How Microdermabrasion Works to Improve Your Skin

If you struggle with dull, lackluster skin and wish to improve it, microdermabrasion is a straightforward, non-surgical solution. This advanced skin resurfacing treatment repairs multiple skin issues to return your complexion to a youthful, radiant appearance. Though removing the top layer of your skin might sound harsh, microdermabrasion is a reasonably gentle skin treatment.

At Dermatology Medical Group of San Francisco, we employ microdermabrasion as one of our go-to skin care treatments. The procedure makes your skin look vibrant and healthy and beautiful. While exfoliating at home is critical to skin health, professionally provided microdermabrasion treatment truly transforms your skin from dull to radiant.

The Basics of Microdermabrasion

Microdermabrasion is an excellent exfoliation technique to remove the outer layer of dull, dead skin cells. The treatment uses tiny crystals that break up these cells to reveal the smoother, softer skin underneath.

A handheld device gently scrapes off the top layer of skin while suctioning them off with a specialized vacuum tool. As a result, you can remove dead skin from your face and neck without damaging the fresh, healthy skin below.

Achieving Best Outcomes

Each microdermabrasion session starts with a thorough skin assessment. Our staff ensures the procedure is safe and will provide the benefits you need. You may consider microdermabrasion to:

  • Decrease pore size
  • Reduce wrinkles
  • Eliminate brown spots
  • Treat areas of hyperpigmentation
  • Minimize acne scars

After your first session, your skin will feel tighter, look brighter, and appear younger. To ensure the best outcome, you’ll receive a high-quality moisturizer like SkinMedica’s HA⁵® Rejuvenating Hydrator immediately afterward.

You can also strengthen your microdermabrasion results by combining the procedure with other services like a chemical peel.

No Downtime, Immediate Results

There’s no recovery after a microdermabrasion treatment. You can return to your regular routine after each session without any restrictions.

You may have some redness post-treatment, which resolves within a couple of days. Your skin will continue to improve in the days after microdermabrasion.

As dead skin cells continue to fall away, you may also have dry, flaking skin that you can treat with an excellent moisturizer. We recommend a protective sunscreen, as microdermabrasion can make you more sensitive to the sun on the days after treatment.

The Benefits of Microdermabrasion

Microdermabrasion is safe for all skin types. The exfoliating crystals won’t cause skin damage, and there’s no risk for scarring or infection.

The procedure is quick, convenient, and painless, taking less than an hour. After your first microdermabrasion session, expect a brighter, more vibrant complexion. Additional sessions may be necessary for best results.

Your benefits may last for months. To help maintain them, we can recommend medical-grade skin care products to ensure your skin is hydrated and protected.

Are you looking for a safe, effective way to boost your skin’s vibrancy and turn back the hands of time? Schedule a microdermabrasion consultation online or call  (415) 362-2238 to learn more.