|||Microdermabrasion in San Diego
Microdermabrasion in San Diego2019-04-09T18:52:59+00:00

Start fresh with a glowing, dewy complexion

Since you were a child you’ve been told to protect your skin with sunscreen—and for good reason. Not only will direct exposure to the sun result in a painful burn, but it can also cause lasting damage to your complexion. Living in San Diego means the skin on your face, neck, chest, arms, and hands are almost always exposed, leaving you vulnerable to fine lines, wrinkles, dark spots, rough patches, and uneven skin tone.

Years spent in Southern California, along with the aging process, have left you with dull skin creased with wrinkles and freckled with dark spots.

No matter how careful you are to slather on SPF each morning, you may find that years spent in Southern California, along with the aging process, have left you with dull skin creased with wrinkles and freckled with dark spots. Wouldn’t it be nice to start fresh with a glowing, dewy complexion? With microdermabrasion, you can. This non-invasive treatment uses a minimally abrasive instrument to gently remove the thicker, uneven outer layer of your skin and reveal the healthy, younger looking skin beneath.

How does microdermabrasion work?

Microdermabrasion involves using ultra-fine crystals to gently polish the surface layer of the skin. A handheld vacuum suctions and removes the crystals along with debris and impurities drawn out from the exfoliation process. The non-invasive treatment removes dull, dry, and damaged skin to reveal a smooth, healthy complexion you’ll be confident to show off. Microdermabrasion can be used to revitalize the skin on the face, neck, chest, arms, or hands.

Microdermabrasion works on all skin types and colors and is ideal for anyone looking to:

Improve age spots and blackheads

Improve hyperpigmentation (patches of dark skin)

Lessen the appearance of stretch marks

Exfoliate the skin, resulting in a refreshed appearance

Minimize enlarged pores

Reduce fine lines and wrinkles

Treat acne and the scars left by acne

What to expect from a microdermabrasion treatment

To prepare for your microdermabrasion treatment, your skincare professional will first cleanse the treatment area. Then, he or she will begin the microdermabrasion procedure. During the treatment, ultra-fine crystals are blasted through a small tube that is pressed against your skin while another tube simultaneously vacuums up the crystals and dead skin cells. While you’ll feel a suction sensation, most patients experience little to no discomfort with microdermabrasion. The entire treatment lasts between 20 and 30 minutes, making it a perfect lunchtime procedure.

Following microdermabrasion, your skincare professional will clean your skin again to remove any stray crystals. After applying moisturizer and sunscreen you will be free to return to work or run errands. Recovery from microdermabrasion is virtually nonexistent. Your skin will be a bit pink for a couple of hours following treatment, but it will recover fully within 24 hours. It may feel like you have a minor sunburn for a few days afterward as the fresh layer of skin heals.

Patients with more blemished skin will require a deeper treatment, which may result in additional redness and swelling. These symptoms can last anywhere from a few hours to a few days depending on how sensitive your skin is.

Microdermabrasion results

If you’re looking for instant gratification and younger looking skin, microdermabrasion delivers. The skin smoothing and brightening results of microdermabrasion are visible immediately. After just one treatment, you’ll notice a more vibrant, softer complexion. If you’re looking to correct a specific skin problem, you may need several microdermabrasion treatments to see the results you desire. Typically, patients require between six and 10 treatments, scheduled one to two weeks apart. A series of microdermabrasion treatments can dramatically reduce clogged pores and blackheads, soften fine lines and wrinkles, and reduce the appearance of acne scarring.

How much does microdermabrasion cost?

The cost of a microdermabrasion treatment is $109. A single treatment will leave your skin bright and buttery soft. Additional treatments will be required to address more serious skin concerns.

Contact us at Viva Wellness to learn more about revitalizing your complexion with microdermabrasion or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Tachuk.
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