Skin Resurfacing Specialist

Mannheim Med Spa

Myriam Yokana, MD

Beauty, Cosmetic & Personal Care located in Franklin Park, IL

Refreshing and rejuvenating the surface of your skin has never been easier thanks to the number of available options. At Mannheim Med Spa in Franklin Park, Illinois, you have a wide array of choices, including Sublative® laser technology, chemical peels, microdermabrasion, and microneedling. Led by Myriam Yokana, MD, the staff has extensive experience helping patients gain a fresh and vibrant outlook on life. If you’d like to explore your options, call or use the online scheduling tool to request an appointment.

Skin Resurfacing Q & A

What is skin resurfacing?

There’s a reason why skin resurfacing numbers were up considerably in 2017 in the United States — almost 100% for ablative procedures, 30% for micro-ablative procedures, and 16% for chemical peels — it works.

Your skin is designed to protect you from the outside world, shielding you from bacteria and the elements. As each year passes, your skin begins to show signs of the abuse, on top of the natural forces of aging. In the end, you’re left with skin that’s marked by the passage of time.

With resurfacing, you can turn back the years by providing your skin with a fresh new surface, getting rid of lines and scarring.

What are the options for skin resurfacing?

The experts at Mannheim Med Spa offer the following skin resurfacing options:


Using fractionated bipolar radiofrequency energy, your aesthetician penetrates your skin without harming the surface area to stimulate collagen production below, giving your skin renewed elasticity and tone.


Microdermabrasion is a professional technique for removing the outer layers of your skin in order to get rid of dead skin cells and encourage newer, healthier skin to grow in their place.

Chemical peels

Using a specially formulated acid, your med spa specialist removes the outer layers of your skin to make room for new growth. This process also encourages increased collagen production for firmer skin. Chemical peels vary in intensity and strength, which you can discuss with your aesthetician during your initial consultation to find the one that’s best for your skin.


Using tiny needles, your aesthetician makes small punctures in your skin that are designed to elicit a healing response in your body, which comes in the form of renewed collagen and elastin for younger-looking skin.

When will I see results after skin resurfacing?

Your results depend on the procedure you choose. In all of them, you should allow time for your body to respond with renewed skin cells and collagen production, which typically happens over the course of six to 12 weeks after your last treatment.

If you’d like to learn more about your skin resurfacing options, call Mannheim Med Spa or use the online scheduler to book an appointment.

*Individual results may vary.