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Microdermabrasion is a skin-freshening technique that helps repair facial skin that has been affected from the sun and effects of aging. Commonly referred to as the “lunch time peel” because the procedure takes only minutes to perform and most people can return to work immediately, it is effective in reducing fine lines, spots caused by sun damage, minor acne scars, cleans pores and stimulates the production of skin cells and collagen.

As with other skin rejuvenation techniques, more than one treatment may be needed to reduce or remove fine wrinkles and unwanted pigmentation. To find out if microdermabrasion is right for you, please call (858) 225-8380 to schedule a complimentary consultation at La Jolla Cosmetic Laser Clinic today.

How Does Microdermabrasion Work?

Microdermabrasion uses ultra-fine crystals to gently exfoliate your skin while a vacuum suction removes the crystals along with the dead skin cells. This action causes little or no discomfort. By repeating this process over the course of several weeks or months, the younger, softer skin moves to the surface, revealing significant skin textural, tone and color changes.

Key benefits of microdermabrasion include:

  • No side effects
  • Gives the skin an overall fresh, healthy looking glow.
  • Non-surgical, safe, effective for all skin colors and types
  • No anesthetic required
  • Excellent for skin sensitive to chemical procedures
  • Normal activities can be resumed immediately
  • Procedure is painless

How Long Does The Treatment Take?

Microdermabrasion treatment sessions usually last about 20 to 30 minutes.

What Should I Expect After Microdermabrasion?

The skin may feel tight, as if exposed to the sun or wind for a while after treatment. Some skins may peel. Keep the skin well moisturized with the proper products and sunscreen as advised by our staff. For more blemished or thicker skin, deeper treatment is needed and may cause slight redness and swelling. This condition may last from a few hours to a few days for more sensitive skin types.

How Many Treatments Can I Have?

Microdermabrasion treatments are not aggressive. They are progressive and slow. You may need 10 to 12 treatments depending on the area treated. Treatments are spaced 1 to 2 weeks to a month apart, giving the treated area time to heal.

What Results Can I Expect?

Depending on the area treated, you will notice an improvement in your skin’s appearance. Acne scars will be less obvious. Age spots and fine lines are erased, and many patients report that their skin seems to be softer, smoother and younger looking.

How Soon Will I See Results?

After your first treatment, your skin will have a fresh pink glow. Improvement continues throughout your treatment program. The number of treatments recommended for maximum results are variable for different skin types.

If you live in the La Jolla, California area and would like to learn more about microdermabrasion, please contact La Jolla Cosmetic Laser Clinic using our online form or call (858) 225-8380 today to schedule your initial appointment. Our team serves patients throughout the San Diego area.