Microdermabrasion Facial

Medical microdermabrasion can help improve the skin appearance by removing safely the top layers of the epidermis (stratum corneum) to reduce fine lines, early sun damage, and mild, shallow acne marks.  By purposely removed the epidermal lipid barrier in the stratum corneum, anti-aging and skin-bleaching products are able to more easily penetrate the epidermis and dermis for enhanced cosmeceutical effects.  Microdermabrasion is generally safe for all skin types but must be used conservatively with patients with darker skin.  After microdermabrasion, skin will appear softer, smoother, brighter, clearer and younger-looking  with minimal side effects.

As a stand-alone treatment, prospective patients should refrain from waxing or tanning the skin to be treated for a few weeks before treatment.  Your face and neck should be washed with a gentile, non-oily non-soap based cleanser before each of your scheduled treatments.  You may resume the application of your sunscreen blocker after the procedure.

When microdermabrasion is used as a combined treatment with your medical facial, treatments should be performed with cosmeceutical agents that do not potentiate the effects of microdermabrasion to minimize skin irritation, redness and changes in pigmentation.  Your medical skin care specialist will provide you more detailed information to make your experience a safe and effective session.  


 

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Secretomes

All cells normally secrete vesicles that contain their molecular messengers (growth factors, cytokines, RNAs) which influence the behavior of adjacent cells by regulating cellular proliferation, blood flow, immunomodulation, and inflammatory processes. In recent years, increasing attention has focused on the roles of extracellular vesicles in promoting normal physiological balance and regenerative repair. Secretomes are derived from stem cells in bone marrow, adipose tissue, placental tissue, and umbilical cord jelly, under strict regulatory guidelines and full compliancy of the United States Food & Drug Administration (FDA).

In 2022, Dr. Sasaki published one of the first Investigational Review Board studies on the application of secretomes, as an alternative method, for hair loss. Moreover, the innovative topical application of these cell-free bioactive molecules are under study to alter the effects of microdermabrasion, microneedling, and laser-resurfacing when they are used to improve the signs of aging skin.

As President-elect of the Aesthetic Stem Cell Society, Dr. Sasaki is a recognized leader in stem cell research of adipose regenerative cells, platelet-rich plasma, and secretomes. Dr. Sasaki has published over 15 manuscripts on these ground-breaking applications based on Investigational Research Board oversight for patient safety and efficacy.

 

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