Will Microdermabrasion Hurt?
Microdermabrasion is a non-invasive skin rejuvenation treatment that uses microcrystals to remove the dead, dry skin cells on the surface of your face and reveal newer, younger-looking underlying layers of skin. The microdermabrasion treatments can be performed during your lunch hour and completed in as little as 20 minutes. Our cosmetic dermatologist, Dr. Fitzgerald, offers SilkPeel Diamond Microdermabrasion treatments at our L.A. office, which improves upon the microdermabrasion technique by addressing specific skin conditions, adding a topical “dermaceutical” to eliminate any discomfort you may feel and hydrating the newly-exposed layers of skin.
The actual microdermabrasion procedure is quite simple. One of our Medical Aestheticians will use the microdermabrasion handpiece to slough off the dead skin from your face while slightly pulling at your facial skin for better access to remove debris from clogged pores. We prefer the SilkPeel procedure because it not only has the vacuum to suck up the dry skin cells but also a liquid infusion to force hydration into the skin. SilkPeel allows our experienced aestheticians to address certain skin conditions such as dryness, acne and skin discoloration.
How Soon Will I See Results?
Microdermabrasion results are immediate, leaving your skin looking refreshed and youthful right after your first treatment. With traditional microdermabrasion, some patients experience mild discomfort along with a warming or tingling sensation. The SilkPeel eliminates this slight pain by soothing and hydrating the skin at the same time, giving you a glowing complexion. Multiple treatments are recommended for more extensive and long-term results.
This skin rejuvenation treatment is perfect for patients with minor facial imperfections, but if you have deep scarring, a chemical peel or laser skin resurfacing may be your best option.
If you’re interested in a younger, healthier appearance, please contact our cosmetic dermatology office in Los Angeles today at 323-464-8046 to schedule your consultation. Dr. Rebecca Fitzgerald serves clients in L.A., Beverly Hills and Larchmont, California.