MICRODERMABRASION

diamond_microdermabrasion_san_diegoThis treatment is noninvasive, painless and requires no downtime. It uses a diamond-tipped applicator with a slight suction to remove dead or damaged skin cells. Skin will appear softer, smoother, brighter, clearer, fresher and younger looking. The skin is treated to a deep, mechanical exfoliation that gently resurfaces the outer layers of the skin, removing damaged cells and stimulating the skin’s natural cell regenerating process. The vacuum used in microdermabrasion stimulates collagen and elastin. The result is a healthy, natural, smooth and youthful skin. Pregnancy Safe Treatment.

This treatment which promotes healthy skin within a matter of weeks can treat:

  • Fine Lines & Wrinkles
  • Pigmented Irregularities
  • Age Spots
  • Enlarged Pores
  • Sun Damaged Complexion
  • Open and Closed Comedones
  • Acne and Acne Scars
  • Coarsely Textured Skin

Frequently Asked Questions:

Who can benefit from Microdermabrasion?
Skin that is aging, congested, flaky, dry, devitalized, thickened, blemished, dull and sun damaged can be rejuvenated and refreshed. Blotchiness, uneven skin tones and texture will also be improved. Even normal skin can be made to look fresher with a warm glow.

How often are the treatments given?
Microdermabrasion requires a series of treatments. While results are achieved with a single treatment, it is an unrealistic to expect significant results from a single treatment. Cumulative results can be significant with as little as 6 treatments repeated one to three weeks apart. Monthly maintenance treatments are recommended.

How many treatments are needed to achieve significant results?
The number of treatments depends on the type of skin problem the patient has.

What areas can be treated?
The most common areas that are treated are the face and neck. In addition we can treat the chest, shoulders, back, hands, knees and elbows. Any body area can be treated.

Why does the skin benefit from Microdermabrasion?
Approximately every 28 days we create a new layer of skin. As new cells form they push their way to the surface and then dead cells settle on the surface. This can cause enlarged pores, clogged pores, a bumpy uneven texture, and a dull appearance. As we age this process slows down leading to the appearance of older skin with less radiance.

Are there any side effects from the treatment?
Since we are only treating the outer layer, called the stratum corneum, serious side effects is not a problem. Non-invasive and non-wounding to the skin’s surface, microdermabrasion has no discomfort, down time or recovery. Patients typically experience some redness for about an hour after the procedure. Healing time for most is a few days.

What can I expect after my first treatment?
Though microdermabrasion requires a series of treatments, you can see a visible improvement in the treated skin after the first treatment. Some patients experience a tightness and redness of the skin, comparing it to the feeling of mild sunburn. To restore moisture that is lost during Microdermabrasion, I recommend proper moisturizer for daily use.

Cautions:

  • If you suffer with cold sores, you should be cold sore free prior to a treatment to avoid the risk of them spreading.
  • You need to discuss with the technician if you have any of these conditions: rosacea, dermatitis, skin cancers, easy bruising, Hepatitis C, AIDS, or are on blood thinners or Accutane.
  • If you use Retin A products or any skin care products that irritate the skin you should stop them for at least 2-3 days before and do not restart until 2-3 days after a treatment.

For One week before and after your treatment please STOP using the following treatments and products:

  • Electrolysis, waxing, depilatories, masks, other Glycolic or Lactic Treatments or Dermabrasion.
  • Hair dyes, permanent wave or straightening treatments.
  • Tretinoin (Vitamin A Acid creams) and Glycolic Acids.
  • Loofa or other types of sponges.

Be sure to inform of:

  • Allergies.
  • History of sensitive skin, eczema, lupus or other autoimmune disease.
  • Current medications.
  • History of sun sensitivity.