Even though you may do some things at home to care for your skin, there are still times when only the care of a dermatologist in Birmingham, MI can help. If something different is going on with your skin, you will need a proper diagnosis and an effective treatment for it. If your skin is aging prematurely, you will also need a treatment that is appropriate.
Has your skin lost its luster? Dull skin is often caused by a buildup of dead skin cells that obstruct the innate radiance of your skin. We can remove this buildup using a dermatologist treatment in Birmingham, MI called microdermabrasion.
A microdermabrasion treatment with our dermatologist involves the polishing of the outer skin layer that is composed of dead skin cells, oils, and cellular debris. We use a special device to spray tiny crystals onto your skin that breakup this skin layer. Then we scoop up the dead skin cells and microscopic particles. This should immediately brighten your complexion by revealing fresher skin underneath.
One of the main causes of aging skin is the decline in production of hyaluronic acid, an important skin component. Hyaluronic acid draws moisture into skin cells like a sponge. This leads to skin that is volumized and dewy. Skin with insufficient hyaluronic acid grows thin and develops wrinkles.
Juvederm® is a type of filler injection the consists of a gel mixed with hyaluronic acid to restore your HA levels. It also contains lidocaine to make the entire process as comfortable as possible. After your injections, your skin will immediately become more volumized and hydrated. Additional injections would be required after the product has been absorbed by your body in a few months.
Laser Skin Resurfacing
If sun damage or aging has caused lines or blemishes, laser skin resurfacing treatment can help your skin appear smoother and more youthful. The treatment helps to resurface skin with amazing precision. During healing, new skin cells will form that lead to a younger, tighter surface appearance. You can have the procedure performed alone or in conjunction with other types of facial treatments.
We are able to treat lines and wrinkles around your eyes, forehead, or mouth individually or treat your whole face at once. If only a small section requires treatment, we may numb the area using a local anesthetic. If your whole face is being treated, you may need general anesthesia.
If you require the services of a dermatologist in Birmingham, MI, feel free to get in touch with the team at Pinnacle Dermatology to learn more about what we offer. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!