Douglas Altchek, MD -  - Dermatologist

Altchek Dermatology

Douglas Altchek, MD

Dermatologist located in Upper East Side, New York, NY

Microdermabrasion Specialist

If your skin looks tired and dull, microdermabrasion could be the answer. Dr. Altcheck uses special techniques at his practice on Manhattan's Upper East Side to achieve optimal effects without any downtime so women and men can have skin that looks brighter and fresher.

Microdermabrasion

by Douglas Altchek, MD

What is microdermabrasion?

Microdermabrasion is a procedure that uses tiny crystals to remove the upper layers of dead skin, revealing fresher, younger-looking skin and evening out minor issues with texture and tone. Microdermabrasion also helps stimulate the production of collagen, so skin looks firmer and smoother over time, and because it removes the upper layers of dead, coarse cells, it allows your skin care products to be better absorbed so they work more effectively. Plus, it can be used on all skin types and tones without risk of scarring or discoloration issues.

What kinds of problems can microdermabrasion treat?

Microdermabrasion can help skin look refreshed and brighter, and it can also help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, mild acne scarring, age spots and brown spots. Many women and men turn to microdermabrasion to help skin achieve a healthy-looking glow and end dullness that can buildup as a result of environmental exposures, age and even stress.

What is the microdermabrasion procedure like?

Microdermabrasion is a gentle procedure that uses a handheld device to spray crystals across the skin's surface, scouring away dead, dry skin one small area at a time. At the same time, a vacuum removes the crystals as well as debris to leave skin looking and feeling deeply cleansed and refreshed. The entire procedure takes less than a half hour to perform for the entire face, and unlike deeper dermabrasion treatments, there's no downtime. The only potential aftereffect is slight redness and mild tightness that dissipates within a day. Using moisturizer will help. You may also need to avoid applying makeup for a day.

Does microdermabrasion hurt?

Microdermabrasion is not as aggressive as dermabrasion procedures, so your skin will not need to be numbed. All most patients notice is a tingling sensation as the crystals whisk away dead skin.

Major Insurance Providers Accepted

Dr. Altchek accepts most major insurance providers.

AARP
Advocate Health Care
Aetna
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Cigna
EmblemHealth
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
GHI
HIP
MagnaCare
Motion Picture Industry Health Plan
Oxford (UnitedHealthcare)
UnitedHealthcare
Wellcare
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Location
Altchek Dermatology
115 East 61st Street, 9th Floor
Upper East Side

New York, NY 10065
Phone: 646-679-1169
Fax: 212-755-0164
Office Hours

Get in touch

altchekderm@aol.com
646-679-1169

Douglas Altchek, MD
115 East 61st Street
9th Floor
New York, NY 10065