Microdermabrasion Williamsville, NY

Skin Alert: Understanding Collagen

Microdermabrasion Williamsville, NY As you age, your skin starts to lose collagen in it— contributing to fine lines and wrinkles and a loss of volume across your face. And although aging can be a beautiful thing, it can also wreak havoc on your self-esteem as you see your skin go through these changes. Luckily, Dr. Jack Bertolino can perform a variety of different treatments to help encourage your skin’s natural production of collagen including microdermabrasion, micro-needling, and photofacials. To help you better understand the aging process, we have created an article discussing what collagen is at a scientific level and what it is good for. Read on to learn more.

What Is Collagen?

At the surface level, collagen is a substance that helps add volume to your skin, but what about under the skin? Under the skin, your collagen is a structural protein that helps aid in the strength and production of connective tissues and elasticity.

What Does It Do?

Yes, collagen is a substance that can help give your skin more volume but did you know that it also has other health benefits? In fact, collagen isn’t just necessary for skin health but it also helps with your bones, tendons, muscles, blood vessels, digestive system, and it can diminish the appearance of cellulite and skin dimpling.

  • Bones: Collagen allows our bones to glide over each other without any pain or discomfort.
  • Tendons: Your tendons are comprised of collagen— making them work properly.
  • Muscles: Collagen is in your muscle tissue and helps with connective tissues.
  • Blood Vessels: When collagen is present in your blood vessels, it increases the circulation and flow of blood throughout the body.
  • Digestive System: Collagen breaks down proteins in your digestive system, soothes your guts lining, and heals any damaged cell walls in your stomach.

Collagen is an important component of your overall health. If you would like to learn more about the importance of collagen for your skin, contact Dr. Jack Bertolino’s office today!

The Perfect Winter Skin-Care Treatment Is Microdermabrasion

As things in your world quiet down following the holiday season and you begin to think about what changes you will make in the coming year, now is the time to treat the damaging effects aging, the sun and the environment have on your skin.

MicrodermabrasionOne of the simplest, easiest and quickest ways to do this is with Microdermabrasion, currently the number two non-surgical cosmetic procedure in the United States. Microdermabrasion removes the dead, dry, dull, outer layer of skin, leaving you refreshed and radiant.

  • By removing the top layer of skin, microdermabrasion may stimulate the body to increase cell turnover and produce collagen.
  • The procedure is noninvasive, using a unique wand that is passed over your skin. Tiny crystals are blown against your skin, abrading the top layer of skin, called the stratum corneum. The used crystals and dead cells from your skin are simultaneously vacuumed away to a sealed container.
  • The procedure takes about 30 to 45 minutes. There is no discomfort or downtime. You can return to normal activities immediately, looking refreshed and glowing.
  • Microdermabrasion is an excellent treatment for the removal of light scars and acne symptoms.
  • We completely customize your treatment based on your individual skin conditions.
  • You will likely find the treatment soothing and not as painful as laser skin resurfacing.
  • Since skin typically regenerates at approximately 30-day intervals, skin improvement with microdermabrasion should be repeated at intervals of four weeks for optimal improvement.

Microdermabrasion is the perfect treatment for improving the appearance of sun-damaged skin, scars, fine wrinkles, acne-prone skin, freckles and age spots. And here’s the best part: microdermabrasion is affordable and can be performed during your lunch hour.

If you are unhappy with age spots, acne scars, fine wrinkles or flaking skin, but aren’t yet ready to try a chemical peel or a laser resurfacing treatment, microdermabrasion may be just the ticket. Look younger and feel better…call to schedule an appointment and add a microdermabrasion treatment to your list of must-do resolutions: (716) 633.6100.

The Skinny on Microdermabrasion

microdermabrasionWhile microdermabrasion is not as popular as Botox, this facial rejuvenation procedure deserves the same amount of attention as the popular injectable. Many of our patients are not aware that microdermabrasion is quite effective in its own right.

How microdermabrasion works
Microdermabrasion is a controlled, non-invasive method that removes dead skin cells in the outermost layers of the skin to stimulate collagen growth in the middle and deeper layers. Collagen is a protein serving multiple functions in the body, one of which is keeping your skin plump, supple, and resilient.

During the procedure, a handheld device is applied into the skin’s top layers. The entire treatment takes roughly 30 minutes for the face and 20 minutes for the neck.

Who should have microdermabrasion
Microdermabrasion, whether it’s a single treatment or multiple sessions, can address the following issues:

  • The appearance of enlarged pores
  • Mild to moderate acne scarring
  • Dry, dull skin
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Hyperpigmentation issues such as sun spots or age spots

Individuals with highly sensitive skin should not have microdermabrasion. For more information on microdermabrasion and other facial rejuvenation alternatives, give us a call. We’d love to hear from you!