Microdermabrasion is a less invasive approach to skin resurfacing than dermabrasion. This procedure uses a special handheld device that applies tiny crystals to the skin’s surface, removing outer skin cells and leaving a softer, smoother complexion underneath. The procedure is used to address more subtle skin imperfections, such as fine lines, discoloration, sun damage and uneven tone and texture. Microdermabrasion can be used on the following areas:

  • Face
  • Neck
  • Décolleté
  • Hands
  • Arms

The procedure may be performed alone or in combination with other cosmetic procedures, such as a chemical peel, facelift or injectable filler.

About the Procedure

Microdermabrasion is performed in the San Diego area at Aesthetic Arts Institute of Plastic Surgery as an outpatient procedure. A topical anesthetic might be applied prior to treatment to ensure patient comfort throughout. A small handheld device is used to blow tiny crystals across the skin. As the crystals are suctioned away, outer layers of dead, dry skin cells are removed with them. Microdermabrasion may take anywhere from a few minutes to an hour to complete, depending on the size of the treatment area.

What about Results?

Results of microdermabrasion begin to appear right away and continue to improve in the weeks following the procedure. Special skin care products may be recommended to enhance your results and make them last longer. Microdermabrasion is usually completed in a series of 4-6 sessions to achieve desired results.

Microdermabrasion is a non-invasive way to experience softer, more youthful skin. To learn more about this resurfacing procedure contact us at Aesthetic Arts Institute of Plastic Surgery in the San Diego area by calling (619) 464-9876.