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Microdermabrasion

Treatment Time 30-60 Minutes Patient Downtime None Treatment Series 3-4 Procedure Type Outpatient

WHAT IS MICRODERMABRASION?

The idea behind microdermabrasion is to remove and resurface the superficial layers of skin to reveal the younger, smoother skin underneath. Many people find microdermabrasion preferable to other types of facials as it is a natural process that exfoliates the skin evenly without the use of lasers or chemical acid. Microdermabrasion can reduce the appearance of acne scars, fine lines and other facial skin imperfections. If you think you’d like to try microdermabrasion, you can contact us to schedule an appointment with Illuminate at our Palo Alto location at any time.

Microdermabrasion available at Illuminate Plastic Surgery

HOW DOES A MICRODERMABRASION PROCEDURE WORK?

The microdermabrasion process is a very simple, fast process that consists of running the microdermabrasion wand over the targeted areas of your face in order to exfoliate the skin. We can then use a gentle vacuum to suck up all dead skin and debris and stimulate the production of collagen. In addition to the immediate results, this new collagen production can give you tighter, smoother, firmer skin over the course of time. Additional treatments can produce better and faster results.

WHAT CAN I EXPECT DURING MY PROCEDURE?

At Illuminate, we prefer to use the Wet Diamond Microdermabrasion system as opposed to the traditional crystal microdermabrasion. Wet diamonds enhance exfoliation and resurfacing, providing deeper exfoliation while simultaneously infusing antioxidants, peptides and hydrating serums into the skin. The natural diamond used in a diamond tip microdermabrasion removes dead skin cells and cleans your pores, refreshing the skin and reducing signs of aging and sun damage. Diamond tips are gentler and less irritating to the skin than crystal tips, which were used before diamond tips became a popular and accurate option.

HOW LONG IS RECOVERY TIME FROM A MICRODERMABRASION PROCEDURE?

Recovery time from microdermabrasion is minimal. You may experience some redness and tenderness following your microdermabrasion treatment due to the removal of the top layers of skin. Despite this, the procedure does not require any downtime and you may return to your normal activities immediately after your visit. The procedure only takes 30 minutes to an hour, so you can schedule microdermabrasion as a part of a regular day. Once any redness or tenderness has faded, immediate skin rejuvenation may be experienced, but several treatment sessions are often required for the best results.

WHAT CONDITIONS WILL THIS PROCEDURE TREAT?

There are many conditions for which microdermabrasion can offer vast improvement, including acne scars, dry skin, fine lines and wrinkles, age spots, sun spots, oily skin, enlarged or clogged pores and more. Treatments can leave your skin smooth and with a wonderful, radiant glow. This treatment is suitable for most skin types, including thin or aging skin and darker skin types. In addition, our diamond tip microdermabrasion can be combined with most other facial treatments offered in our facility. We recommend this treatment one month after a chemical peel for optimal results.

HOW SOON WILL I SEE RESULTS?

Many patients report having visible improvement in their skin after just one treatment.* A single treatment is perfect for anyone looking to achieve a fresh and glowing appearance for a special event or occasion.* If you are hoping to achieve more dramatic improvements in your skin, it is best to schedule monthly sessions. After 3 or 4 sessions, some patients see some incredible results.* During your consultation, we can further discuss how many treatments are indicated and what kind of results you can expect to see given your skin type or condition.

HOW MUCH DOES THE TREATMENT COST?

Your costs may vary depending upon how much treatment you need and how many sessions are called for. In addition, patients often combine microdermabrasion with other facial treatments, which can affect the cost. If you are looking for the convenience of paying for your treatments over time, we are happy to recommend helpful credit services like Alphaeon and CareCredit. Many of our patients will choose to apply for credit cards with longer terms at 0% interest.

Please join our other Silicon Valley patients who have seen the amazing effects microdermabrasion can have on your skin!


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