Microdermabrasion San Diego, CA
Belladerma Cosmetic Surgery & Skin Care Center offers microdermabrasion for men and women in San Diego, La Jolla, and Carmel Valley, as well as surrounding areas of California. Exfoliating your skin with professional microdermabrasion is one of the best ways to keep it looking healthy and young.
What Is Microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion involves removing the top layer of dead skin cells to reveal fresh, healthy skin cells. This can minimize the appearance of superficial imperfections such as:
- Fine lines
- Crow’s feet
- Sun spots
- Clogged pores
Since microdermabrasion treatment does not penetrate very deeply in the skin, it is not as effective on deeper wrinkles, birthmarks, tattoos or scars, but the skin recovers very rapidly. After microdermabrasion, the skin exudes a beautiful glow, and absorbs topical products (like moisturizer and serum) more easily. Treatment is virtually painless and results are immediate, with no downtime.
How Much Does Microdermabrasion Cost in San Diego, CA?
The average cost of microdermabrasion at Belladerma Cosmetic Surgery & Skin Care Center starts at $150 per treatment. As part of your free consultation, we explain the costs associated with your personalized treatment and skin care plan. Multiple financing options are available for your convenience, and you can apply before your consultation.
How Is Microdermabrasion Performed?
During a microdermabrasion treatment session, a special handheld device sprays microcrystals on the surface of the skin. This abrades and exfoliates dry, dead skin cells. The dead cells and crystals are removed from the skin via light suction. This process is not painful, but the delicate area around the eyes may be a little more sensitive. After running the device across the face, topical products may be applied to the skin to hydrate and protect it. Almost instantly, the skin looks more even in tone and texture.
An additional benefit of microdermabrasion is that it stimulates the body to produce more collagen and elastin, two proteins essential to firm, elastic and beautiful skin. As the body’s levels of collagen and elastin rise, the appearance of the skin improves.
What Can I Expect During Recovery from Microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion is non-invasive and does not require significant downtime. Patients may return to work or normal activities almost immediately after treatment. The risk of serious side effects is very low. The treated skin may look slightly pink or red (like a mild sunburn or windburn), but the redness will quickly dissipate.
What Results Can I Expect from Microdermabrasion?
Do I Need More than One Microdermabrasion Treatment?
The aesthetician might recommend a series of microdermabrasion treatments, spaced two to four weeks apart, for the best results. An occasional touch-up treatment can be helpful after completing the initial treatment regimen.
Can a Microdermabrasion Be Combined with Other Procedures?
Microdermabrasion can be combined with another facial procedure (surgical or non-surgical) to target a different area of concern or specific feature. For example, dermal filler products can add youthful volume and contours to the face.
Am I a Good Candidate for Microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion is safe for most skin types. This is a great option for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding and cannot have our other medical spa treatments.
Dr. Farid Brad Mozaffari is a double board-certified plastic surgeon who offers microdermabrasion for men and women in San Diego, La Jolla, Carmel Valley, and the surrounding communities in California. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation.