Microdermabrasion at Dermatology & Laser of Del Mar

Microdermabrasion is a gentle, non-invasive treatment that exfoliates your skin to diminish the signs of aging. Fine crystals stream across your skin from a small handpiece, breaking apart and suctioning away the damaged top layer of the skin. This allows your  anti-aging topical creams, skin lighteners and  restorative serums to better penetrate and improve your skin’s appearance and health. 

Microdermabrasion is a great treatment for most skin types, and can be performed at a more conservative, gentle setting for patients with sensitive skin. A more aggressive setting can be applied  for those with thicker or more tolerant skin. 


Some of the more common skin conditions that can be improved by Microdermabrasion include:

  • Clogged pores, blackheads
  • Acne scars and enlarged pores
  • Rough skin texture 
  • Age spots (brown spots, sundamage)
  • Dark spots that can appear when acne starts to clear 
  • Melasma

One of our favorite skin brightening, pore refining procedures at Dermatology & Laser of Del Mar, is to couple a Microdermabrasion  with a SkinMedica Illuminize Peel. This is followed by cryotherapy to stimulate circulation and close the pores.

Microdermabrasion can be a quick and easy way (with no downtime) to spruce up your skin before the holidays or a special event. Your skin may be slightly pink after the treatment, and you may have a bit of flaking (dry skin exfoliating) for a day-or-two after treatment. Your skin will look brighter and healthier quickly! 

Your post care is easy. Simply avoid your retinoids for a day or two after treatment. Use a gentle cleanser, moisturizer and sunscreen.

To schedule your treatment with Heather Clarey, LE at our Del Mar office, contact us at (858) 350-7546.

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