Skin problems like blotchiness, dark spots, large pores, and wrinkles are common but can negatively impact your self-confidence. Luckily, there is a solution to these concerns. At AESTHETICA LA, we offer microdermabrasion in Tarzana as a safe, non-invasive treatment to smooth and brighten skin.
This treatment works for all skin tones and types and has helped many patients achieve flawless complexions. Through this quick in-office procedure, our experienced team can help you gain confidence in your skin and erase blemishes for a glowing finish.
Dermabrasion refers to a more intense process that removes the top layer of skin. It can be a better choice for addressing deeper scars or removing tattoos. Dermabrasion procedures may cause darker or lighter pigmentation following treatment, and people with darker skin colors are at higher risk of permanent side effects. This procedure is generally only recommended for fair skin.
Microdermabrasion, however, is a much gentler treatment. Our Tarzana specialists perform microdermabrasion using a device to apply very fine crystals or other mild exfoliants to the thick outer layer of the skin. This exfoliation process removes old, dead skin cells and stimulates your skin’s healing process for a rejuvenated appearance.
There are two common types of microdermabrasion techniques offered at our practice. In an initial consultation, board-certified surgeon Dr. Yaghoubian can help determine which microdermabrasion procedure is best for your specific skin concerns.
This technique uses a handpiece tipped with tiny diamonds to lightly rub the surface of the skin. At the same time, the dead skin cells sloughed off by the diamond surface are vacuumed up. The suction from the vacuum can also increase blood flow to the skin, aiding in healing and collagen production.
This procedure involves a light spray of crystal particles such as aluminum oxide or sodium bicarbonate to gently abrade the outer layer of skin. Dead skin cells are also suctioned off right away. People undergoing crystal microdermabrasion will often wear goggles to ensure no stray particles end up in the eyes.
There are also at-home microdermabrasion tools available for purchase. While these may be safe to use, dermatologists recommend a consultation with a professional before attempting any do-it-yourself treatment. Dr. Yaghoubian and the skilled team at AESTHETICA LA can consult with you and ensure that any at-home microdermabrasion tools are safe and effective for your use.
Microdermabrasion can be safely performed at our accredited Tarzana spa by a skincare specialist. The treatment provider will make sure that there are no pre-existing conditions that might make microdermabrasion inadvisable, such as suspected skin cancer, rosacea, or the use of certain acne medications.
Most microdermabrasion professionals will ask clients to avoid using retinols or at-home exfoliators for a few days before they come in, as well as avoiding sunbathing or artificial tanning. If the person undergoing treatment is prone to cold sores, the provider might recommend antiviral medication in advance of the procedure to reduce the chances of triggering an outbreak.
There is very little to no downtime required after a microdermabrasion procedure, but the skin may be more sensitive or exhibit some redness for several weeks after treatment. Our skincare providers can recommend gentle products and sun protection to maintain the best results after microdermabrasion.
Many people see noticeable improvements in skin tone and texture immediately after the procedure. Often, patients will have a series of microdermabrasion treatments over several months to achieve desired results. Our Tarzana treatment providers may recommend occasional maintenance treatments in the long-term to preserve the benefits of microdermabrasion.
Microdermabrasion is a popular and safe way of achieving smoother, more radiant skin. If you are bothered by signs of aging, uneven skin tone, dark spots, or stretch marks, this treatment can be an excellent choice. Call our office today to learn more about microdermabrasion in Tarzana and develop an effective treatment plan for your unique concerns.