Skin resurfacing


Try Our Skin Rejuvenation in Cleveland Options

As one of the preeminent sources of cosmetic surgery in Cleveland, Ohio, Dr. Matt Goldschmidt and The Cosmetic Surgery Center offer a full range of services for skin rejuvenation. Cleveland residents should know that three most common methods of resurfacing and rejuvenating the skin include dermabrasion, chemical peels, and laser treatments.  The most current technology in laser treatments utilizes a fractioned laser.  The fractionated doses cause less tissue damage while still achieving amazing results!

In order to meet your goals for rejuvenating your face, laser skin resurfacing uses a precise method of exposing your skin to controlled bursts of radiation. These lasers slowly remove aging skin in order to expose the fresher, younger skin underneath.  The skin will also tighten up since the laser helps your body produce new collagen fibers to rejuvenate your appearance.

Vast Choices for Skin Rejuvenation 

If you are seeking a cosmetic surgeon in Ohio, be sure to give us a call to schedule a consultation with Dr. Goldschmidt! Our laser skin resurfacing options include deeper treatments for severely damaged and wrinkled skin or lighter treatments for those who just want a refreshed appearance.

After The Skin Resurfacing Procedure

After your cosmetic surgery, you will notice an immediate improvement.  Laser skin resurfacing is known to improve the appearance of the following:

  • Fine lines
  • Wrinkles
  • Acne scars
  • Sun-damaged or aging skin
  • Warts
  • Birthmarks
  • Liver spots

Discuss the possibility of undergoing laser skin resurfacing with the established cosmetic surgeon Dr. Goldschmidt to find out if this exciting technology will work for you!

Dermabrasion Treatments Are a Great Option for Gorgeous Skin! 

Dermabrasion in Cleveland, Ohio is a cosmetic surgery procedure that mechanically removes the outermost layer of skin.  Dermabrasion is performed by  Dr. Goldschmidt at The Cosmetic Surgery Center with the use of an instrument that has a fine sanding disk or wheel (also known as a frise). This procedure gives an improved and smoother appearance by removing the outer layers of the skin. This procedure is done under local anesthesia, IV sedation (twilight sleep), or general anesthesia. Dermabrasion is often used for treating scars that result from acne, trauma, and helps camouflage other skin irregularities or scars.

Dermabrasion may be done in a superficial or deep manner.   In superficial dermabrasion, portions of the epidermis (most outer layer of skin) are removed while in deep dermabrasion all of the epidermis and a portion of the dermis (inner layer of skin) are removed. For the treatment of scars, deep techniques are preferred as they are very effective. Deep techniques need a greater healing time and also carry a slightly higher risk of complications such as scarring.

Dermabrasion greatly improves the appearance of the skin and has excellent results in the treatment of acne or chicken pox scarring. After the procedure, the improvements continue for a longer period of time and take months as the collagen underneath the skin remodels. The treatments depend on the severity of scarring, but most patients just require a few treatments to obtain the optimal results. Patients with deep scarring such as “ice pick” scars require more treatments to get significant improvement. Other Cleveland skin rejuvenation therapies such as facial fillers or excision of the scars may be performed either at the same time or at another time to obtain the best results possible.

Chemical Peels Will Make Your Skin Glow Again 

In Cleveland, Ohio, a specific reagent or chemical is applied carefully to the skin to gently remove the outer layers of skin to reveal the underlying fresh skin.  Dr. Matt Goldschmidt and his staff use chemical peels to treat photo-aging (due to damage from the sun), scarring, acne, wrinkles, and discoloration (dyschromia).  The chemical agent causes a controlled injury to the skin and gives an improved aura and appearance to your skin.

Dr. Goldschmidt uses different chemicals depending on the severity of skin damage.  The most common chemical peels include glycolic acid, trichloroacetic acid (TCA or Obagi Blue Peel™), salicylic acid, “Jessners” solution, and phenol.  Based on the depth of injury, the peels can be of the following types:

  • Superficial peels such as glycolic acid produce a superficial injury so only the epidermis or most outer layer is affected. These peels improve the conditions such as dyschromia and acne.
  • Deeper peels such as phenol peels produce injury within the dermis so they give the most dramatic results. They can improve wrinkles and moderate to severe sun damage. They also carry a higher risk of complications and require a longer period of recovery.

Chemical peels may be highly effective and are very safe in the hands of an expert such as Dr. Matt Goldschmidt in Cleveland, Ohio. Not everybody can get chemical peels. The following are some conditions where chemical peels are not advisable:

  • Active infections
  • History of use of  isotretinoin (Accutane) or radiation therapy
  • Certain skin diseases that result in abnormal scarring
  • Scars from recent surgeriesHave more questions? Contact us about our options for skin rejuvenation. Cleveland residents call 216-264-8100 today!