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Microdermabrasion or Facial Fillers?

Modern skin tightening treatments offer different ways to handle different skin problems. Women in Los Angeles have many skin tightening treatments available, and microdermabrasion and facial fillers are among the most popular.

Generally, microdermabrasions are great for the regular maintenance of removing old dry skin. Dermal fillers can add more volume underneath the skin. Here are some of the differences and advantages microdermabrasion and facial fillers.

Microdermabrasion Advantages

Every day, tiny skin cells are dying and accumulating on facial skin. For healthier, cleaner skin, we must remove the old dead skin. Microdermabrasion uses exfoliating micro-crystals to scrape away the dead skin.

Generally, the treatment takes about 45 minutes to complete. Microdermabrasion comes with the following benefits:

  • It’s non-invasive
  • It helps the skin breathe
  • There is very little risk of complications or discomfort

Facial Fillers Advantages

Babies have smooth skin because their bodies produce plenty of collagen and hyaluronic acid (HA). These substances moisturize skin and provide elasticity.

As we age, we may develop wrinkles because our bodies do not produce as much hyaluronic acid. The Belotero Balance Hyaluronic Acid (HA) dermal filler adds valuable nutrients to increase skin volume. In other words, Belotero fills in facial contours.

The FDA-approved Belotero treatment takes about 30 minutes to complete. Here are some key benefits:

  • It’s precise
  • It adds volume
  • It works at deeper subcutaneous level for fundamental improvements

Microdermabrasion Disadvantages

Microdermabrasion works at the top epidermis skin level, but cannot treat internal skin cell deficiencies. There are some possible temporary side effects, including redness, minor bruising or post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH). These are not life-threatening, nor do they last long.

Facial Fillers Disadvantages

Facial fillers are riskier for discomfort. Possible temporary side effects include redness, swelling, or tiny bumps under the skin. Again, these are relatively mild discomfort and are not life-threatening.

Both treatments are quite popular in Los Angeles, and our recommended treatments vary from person to person, because each person is unique. If you’d like a free skin consultation, please call Dr. Berkley Skin + Body in Studio City and start your skin treatment regimen today!

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Linda L. Berkley, MD

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Linda L. Berkley MD

Dr. Berkley graduated from UCLA in 1975 before completing her doctorate at the University of California Irvine Medical School in 1979. She practiced emergency medicine for 32 years and spent 2 years working at the Grossman Burn unit in Sherman Oaks, as well as having a private family practice.

Studying and practicing Medical Esthetics since 2006, Dr. Berkley obtains excellent natural-looking results thanks to her artistic eye, good hands, and soft touch.

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