Microdermabrasion: San Francisco Bay Area
Microdermabrasion uses aluminum oxide crystals to finely resurface superficial layers of the skin skin exfoliation. The crystals pass over the skin and are then removed from the skin’s surface with a vaccuuming pressure to stimulate reproduction by fibroblasts at the basal layer, and new cell growth and blood flow. There is minimal discomfort and a fairly rapid appearance of the desired benefits. It is an easy way to evenly and safely exfoliate the skin without chemicals or lasers.
• Polishes the surface of the skin
• Removes very fine lines
• Reduces minor imperfections of the skin
• Helps to stimulate natural Collagen production
The number of treatments recommended will be determined by one of our nurses at the time of your consultation. A series of treatments (6-8 treatments done once every 10 days) is usually recommended for maximum results.
One treatment will last approximately 30 minutes.
Microdermabrasion leaves the skin slightly pink for a couple of hours. Most patients go directly back to work or other normal activities. Your skin may feel tight for the first 24-48 hours. You may also experience some moderate skin peeling.
Is not a recommended treatment for deep wrinkles, deep scars, or stretch marks.
If you have any questions regarding Microdermabrasion, or wish to schedule a consultation, please call the San Francisco Plastic Surgery & Laser Center at 415-392-3333.