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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