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I see past recommendations for salon microdermabrasion in Berkeley, but not in Oakland. Does anyone have a recent good experience with an aesthetician who does microdermabrasion in Oakland? Looking to soften those laugh lines
Hello, I am a 44 year-old Mom of a 2 year-old. In the last 6 months,4 people have asked me if he was my grandson. It was quite depressing. I don't think I look that old, excep when I haven't apllied any make-up, done my hair nicely or dressed reasonably well (it happens...), but I still would like to do something to improve my skin tone and appearance. I have considered dermabrasion, and laser treatments to reduce sun damage and wrinkles, but I don't know where to go or how much they cost. I have looked in the archives and found only one recommendation from 2002 for dermabrasion and none for laser to reduce wrinkles. Can somebody recommend a good place to go in the East Bay? If you have any pros-cons about either treatment I would also like to hear them, as well as an approximate cost. Probably laser is out of my reach right now, but I could start saving if it really is worth the results. Thanks! Wrinkeld-Momma
I had a similar revelation about my own skin after a recent milestone birthday. And I found a wonderful aesthetician who is both knowledgeable and compassionate. She is also very honest about what kind of results you can expect from various treatments and products.
Her name is Lynne, and she owns Face Magic in Albany on 838 Pomona at Solano (510) 526-3223. The spa is a relaxing place -- it's pampering and tastefully outfitted, but it's not fussy like other salons.
I have had the dermabrasion power peel on many occasions --it is a 60 minute treatment that makes your skin feel and look luscious. I was skeptical before I tried it, but it's awesome. And I was afraid it would hurt, but it just felt like a cat licking my face. I almost fell asleep.
She can prescribe a series of treatments customized to your face -- dermabrasion, designer peel, or facials. Lynne can also suggest an at-home regimen that fits both your needs and budget. I highly recommend investing in some of the products. That helps you maintain your skin in between treatments, and it also prevents further damage.
Lynne is realistic and helpful about how your skin can change and how you can protect your skin from future damage. When you have an appointment with Lynne, she ensures that your skin is cared for and that you have an overall RELAXING experience. And for a busy new mom like you, I bet you'd really enjoy the time for yourself! I hope you enjoy Face Magic as much as I do! Good Luck! Happy Face
I am considering dermabrasion for some minor facial acne scars and age spots. I'm in my early 30's. Has anyone tried it or have done some research on this? I'd love to hear about your experiences. Recommendations would be very helpful too! Kim
Has anyone had recent experience with microdermabrasion, especially dealing with acne scars and related facial skin discolorations and textural irregularities? My kindergarten daughter recently made a lovingly detailed portrait of me ''with all the holes and marks on your face''! She meant well, but it made me realize that maybe it's time to try microdermabrasion to address the effects of the acne of my youth. Any recommendations for dermatologist or other qualified professional to perform this? Thanks!
It is not painful -- it feels like a cat's tongue being run over your face -- and the results are good provided you buy a package of about six treatments rather than a single treatment.
Microdermabrasion is more effective than a glycolic acid peel, but considerably less than laser resurfacing. If you have severe acne scarring you will not find it eliminates everything. But I was very pleased with the results of mild acne scarring on one cheek; and it also smooths fine lines, helps even skin tone. I saw Janet Cohn., R.N., from Pacific Skin Care in the city. Anon
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