What Is Microdermabrasion?

Microdermabrasion is a mild skin-resurfacing procedure that reveals smooth, glowing skin. Microdermabrasion is commonly performed on the face. It gently exfoliates the top layers of skin. It is considered mild because it achieves results without significantly damaging the skin.

This treatment is one of the many skin renewal options available to you at Dr. Jaibaji’s plastic surgery practice in San Diego and Coronado.

When to Choose Microdermabrasion

Microdermabrasion can improve several skin conditions, including:

  • mild acne
  • hyperpigmentation
  • rough, uneven skin tone
  • photoaging damage caused by sun exposure

If you are interested in improving your skin without risk or downtime, microdermabrasion may be right for you. Microdermabrasion is not advised for pregnant women or for anyone with very serious acne.

Your Microdermabrasion in San Diego

During microdermabrasion, you will lie down comfortably. A skilled technician uses a machine with a special hand piece, which gently blows crystals onto the skin and then removes them with suction. These tiny aluminum oxide crystals are the key to microdermabrasion, as they improve and exfoliate the skin without damaging it.

The technician will move the hand piece over your skin, making multiple passes over problem areas that need greater improvement. Your microdermabrasion technician can adjust the amount of suction. You will see greater results if stronger suction is used. Mild suction can be used if you are new to microdermabrasion or have very sensitive skin.

After Microdermabrasion

With microdermabrasion, no special plan is needed for downtime or aftercare. It’s a good idea to use sun protection on your skin following microdermabrasion.

Typically, microdermabrasion treatments are performed as a series. Once your desired results are achieved, maintenance sessions may be recommended to extend your results.

Your individual results will vary based on the number of treatments and amount of suction used during treatment. Clinical trials and satisfied patients report visible improvement to the skin following microdermabrasion.

Schedule Your Appointment for Microdermabrasion

Learn how microdermabrasion in San Diego can reveal clear and bright skin for you. Call or email our office to inquire about an appointment for microdermabrasion today.