In the first generation of microdermabrasion machines, fine sand particles in a stream of air were directed at the skin and then collected with the application wand. The newer machines, such as the DiamondTome which we use, utilize a rotating diamond-coated wand. As the skin ages, the skin cells turns over more slowly. The diamond particles produce a mild injury to the skin and this makes the skin cells turn over more rapidly. When the skin cells turn over more rapidly, they behave and look as though they are part of younger skin. This regeneration of the skin occurs without visible injury to the skin. Although it takes several treatments for the benefits to be apparent, the net result is skin that appears radiant, soft, regenerated, with a decrease in fine wrinkling, and unsightly discolorations.
This procedure requires no anesthesia or recovery time, and enables you to continue with your normal daily activities. It is safe and painless, and can improve almost all skin types. The results are relatively short-lived though, and after an initial series of treatments, monthly touch-ups are advised for maintenance of optimal results. We also offer California photofacial treatments as well as skin resurfacing.
What can microdermabrasion improve?
Before treatments for hyperpigmentation with MedLite laser and Microdermabrasion
After treatments for hyperpigmentation with MedLite laser and Microdermabrasion
What are the benefits of microdermabrasion over other treatments?
- Sun damaged skin
- Fine wrinkles
- Melasma (pigmentation due to hormonal factors)
- Superficial age spots
- Superficial acne scars
Which people are the best candidates for microdermabrasion?
- Little pain or discomfort
- No recovery period
- Restart makeup same day
- Restart skin care next day
- No anesthesia
- Treats almost all skin types and colors
- Minimal risk
What can be done to enhance the effect of microdermabrasion?
- People who cannot take time off to allow healing from other procedures such as a chemical peel or laser surgery
- People with chemical-sensitive skin
- Younger people with early skin changes who want softer, smoother skin
To obtain the best results, you will be given a personalized skin care regimen that is designed by our staff. This will include the use of sunscreens, as well as the possible use of bleaching agents, glycolic acid, retinol, or the Obagi system.
Who performs microdermabrasion at California Skin & Laser Center?
Your microdermabrasion at California Skin & Laser Center will be performed by highly trained registered nurses. They can perform a more thorough microdermabrasion than can legally be done by an esthetician, yielding greatly enhanced results.
Why choose California Skin & Laser Center?
At California Skin & Laser Center, our major concerns are your satisfaction, your comfort, your privacy, and your safety. All treatments are supervised or performed by a board-certified dermatologist with many years of successful experience in a large variety of cosmetic procedures. Many treatment modalities are available, and we can recommend the one or two that are most likely to meet your needs; we're here to meet your needs and help you realize your aspirations. Our office offers the best skin resurfacing in Stockton and Lodi, CA, and we also serve communities throughout San Joaquin County and the Central Valley, including Sacramento, Tracy, Manteca, Modesto, Galt, and Valley Springs.
Microdermabrasion is an excellent treatment for people seeking skin rejuvenation without having to go into hiding or curtail their normal activities. As children, we all had even, smooth skin. However, with time, sun exposure, and aging our skin becomes coarser in texture, wrinkled and mottled in color. Microdermabrasion, a mild controlled injury to the skin, was initially developed in France (hence the nickname "Parisian Peel") as a unique treatment for fine lines and wrinkles, sun damage, and acne scarring.