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Healthy, young skin gets its elasticity and smooth texture from the process of exfoliation. This is your skin’s natural way of replacing old skin cells with younger, healthier ones. At the same time, exfoliation also stimulates new collagen production in the deeper layers of the dermis. As you age, these natural processes start to slow, causing wrinkles and saggy skin on the face and hands.

There are several different methods that your surgeon, Dr. Natalie Driessen, might advocate to stimulate exfoliation. If retinol and Retin-A creams have proven inadequate to the task, your surgeon might recommend that you receive a microdermabrasion treatment.

Dr. Natalie Driessen uses a small glass tube lined with fine aluminum oxide crystals with a gentle amount of suction. As she passes it over your skin, it pulls cells from your face or hands, removing them and stimulating exfoliation. This helps remove aging or dead skin cells, sun spots, fine wrinkles and lines and stimulates the growth of new healthy cells in the dermis.

Microdermabrasion can also help improve skin texture and clean your pores to help prevent future acne breakouts.

If you are interested in a microdermabrasion treatment in Palm Desert, California, you should call (760) 773-6616 to set up an appointment at Dermatology and Plastic Surgery Specialists.