Microdermabrasion San Francisco, CA

Common Questions About Microdermabrasion

This summer, Aura Skin Spa can help you put your best face forward with microdermabrasion. If you want a non-invasive way to refresh and rejuvenate your skin, microdermabrasion can help you. Let’s discuss some common questions that patients have about how microdermabrasion works and what it can do for you today.

How does a microdermabrasion treatment work?

Microdermabrasion involves the use of a minimally invasive instrument that gently scrubs away the top layer of skin. This will reveal a fresh layer that has less of the imperfections that exist on the surface layer of skin.

What are the risks and benefits of microdermabrasion?

Microdermabrasion can improve the skin by diminishing the appearance of pores, reducing fine lines and wrinkles, decreasing stretch marks, and improving scars. As we age, collagen production decreases which can result in uneven or loose skin. Microdermabrasion offers a simple solution for aging skin by increasing the presence of collagen, which creates a more taut, even, and smooth appearance.

If you have any discomfort during or after a microdermabrasion treatment, it is temporary. Redness and swelling are possible after your treatment, but it will diminish within 24 hours. For the first week after a treatment, some patients report that their skin felt dry or flaky. Bruising is also a possibility due to the suction like force that the treatment involves. All of these irritations are non-permanent. For the first few days after your treatment, make sure you avoid sunlight on your skin. If you do go outside, remember to apply sunscreen with an SPF of at least 15 and UVB as well as UVA protection.

How many microdermabrasion treatments are needed?

The severity of your individual skin condition will dictate how often you need microdermabrasion treatments. For some patients, it is recommended that they receive a microdermabrasion treatment every two weeks to one month.

Schedule a consultation

To learn more about how microdermabrasion can refresh and rejuvenate your look, call Aura Skin Spa today at (415) 788-3800, at our office located in San Francisco, California. We look forward to helping you look and feel your best this summer.

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What Microdermabrasion can do for You

Microdermabrasion is a skin rejuvenation treatment that can treat discoloration, sun damage, and light scarring. By using a minimally abrasive instrument, the old, uneven, top skin layer is sanded away. Let’s review the benefits, risks, and results of microdermabrasion.

The Benefits of Microdermabrasion

Microdermabrasion can enhance your collagen, resulting in the younger looking skin. As a child, you have higher amounts of collagen that make your skin look smooth and full. As we age, collagen creation decreases resulting in loose and uneven looking skin. Microdermabrasion can:

  • Improve age spots and dark patches
  • Exfoliate and refresh your skin
  • Lessen the appearance of stretch marks and wrinkles
  • Reduce large pores and treat acne scars

The Risks of Microdermabrasion

Any discomfort associated with microdermabrasion is usually temporary. If you experience swelling or redness, this will diminish within a few hours. In some cases, you may have the flaky or dry skin for a few days after your treatment. Additional risks include:

  • Bruising
  • Sensitive skin (Be sure you use sunscreen after your treatment)

Microdermabrasion Results

The results of your microdermabrasion treatment will depend on the health of your skin and the number of treatments you receive. Some individuals have two microdermabrasion treatments per month to maintain a polished and refined look. Consult with your skin specialist to determine how many treatments you need and how often you should get them.

Arrange a consultation

During your microdermabrasion consultation, be ready to address any medical conditions or drug allergies you have, current medications you are on, and your expectations for the treatment. Your specialist may take photographs of your skin, discuss how microdermabrasion works, and address the outcomes associated with the treatment. This consultation is the perfect time to ask any questions you have or voice your concerns.

If you are interested in what microdermabrasion can do for your skin, contact Aura Skin Spa today at 415-788-3800. We offer a variety of services in skin rejuvenation and care including laser therapy and fat reduction. We look forward to helping you achieve younger and more refreshed looking skin. Don’t hesitate to call us with your questions about what our services can do for you.

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.


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.