Protecting yourself from the sun and eating right can help prevent wrinkles, but nothing can stop Mother Nature from smooshing your face together while you sleep. Reverse her wrinkly wrath with today's Groupon: for $20, you get a 20 to 30 minute microdermabrasion face treatment and consultation at Aesthetic Medicine in Tigard (a $300 value).
Microdermabrasion polishes away dead dermis with the aid of gentle exfoliating products, combating the signs of aging, blemishes, and sun damage and revealing a vibrant, fresh skin surface. Dr. Darm begins procedures with a custom consultation to address each client's skincare needs and goals, followed by a deep cleansing to physically and spiritually prepare skin for exfoliation. The microdermabrasion then evicts deadbeat skin cells before coddling newfound layers of life with rejuvenating moisturizers, serums, and sunblock.
Citysearchers give Aesthetic Medicine a 4.5-star average.
Few people own a trademark. Dr. Jerry Darm of Aesthetic Medicine owns three. He pioneered the trademark procedures of LaserLift and LipoLift, which use noninvasive and minimally invasive techniques, respectively, to smooth fine lines and banish excess fat. To add to his repertoire, Dr. Darm added a third trademarked treatment: MiniLift. His accomplishments have led to invitations from aesthetic medical professionals around the world—including a 14-day trip to China to speak about his treatments at conferences in several cities.
The LaserLift procedure reverses damage caused by exposure to the sun, free radicals, and gravity malfunctions by regenerating collagen and tightening the skin with laser wavelengths. LipoLift destroys fat with a laser that melts fat cells through a small incision and allows them to be removed more gently than with traditional liposuction. The MiniLift is performed only by a board-certified plastic surgeon and is available only at Aesthetic Medicine. At the Lake Oswego location, which boasts more than 14,000 square feet, Dr. Darm helps patients feel beautiful in other ways, including combating spider veins with laser therapy or sclerotherapy and keeping wrinkles at bay with injectable fillers. The center's weight-loss program helps patients shed pounds under the guidance of medical specialists and dieticians.