We offer a variety of skin rejuvenation options at Awaken Aesthetics, and microdermabrasion is certainly one of the most effective. Microdermabrasion is a non-invasive skin resurfacing method that exfoliates the skin using fine crystals. It gets rid of damaged skin, and corrects skin problems caused by aging and excess exposure to the sun.
Microdermabrasion can treat:
- Skin discoloration
- Age spots
- Acne scars
- Enlarged pores
- Uneven skin tone and texture
Microdermabrasion is a safe, non-surgical solution that does not require anesthesia. It can be done as a standalone treatment, or as part of a more extensive skin renewal program. It enables skin regeneration and repair, and also increases cell turnover.
How microdermabrasion works
The skin is first washed to get rid of excess oil and dirt. Then the medical practitioner uses a device with a diamond tipped handpiece to spray tiny crystals onto the skin. The crystals abrade away the outer layer where the dead skin cells are, and then a vacuum picks them up. The crystals also clean the pores and eliminate excess oil.
Treatment time varies from 30 minutes to an hour, and it typically takes 5 to 7 sessions to achieve the best results. Sessions should be placed 2 to 3 weeks apart. Skin discolorations such as acne scars may require more treatment. There is no downtime, so you can return to your normal routine and even apply makeup afterwards.
Are there any side effects?
Patients may experience some redness after the procedure, but this usually only lasts for a day or two.
Microdermabrasion stimulates collagen production, which contributes to healthy, firmer skin, and also allows the skin to better absorb essential skin care products.
If you would like a more radiant, vibrant complexion, give us a call at (310) 791-2233 and schedule a consultation to find out more about microdermabrasion.
*Individual results may vary