When you touch your face, does your complexion feel smooth and soft or like sandpaper? If rough, the surface skin layer may be clogged with damaged skin cells that can make your complexion uneven and dull. At Allegro MedSpa of Novato in Novato, CA, plastic surgeons Drs. Francisco Canales and Heather Furnas offer medical spa services, like nonsurgical skin resurfacing using microdermabrasion. Effective and fast, microdermabrasion removes the upper layer of dead and damaged skin so your face is healthier and brighter. This procedure may be performed on its own or along with a complementary skin treatment, such as a chemical peel or dermal filler, for greater results. At your initial consultation, we will develop a custom treatment plan based on your concerns and goals.
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Microdermabrasion may reduce the visibility of blemishes on the skin's surface, such as uneven texture, dull skin tone, fine lines, clogged pores, sun damage, and scars. It is appropriate for men and women of every skin type and tone that would like clearer, healthier skin. These treatments are typically used on the face; however, it may also be performed on your hands, neck, and chest. This procedure shouldn't be used on skin with an open wound or a chronic skin condition, such as rosacea or acne.
Microdermabrasion is done at our office following a consultation to decide what procedures will lead to the best results. During the treatment, you will be asked to sit back in a treatment chair as your face is prepared and cleaned. The handpiece will pass along your skin as it both exfoliates and sucks up the dead skin and crystals. Although the process may feel a little rough, it is not uncomfortable so you shouldn't need a local anesthetic or numbing cream. The microdermabrasion treatment will be performed evenly in the selected areas but with extra care in delicate areas, like around the eyes. After the process is done, your skin will be cleaned to get rid of any leftover debris before a moisturizer, chosen for your skin's needs, with sunscreen is massaged into the skin.
What to Expect
Following your treatment, you may continue your regular day, but you need to apply some form of sun protection since your baby-like skin will be susceptible to sun damage. The treated areas will feel softer and the tone will be more even. To extend the results of your treatment, we suggest having a microdermabrasion treatment once every 4 – 6 weeks. Most Allegro MedSpa of Novato patients feel that after microdermabrasion, their skin care products (particularly creams and lotions) soak easily into the skin for more effective results.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does microdermabrasion cost?
Costs for microdermabrasion treatments can be talked about in your first appointment with a skin care technician. After you talk about your goals and they assess your complexion, your personal microdermabrasion treatment plan can be made. Allegro MedSpa of Novato has specials on skin treatments, including microdermabrasion, plus discounts if you buy a package with several sessions.
Should I get microdermabrasion or a chemical peel?
Based on your skin and goals, a skin care technician will help you understand if microdermabrasion or a chemical peel is the right procedure. In a nutshell, microdermabrasion clears away the top layer of damaged and dead skin cells to make your complexion look smoother and healthier. You can get these same results from a light chemical peel. A stronger chemical peel can help if your issues are in the deeper layers. Recovery time might also help you decide which procedure you prefer because microdermabrasion causes minimal downtime.
How often should I get microdermabrasion treatments?
To start, you may need 5 – 12 microdermabrasion sessions scheduled about 2 – 4 weeks apart to rejuvenate your complexion. After that, you may move to appointments every 1 – 2 months to maintain your skin's health. In your initial consultation, your technician can develop a plan with suggestions for your goals that map out when you need to schedule your next appointment.
How should I care for my skin after a microdermabrasion treatment?
Following your microdermabrasion procedure, you are encouraged to limit your activity for the rest of the day to give your skin time to rest. You need to avoid UV rays (tanning beds and natural sunlight) and shield your complexion with sunscreen. To reduce swelling and redness following the treatment, we might suggest a serum or other skin product.
Can I combine microdermabrasion with other treatments?
You may consider combining microdermabrasion with another procedure since it is a surface skin treatment. You may get microdermabrasion along with an injectable (BOTOX or Juvéderm) or as part of a facial. Please be clear about your skin worries in your initial consultation so your technician is able to build a plan that meets all your cosmetic goals.
Smoother Surfaces Ahead
Uncover your brightest, healthiest skin with noninvasive microdermabrasion at Allegro MedSpa of Novato. Make a skin consultation with our highly trained aesthetic team to hear more about microdermabrasion or other skin treatments at our Novato, CA office.