Crystal Clear

Introducing The Crystal Clear, our newest facial offering. This upgraded microdermabrasion treatment is a non-invasive resurfacing facial for all skin tones and ages. This facial uses medical grade crystals and vacuum suction to deeply exfoliate and improve textural imperfections while stimulating collagen production. Get ready to reveal your healthiest, most youthful looking skin in 2023!

What Is the Crystal Clear?

The Crystal Clear is a non-invasive customized resurfacing facial as it helps to improve textural concerns like rough, bumpy skin, acne scarring, enlarged pores, dry patches, inflammatory bumps, fine lines and wrinkles. This no downtime facial is a wonderful treatment for those looking for a deep exfoliating treatment with long term results.

How Does It Work?

The Crystal Clear device uses a closed loop power system and a specialty designed hand piece featuring a disposable 45 angle tip that provides steady, consistent vacuum pressure. The handpiece ejects medical grade aluminum oxide crystals onto the skin, essentially “sandblasting” the dead skin cells and removing the outermost layers of the epidermis. Following the crystal ejection is the vacuum suction that stimulates the lower levels of the skin. The handpiece vacuums the used crystals and cells back into a secondary chamber where debris is collected and discarded. This treatment is great for preparing the skin for other aesthetic treatments like our Microinfusion No Filter facial, a Clear + Brilliant, or Photorejuvenation.

What Do the Crystals Do?

These medical grade crystals provide mechanical exfoliation (no chemicals, intense light or heat) and patients experience immediate improvement in the look and feel of their skin. By sloughing away the dead and dull layers of your skin, smoother, more even toned skin is revealed, skin with a healthy glow and clear pores. This facial offers long term improvement in collagen levels, fine lines and dermis thickness and can be used as an alternative chemical peels and other gentle resurfacing treatments.

Am I A Good Candidate?

All skin types, skin colors and ages can benefit from microdermabrasion. The process rejuvenates and refreshes aging, flaky, dry, thickened, blemished, dull and sun-damaged skin. Blotchiness, uneven skin tones and texture. If you have sensitive or compromised skin, we recommend consulting with one of our medical aestheticians to determine a treatment plan that is just right for you. If you are bothered by any of the below, you may be a good candidate for this resurfacing facial:
  • Fine Facial Lines
  • Wrinkles
  • Sun Damage
  • Skin discoloration
  • Superficial scarring (including from acne)
  • Age or sun spots
  • Striae distensae (stretch marks)
  • Blackheads
  • Enlarged pores
  • Melasma
  • Photoaging
  • Seborrheic skin

Do I Need A Consultation?

Yes! Aesthetic consultations are where we get to know you, your lifestyle and your skin care goals. Just as you would hire a personal trainer or a nutritionist, you would similarly consult with us to come up with a customized treatment plan to help you feel more confident in your skin. Our medical aestheticians are certified and trained to perform this procedure as well as many other facial treatments which may be discussed during your consultations to help you achieve best results.

What Areas Can It Treat?

The Crystal Clear can be performed on many areas of the body including the Face, neck, Shoulders, back, chest Hands, legs, Elbows and knees.

How Many Treatments Do I Need?

We recommend that people undergo a series of Crystal Clear treatments for best results. Depending on the individual, you may need one monthly, or you may choose to alternate between a Crystal Clear and chemical peel or Diamond Glow. Results are cumulative and improve with each treatment Although 1 treatment yields fresher, smoother looking skin, results improve greatly after the 4th treatment.

When Can I See Results? What are the Benefits?

Patients will experience many benefits even if they are looking to address one or two concerns. Patients often report an immediate glow, softness, and even texture with gradual decreased visibility of pores and sebum levels. Over time skin stiffness decreases and thickness increases. For individuals with melasma, the Crystal Clear decreases melanization and evenly distributes melanosomes in the epidermis. For individuals with scarring, striae, and photoaging, Crystal Clear improves collagen fiber density and distribution.

Major Benefits:

  • Fresher-looking skin
  • Diminished wrinkles
  • Minimized fine lines
  • Smoother skin
  • Brighter skin tone
  • Better skin color
  • Shrunken pores
  • Reduced age spots
  • Faded scars
  • Firmer, tighter skin
  • Cleaner-looking skin
  • More radiant complexion
  • Rejuvenated appearance

Is It Painful? Is There Any Downtime?

The Crystal Clear is not painful. The vacuum suction of the device creates constant pressure on your skin as it works so there may be some mild discomfort associated with the treatment. The suction can be adjusted, so if you are ever uncomfortable, let your aesthetician know. Patients often compare the treatment to a light grit sandpaper being gently brushed across the skin. A slight stinging sensation may occur as well. Dr. Steven Bengelsdorf is a board-certified surgeon of 25+ years whose experience and research have led to his selection of the best facial rejuvenation, injectables and body contouring treatments. During your consultation one of our providers will analyze your face/body part, address your concerns, and determine if you are a good candidate for the Crystal Clear facial.