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
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.