Microdermabrasion is a skin treatment that encourages the production of new skin cells by accelerating the rate of dead skin exfoliation. The treatment is generally fast and painless and it treats sun damage, major acne scars, dryness, hyperpigmentation and fine lines and wrinkles.
Microdermabrasion works in conjunction with many other types of skin treatments and it can be done every few weeks or every couple of months, depending on your skin’s needs.
Microdermabrasion provides a deep exfoliation and it can help other treatments penetrate the skin better. The treatment also stimulates cell growth and helps the skin better renew itself. Since the stratum coneum – or outer layer of skin – is removed in the process, issues like irregular pigment can be addressed as well.
Microdermabrasion is suitable for almost everyone. It combines a vacuum suction with minute abrasive crystals that buff away the top layer of skin. The process eliminates roughness along with fine wrinkles and lines.
Microdermabrasion may not be tolerated well by people with extremely sensitive skin. If you think you might fall into this category, discuss it with Dr. Parvin Mani at San Diego Cosmetic Laser Clinic during a free consultation.
What to Expect
Your microdermabrasion treatment will most likely take less than an hour to perform and is, generally, painless. A bristle-tip or diamond head is used to polish the skin by lightly lifting dead skin cells away. This gives the skin a more lustrous appearance.
Right after your treatment, your skin may look slightly pink or flushed and this is normal. Over the next few days, you could experience slight dryness and flaking of the skin in the treated areas. Once the older, discolored skin has been sloughed off naturally by your body, a newer, more evenly pigmented skin surface will appear.
One of the most popular benefits of microdermabrasion is its anti-aging effects as treatments can improve the texture, color, and tone of your skin. Other benefits are that the treatments are non-invasive, painless, fast and safe.
Microdermabrasion attacks your skin’s flaws at the surface as it treats the top layer of skin. Since the exfoliation is done with a vacuum and crystals or a diamond-tipped wand, the dead skin is removed by gentle exfoliation.
The treatment is not a painful procedure, so there is no anesthesia needed. It is possible to feel a vibration or mild stinging or scratching. After the procedure, your skin may be pink and slightly swollen, but this typically only lasts for a day. A soothing lotion will be applied after treatment, and you’ll discuss a sun protection plan to protect the newest layer of skin.
Another benefit of microdermabrasion is that it’s fast. Treatment usually takes under an hour. Treating the face normally takes about a half-hour, and treating the neck usually takes around 20 minutes. Many people have good results with two treatments in the same month followed by monthly maintenance treatments.
Microdermabrasion is a safe procedure. Performed by Dr. Parvin Mani’s skilled staff, a professional treatment is even safer than home kits. Working with a qualified professional helps avoid potential complications and ensures you’ll get the maximum benefit from your treatments.
Effective for all Skin Types
Microdermabrasion is appropriate for aging skin and it can treat lines, skin discoloration, sun damage and age spots. It is also appropriate for people with oily skin and it can reduce minor acne scarring. Skin with active blemishing can also benefit from microdermabrasion. If you have an important event coming up and you want your skin to look refreshed, a single microdermabrasion appointment is a great solution.
Microdermabrasion is a fast, safe, and effective treatment for skin that is aging or lacks luster. It improves the look of skin by helping:
- Soften fine lines and wrinkles
- Smooth coarse skin texture
- Eliminate whiteheads and blackheads
- Minimize the look of open or enlarged pores
- Improve the look and texture of sun-damaged skin
- Decrease the visibility of acne and acne scars
- Correct superficial skin pigmentation issues
- Increase the penetration of skin products
If you are interested in microdermabrasion or have any questions regarding the procedure, we invite you to contact us at San Diego Cosmetic Laser Clinic or schedule a free consultation.