Skin Resurfacing Akron, Ohio

At Crystal we combine the art of beauty and the science of medicine to rejuvenate your skin. Using medically-based skin treatments, we can, not only bring about beautiful skin, but also healthy skin.

Our board certified plastic surgeons meet with you to learn about your concerns and examine your skin. In addition, you undergo VISIA skin analysis and meet with our medical aesthetician. You will be provided with information about your options, our recommendations, and a plan. . Using natural products, as well as medically-prescribed creams, peels, along with specialized skin laser technology, we can achieve visible improvements in skin wrinkles, pigmentation, color, texture, and tightness, and also address skin conditions, including acne, large pores, rosacea, unwanted hair growth and acne scars.

Home Skin Care

Skin cancer is very common in Ohioians.  An Akron, OH skin care program is one that must focus on sun protection. At Crystal we believe that good skin care is ongoing and does not stop after a skin treatment. We recommend you should have your skin screened for skin cancer on an annual basis. Plastic surgeons are very knowledgeable and experienced in the diagnosis and treatment of skin cancer. Our most popular system is Obagi Nu-Derm®.


Fractionated Laser

Fractionated laser skin resurfacing improves skin texture and tone, smoothes wrinkles, and diminishes brown spots. It is also used to improve scars, including acne scars. In short, this procedure erases those factors that add years to our appearance, restoring youthful vitality.

Laser skin resurfacing, like chemical peels, dermabrasion and microdermabrasion, are commonly used to restore the youthful appearance to wrinkled, sun-damaged skin. Compared to other methods, fractionated laser skin resurfacing can produce improvements with fewer treatments and down time.

Laser Skin Resurfacing

The laser removes skin layers by vaporization. The surgeon is able to specify the amount of energy transmitted to the skin’s surface by the laser beam and control the depth of the penetration.

Pulsed Light for Pigmented Lesions

Cosmetic flaws may be caused by heredity, medication, pregnancy or environmental factors. Yet most brown pigmented lesions are ideal candidates for non-invasive pulsed light treatments. A wide range of pigmented lesions like freckles, brown age spots, brown birth marks, brown pigmentation from pregnancy or hormones can be safely and effectively treated with pulsed light. Other skin conditions that can be improved by include acne, vascular lesions, skin rejuvenation, fine lines and wrinkles, and scars.

How does pulsed light technology work? The selective pulsed light energy is precisely absorbed by the target areas without damaging healthy skin. With pigmented lesions, the light energy heats the melanin in the lesion and cases it to fragment. The melanin fragments are then absorbed by the body and eliminated. By proving smooth, consistent light pulses, the energy delivered to the skin is gentle and effective.

Pulsed Light for Vascular Lesions

Cosmetic flaws may be caused by heredity, medication, pregnancy or environmental factors. Yet most vascular skin conditions are ideal candidates for non-invasive pulsed light treatments. The widest range of benign vascular conditions, like port wine stains (red birthmarks), hemangiomas (red skin spots), erythema (skin redness), and rosacea can be safely and effectively treated with pulsed light.

Nd:YAG Laser for unwanted Face & Leg Veins

Prominent veins are a widespread source of embarrassment. While not life-threatening, they may force you to “cover up”, and deny yourself the pleasure of outdoor activity, warm weather and light, free clothing. Today, this problem can be solved quickly by virtually painless beams of light. In just a few treatments, your unsightly veins will fade from view, while you take center stage pool-side.


Crystal offers peels that are specifically formulated for your skin and clinically proven to achieve results. Peels can be used simply to refresh the skin or to treat acne, fine lines and wrinkles, discoloration, deep wrinkles, sun damage, and pre-cancerous skin conditions. While the superficial peels are performed by our medical esthetician, the intermediate and deep peels are performed by our board certified plastic surgeons. We recommend you schedule an appointment with one of our physicians to discuss which peel is best for you.

Chemical Peels

Chemical peels are solutions that are applied to your face by a licensed skin care specialist. Chemical peels can smooth the surface of your skin, improve your skin tone and color, diminish wrinkles and shrink pore size.

The aestheticians at Crystal Clinic Plastic Surgeons offer the following superficial chemical peels:

Obagi Blue Peel
Refinity Peel
Parisian Peel

Call today to set up a consultation visit with our Skin Care Consultant to find out if a chemical peel is right for you. Click here to learn more about our Skin Care Specialists.

Other Peels: These are other peels we use to address specific skin conditions. These peels include:

  • Glycolic peels
  • PCA Peel HQ Free Exfoliating Treatment
  • PCA Peel with Hydroquinone and Resorcinol Treatment
  • Ultra Peel I & II Exfoliating Treatment
  • Sensi Peel Exfoliating Treatment
  • Ultra Peel Treatment
  • Anti-Bac Peel
  • Omega Peel

Intermediate Peels

TCA Peel: This intermediate peel is the most effective peel performed in the office without anesthesia. Patients looking to get a more noticeable improvement in skin pigmentation, texture, and smoothness in one treatment find this peel very effective and without a lot of downtime. The peel is applied by the physician and can be customized by applying single or multiple layers. These peels can be repeated every 6 weeks.

Deep Peels

Phenol Croton Oil Peel: The phenol croton oil peel is a deep peel that produces a dramatic improvement in wrinkles, skin texture and pigmentation. While these peels have been used since the 1960′s, more recently these physician-administered peels have been modified to maximize their results and minimize risks. These peels require anesthesia and have a healing time for 7-12 days.


Crystal free microdermabrasion effectively and gently removes the uppermost layer of skin, encouraging collagen and elastin renewal. Crystal free microdermabrasion allows us to get closer to the eye to treat fine lines around the eye without concern that crystals might enter the eye. This is an effective and popular treatment for fines lines and wrinkles, acne, acne scars, sun-damaged, and enlarged pores. We recommend the 5 treatment series. Results are even more dramatic when combined with Obagi skin products and peels. Click here to learn more…


Dermabrasion and the CO2 laser are aggressive resurfacing procedures. Both of these methods remove the most superficial layer of skin, the epidermis, and part of the deeper layers of skin, the dermis. Dermabrasion utilizes a high-speed rotary wheel to achieve this while the CO2 laser use a laser beam to vaporizes the skin. Since these methods extend into the dermis, their capacity to remove deeper wrinkles and scars is superior to other methods. These procedures require some type of anesthesia. Immediately after the procedure the deep layer of the skin is exposed, and it takes 7-10 days to heal.