was introduced in the United States in the early 90s. Aluminum oxide crystals are projected onto the skin in a safe and uniform manner to painlessly exfoliate layers of the epidermis. These crystals, along with dead skin cells, are vacuumed into a closed filter container and discarded. A control gauge allows for increased vacuum for a more aggressive peel and decreased vacuum for a gentler peel.

Microdermabrasion leaves your skin smooth and clean with slight redness that fades quickly. Blackheads are loosened, whiteheads become unsurfaced and hyperpigmentation lightens. Acne scars, enlarged pores and epidermal wrinkles become less prominent. Blood containing oxygen and nutrients is drawn to the surface to feed and repair cells.

The process of microdermabrasion should be approached in a series of at least five treatments in order to get a lasting effect. The patient will be treated every week or two, depending on the aggressiveness of the peel. A proper skin program, including Retin-A and prescription Hydroquinone, when needed, is imperative for long lasting improvement with microdermabrasion. Seattle medical professionals at our practice are ready to consult you about this revolutionary skin-enhancing technique, so contact us today!

 

Open letter to the staff of Anderson • Sobel Cosmetic Surgery:

When I began this journey, I followed all the recommendations to ensure I had the right physician with the right credentials performing the right procedures for me. Dr. Anderson filled all those criteria and many more as I found out but I could have never known in advance how everyone I came in contact with at ACS would assist me along the way and surpass my expectations.

I certainly expected the highest level of professionalism and medical expertise. As a nurse, I watched for proper attention to standards of practice and never observed anything even questionable. But I quickly discovered what I experienced at ACS was also intangible, from your hearts and centered on making me feel care for as a patient and cared about as a person. Everyone associated with the practice understands that this is as much an emotional experience as it is a physical one. Unwavering support, sensitivity, empathy and honest responses to any and all questions built my trust and reduced my anxiety with every office visit and phone call.

Now into follow up care, I am grateful to be guided by educated skin care professionals on maintaining my ‘investment.’ No more cosmetic counter, magazine or TV commercial empty promises from strangers, you care about me and my ongoing success. I could not have anticipated the impact of making this decision on my daily life and self esteem or the enjoyment I have gotten from sharing my positive experiences since the procedure with my ACS ‘support team’.

I’ve gained (and thankfully lost) a number of things from this surgery not the least of which is a reaffirmation that there is no substitute for thoughtful preparation in making a decision like this. But what I intend to share with everyone at every opportunity is that ACS is the gold standard in total patient care addressing the whole person before, during and following the procedure. I have had the pleasure of experiencing a transformation with your guidance. I have also grown to know and respect each of you for your priceless contribution and to consider you as friends.
-BB, plastic surgery patient




, plastic surgery patient
Open letter to the staff of Anderson • Sobel Cosmetic Surgery:

When I began this journey, I followed all the recommendations to ensure I had the right physician with the right credentials performing the right procedures for me. Dr. Anderson filled all those criteria and many more as I found out but I could have never known in advance how everyone I came in contact with at ACS would assist me along the way and surpass my expectations.

I certainly expected the highest level of professionalism and medical expertise. As a nurse, I watched for proper attention to standards of practice and never observed anything even questionable. But I quickly discovered what I experienced at ACS was also intangible, from your hearts and centered on making me feel care for as a patient and cared about as a person. Everyone associated with the practice understands that this is as much an emotional experience as it is a physical one. Unwavering support, sensitivity, empathy and honest responses to any and all questions built my trust and reduced my anxiety with every office visit and phone call.

Now into follow up care, I am grateful to be guided by educated skin care professionals on maintaining my ‘investment.’ No more cosmetic counter, magazine or TV commercial empty promises from strangers, you care about me and my ongoing success. I could not have anticipated the impact of making this decision on my daily life and self esteem or the enjoyment I have gotten from sharing my positive experiences since the procedure with my ACS ‘support team’.

I’ve gained (and thankfully lost) a number of things from this surgery not the least of which is a reaffirmation that there is no substitute for thoughtful preparation in making a decision like this. But what I intend to share with everyone at every opportunity is that ACS is the gold standard in total patient care addressing the whole person before, during and following the procedure. I have had the pleasure of experiencing a transformation with your guidance. I have also grown to know and respect each of you for your priceless contribution and to consider you as friends.