Microdermabrasion

What your skin needs right now

Microdermabrasion It’s a great time for revitalizing, healing and anti-aging skin care, but with so many choices, how’s a person to decide which procedure to choose for which problem? The best way is to simply make an appointment for a face-to-face consultation, and we can work together to create a personalized treatment plan for you. Call today: (415) 788-3800. Choosing the right solution usually start by asking questions that can help us identify your skin problem(s), for example:

Do you have oily skin and/or acne?

Discover Microdermabrasion

The treatment uses an exfoliating vacuum attachment that can clean away dead skin, and the suction can help to clean out pores and remove oil plugs better than peels or laser treatments. Microdermabrasion can also help temporarily reduce your face’s oil production. If you have cystic acne or lots of inflammation, however, microdermabrasion treatments might not be a good choice for you. At this point in time, lasers still aren’t the best method for treating acne, but there are some in development that may provide relief in the near future.

Do you have sun damage spots?

Discover Chemical Peels and Lasers

Along with brown spots left as proof of your unprotected time in the sun, you may also have many fine lines and wrinkles on your face and elsewhere. In addition to appearing blotchy, your skin might also look leathery.

Laser treatments, such as IPL and Fraxel can a good job of reversing signs of sun damage, but if you’re under the age of 40 with minimal damage, a series of light Skinmedica Vitalize peels may help improve the appearance of your skin.

Also remember that it’s never too late to start using sunscreen, and you should commit to using it every day, any time you go outside – even driving in your car.

Do you have rosacea?

Discover a two-step approach

You may need to start with topical prescriptions and perhaps antibiotics before considering laser treatments. Once rosacea is under control, IPL treatments, for example, have shown success in clearing small red veins, flushing and other signs of this skin condition.

Microdermabrasion

What are you doing for lunch? Here’s a beautiful idea

MicrodermabrasionYou could make a PB&J at home, or go out and grab some fast food, or keep working… what to do at lunchtime? How about skipping the food, and instead, have an effective, non-surgical facial treatment that exfoliates the top layers of your face and neck, and could improve the appearance of acne scars, fine wrinkles and sun damage?

This procedure can also refine skin texture, reduce hyperpigmentation and the mask of pregnancy — and it stimulates your natural collagen production, helping your skin rejuvenate faster.

It’s called microdermabrasion, or a lunchtime peel

That’s because the procedure takes between 30 minutes and an hour to perform, with no down time. In fact, you can go straight back to work – hooray! – or your other normal activities. At most, your skin may appear a little pink the first day, but you shouldn’t experience any itchiness or pain after the procedure.

It’s true that this is an intense exfoliation process. But it uses ultra-fine purified crystals to remove and rejuvenate the outer layer of your skin. The microdermabrasion technology uses a hand-held vacuum tube to “sandblast” the crystals across your skin, and to sweep up both the used crystals and your dead skin cells — leaving your face and neck smooth and clean.

The flow of crystals starts when the tube touches your skin. The wand is moved back and forth across your entire face and neck so that you get consistent skin texture and color. After the procedure, your apply a special nourishing and sun blocking cream, so you can take your new, fresh skin safely back into the daylight.

The results after several treatments can include firmer and more youthful looking skin.

Microdermabrasion at lunchtime – or anytime. Your face will thank you.

If you want to reduce the appearance of superficial acne scars, blotchy skin, large pores, sun or age spots, fine wrinkles or uneven skin tone and texture, microdermabrasion could be a beautiful alternative to your regular lunchtime activities, and you might still have time leftover to eat.

Make your lunch reservations today by calling (415) 788-3800.