Microdermabrasion is arguably the most popular superficial peeling therapy available. It is non-surgical and highly effective. This gentle, light peel can help minimize wrinkles and fine lines and smooth minor pigment irregularities by removing old, thickened skin cells to instantly improve texture, tone, and color. This skin revitalizing treatment that uses exfoliation to smooth out wrinkles, lines, and old acne scars.
Microdermabrasion is a non-surgical, non-invasive procedure that can combat signs of aging and sun damage on your skin. This Rose + Honey Skincare treatment will immediately revitalize and renew old, congested skin. It also improves non-inflammatory acne, mild scarring, and stretch marks and helps sun-damaged skin in need of rejuvenation.
Why Should I Choose Microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion is a fantastic procedure for unblocking clogged pores and helping to eliminate or reduce blackheads. It provides an improvement in many of your skin’s problem areas. In addition, it has little to no downtime, and the procedure is fast and offers little discomfort. It complements most beauty treatment programs by providing a gentle but effective skin peel.
The result is a glowing younger-appearing skin tone, including an improvement in the skin’s texture and appearance.
The Treatment Procedure
First, we will thoroughly cleanse and tone your skin. Next, we will apply a smooth stream of aluminum oxide crystals, which we pour over sections of the face. The crystals gently polish away old, dead skin cells, which the vacuum picks up with light, mild suction.
Microdermabrasion helps the production of new skin cells through the action of stimulating the fibroblasts. Fibroblasts are the cells within your tissue that alert the body to produce collagen and elastin.
After your treatment, you will see an immediate difference in your skin’s overall look and feel. However, suppose you want to reach optimum results. In that case, we recommend you come in for multiple treatments over several weeks. Our Rose + Honey Skincare team will discuss the exact number of treatments needed based on each individual clients needs and their skin condition. On average, our clients can expect anywhere from three to six treatments.
Microdermabrasion is a very common procedure. However, after the treatment, some patients may experience minor redness or discomfort, much like how a sunburn might feel. However, a soothing, calming mask is applied following microdermabrasion to help reduce sensitivity.
Microdermabrasion Recovery Time
One of the benefits of having a microdermabrasion treatment is that it has no downtime. You will be able to return to your normal daily activities on an immediate basis and you may also use makeup immediately following your treatment.
If you’re interested in having microdermabrasion in Pacific Beach, you can book now online. Or, if you prefer, you’re welcome to contact our Rose + Honey Skincare team with any treatment questions you may have.
Contact Rose + Honey Skincare Today!
Call our Rose + Honey Skincare team at (319) 241-6354 if you have any questions about the treatment or book an appointment online now. We treat clients with microdermabrasion from Bird Rock, La Jolla, Pacific Beach, Mission Beach, Ocean Beach, Clairemont, Point Loma, and all throughout San Diego County.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is Microdermabrasion safe and painless?
Microdermabrasion is generally considered a gentle and pain-free procedure. Most people only feel a mild scratching or massaging sensation during the treatment. Just like with anything, there’s always a small chance of experiencing some side effects like redness, irritation, or dryness of the skin. But don’t worry, these are usually temporary and can be easily managed with proper skincare. And before you book your appointment, make sure to chat with a professional skincare expert to make sure microdermabrasion is the right choice for you and to discuss any potential risks or side effects.
Are there any specific skin types that should avoid Microdermabrasion?
While microdermabrasion is considered a safe and effective cosmetic procedure for many people, certain skin types may not be suitable for this treatment. Some skin conditions that may contraindicate microdermabrasion include:
- Active acne or open wounds
- Rosacea or extremely sensitive skin
- Severe eczema or psoriasis
- Keloid or raised scars
- Recent skin resurfacing procedures or chemical peels
In addition, people with dark skin tones may be at a higher risk of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, so it’s important to consult a skin care professional before undergoing microdermabrasion. It’s also important to remember that some medications and skincare products, such as topical retinoids, can make the skin more sensitive, so it’s best to discuss your current skincare routine with your skincare professional.
How long does a Microdermabrasion session typically last?
A microdermabrasion session typically lasts anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour, depending on the treatment and the area being treated.
Are there any aftercare instructions or special considerations to remember after a Microdermabrasion session?
Yes, it’s important to follow some aftercare instructions after a microdermabrasion session to help ensure the best possible results and minimize the risk of any side effects. Some general aftercare instructions include:
- Avoid sun exposure: The skin may be more sensitive to the sun after the treatment, so it’s important to wear broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher and to limit sun exposure for a few days.
- Keep skin hydrated: The skin may be a little dry or sensitive after the treatment, so it’s important to use a gentle, fragrance-free moisturizer to keep the skin hydrated.
- Avoid harsh skincare products: The skin may be more sensitive after the treatment, so it’s best to avoid using harsh skincare products, such as exfoliating scrubs or astringent toners, for a few days.
- Avoid sweating: Sweating can cause irritation and breakouts, so it’s best to avoid activities that cause heavy sweating, such as exercising or saunas, for a few days after the treatment.
- Wait for the redness to subside: The skin may be slightly red or sensitive after the treatment, but these effects should subside within a few hours. It’s best to wait for the redness to subside before applying any makeup or skincare products.
It’s important to keep in mind that everyone’s skin is different, so your skincare professional may provide additional or specific aftercare instructions based on your individual needs and goals. It’s also important to follow up with your skincare professional for regular maintenance treatments as recommended to maintain your results.
How can Microdermabrasion help to treat acne?
Microdermabrasion can be a helpful treatment for acne because it helps to remove dead skin cells and unclog pores, which can contribute to the formation of acne. During the treatment, the skincare professional uses a device to gently exfoliate the surface layer of skin, removing dead skin cells, impurities, and debris that can clog pores and cause breakouts.
In addition to unclogging pores, microdermabrasion can also stimulate the growth of new skin cells, improve skin texture, and promote a brighter, more even skin tone. This can help to reduce the appearance of acne scars and improve the overall appearance of the skin.
It’s important to keep in mind that microdermabrasion is just one aspect of an overall acne management plan and that other factors, such as diet, stress, and hormonal changes, can also contribute to the development of acne. If you have acne, it’s best to consult a skincare professional or a dermatologist who can help you develop a comprehensive acne management plan that includes both medical treatments and skincare regimens to help clear up your skin and prevent future breakouts.
How many sessions are typically needed to see results, and what is the recommended frequency of sessions?
The number of microdermabrasion sessions needed to see results can vary depending on the specific goals of the treatment and the individual’s skin type and condition. Some people may see noticeable improvement after just one or two sessions, while others may need several sessions to see the desired results.
In general, it’s recommended to have microdermabrasion treatments performed every 4 to 6 weeks to maintain the results and keep the skin looking fresh and bright. The frequency of treatments can also be adjusted based on the individual’s skin type, goals, and the specific type of microdermabrasion being performed.
It’s important to keep in mind that microdermabrasion is not a one-time fix, but rather a part of an ongoing skincare regimen to maintain healthy, glowing skin. Regular microdermabrasion treatments can help to improve skin texture, promote a more even skin tone, and keep the skin looking bright and youthful over time.
Are there any side effects or downtime associated with Microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion is generally considered a safe and well-tolerated procedure with few side effects. Some of the most common side effects of microdermabrasion include:
- Mild redness and swelling: This is a normal reaction to the treatment and typically subsides within a few hours.
- Skin sensitivity: After the treatment, the skin may feel more sensitive than usual and may be more susceptible to sunburn or irritation.
- Breakouts: In some cases, microdermabrasion can cause temporary breakouts or clogged pores, especially if the skin is not properly cared for after the treatment.
- Skin dryness: The skin may feel dry and flaky after the treatment, so it’s important to hydrate the skin with a good moisturizer.
In general, these side effects are mild and temporary, and most people can return to their normal activities immediately after the treatment with no downtime.
Can Microdermabrasion be combined with other acne treatments?
Yes, microdermabrasion can be combined with other acne treatments for enhanced results. In fact, many skincare professionals recommend combining microdermabrasion with other treatments, such as topical medications or chemical peels, to help improve the overall health and appearance of the skin.
For example, microdermabrasion can help to remove dead skin cells and unclog pores, making it easier for topical medications, such as retinoids or salicylic acid, to penetrate the skin and effectively treat acne. Microdermabrasion can also help to reduce the appearance of acne scars and promote a brighter, more even skin tone, which can be further improved with chemical peels or other treatments.