Dr. Steven Robinson of the Plastic Surgery Group

May 2015

Get a Glowing Face Without Surgery

Spa Girl faceIn youth, our glowing faces withstood all sorts of knocks: late nights studying or partying, a not-always-clean diet and, okay, maybe a little bit of alcohol. But as we get older, our faces usually tell a different story. Years of less-than-stellar habits, or even just the aging process itself, can begin to wear on us, causing our once-radiant faces to start looking dull or tired. What can be done? As it turns out, quite a lot. Here are some ways you can refresh your face without having to go under the knife.

Chemical Peels

A chemical peel uses a chemical solution applied to the face to make a thin portion of the top layer of skin blister and peel off, leaving a new, smoother layer of skin. Chemical peels make the face look younger since they improve the look of fine lines and wrinkles caused by aging, skin damage, acne and other less-than-appealing skin problems. The end result of a peel? Skin that looks tighter, plumper and healthier — like in youth!

At Ohio Plastic Surgeons, we offer several types of chemical peels, including our Classic MicroPeel® procedure, which does not cause any redness or blood vessel dilation in the skin and is ideal for patients with rosacea, or with mature or hypersensitive skin.

Microdermabrasion

Microdermabrasion is a technique that uses tiny crystals sprayed onto the face as a way to exfoliate and rejuvenate the face by removing dead skin cells. This type of treatment has a type of gentle “sanding” effect on the skin as it removes the outer layer of the skin, revealing the new, fresh skin underneath for a younger-looking complexion. This type of skin treatment is ideal for removing age spots, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, reducing or eliminating large pores and treating acne and acne scars.

If you’d like to learn more about microdermabrasion, including how we at Ohio Plastic Surgeons use it as an effective treatment for stimulating new skin cell and collagen growth, please contact our practice today.

Ultrasonic Treatment

An Ultrasonic facial treatment uses a low-frequency, ultrasonic (sound wave) vibration to reach deep below the surface of the skin and to stimulate collagen growth. The increased collagen plumps up the skin and smooths fine lines and wrinkles, improving the appearance of acne and tightening pores. This skin treatment works well for all skin types, and especially for those with hypersensitive skin, since there are no creams or other topical solutions used that could cause irritation.

Contact our office to find out more about the safe and effective ultrasonic facial treatment, including how we use it to remove the dirt, oil and other debris from your face’s deepest layers while at the same time promoting new skin cell growth.

Contact Ohio Plastic Surgeons to Get Glowing!

If you’re ready to find out more about what Ohio Plastic Surgeons has to offer in terms of these and other skin care treatments, contact our office today by calling us at (614) 326-4661.

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