Aug 25 2010

Anti-Aging 101: Part III, Microdermabrasion vs. Chemical Peel? Bethesda, Maryland Plastic Surgeon Answers Your Questions

Dr. Roger J. Oldham, board certified plastic surgeon, has been performing non-invasive skin rejuvenation treatments like microdermabrasion and chemical peel for 25+ years.  Washington D.C. plastic surgeons may perform facelift surgery and other more invasive procedures alone, but Dr. Oldham also has a wide range of minimally-invasive anti-aging procedures and treatments available.  When advising patients during their 30-minute personal consultation, Dr. Oldham takes a considerable amount of time, which is spent individually with each patient to determine which treatment—microdermabrasion or chemical peel—will provide the most effective anti-aging results.  Dr. Oldham offers Bethesda patients the assistance of an experienced aesthetician who provides microdermabrasion and chemical peel options, as well as a variety of other skin enhancement treatments.

Unfortunately, our skin is where we show aging.  It our means of interacting with the world, through gentle touches, loving kisses, and a range of facial expressions.  When aging begins to present in the skin, for whatever reason, there are two options for rejuvenating treatment that cannot be achieved with at-home or even spa center care: microdermabrasion and chemical peel.   Microdermabrasion is a healthy skincare treatment that completely renews the skin cells.  By using microscopic abrasive beads, microdermabrasion clears away dead skin, and targets blemish-causing dirt deeper in the skin.  Slight redness is apparent after treatment but it disappears within a few hours and is easily covered with makeup immediately. A chemical peel achieves similar results but through a different technique.  Rather than working from the surface via an instrument, as microdermabrasion does, chemical peel is applied to the face in a topical treatment.  The unique chemical treatment in a chemical peel also removes dead skin and dirt in the skin’s pores, ensuring that the healthiest, youngest-looking skin returns to the surface.

When you call to schedule your personal consultation with Dr. Oldham, feel free to ask any preliminary questions about cost, recommended number of treatments, and even directions from any of these nearby cities and neighborhoods in Maryland, Northern Virginia, and Northwest D.C.: Silver Spring, Rockville, Gaithersburg, Bethesda, Germantown, Chevy Chase, Olney, Montgomery Village, and Potomac, Maryland; Fairfax, Vienna, Herndon, Falls Church, Arlington, McLean, Annandale, Alexandria, and Reston, Northern Virginia; and Georgetown, in Northwest Washington D.C.


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